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Defiant

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:02 am
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Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck has just developed a what I
think is a lifter tick when cold. when you first crank it up in the mornings
it has a very noticeable tick from the right (passenger side) hand cylinder
bank its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that goes away after about
3 to 5 minutes. after that its good all day long no problems at all till you
let it sit for awhile.
then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec or 2 then its gone.
we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40 in it and usually a fram
tough guard filter oil is changed frequently as she drives about 200 miles a
day.
any ideas as what this problem is and what I need to do to fix it.
I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over night or leaking down.
truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at all. I'm not familiar with
this engine at all I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs on the net
on this motor its OHC and not OHV (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery oil
to it Thursday night and it seemed to help some and I'm planning on changing
the oil this weekend I'm just curious as to what the problem might be and
what the fix is I have to keep this truck on the road as it is her work
truck and she needs it very much.
thanks in advance,Charles

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:54 am
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"Defiant" wrote in message

> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck has just developed a what
> I think is a lifter tick when cold. when you first crank it up in the
> mornings it has a very noticeable tick from the right (passenger side)
> hand cylinder bank its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that goes
> away after about 3 to 5 minutes. after that its good all day long no
> problems at all till you let it sit for awhile.
> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec or 2 then its gone.
> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40 in it and usually a fram
> tough guard filter oil is changed frequently as she drives about 200 miles
> a day.
> any ideas as what this problem is and what I need to do to fix it.
> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over night or leaking down.
> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at all. I'm not familiar
> with this engine at all I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs on
> the net on this motor its OHC and not OHV (pushrod?).I added some marvel
> mystery oil to it Thursday night and it seemed to help some and I'm
> planning on changing the oil this weekend I'm just curious as to what the
> problem might be and what the fix is I have to keep this truck on the road
> as it is her work truck and she needs it very much.
> thanks in advance,Charles
>

Get a CLOSE listen as to where that tick is coming from. I once bought a
minvan for half the price of its value when the owner thought it was a
lifter problem. I gave it a close listen and determined the "tick" was an
exahust leak and took the price he was asking.

My sister has a couple of Sebrings and one developed a tick. Her mechanic
put in syntheic oil and the tick went away.

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:27 pm
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"Defiant" wrote in message

> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck
> has just developed a what I think is a lifter
> tick when cold. when you first crank it up in
> the mornings it has a very noticeable tick from
> the right (passenger side) hand cylinder bank
> its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that
> goes away after about 3 to 5 minutes. after that
> its good all day long no problems at all till
> you let it sit for awhile.
> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec
> or 2 then its gone.
> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40
> in it and usually a fram tough guard filter oil
> is changed frequently as she drives about 200
> miles a day.
> any ideas as what this problem is and what I
> need to do to fix it.
> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over
> night or leaking down.
> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at
> all. I'm not familiar with this engine at all
> I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs
> on the net on this motor its OHC and not OHV
> (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery oil to it
> Thursday night and it seemed to help some and
> I'm planning on changing the oil this weekend
> I'm just curious as to what the problem might be
> and what the fix is I have to keep this truck on
> the road as it is her work truck and she needs
> it very much.
> thanks in advance,Charles
>

Is 10w-40 spec for this engine?
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:12 pm
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On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 09:27:20 -0500, "NapalmHeart"
wrote:

>
>"Defiant" wrote in message
>
>> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck
>> has just developed a what I think is a lifter
>> tick when cold. when you first crank it up in
>> the mornings it has a very noticeable tick from
>> the right (passenger side) hand cylinder bank
>> its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that
>> goes away after about 3 to 5 minutes. after that
>> its good all day long no problems at all till
>> you let it sit for awhile.
>> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec
>> or 2 then its gone.
>> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40
>> in it and usually a fram tough guard filter oil
>> is changed frequently as she drives about 200
>> miles a day.
>> any ideas as what this problem is and what I
>> need to do to fix it.
>> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over
>> night or leaking down.
>> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at
>> all. I'm not familiar with this engine at all
>> I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs
>> on the net on this motor its OHC and not OHV
>> (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery oil to it
>> Thursday night and it seemed to help some and
>> I'm planning on changing the oil this weekend
>> I'm just curious as to what the problem might be
>> and what the fix is I have to keep this truck on
>> the road as it is her work truck and she needs
>> it very much.
>> thanks in advance,Charles
>>
>
>Is 10w-40 spec for this engine?
>

Agreed, is that what is called for in the book? I thought it was
specified as 10W-30 (or 5W-30 in cold/winter environments).
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(Msg. 5) Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:12 pm
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my bad it is 10w30 I was thinking of my other car my bad on that. my 71
firebird uses 10w-40 sry for the confusion
Charles
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> On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 09:27:20 -0500, "NapalmHeart"
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Defiant" wrote in message
>>
>>> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck
>>> has just developed a what I think is a lifter
>>> tick when cold. when you first crank it up in
>>> the mornings it has a very noticeable tick from
>>> the right (passenger side) hand cylinder bank
>>> its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that
>>> goes away after about 3 to 5 minutes. after that
>>> its good all day long no problems at all till
>>> you let it sit for awhile.
>>> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec
>>> or 2 then its gone.
>>> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40
>>> in it and usually a fram tough guard filter oil
>>> is changed frequently as she drives about 200
>>> miles a day.
>>> any ideas as what this problem is and what I
>>> need to do to fix it.
>>> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over
>>> night or leaking down.
>>> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at
>>> all. I'm not familiar with this engine at all
>>> I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs
>>> on the net on this motor its OHC and not OHV
>>> (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery oil to it
>>> Thursday night and it seemed to help some and
>>> I'm planning on changing the oil this weekend
>>> I'm just curious as to what the problem might be
>>> and what the fix is I have to keep this truck on
>>> the road as it is her work truck and she needs
>>> it very much.
>>> thanks in advance,Charles
>>>
>>
>>Is 10w-40 spec for this engine?
>>
>
> Agreed, is that what is called for in the book? I thought it was
> specified as 10W-30 (or 5W-30 in cold/winter environments).
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(Msg. 6) Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:38 pm
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Defiant wrote:
> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck has just developed a what I
> think is a lifter tick when cold. when you first crank it up in the mornings
> it has a very noticeable tick from the right (passenger side) hand cylinder
> bank its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that goes away after about
> 3 to 5 minutes. after that its good all day long no problems at all till you
> let it sit for awhile.
> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec or 2 then its gone.
> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40 in it and usually a fram
> tough guard filter oil is changed frequently as she drives about 200 miles a
> day.
> any ideas as what this problem is and what I need to do to fix it.
> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over night or leaking down.
> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at all. I'm not familiar with
> this engine at all I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs on the net
> on this motor its OHC and not OHV (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery oil
> to it Thursday night and it seemed to help some and I'm planning on changing
> the oil this weekend I'm just curious as to what the problem might be and
> what the fix is I have to keep this truck on the road as it is her work
> truck and she needs it very much.
> thanks in advance,Charles
>
>

First, change the oil and filter. Get a Wix or NAPA Gold filter (same
item) and try that. Use a full synthetic oil and see if it dissolves any
sludge in the lifter galley.

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(Msg. 7) Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:31 am
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ok I just did that and it did seem to help I used a Purolator (sic?) filter
and used high mileage Pennzoil 10w-30 in it. the tick was there at first for
about 5 seconds as bad as it as been then it dropped to just a minor tick,
then after about 2 minutes it was gone and the motor sounds good. oil
pressure is about halfway just like always.but its not as cold here as it
has been to. its only been about 55 or 60 here all day.
I'll just have to wait and see what happens from here.
truck does have 111K on it so I'm expecting something's to start going wrong
on it.
Charles
"Steve W." wrote in message
> Defiant wrote:
>> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck has just developed a
>> what I
>> think is a lifter tick when cold. when you first crank it up in the
>> mornings
>> it has a very noticeable tick from the right (passenger side) hand
>> cylinder
>> bank its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that goes away after
>> about
>> 3 to 5 minutes. after that its good all day long no problems at all till
>> you
>> let it sit for awhile.
>> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec or 2 then its gone.
>> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40 in it and usually a fram
>> tough guard filter oil is changed frequently as she drives about 200
>> miles a
>> day.
>> any ideas as what this problem is and what I need to do to fix it.
>> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over night or leaking down.
>> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at all. I'm not familiar
>> with
>> this engine at all I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs on the
>> net
>> on this motor its OHC and not OHV (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery
>> oil
>> to it Thursday night and it seemed to help some and I'm planning on
>> changing
>> the oil this weekend I'm just curious as to what the problem might be and
>> what the fix is I have to keep this truck on the road as it is her work
>> truck and she needs it very much.
>> thanks in advance,Charles
>>
>>
>
> First, change the oil and filter. Get a Wix or NAPA Gold filter (same
> item) and try that. Use a full synthetic oil and see if it dissolves any
> sludge in the lifter galley.
>
> --
> Steve W.
> Near Cooperstown, New York
>
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