Careful- my dad had that lifter noise on his ‘12. That noise turned into a $9800 engine swap because it was a stuck lifter that wore a flat spot on the cam shaft.
Yeah, I'm expecting a rebuild. I got quoted $8500 for a Jasper engine, MDS delete, etc.Careful- my dad had that lifter noise on his ‘12. That noise turned into a $9800 engine swap because it was a stuck lifter that wore a flat spot on the cam shaft.
Not to be confused with the exhaust leak on my ‘16, though. But I’m keeping a much closer eye on it right now.
Everyone said I was crazy when I bought the 2020 daddiator.The truth:
Today a used 4X4 is worth more than it ever has before.
*How long will that last?
A new truck will never cost less than now.
*MSRP is actually a good price today.
You can decide if you want to drive your truck until the wheels fall off and be independent of the manufacturer’s high cost, or buy now at these prices.
When the wheels fall off, the new truck you will have to buy will be at such a ridiculous rate, you will wish you hadn’t waited so long.
Like it or not, if you want to own and drive a 4X4 truck, you had better get used to paying for it. You will pay now or you will pay later, but later won’t save you any money.
My Ram was 10 years old, I sold it with 84,000 miles on it for what I paid for it new. There was nothing wrong with it and it would last another 10 years. But, in 10 years I would have a 20 year old truck with more chance of mechanical problems than if I buy new now, so I did.
I paid $21,000.00 more to buy a new Chevrolet crew cab, Duramax, that will have way less miles on it in 10 years and who knows how much a truck will cost then.
Just like the old “Fram” oil filter ad said “you can pay me now or pay me later” and later isn’t going to be cheap.
Ram sold for $43,000.00
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