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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Base 2dr Reg Cab 119 WB Work Special

2000 Dodge Ram 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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October 31, 2012, 1:36 pm

Jeremy S
 

Question: worped or bad head?

took to dealer in towm said cylinder one misfire and also spark plug is wet told it was head gasket . replaced head gasket all good for like 4or 5 days now same thing should i go to a different shop or just get new heads


November 11, 2012, 11:23 am

Elizabeth K
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Who replaced the head gasket? Proper procedure when removing a head is to get it checked for warpage--very unusual for the gasket to be causing the leak, almost always the head. Any reputable shop should have had it checked and resurfaced. Warped heads can usually be resurfaced, they're usually only replaced when they're cracked. If the machinist didn't check for cracks (they're supposed to) then that could be the problem. Talk to the shop you've been working with so far to find out exactly what they've done.

What was the plug wet with? Oil or coolant?


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