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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

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The hemi now is nothing but failures.

This is what I am seeing
I've heard this often. Usually from guys that own 4.7s.

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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

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Most hemi motors have the ticking sound, duh?
The Hemi has been around forever and is a rock solid workhorse!
Besides, ALL Jeeps are money pits, all models, all engines, all drivetrains, etc.
.... except the ones that aren't.

Most reliable vehicles I've ever owned, and that includes a Porsche and a Volvo.
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

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I've heard this often. Usually from guys that own 4.7s.
Uh oh, is this a "small hands" reference?
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

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Uh oh, is this a "small hands" reference?
Naw. It's just the same stuff you hear from 540i guys about the M5 guys and the plain old 3.8 guys vs. theImpala SS guys. Just the sounds of friendly forum competition.

The hemi in my jeep is stout but my Overland is way too heavy to brag about it's terminal output. But I'm glad there's a Hemi under my hood.
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

I own one of each, guess I am screwed LOL

IMHO, reliability comes down to maintenance, for engines its oil and filter changes and maintenance of the coolant, hoses and serp belt so dont over heat.

I see many WJ's still on the road in my area, so cant be that bad!
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I've had 2 GC's with the 4.7L... both were rock solid.
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

Before I found my WK, I test drove a clean but electrically challenged 2002 GC with the 4.7 and the engine was the best part of the package on that particular sample. Nice and throaty and scoots off the line nice.
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

I have had two of the 4.7, neither has had any serious issues. Kept the first, a 1999, for about 80K miles. Still have the 04 HO and it is at 135k. Did blow a head gasket at around 128,000 and while in there found the timing chain was showing some serious wear. Got lucky, if you can call a blow head gasket lucky. But it is repaired and running fantastic. Love them both.

Also have a 2012 5.7 hemi and it has been great for the 30k that is has on it.

No complaints here
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

Well, it's certainly reassuring seeing so many NOT have issues with them
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

I have a 2011 Ram quad cab 4X4 with the 5.7 Hemi. Never had any issues with it.
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Re: Buddy says 4.7's are a money pit...

I had a 99 4.7 laredo QD. I had it 10 years no issues. Sold it to my brother he had it 7 years no issues with the motor. But you have to stay up on the maintenance. I was first owner though and kept up on the maintenance. It was a nice motor.


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