Motor

Asked by Oct 18, 2016 at 05:40 AM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My #8 cylinder is skipping don't have a lot of
compression 267000 miles think I have a burnt
valve will the left and right heads interchange got a
good head but it's off the left bank

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With that kind of mileage and your going far enough to replace the head I would pull the other one and do a valve job on it also, otherwise you might be right back in there pulling the other side off later on. The plus side is you will be able too see what the cylinder bore looks like and if you have any ring or piston problems starting too show.

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With 3 different engines available in the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, all three appear to use the same cylinder head on both sides. I'm with tennisshoes, pull both heads and do the valves or get rebuilt heads.

52,625

If you rebuild the heads the rings will probably go next. I would either fix just the one cylinder or do a complete engine rebuild. Putting new heads on an engine with 267k miles is a waste of money.

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