rattle nose

Asked by Jan 02, 2017 at 07:44 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 4×4 5.7hemi TRX4 took water in breather...I
pulled all plugs got all water out now I have a rattle
Noise coming from cylinder 8 it sounds...never had
it b4  also I did drop front end to drop oil pan...plzz
any ideas?

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Did any water get in there while the engine was running? If so you could have cracked a piston, water does not compress, so if there was any slight weakness in a piston that will be the first place to let go. You could try a cylinder leak down test on the engine and compare the readings and if number 8 shows high loss then tear it down to take a look see.

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