The customer approved the replacement of ONE lifter & the camshaft.
I advised the replacement of all the lifters, Removal of the oil pan to clean out the needle bearings & Oil Pump removal & inspection.....Declined as the customer is selling/trading the truck, We had him sign a warranty waiver!
I dredged the pan with a magnet through the drain plug hole & got ALL the needles out!!!! Truck is quiet as a mouse & has excellent oil pressure. I must admit.....These VVT 5.7L Hemi's run HARD!!! The transmission programming is very aggressive IMHO.
We charged him actual time (9 hours), Camshaft labor is 15 hours but I didn't pull the Bank 2 cylinder head, Oil Pan, Or the Oil Pump. Chrysler/FCA shorts mechanics on labor times compared to other brands! Toyota is on the other end of the spectrum.
The lifter will stick up into the plastic retaining trays just like a LSx engine by putting a air drill on the camshaft to knock the lifters up.
5.7L VVT engines have you use the LINK method similar to today's OHC engines, This requires removal of the oil pump & oil pan......Completely Unnecessary.
*Find TDC with a magnetic base Dial Indicator on # 1 Piston (Use cylinder #6 if you pull only the Bank 2 head)
*Set the Camshaft Phaser Gear alignment mark straight-up like shown with the chain slack on the Tension side.
*Using a suitable prybar.....Release the tensioner slowly after pulling the grenade pin.