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5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? #5298870 12/19/19 11:04 AM
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After 150,000 miles, I finally started to get the infamous 5.7 Hemi tick on my 2011 RAM truck. No cam/lifter issues (yet).

Been using PYB and Penzz HM oils.


I am not too worried, just a bit annoyed by the sound while it idles at a stop light. And it is not the manifold bolt at #7.


I read elsewhere that Redline 5w20 will solve the noise issue....but not ready to pay that expense. So going to try a 'band aid' additive.

Looking at LiquiMoly Mos2 or Schaeffer's moly.


Thoughts? I know many hate snake oil additives, but have heard positive things on Hemi forums.


GL


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5298872 12/19/19 11:11 AM
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I thought I read on one of the recent threads hereabout this that there was some success with the Lubegard Biotech additive. A lot of soluble moly plus their Ester formulation.

Couldn’t hurt.


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5298874 12/19/19 11:12 AM
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I have used Valvoline HM full synthetic with Maxlife technology in 3 different vehicles and it quieted down or even completely stopped any ticking sound. Always have used different synthetics and switched to this oil and all my vehicles seem to love it. Dont know why but it works well Good luck.


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5298879 12/19/19 11:19 AM
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Try a 5W30 of your choice.


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don't use.
Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5298893 12/19/19 11:32 AM
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Thou I didn't have the issue with my engines I wanna say I tried both and like LiquiMoly Mos2 over Schaeffer's Moly better.
I was very skeptical of both to start with too. Now using LM MoS2 in both cars and my daughter's one too. Also gifted a bottle to my boss who is very happy with the results.


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5298910 12/19/19 11:44 AM
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I used Liqui-moly MoS2 in my dad's 2013 Grand Cherokee 5.7 with 150k and it was a bit quieter. It ticks a bit when cold, but warmed up it hasn't made any noise. The MoS2 helped with the cold tick. Currently running Castrol 0w40 for 10k mile changes (sees all highway) and it has been pretty quiet so far. I only started with the MoS2 with the last oil change to test it, figuring it wouldn't make a difference.

I might try the Redline next change or the Liqui-moly oil that is supposed to contain the ceratec additive already (their MolyGen oil I believe?).


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5298917 12/19/19 11:51 AM
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The 5.7 in my 99' Vette (98k miles) starting ticking a few years ago. I was using Mobil1 EP 5w-30 but switched to QS Ultimate Durability (same viscosity) and the ticking stopped, never returned. YMMV

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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299066 12/19/19 02:29 PM
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I would try Rislone.

Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299075 12/19/19 02:41 PM
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Ok, thanks for the suggestions.


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299080 12/19/19 02:46 PM
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Why not just fix it before it destroys the camshaft?


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299082 12/19/19 02:47 PM
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Just learned about this one;
Hy-Per lube oil additive

Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299085 12/19/19 02:50 PM
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There is no wizard in a can (to use Trav's famous phrase) that's going to eliminate the issue if you have a lifter on the way out. If you can confirm 100% that it isn't the exhaust manifold (does it decrease significantly as the engine warms?) then you should prepare to just get the lifters done, but budget for the cam being part of the job too in case it is already damaged. The expense you know and can prepare for is a heck of a lot better than the one you didn't, which is exactly what chasing the issue with additives is going to result in.


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Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299112 12/19/19 03:18 PM
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Few threads talking about Moly (e.g. using Red Line oil) fixing or helping some issues ... Not saying if it really works or not as I don't have any personal experience but that's what I remember reading. Maybe a quick thing to try. Was going to say a cheap fix to try first but realized some may jump on that so I said quick instead. grin2

Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299122 12/19/19 03:39 PM
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Nothing comes close to redline 5w30 at killing tick. It's really too bad that it wasn't a different brand name that did this, as somehow mentioning that brand is near a cusword around here. Go to ram forum and find out that time and time again this kills the tick. Go figure that the one formula full of aw/ep additives and pao ester based actually is able to make that metal slide better then sparce api modern formulas. Lubeguard biotech has earned the nick name poor man's redline, as it is the same technology but because it is only a % of that in the sump, it hasn't been as good as killing the ticks, but most certainly worth a shot. Moly additives are the one additive that are NOT snake oil, of course assuming a "certain" formulation. Some so called moly additive contain no moly, such as molygen, some others have near zero moly and are oil thickners such as shaeffers. Warm idle tick is the most insidious of hemi ticks, you cam is being starved proper lubrication. We got guys tuning idles up as well. If you ever try redline 5w30 has had the most success, even over 5w20 and 0w30, and even 10w30. But, if you live in snow country many guys use the 0w30 as some of them have had start up slap on the thick 5w30. 5w20 redline killed my hemi tick since I first used it. I have only heard hemi tick three times since then, once was due to a filter, once was due to trying 10w30 redline that my truck didnt like, and one was when the truck sat for a month or two due to the CA fires. Most people that have success with redline and ticks it takes a while like up to 500 miles for the tick to disappear. If you are concerned you can go to ram forum and post a question, likely 10 different forum members will share the same experience with you. It is not 100%, more like 80%, but considering all we are talking about is an oil change, it is a pretty amazing result.

Re: 5.7 Started ticking: Best band aid? [Re: Greg L] #5299132 12/19/19 03:49 PM
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Liqui Moly makes Hydraulic Lifter Additive. LM20004. The rep stopped by recently and gave me a free can to try in the TDI.


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