5.7 Engine Gen

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Maintenance' started by DrRocStar, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. DrRocStar

    DrRocStar New Member

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    I’ve recently acquired a 2012 challenger R/T I got from an auction. Car run except a loud mechanical ping that corresponds with the engine RPM. I’ve checked under the valve covers and noticed a lifter not lifting!?!? I’m looking for some guidance before I push it to the shop for repairs. I am mechanically inclined but by no way a master. The car has 173,xxx miles on the dash. Back story is the car is a repo. Did some research on the person who had it before me and to say the least he didn’t seem inclined to take care of the vehicle. Take a look at the video I put on YouTube and let me know what you think. Sorry I don’t have sound of the ticking. Had to cut the audio out of the video due to the conversation me and my wife was having lol.


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    Welcome to the site!
    If you search 5.7 lifter issues on You Tube you’ll find several videos of lifter and cam lobe damage. Good luck with your repairs!!
     
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    Welcome!
    Yeah, you'll probably be doing some top end work. First thing I'd do is a compression test. May luck out and just have a collapsed lifter.
    Enough about that, you have me MUCH more interested in what you and your wife were talking about! :)