Originally Posted by jeep_on
It seems to be a normal issue with the HEMI. So so ticks a little, its just a nature of the beast. From what I’ve read about the engine in Dodge and Jeeps, they all seem to do it to some degree.
And if you work for Cummins, what are you doing driving a HEMI powered Jeep and not some beautiful Cummins powered DODGE RAM?
Ok, HEMI or not, an engine should not make this noise if its parts are within tolerances. And the ones that say "it's normal" or "live with it it's a HEMI" blah blah, either don't own one or own one that does not make this noise. It is ridiculous that Chrysler will not admit that there is a problem and that they actually tell customers that this noise is completely normal and that you are crazy for thinking otherwise. People act like a HEMI is so special and so much different that every other V8 that it should make these crazy noises. When the MDS is running the engine on 8cyl it should sound like a normal V8. I mean come on, do you actually think the engineers at Chrysler sat around and said, "wait a minute, you know what would be cool? An engine that makes a sweet *** ticking noise when accelerating. I mean I always wished my Tahoe would sound like a run down POS fresh off the lot." This is a design defect...
UGH, can anybody give any input on what the ACTUAL cause is???? lifters, exhaust guides etc.???