Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 175000 miles
I was just informed that the piston rings in my 98 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with a 5.9L V8 are bad. I am getting only 90 on cylinder 1 and 80 on cylinder 5. We thought it was the intake manifold gasket, but I was wrong.
They tell me the only way to fix this is to rebuild the engine.
What can I expect to pay for a rebuild of this engine, and would be be better to buy a new, or rebulit engine to replace it?
How hard is it to rebuild an engine, and what does it involve?
And is it ok to drive with this problem for a while untill I can afford to rebuild the engine?
have the same problem?
Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 10:09 AM