Question about 2007 Dodge Ram Truck
This is always less than desirable.If the bearings and such are loose enough to allow this, there is too much room there. If the oil pump is worn so that, through internal leakage, it cannot keep up with what the engine requires at idle under normal condition, then when adverse conditions arrive you could suffer oil-starvation damage.
The easiest fix is to replace the oil pump with a high volume oil pump. All that requires is getting the oild pan off. Then you will know that you have a good pump, and without tearing the entire engine apart you can meet the oil needs a loose engine presents. Any excess volume will be spent by the pressure relief valve.
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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