1st time coaler wrote:
If fords DOHC V-8 is anything like the one in the dodges I never want one. just put a set of head gaskets on an '00 ram w/ 80,000 the timing chain setup sucks!
Goodbye back yard mechanics
I'll take an old chevy small block anyday
I'm not aware of any DOHC V8 that could have made it's way into a 2000 Ram. I'm not a Dodge guy, but to my knowledge the only two V8's available for a Ram in 2000 were the 318 and the 360. Those two engines did have kind of a crappy timing chain setup from what I've heard, the nylon coated teeth wear off the spockets and result in a lot of chain slack.
As for the Ford 4.6 DOHC, they are very reliable, fuel efficient, and powerful for their displacement. My '95 Lincoln Mark VIII has a 280 hp 4.6 DOHC engine, and it is the finest engine that I have ever owned. I will conceed that the small block chevy in my camaro is indeed a lot easier to work on.