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1986 dodge pick up,gas tank

From : loges

Q: i have a 1994 dodge ram 1500 pu with a 5.2 liter engine and it idles rough and runs like it has no power and chugs along. in park or nuetral i give it gas and no problem but under a load it acts like it has no power and runs rough with not much power. in drive at a stop it runs really rough. it gradually started doing this. the check engine light has come on in the past and checking the codes it put out was number 21 and 32 indicating the o2 sensor and the egr valve failure or egr solenoid. if anyone has had a similar problem and can help me diagnose this problem i would really appreciate it. thanks .

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From : big al

ah in a normally functioning system . . . thats the key isnt it fyi that is not as normal an occurrence as many might think. thats the gist of it i dont think that anyone here denies that air entrappment in an already plugged up system might cause the problems you claim but your original post and subsequent posts make no mention of other problems. go back and read the thread. dont have to. i remember what i said. my mistake was in forgetting that not everyone remembers this is life reality not some textbook. your mistake was and still is claiming that bleeding air from the forklift system fixed the problem. since a malfunction other than air entrappment had to exist merely bleeding the system wouldnt eliminate the root problem. .

From : loges

i was just curious if the readings the computer take are from a flow rate based on various engine parameters the computer knows how much fuel its squirting or should be via the injectors. it takes that combined with the odometer information and calculates an average. so if you put in higher-flow injectors it throws the calculations off because the computer is assuming a flow of x amount of fuel not 1.2x. the same is true if you have clogged injectors. the odometer. however when i use it around town it will read say 15.2 mpg and my fuel calculations will be 1 to 1.5 mpg higher. if youre using the average some years also have an instantaneous display thats an average over i think the last 30 miles so it could take some time to adjust to the lower economy of city driving. .

From : big al

you can add a heated seat cushion with vvviiibbbrrraaatttiiinnnggg massage on your current truck for much less than the factory heated leather option. check out brookstone or similar stores. not that i know from any experience or anything..... -- ken sss advocate only thing that i can think of thats worse than heated leather seats is vibrating heated leather seats. no wonder all you old farts poke along the streets with a goofy grin on yer face. do ya all keep a tube of ky in the cupholders too vbg denny .

From : loges

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 28-oct-05 137 am suddenly without warning mac davis exclaimed 27-oct-05 408 pm on wed 26 oct 2005 215332 +0100 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going to have to do some googling to find out the origin of the whole bunny thing though jmc who has been getting pretty thoroughly rained on for the last week. perhaps i should have installed pontoons rather than new tires... he could tell you but then hed have to kill you.. ah but hed have to catch me first and i have a biiig head start! - jmc but your gonna come home sooner or later... i think the old saying is time is on my side. bg denny perhaps. you may have to wait a bit though. at the moment were considering getting even further away. and much much drier. besides my dak goes much faster than you can hop! jmc i know dakotas and you dont know how fast i hop......plus i got the edge in experience. hop you gotta be kidding!!!! it is more of a quick waddle at this stage. waddle hell! hes damned near to the roll stage! ^ mike if he could hop he better do it outside so he doesnt damage anything. gbfg roy denny .

From : loges

so next time all you self proclaimed experts deal with it. okay... deep breath time... how is a wireless transmitter less susceptible to interference and signal loss than something thats wired directly that just seems counter-intuitive. theyre both doing fm modulation right its just that one is directly connected to the radios antenna input and the other transmits through the air to the same antenna input. how could a direct connection produce worse signal quality than a wireless connection it looks like the two of you may be talking about two different things. if i read this correctly axwiley1 is saying that the radio or iow other fm radio stations besides the sat frequency could sound like crap with a direct connection because of the separation of the antenna from the radio causing a signal loss while tom is saying that the wireless transmitter is more susceptible to interference from other sources such as causing less than desirable performance with the sat receiver. if this is the case then i would think that they both are correct and the type of connection used would depend on where you are and what you want to listen to. if you are in the middle of nowhere where signals tend to be weak and intend to continue to listen standard fm as well then the wireless setup may be your best bet for quality sound from both and if you live in or near the cities where signal strength is strong and or intend to listen primarily to the sat receiver then a direct connection would be your choice since it is much more resistant to outside interference and the minor possible signal loss on other fm frequencies will be negligible. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

From : big al

if you have personal experience using this device please comment on your assesment of its utility and quality. its a code reader... you plug it in it displays codes. not much to comment on. however - be sure your 96 van really is obd-ii - as the law required all vehicles manufactured after 1-1-96 to be obd-ii compliant. production for the 96 model year started in sept. or so of 95. ive seen other 96 vehicles that were still obd-i. .

From : loges

in california the state does use remote emission sensing and they can tell you the emissions along with a photo of the lic plate of the offending vehicle. they then send a letter to the owner of the vehicle requesting a smog inspection. if that is not done then you are unable to re-register your vehicle till it is completed. they also use the data collected from the remote sensing units to show the legislators what the status of the emissions are from area to area. this data is used to determine if a county needs to be within the biannual inspection program. it is also used to determine how effective the present smog regulations are. in many cases lowering the operating temp of and engine will cause the engine to run rich. it will not go into closed loop operation. the mileage will drop off it may cause the cat to plug excessive fuel will wash the cylinder walls and reduce lubrication and increase the wear factor. the oil will be diluted and that will also increase wear. for us tecs i say go ahead and lower the operating temp. we can always use the repair business. on the newer vehicles the computers will realize the temperature is not within the operating range and will then ignore the signal from the temperature sensor if the temperature is not reached within a set time period. and yes it is against fed and state law to tamper with emmision control devices. and yes you can be charged with the crime. clyde tom lawrence tnloaswpraemnmcien5g@earthlink.net wrote in and when it fails testing and the feds crawl up your ass remember this day have you ever known someone who was fined for putting a lower temp. thermostat in a vehicle i can see being fined for cutting off a cat - but for changing a stat i find that a little over the top the fact that its running cooler may affect emissions in a negative way. .