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2003 RAM 1500 4.7 engine

From : k m

Q: josh tripodi wrote hi i just bought this truck a few days ago... the gas mileage is pretty terrible i know everyone already realizes this already.... but its new to me. is there anything i can do to improve it spark plugs air filter....etc and please dont tell me to buy a car if i had known what i know now i would have. thanks! -josh with any new vehicle gas mileage is usually not that great during the engine break in. give it a thousand or 2 miles and it should improve. there isnt a spark plug or air filter in the world that can increase your mileage. -dave 91 dodge ram d150 92 dodge ram w150 http//www.geocities.com/matt4982/mytruck.html .

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From : a j s

nope no grease gun needed just replacement ball joints... mb190e wrote thanks i guess i dont need that new grease gun right away. scott .

From : a j s

the 4.7 is not meant to tow. no matter what the book says. it is more about the structure of the truck and bending the frame etc. the 4.7 is under rated to tow anything above 2000 lbs. i know a buddy just towed a 3500 lb boat and we were struggling. im sorry but this is baloney. ive towed my 3500 lb+ boat/trailer hundreds of miles with my 4.7 with no problems at all. its important that you have a good rear gear ratio and the trailer towing package is a great help as well. bending the frame oh please... r.m. you were probably flooring it the entire time. because this was my experience. the 4.7 is just too anemic to tow anything over 2000 lbs. bs....i had a 4.7 engine that would tow a 4000 trailer pretty well...and i wasnt ...flooring it the entire time. there are much more factors to consider other than the engine when it comes to towing. as an example what was your rear end ratio .

From : s miller

and it took you how many transmissions to get that far sorry i forgot...its never been your fault or aamcos just mopars. .. . . sure. budd beekeep wrote turned all 2s on the dodge van today i felt like a bundy. beekeep .

From : schussener

actually it is polygamy im having a little trouble of understanding the difference in polygamy and bigamy. the reformed lds church rlds still supports the belief. in all fairness though thats like trying to hold the catholics responsible for something the protestants do. they broke off from the mormon church and therefore their actions should not have any impact at all on the mormon church. they are an entirely different church. although it is not supported by the lds church thousands still practice it. thousands in the actual lds church or in the multiple churches that formed after breaking away from the mormon church it is a religion like any other religion agreed. -- nathan w. collier http//7slotgrille.com .

From : jerry

some states like florida have a law that covers windshield breakage no charge although you might have to claim it happened on the highway from a rock or something. happened to me; the guy came to the house and replaced the windshield on our van - insurance picked it up 100% with no deductible or anything. my rates were unaffected. joe black 03 dakota 5.9 r/t cc calypso green 93 mustang 5.0 lx hatch with a few goodies mike simmons mikesim@fidnet.com wrote in ed sadly glass breakage is not covered by your warranty. i suspect that you probably have comp coverage on your auto insurance policy that will cover it though... check with your agent. chryco service manager member sae truck goes into car wash windshield fine. truck exits car wash major crack coming up from the bottom center a 3 long and then turning left for 4. the truck is 1 1/2 years old...that being said is it covered under the warranty thanks .

From : ron m

josh tripodi wrote hi i just bought this truck a few days ago... the gas mileage is pretty terrible i know everyone already realizes this already.... but its new to me. is there anything i can do to improve it spark plugs air filter....etc and please dont tell me to buy a car if i had known what i know now i would have. thanks! -josh with any new vehicle gas mileage is usually not that great during the engine break in. give it a thousand or 2 miles and it should improve. there isnt a spark plug or air filter in the world that can increase your mileage. -dave 91 dodge ram d150 92 dodge ram w150 http//www.geocities.com/matt4982/mytruck.html ok... thanks for the advice. good think i didnt spend $50 on a k&n air filter then.... the preson at autozone said this would help... i didnt think so though. thanks again! .

From : aj

the 4.7 is not meant to tow. no matter what the book says. it is more about the structure of the truck and bending the frame etc. the 4.7 is under rated to tow anything above 2000 lbs. i know a buddy just towed a 3500 lb boat and we were struggling. im sorry but this is baloney. ive towed my 3500 lb+ boat/trailer hundreds of miles with my 4.7 with no problems at all. its important that you have a good rear gear ratio and the trailer towing package is a great help as well. bending the frame oh please... r.m. .