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BIODIESEL FOR 2002 DODGE

From : ro

Q: but i am not using twice as much gasand i do not have to plug in my truck on cold winter nights ive never plugged my truck in once. granted i dont see sub-zero temps too often but ive never had a problem with it starting in the morning. and put 12 or 14 quarts in the crankcase oils cheap and you can run twice as many miles on it so it evens out 7500/15000 mile changes on the cummins vs. 3000/6000 on the dc gas engines their recommendation and listen to the engine rattle all the time never driven a common-rail cummins have you no rattling to be heard well unless you like to modify things a bit... but stock its as quiet as any gasoline v8 not to mention the extra 6 or 7 grand it cost too. $5k list - about $4500 when the price is finalized. if you like a oil burner fine if you like them but you are not saving any money with one in todays market. i absolutely am. i used to drive a dually with a v10... 10-12mpg at best at a current cost to me of $2.799 per gallon or between $0.23 and $0.28 per mile. i now drive a dually with a cummins paying currently $2.899 for fuel and get 18-22mpg at best giving me a cost of between $0.13 and $0.16. those are empty numbers. while towing an 8000lb. enclosed trailer i was getting about 7mpg with my gas engine and about 15mpg with my diesel. thats almost $0.40/mile with the gasser and just over $0.19/mile with my cummins. now i know.... youll argue that a v10 is way too much motor and i should compare it to a 360 gasser. well the 360 isnt enough engine for a 1-ton pickup but for the hell of it lets say that it is. id expect maybe 13-14mpg out of it empty and maybe 8-9mpg towing... making the operating costs $0.20/mile empty and $0.31/mile towing... with a powerplant thats barely adequate. so - tell me again how my diesel is costing me more to operate .

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From : charles

i am going to convert my 17 wheels to 22.5 alcoas. this will increase my tire height 6. is it possible to recalibrate the speedometer 15% any help will be appreciated. steve .

From : charles

we have recently bought our first pickup a 2001 dodge td ram 2500. not our first turbo saabs but our first diesel and first pickup. it is an awsome truck! we plan to buy a slide-in camper and want towing mirrors. i found online two sets which look pretty much the same. they have two mirors and fit or replace the existing manual plain jane mirror. one seems to fit over the existing mirror pickupspecialties.com and the second seems to replace the existing mirror premiermotoring.com. in both cases the finished product looks much the same with an additional mirror beyond the existing one. both are around $70 delivered. i was thinking more of a mirror which would extend when towing. i was thinking of replacing the existing mirror with such a thing. suggestions on places to buy mirrors thanks charles .

From : nosey

once the master cylinder is in the retracted position the entire system is open to the reservoir any expansion of the fluid or entrapped air will merely push that volume of fluid back into the reservoir. when the clutch pedal is slightly depressed the piston covers the mc port to prevent pressure from back feeding into the reservoir. john has described exactly why there is a problem and there should be with air in the system. if for whatever reason and there are many reasons between design and real life the air does not travel back the the master cylinder it will be trapped when the mc travels past the port. if the air is trapped it doesnt matter where it is in the system it will have a negative effect on clutch operation. so what my comments were in rebuttal to budds claim that trapped air would expand with heat and cause added pressure on the to bearing it wont and in typical fashion you go into a diatribe on an unrelated side effect of air entrapment. none. by design there is supposed to be a small fraction of a inch clearance. this was seen in the mechanical systems as your pedals freeplay. when air is left in the system the air can warm up and expand causing the fingers to ride the bearing. not likely since there is no closed end to allow pressure to build. once the master cylinder is in the retracted position the entire system is open to the reservoir any expansion of the fluid or entrapped air will merely push that volume of fluid back into the reservoir. when the clutch pedal is slightly depressed the piston covers the mc port to prevent pressure from back feeding into the reservoir. .

From : granny grump

heck i wont even touch it . . . . . maybe -- budd cochran so thats what happened to me.... ive been pondering that for years.. wow.... ive never seen a bigger target painted before.... roy should have no trouble hitting that one! gotta give him an easy one every once in a while or he quits playing.. denny .

From : ray johnson

you need to fix what is bent. the lower ball joint is pressed into the lower control arm. if the arm is bent you need to replace it. if not you will wear your tires out. if the torsion bar is bent replace it. .

From : max dodge

gary g nope. -- budd cochran after reading a few of marsh monsters posts i wonder beekeep path sn-us!sn-xit-11!sn-xit-05!sn-xit-07!super.com!feed.2me.com!. glorb.com!feed-3001.bay.webtv.net!sorter-3001.bay.webtv.net!not-for- mail from swampgrass5@webtv.net marsh monster subject re removing transmission...and bleeding the clutch hydraulics date thu 27 oct 2005 192133 -0500 organization webtv subscriber lines 34 message-id 6315-43616f0d-289@storefull-3353.bay.webtv.net references kc38f.10933$cg.5785@02.roc.ny nntp-posting-host localhost.webtv.net mime-version 1.0 webtv content-type text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 content-transfer-encoding quoted-printable x-webtv-signature 1 etatahuagzmr9b5mqydj7y0ygi3wpzm5n3ycff4ujejacvcqw3ortfhe4ozjfwao content-disposition inline .