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Dakota Question

From : phil hutchinson

Q: in researching dakotas for a potential purchase i see that they have been built with 4 cylinder 6 cylinder 3.9 liter 8 cylinder 4.7 liter 5.2 liter 318 c.i.d 5.9 liter 360 c.i.d my question is about the 4.7 liter v-8. what engine is this it works out to around 290 c.i.d. is it the old 273 punched out a bit .

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From : no spam for me

check the right side of the bed to see if roy and denny are hiding there. .

From : transurgeon

anyone know the torque specification for the castle nut on the lower ball joint for a 1994 dakota 2 wheel drive extended cab its 20 miles to drive to the library for me. any help saving gas would be appreciated. the last one i replaced trw had a sheet of directions with the torque listed. .

From : mac davis

ok thanks a lot for the replies. you confirmed my suspicions. should be r-12 unless it has been converted. threads or snap on connectors are the tip off! my haynes dodge dakota pick-ups 1987 thru 1996 states caution there are two types of refrigerant r-12 used on vehicles up to 1992... then is goes on to say use only r134a refrigerant on models covered by this book. but the book starts with 1987 models. im confused - how do i tell if my 1989 v-6 dakota uses the old or the new refrigerant i just purchased an r-134a conversion kit which has snap-on type adapters whereas the original are screw-on. can i tell from that thanks. .

From : trey

hi i have a 92 d150 5.2l automatic with about 202000 miles on it. im getting a very rough 1-2 upshift under normal to light acceleration. when you get on the gas a little more it usually shifts more smoothly. also when shifting from park to drive or reverse it is pretty clunky. otherwise it works fine and upshifts/downshifts when it should. i am planning to adjust kickdown and low/reverse bands as per haynes manuals reccomendation and possibly the throttle rod as well. i am just curious as to what each of these adjustments actually controls. haynes manuals and google searches just turn up directions for adjusting but dont give a lot of info on why. id appreciate it if you could let me know whether or not these adjustments may improve things or point me to a web site with some more in-depth info on the subject. thanks .

From : redneck tookover hell

exactly i also heard that pontiac and buick are going to be making ironing board straight 8s again. only this time they are going to turn them sideways for the front wheel drive cars. i heard ford is going to start making the galaxie 500 xl again just for that flathead engine setup. ford is also going to eliminate oil filters on all engines. that will solve the problem of not using the correct dealer filter versus the aftermarket ones. and ford is going to bring back the good ol flathead v8. it goes with the effort of having disposable engines. instead of taking it in for an oil change. you just take it in ever 20k miles and they drop the engine and pop a new one in for another 20k miles. chaos confusion and trouble!!!! my work here is almost done .

From : trey

exactly i also heard that pontiac and buick are going to be making ironing board straight 8s again. only this time they are going to turn them sideways for the front wheel drive cars. i heard ford is going to start making the galaxie 500 xl again just for that flathead engine setup. ford is also going to eliminate oil filters on all engines. that will solve the problem of not using the correct dealer filter versus the aftermarket ones. since its a disposable engine it only needs to last 20k miles so it really doesnt need a filter. besides i thought they were testing some new technology called a two stroke engine which eliminates the need for an oil pan as well. .

From : trey

nate.. assuming that the 5000 pounds is tongue weight heh... 5k of tongue weight would leave you staring at the sky while the truck wheelied down the road digging a trench in the road from the hitch. it would certainly be impressive with the toung weight being 10% of the load... and the toung weight being 5000 pounds.. that would mean its a 50000 pound load that would be 25 tons right .

From : hodad

check this site out for info on the 4.7 www.dodgeram.org/tech/gas/cammer/47v8.html hd in researching dakotas for a potential purchase i see that they have been built with 4 cylinder 6 cylinder 3.9 liter 8 cylinder 4.7 liter 5.2 liter 318 c.i.d 5.9 liter 360 c.i.d my question is about the 4.7 liter v-8. what engine is this it works out to around 290 c.i.d. is it the old 273 punched out a bit .

From : mac davis

on mon 25 aug 2003 154232 -0600 phil hutchinson philh@asptech.com wrote in researching dakotas for a potential purchase i see that they have been built with 4 cylinder 6 cylinder 3.9 liter 8 cylinder 4.7 liter 5.2 liter 318 c.i.d 5.9 liter 360 c.i.d my question is about the 4.7 liter v-8. what engine is this it works out to around 290 c.i.d. is it the old 273 punched out a bit its actually about a 286.... it replaced the 5.2/318 using more modern technology... getting about the same hp and torque with a smaller engine... we have one in a 2001 dak and love it... do not consider the 3.9l six... it has very little power and about the same mpg as the 4.7l... .

From : trey

the 4.7 replaced the 5.2 in the 2000 dakota. its still two valves per cylinder but has overhead cams and direct coil on plug innition. and puts out a little more hp then the 5.2. i believe the 4.7 is 235 hp and the 5.2 is 220 i have a 99 dak with the 5.2. i dont remember if they started the 4.7 in 2000 or 2001. in researching dakotas for a potential purchase i see that they have been built with 4 cylinder 6 cylinder 3.9 liter 8 cylinder 4.7 liter 5.2 liter 318 c.i.d 5.9 liter 360 c.i.d my question is about the 4.7 liter v-8. what engine is this it works out to around 290 c.i.d. is it the old 273 punched out a bit .