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From : john strange

Q: if you remember from the show they used a metal flake that was larger than normal to bring out the great look of the paint. maybe the web site shows what they used. .

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From : jwlbal

its still ugly. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving does anyone have any site where i can get info and pictures on the 2004 dodge ram also does anyone know when they will be at dealers any help would be great. thank you charlie http//www.pickuptruck.com/html/2004/dodge/ram/caught.html .

From : nosey

then theres always www.fold-a-cover.com. it took me a little while to install it but i really like the look and functionality of it. on thu 07 aug 2003 013313 gmt bks spam@comcast.net wrote yesterday i saw in passing a great soft cover on a dakota quad just like mine. it didnt have a ton of obvious buttons---looked real smooth. anyone know what brand this is experiences/recommendations for a soft top thanks. its a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. -- andrew jackson .

From : rick blaine

tim bender wrote i took my 2000 durango 4.7 on a 500 mile road trip this past weekend. the check-engine light came on after the last stop. at the time noticed that the ac was not working but then it worked fine when we were back at highway speed. have now noticed that that in addition the ac being intermittent the temp gauge now moves between about 190 and really unnvervingly high about 3/4 of the way to melt down. my mechanic is w/o his diagnostic computer until later this week. the d did stay parked and running for 2 periods of about 30 mins each during the trip but everything seemed okay then. the radiator fan runs. my question is what should my mechanic be looking for i am of course hoping for a simple solution like a thermostat. kinda sounds like the thermostat. not sure about dodges but many cars/trucks will shut off the ac if the temp gets too high. .

From : trey

on tue 12 aug 2003 015020 gmt denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote if i say that 1 inchpound = .0833 footpounds damn give em an inch-pound and theyll take a mile-ton... can you convert that to kilometers denny umm.... give em a foot-mm and theyll take a foot-klic .

From : prowler99

ok the kit comes with a spring clip for the seal itself but there is no visable way to just drop the seal off the bottom and change it. has anyone every had to change this little bugger out whats the deal got to pull the whole shaft out to change the seal yep. its just easier to pull the whole box off the frame and to the job on the bench. .

From : jwlbal

you suck. $6999.99 and pictures of both the magnum and my ram so that he can remember his when i drive it away. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving $6999.99 denny $6991 -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving start laughing a little harder........ $6990 denny 7k lol you may be waiting a while. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving gee money is a little tight for me right now just bought another house. $5600 if money is so tight why did your bid jump $200 im waiting you guys out. im going to start bidding at about $7k. gotta weed out all the non-serious offers ya know! ;^ .

From : trey

in terms of fuel check out transferflow http//www.transferflow.com/. they make after market replacement tanks for trucks. they make a 54 gallon tank to replace the eom tank. that should give you enough range to find a diesel station. if i could afford it i would go with diesel. its a truck not a hotrod. looking for some help deciding between 3/4 ton gas/diesel. since i dont tow much my reflex is to go gas... just by the new hemi. but here are my parameters... 1. i live at 9500 and my commute takes me up and down the mountain. i want an engine/tranny combo thats well suited for this over the years. making this climb one or more times a day will a diesel last longer... all other things being equal 2. i want the best fuel efficiency so will diesel fare better in making the climb than gas 3. for performance and safety winter mountain driving i want a manual transmission. unless im wrong that rules out the new 1500. 4. i will on occaision tow equipment up to my place for excavation landscaping work etc. so basically i need a really good utility vehicle that i can count on for years. i dont have a religious preference gas or diesel im just looking to make the sensible choice. suggestions/comments thanks. if you plan on keeping it longer than the standard warranty get the diesel. i have a 99 2500 qc 4x4 with the 5.9l diesel and love it. the only downfall of the diesel engine is finding fuel and initial cost. once you get to know which brand gas stations typically carry diesel fuel you should have no problems there. when you are on trips to areas that are not familiar to you be sure to start looking for fuel at about a quarter of a tank approx 400 miles for me ;^. as far as laying out the extra cash at purchase time try to remember that it doesnt cost more it only costs longer. you should be able to get the increased cost of the engine back when its time to sell. .

From : jwlbal

i agree completely! vws technology is so good i cant understand why nobody else is willing to go that route. i was very interested to see the on the jeep liberty thinking it would be a mercedes benz engine but it is coming from an italian company. time will tell. they need to offer diesel in more smaller packages like the tdi. i want a diesel dont really want a giant truck nor can i afford it. john i plan to trade my 97 5.9 gas truck on a new cummins ho 6 speed. i made the decision after towing my 5500 lb trailer cross country. my daily driver is an 01 vw beetle tdi. ive come to appreciate the attributes of the diesel engine with this car. there is one hill on a side road here that the vw will climb faster than anything ive ever owned. you sound like a fan of manual transmissions; with the torque of any good diesel they are as easy to drive as automatics only more fun. drive the 2500 ctd and i think youll forget about the 1500 even being an option! check out the discussion forums at http//www.turbodieselregister.com for everything you need to know! looking for some help deciding between 3/4 ton gas/diesel. since i dont tow much my reflex is to go gas... just by the new hemi. but here are my parameters... 1. i live at 9500 and my commute takes me up and down the mountain. i want an engine/tranny combo thats well suited for this over the years. making this climb one or more times a day will a diesel last longer... all other things being equal 2. i want the best fuel efficiency so will diesel fare better in making the climb than gas 3. for performance and safety winter mountain driving i want a manual transmission. unless im wrong that rules out the new 1500. 4. i will on occaision tow equipment up to my place for excavation landscaping work etc. so basically i need a really good utility vehicle that i can count on for years. i dont have a religious preference gas or diesel im just looking to make the sensible choice. suggestions/comments thanks. .

From : mac davis

on wed 13 aug 2003 012911 gmt denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote you dont need no steenkin newton-meter! just use a glass cookie jar like i do that way you can tell at a glance when your newtons are runnin low! ^ mike gad! i just figured that one out. i dont even want to think of a comeback to that one!! bg denny but do ya really figgin care .

From : jwlbal

tom the light came on again this morning and i wiggled the connector reset the system and it was off...turns out that the actual connector the one i describe as being on the frame just behind the fuel tank was corroded inside of the plastic housing i cut it apart for curiosity sake... so i replaced it with a couple of butt connectors and put silicone all around it and the problem is solved. if you saw the extremely tiny wires inside the connector you would laugh....it will probably become a common problem for a lot of dodge owners in the near future because of the extremely thin wire and the so called water tight fitting was complete green from corrosion on the inside. the wires going into the connector are around a # 14 but the connector guts are around an 18 or 20. anyway it took a while but all is well. couldnt have done it without your help!!! thanks a million paul tank...i didnt catch it earlier and just for kicks i unplugged it cleaned it a little and reconnected it and that was it...one stupid simple connection caused all the problems and 3 days of hunting but at least it is fixed. glad to hear it! good job tracking that down. those are the most difficult types of electrical problems to find - the marginal/intermittent connection problems. a good practice is to clean the contacts like you did then squirt a dab of dielectric grease into both sides of the connector then re-assemble. the grease will help to prevent corrosion of the contacts. so i guess it was 10 flashes after all huh .