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From : moparman

Q: also while getting my truck serviced today the rear end holds synthetic grease/oil that apparently only the dealer has. at 30k you need this changed so dont take it to quick-lube and get 90 weight grease. fyi the oil change for the rear end was 129.00. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .

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From : trey

it has the mopar icon on the bottle ;- moparman wrote also while getting my truck serviced today the rear end holds synthetic grease/oil that apparently only the dealer has. at 30k you need this changed so dont take it to quick-lube and get 90 weight grease. fyi the oil change for the rear end was 129.00. just out of curiosity what is so special about it that other synthetic oil can not be used jerry .

From : david reid

$129.00 that is highway robery. chrysler farms out oil production to the lowest bidder. i would suggest finding an independent quick lube facility to do this service for you next time. if they are using a true synthetic in the rear end it should be a fill for life application unless you submerge it in water. regards david reid it has the mopar icon on the bottle ;- moparman wrote also while getting my truck serviced today the rear end holds synthetic grease/oil that apparently only the dealer has. at 30k you need this changed so dont take it to quick-lube and get 90 weight grease. fyi the oil change for the rear end was 129.00. just out of curiosity what is so special about it that other synthetic oil can not be used jerry .

From : hdinny

tom lawrence wrote synthetic grease/oil that apparently only the dealer has. at 30k you need this changed so dont take it to quick-lube and get 90 weight grease. horsecrap. lemme guess... the dealership told you that its 75w90 synthetic gear oil. you can buy the stuff anywhere - for darned sure cheaper than you can at the dealership. for a 1500 its 75w140. for the 2500/3500 its 75w90. both are synthetic. the 1500 anti spin calls for an additive. the 2500/3500 doesnt. hd in ny 2003 quad cab 1500 hemi .

From : moparman

$129.00 that is highway robery. chrysler farms out oil production to the lowest bidder. i would suggest finding an independent quick lube facility to do this service for you next time. if they are using a true synthetic in the rear end it should be a fill for life application unless you submerge it in water. regards no they only charge 31.00 for an engine oil change including filter and 7 quarts of mopar oil. the rear end grease is synthetic and thats whats expensive. same with the transmission oil i think the cost of that service was 225.00. quick change places dont have the right synthetic oil according to all the places i went. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches . 222 267632 8y68b.22553$jv1.397@twister.austin.rr.com the federal government has rather strict laws when it comes to auto manufacturing. for instance the 5.7 hemi just barely passes federal nox requirements when it comes to light duty truckswhich is why there is no 6.0 liter hemi etc.. same as with exhaust the fedsepa actually have limits on the amount of sound a vehicle can emitthis includes the engine!. this is the main reason new motorcycles come with exhaust systems that can weigh up to 15% of the bikes total weight. hot rod recently ran a story on borla exhaust for the hemi and dynoed a 20 hp improvement. as for exhaust i have a 03 1500 hemi qc 2wheel. added a high flow cat and a huge flowmaster 3 in and dual 3 out after the cat. it instantly improved everything in the power range from idle to top end. i got slightly better gas mileage but that could be attributed to the engine breaking in. however there was definitely better engine response on the low end. it is more eager than before and has more low end torque and tows better than before. its a 3 chamber and its louder than i would have liked. dont ever put a 2 chamber on a street vehicle ; wyk round rock tx on tue 09 sep 2003 020240 gmt richardson brian brian@richardson.net wrote dont know what you have so... from what ive heard my 5.7 does not gain much if anything from intake/exhaust mods but i used to have a 5.9 with fipk and headers/exhaust which gives a decent performance increase on that engine. dont know about the smaller engines. im waiting on the kenne-bell supercharger to be released for my 5.7. in my experience thats the only bolt-on item that really gives you a good dollar-to-horsepower return. .

From : moparman

ram 1500 4x4 hemi quad fortunately this is minor i think just annoying. i work in a hilly area. at the top of the hill is a road that i take a right on. standard one lane 35 mph road so the turn occurs at about10 mph. this turn is at the top of a steep hill so you immediately start down a steep hill. when you first round the corner of the turn and give it gas to continue it gives the bigggest tranny/drivetrain lurch - like a big tranny slip. i feel this same slip/lurch on flat surfaces like turning onto my street. unless you let the tranny/drivetrain or whatefver spindown a second or 2 before giving it gas you get a lurch/slip. if you give it gas immediately after a slow down turn onto a street or drive the lurch occurs. on the big hill going to work the angle must make it even worse as the lurch is drastic and easy to replicate. again if i coast around the turn and resist giving it gas for a second or twoletting somethings wind down or out it doesnt do it. weird. anyone else experience this wondering if its a know tsb that is fixable or one they claim is as per design. todd .

From : terrasmurfy

max340 wrote i think i blew it. longer rods would make the problem worse all else being equal. nope. longer rods would decrease the number of degrees off center that the rod travelled relative to the piston. lower number of degrees less side angle forces less cylinder wear and friction loss. length of stroke affects this but is can be countered by a longer rod. when increasing throw rod angle interferes with the cylinder. longer rods assume smaller angles. it seemed to make sense but swinging the top of the long rod out just makes interference worse even though the angle decreases. the top small end end of the rod doesnt swing anywhere. the crank throw or stroke only affects where the large end of the rod travels in the block and it wont matter how long or short the rod is if the big end doesnt have clearance. the small end does swing out away from the opposite side of a right triangle. sketch a little picture and youll see it draw a circle thats the path of the big end around the crankshaft centerline. put a big dot at the left side thats the big end at 90 degrees from tdc. draw a tall rectangle above the circle thats the cylinder. put a small end dot in the middle of the rectangle and connect the dots with the rod. now put a second small end dot higher in the rectangle and connect it to the big end with a longer rod. does the longer rod with the lesser angle come closer to the base of the cylinder .

From : smurfy

on thu 11 sep 2003 225208 gmt moparman sdhendryx@comcast.net wrote all i can say is holey crap ... i use royal purple products in my truck and they are pricy but not that damn expencive ... ouch the labor was 37.50 1 each of 4318060ab lubricant was 7.50 4 each of 4874469 lubricant was 76.80 6.95 sales tax. if you can decode those part numbers it shopuld say what they are. .

From : bruce wappman

no they only charge 31.00 for an engine oil change including filter and 7 quarts of mopar oil. the rear end grease is synthetic and thats whats expensive. same with the transmission oil i think the cost of that service was 225.00. quick change places dont have the right synthetic oil according to all the places i went. hello i am an amsoil dealer in harrisburg pa. amsoil makes a 75w-140 gear oil. i would like to talk with the quick change places that you went to that did not have the correct gear lube. those places are missing out on a lot of potential customers. send me an email. thanks bruce amsoil dealer harrisburg pa www.thebestsyntheticoil.com .

From : moparman

no they only charge 31.00 for an engine oil change including filter and 7 quarts of mopar oil. the rear end grease is synthetic and thats whats expensive. same with the transmission oil i think the cost of that service was 225.00. quick change places dont have the right synthetic oil according to all the places i went. hello i am an amsoil dealer in harrisburg pa. amsoil makes a 75w-140 gear oil. i would like to talk with the quick change places that you went to that did not have the correct gear lube. those places are missing out on a lot of potential customers. send me an email. thanks bruce amsoil dealer harrisburg pa www.thebestsyntheticoil.com is that what those part numbers decode too -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .

From : carolina watercraft works inc

you guys need to look into le lubricants for these points. -- laszlo almasi carolina watercraft works inc. 2810-5d yonkers road raleigh nc 27604 loballeng@mindspring.com $129.00 that is highway robery. chrysler farms out oil production to the lowest bidder. i would suggest finding an independent quick lube facility to do this service for you next time. if they are using a true synthetic in the rear end it should be a fill for life application unless you submerge it in water. regards no they only charge 31.00 for an engine oil change including filter and 7 quarts of mopar oil. the rear end grease is synthetic and thats whats expensive. same with the transmission oil i think the cost of that service was 225.00. quick change places dont have the right synthetic oil according to all the places i went. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .

From : carolina watercraft works inccarolina watercraft works inc

yes the 2500 does cost more to insure. the reason it causes more damage when it hits things...as explained to me from my agent. as for which one you should get well that is subjective and it also depends on what you are going to be doing with it. personally i think you can get the manual tranny in the 1500 but down the road if/when you decide to sell it the manual in a 1500 will make it difficult to sell since most 1500 p/u are not used for work. the 2500 is used to haul more and the potential buyer of the 2500 will already realize the benefits of the manual so you wont have that issue. the downside is the mileage youll get with the 2500. i have a 2001 and get about 13.5 on the highway. the upside is i get 13.5 with the a/c on and pulling a trailer. with the 1500 your mileage will be better but as soon as you add a trailer itll shoot down. one option for you would be to get the 2500 with the manual tranny and replace the differential/s with the gear ratio of the 1500 which you can get at the parts counter. your mileage should increase about 4/gal but will decrease when pulling a trailer like the 1500 does. -- laszlo almasi carolina watercraft works inc. 2810-5d yonkers road raleigh nc 27604 loballeng@mindspring.com a better ride or a more truck like ride there is no magic here. heavier springs and a solid front axle are not going to give you a more car like ride than the 1500 and i have been in both as well. the only way that he will know for himself is to test drive both of them on the type of roads that he will be driving on most of the time if he can. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving what about insurance does the 2500 cost that much more to insure what about fuel economy i know the 2500 is a heavier truck how much does that affect the gas mileage i would go with the diesel 2500 if i was in the market .

From : tom lawrence

synthetic grease/oil that apparently only the dealer has. at 30k you need this changed so dont take it to quick-lube and get 90 weight grease. horsecrap. lemme guess... the dealership told you that its 75w90 synthetic gear oil. you can buy the stuff anywhere - for darned sure cheaper than you can at the dealership. .