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From : hdinny

Q: pricewatch spammed follow the directions and in two weeks youll be in trouble financially but ill be rich off your gullibilty. i wonder if pay pal knows theyre being used this way i think ill check with them. budd .

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From : trey

dont forget that motors draw about 2-3 times their running current when starting i believe the power inverters run at 115 volts. v*a=w volts x amps = watts so 800 watts at 115 volts is 6.9 amps 800 watts at 12 volts is 66.6amps. does this sound accurate yes but you have to add a little for inefficiencies in power conversion and delivery. i your present alternator already generates over 1 kw 130 amps at 12 v = 1560 watts wow. so it means that i could easily connect a big inverter to the battery posts and draw say 800 watts at idle would that be safe my truck does have a heavy duty package i did not think about it. my primary use for such an inverter would be to power the furnace blower and maybe a tv or a computer or a radio. obviously only the furnace blower consumes significant power. in summer i could use it to power our two refrigerators. so i am talking about a 300-700 watt real load. thanks i there is an ongoing military program to provide the army with pickup trucks that also have a 20kw generator connected to the engine. such trucks could provide power at remote sites during deployment of troops. it sounds like a great idea. what i am thinking about right now is whether it is possible to replace an existing car alternator with one that could generate say 1 kilowatt of electricity. i have a pickup truck and with such an aleranator and an inverter i could have a great standby power capacity. i have a 1999 dodge ram truck and i know that there is enough space under the hood to mount a bigger alternator. are such extra powerful alternators available .

From : dave brower

hi all i used to hang out here many years ago when i first acquired my 1995 1500 4x4... well after three long days on the road this weekend we just returned from tx with a 02 2500 diesel. here is the link to the ebay auction we won http//cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/ebayisapi.dllviewitem&rd=1&category=31831&item=2426258373 it was wierd to come home and drive my 1500 after that road trip. the power of that cummins is without comparison. anyway.. we are excited to have the upgrade and now plan to get a truck camper worthy of her pickup bed. cheers! /ty her!!! her!!!! her pickup bed!! sir! cummins powered ram trucks are most certainly not hers! ^ mike .

From : hdinny

i seem to remember a recall or tsb on the evap drain on 01 or 02 dakotas. double check with your dealer. good luck hello all! i have a 2002 dakota quad cab with 38600 miles. the other day i was installing an xm radio and had to pull the carpet back on the passenger side. lo and behold there was a huge puddle of water! after further investigation it appears to be coming from the condenser drain through the firewall. this is where it gets strange. i pulled the access plate to check the drain on the engine side of the firewall and theres about 1/2 of tube sticking straight out through the firewall. it appears the water is trickling out of the tube and running back into the cab. shouldnt there be an elbow and tube coming off of this stub if not it certainly looks like a design flaw. any ideas thanks brad .

From : trey

hi all i used to hang out here many years ago when i first acquired my 1995 1500 4x4... well after three long days on the road this weekend we just returned from tx with a 02 2500 diesel. here is the link to the ebay auction we won http//cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/ebayisapi.dllviewitem&rd=1&category=31831&item=2426258373 it was wierd to come home and drive my 1500 after that road trip. the power of that cummins is without comparison. anyway.. we are excited to have the upgrade and now plan to get a truck camper worthy of her pickup bed. cheers! /ty .

From : tom debbie heintz

your present alternator already generates over 1 kw 130 amps at 12 v = 1560 watts wow. so it means that i could easily connect a big inverter to the battery posts and draw say 800 watts at idle would that be safe my truck does have a heavy duty package i did not think about it. my primary use for such an inverter would be to power the furnace blower and maybe a tv or a computer or a radio. obviously only the furnace blower consumes significant power. in summer i could use it to power our two refrigerators. so i am talking about a 300-700 watt real load. thanks i there is an ongoing military program to provide the army with pickup trucks that also have a 20kw generator connected to the engine. such trucks could provide power at remote sites during deployment of troops. it sounds like a great idea. what i am thinking about right now is whether it is possible to replace an existing car alternator with one that could generate say 1 kilowatt of electricity. i have a pickup truck and with such an aleranator and an inverter i could have a great standby power capacity. i have a 1999 dodge ram truck and i know that there is enough space under the hood to mount a bigger alternator. are such extra powerful alternators available .

From : dave brower

thanks for the affirmation on the deal. it was between this one and one at davesmith.com same color same year same price but 69k miles . we were weary after the long drive. but the difference in mileage was too much to resist. ironic.. when we left gas was 25 cents lower than diesel.. when we returned it was 10 cents higher than diesel. wierd. /ty damn thats alot of loot for a 02 coulda got a 03 2500 hemi for that price. why would you want a hemi when you can get a cummins he basically got a $33-$34k truck for $27k. mileage is pretty much inconsequential. it was a good deal. it was a hell of a good deal!! roy .

From : jwlbal

on sat 16 aug 2003 020748 -0400 north northmt@hotmail.com wrote on 15 aug 2003 210015 gmt ignoramus4661 ignoramus4661@nospam.4661.invalid said these hours will not necessarily hurt the engine -- low power low rpm low temps. which also means less oil presure which means more engine wear. allowing a automobile engine to idle for long periods is bad iirc. ymmv. hummmm..with a proper engine using good oil that thing should idle with no problems for a few hundred thousand hours assuming that it doesnt load up the cat with byproducts. idle oilpressure is the hallmark most designers exeed. anything over idle oil pressure is supposed to be gravy and of course the oil also serves also as a coolant medium so the hotter it runs the faster the oil should circulate. on my trucks/cars there is only a few 10 lbs difference between idle and 2500 rpm on my oil pressure gauges real ones g gunner what do you call someone in possesion of all the facts paranoid.-william burroughs .