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No Problem Until I Rotated Tires

From : t j hopkins

Q: thanks for your replies. ill take in advisement and continue doing my homework. i appreciate the url addresses. the response from cdr appears to be from someone misinformed about the cummins diesel. before you consider any of these three brands read the discussion forums dedicated to the three brands http//www.turbodieselregister.com/ http//www.thedieselstop.com/ http//www.thedieselpage.com/ diesel! if you are going for the bigger truck you will be disappointed in fuel mileage on a regular gasoline engine.even the v-10 on fords it is a fuel leak loaded empty. also the duramax diesel is foreign and has aluminum blocks stay away from the fire! and you wont get burned dodge has the cummins diesel and if you like going slow and not pulling much weight go there. the f-250 or f-350 is a truck! im cross-posting here to try to solicit your opinions on the type of trucks you drive. im in the market to buy a new truck and am just now starting to compare my choices for the pros and cons. im considering the dodge ram 2500 ford f-250 and the silverado 2500 all 4 doors. i would like to hear from those that already own these models as to your likes and dislikes and also what you wish it had or didnt have as far as features and capabilities. also diesel vs. gasoline. im hoping to make a purchase within the next 7 to 10 days. im currently driving a 97 suburban and will be trading it. may also consider buying a new 03 or 04 suburban as well. any drivers out there willing to add your two-cents worth on this one thanks for your help and input. danny .

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From : tim miser

ive used fram filters for over 30 years and never had a failure. i second that. about 25 years for me on vechicles that ran up over 200000 miles in 15 years. never an oil problem afaict. the vehicles always departed this earth from body rust problems rather than mechanical/engine problems. smh .

From : redneck tookover hell

ok i went a little long on rotating my tires. they have 15k on them. before i rotated them there was no problem and a smooth ride but after rotating them it shakes the snot out of you between 60 and 70 mph. was it too late to rotate will it smooth out over time or should i put them back where they were and forget rotating them. p265 75r 15 criss cross rotation. thanks. .

From : ron s

trey can you explain how the sound of one truck puts the other trucks to shame would that mean it is quieter or does it mean that it sounds more like a truck or what exactly -- frosty trey wrote have you heard the new cummins diesel i heard one yesterday not a showroom model but a contractors truck. and wow! it puts the duramax and new powerstroker to shame. crash zorena@sbcglobal.net wrote im cross-posting here to try to solicit your opinions on the type of trucks you drive. im in the market to buy a new truck and am just now starting to compare my choices for the pros and cons. im considering the dodge ram 2500 ford f-250 and the silverado 2500 all 4 doors. i would like to hear from those that already own these models as to your likes and dislikes and also what you wish it had or didnt have as far as features and capabilities. look very carefully at the very small price difference between the f-250 and f-350. i assume other brands also exhibit a similar structure. i own an f-250 and will never buy another. the price to move up to an otherwide identical f-350 is less than $1000 for an additional 1100 pounds of gvw. also diesel vs. gasoline. if you intend to haul or tow anything substantial consider a diesel. if you intend to drive the new truck for quite a number of years consider a diesel. my f-250 is equipped with the 7.3 liter diesel and i love it. i intend to keep the vehicle for 10 years or more i.e. 250000 miles or more. i keep a vehicle an average of 8 years and the previous diesel i kept for 13 years and 210000 miles. however the early ford 6.0 liter diesels had very serious very expensive problems. the current production model seems better redesigned injectors. the 04 version is expected to offer yet another improvement. the gm duramax is only a little older than the ford 6.0 liter i.e. a relatively new engine. the cummins in the dodge is a well-proven engine but of an eariler design generation. it isnt nearly as quiet as the powerstroke or duramax and doesnt meet the same pollution requirements as the other two. thanks for your help and input. danny bob -- bob peterson bbs dialup 972 403 9406 to 53333 v.34/x2/v.90 peterson@mail.zg.com bbs telnet bbs.zg.com web www.zg.com .

From : mike simmons

bet the thing isnt backfiring now or slugish to start tho.. right - the battery recommendation was based on those symptoms. its possible theres still a problem with the rear wheel speed sensor is the speedometer reading erratic at all but the misfiring and especially the slow starting/stalling is almost always a bad battery. .

From : redneck tookover hell

when the hell did a 1987 camaro become relevant in a question about a sunroof on a pickup truck try putting one in your next pickup and then report back oh hey mac another boy from north dakota!!!!!!!!!!! just to throw in my $0.02 i had an 87 camaro that i installed a pop-up sunroof in and the four years i had it up here in the cold winters and hot summers of north dakota .

From : hdinny

| | im interested in this. besides if im not mistaken the drl module runs | your parking lamps on the bright i.e. turn signal filament and | makes them stand out better during the day which is the whole point i | thought. | | a little off-topic but take a close look at the next late-model firebird | camaro or corvette you see going down the road. | | also do the tail lights come on with drl module | | im curious too because id like to have drl on my 90 daytona es as | well just to have them. | | -- | | / | / /| | / || / | | |---| /|/ | ||---|| | | /|/*/.| | /*| /| | /|||| //||/ |/|| //||/|| | some drl modules use the turn signal filament some the high beams and some the headlamps. tail/marker lights generally dont come on with the drls. .

From : moparman

hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! thats the best joke posted here in a while when will they learn roy .

From : jwlbal

the receipts i have show oil changes once or twice a year. new fuel filter in 98. coolant replaced in 94 and 98. transmission fluid & filter in 99. new batteries in 98 2 batteries because the truck has a winch. tires hoses belts all look good. i think the truck did not sit idle that much. records show a steady progression of mileage through the years just about 1500 - 2000 miles a year. only 500 miles in the last year though so maybe some idle time in the last year which would account for the brakes sticking i think. receipts show a transmission leak when the truck was new - the truck was in 3 times and wound up getting a new case seal plate solenoid seals etc. some friends told me the dodge trannies were thought to be problematic back then. a year later it got a new gear package and some other work. transmission seems to work fine now. in 93 the rear axle seals were replaced and new rear brake shoes installed and in 2000 the pinion seal was replaced. i am hoping to hear from some other d150 owners who could tell me if there are any common problems known to occur with this model and year and tell me of their experience and opinion of the d150. how does it tow etc. i expect to get many miles out of this truck. would like to hear from owners on what is a reasonable expectation for lifetime mileage. thanks .

From : t j hopkins

budd cochran mr-d150@citlink.net wrote bob peterson wrote the cummins in the dodge is a well-proven engine but of an eariler design generation. it isnt nearly as quiet as the powerstroke or duramax and doesnt meet the same pollution requirements as the other two. excuse me if it didnt meet the epa requirements then explain how come you can still get one where did i say current pollution requirements in particular i did not say the cummins fails to meet current epa pollution requirements. my comment refers to my understanding that both the powerstroke and duramax meet future epa requirements. budd bob -- bob peterson bbs dialup 972 403 9406 to 53333 v.34/x2/v.90 peterson@mail.zg.com bbs telnet bbs.zg.com web www.zg.com .

From : mike simmons

be careful about putting it back in. id like to try it myself and although this is a hard question to answer do you think it is something i could do given the service manual the proper tools special seal installation tool case spreader and dial indicator and enough time to work on it probably yes. if you dont have one of those items i wouldnt attempt it. also can i keep filling the differential for a while so it doesnt get too low sure. .

From : mulatz

on 21 aug 2003 225304 gmt mopar440@aol.comedy.org redneck tookover hell wrote when the hell did a 1987 camaro become relevant in a question about a sunroof on a pickup truck try putting one in your next pickup and then report back oh hey mac another boy from north dakota!!!!!!!!!!! well there had to be someone left n dakota....... last one out turn off the lights.... just to throw in my $0.02 i had an 87 camaro that i installed a pop-up sunroof in and the four years i had it up here in the cold winters and hot summers of north dakota .

From : m

i have had bad experiences at most of the places i have taken my vehicles. i dont think that these places are trying to screw me out of money. i think that these places have inept / lazy mechanics. the business itself is usually not to blame other than they hire the crappiest mechanics they find. of course there are exceptions to this. i have come across one place in particular that goes out of its way to screw you hard core. fortunately for me i managed to find a shop with decent mechanics and good management in the most unlikely of places ok tire and auto this particular shop is excellent and hasnt tried to bs me yet. yes they have tried to do more than what i brought the truck in for but they were things that are required shortly anyways. aka shocks and sway bar bushings all in all i would say that taking little percautions to make sure the work is done proper is a good thing as its hard to prove that faulty work was the cause of a major failure. while there are some that go to extremes i think that 5 cents of white out is cheap insurance to make sure a gasket gets changed. its the little tricks like that which can can save you cash and problems in the future. my 2 cents. kirk ok i went a little long on rotating my tires. they have 15k on them. before i rotated them there was no problem and a smooth ride but after rotating them it shakes the snot out of you between 60 and 70 mph. was it too late to rotate will it smooth out over time or should i put them back where they were and forget rotating them. p265 75r 15 criss cross rotation. thanks. last time in dealer while awaiting my daks reg service there was a women in there fit to be tied due to same problem on her caravan recommendation was rebalancing all 4 wheels at quite a cost didnt hear if she went for it or who paid - balancing did sound logical as a solution. ron think about it that is a real quick buck for the dealer and unless you can prove that the wheel weights had been moved or removed what are you going to do maybe take a nice close-up digital photo of each wheel before you take it in for rotation next time and maybe you can catch them in the act. the only other legit reason for them being out of balance would be that the wheels and tires were balanced as an assembly while they were mounted on the vehicle thus the counterweights were balancing the brake drum also. years ago at a gm dealer i worked at we would do just that if the vibration was being a problem. therefore if you rotated the tires not knowing that was what was done the results would be a very bad vibration. it tickles me to see the posts on this ng and the length posters feel we dealers will go to to screw people and the lengths photos of each wheel they feel the consumer must go to to avoid being screwed! jeesh guys... get a life! we have much better things to do with our time than to sit around trying to figure out how to screw the next customer that comes in the door..... if you read the original post the poster indicated he went a liitle long before his first tire rotation... 15k miles..... yeah.... exactly twice as long as recommended..... and if he was a conscientious about his tire pressures as he was about his rotation schedule do you think it may be possible that his tires were worn a mite unevenly leading to cupping...... hmmmmmm and then when they were finally rotated the uneven tire wear was demonstrated to him as a vibration i think this is much more plausible than the dealer trying to screw him.... but then what do i know mike .

From : sps700

hahahahahahahahaha .

From : mr rather b beachen

i had to have mine replaced on my 97 ram. after having it towed in and sitting a few days they called to tell me how much it would be. i went back in and tried to negotiate a discount on the part but preferred that i go to napa for the part and bring it in for them to install. i was amazed that they would give business away so readily but thats what i ended up doing. seems that dodge incorporates the sending unit for the fuel gauge into the pump which makes it more expensive. i hear that if you are so unfortunate to have your gas gauge malfunction your best option is to live with it. as for your labor charge they undoubtedly go by the flat rate book and have probably done enough to get pretty good at it. i dont recall exactly how long mine took or what the bill ended up being but i did save around $200. by using the napa part. i know there are a coupla service managers who hang out here so i thought id ask if $700 plus change seems like a reasonable figure to replace a fuel pump on a 97 dak. they quoted $400 and something for the pump less than $200 at napa and the rest was labor 2 hours and 15 minutes from the time they called for approval till the time they called and said it was ready for pickup. seems awfully high to me....thats at least $150 per hour just for the labor!! but id be happy to hear some rationale. .

From : nitpik

jason i would strongly recommend against having an aftermarket sunroof installed on any vehicle! just to throw in my $0.02 i had an 87 camaro that i installed a pop-up sunroof in and the four years i had it up here in the cold winters and hot summers of north dakota i never had a single problem with it leaks or otherwise. in fact it actually saved me once when i was out of town and accidentally locked my keys in the car. the sunroof was the type that you could remove easily from the popped-up position to give the full sunroof feel if you wanted and so i was able to take it off and crawl through the roof instead of paying some guy $50 to jimmy the lock! .