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From : budd cochran

Q: roger towner wrote i am thinking of installing a remote start in my 2003 2500 dodge ram. hemi engine automatic transmission. any comments pro or con. go to www.the12volt.com and set up a free account. great source of information for stereos alarms and remote start systems. -- ken .

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From : budd cochran

im somewhat confused about towing capacity and the license tags on light trucks. if you are towing your own rig and not for hire can you use the standard 12000 gvw plates but tow more weight it seems like some of the rv type trailers would be too large for the standard license plates. thanks bill bill not sure about all states but here in mo the tow vehicle must be licensed for the weight of the tow vehicle plu the towed vehicle. thus i have my ram 2500 licensed for 18000 lbs to cover the weight of the truck and travel trailer. i have also heard that this requirement is also very loosely enforced which accounts for the many folks you see who dont have the required plates for their combo. hope this helps! mike .

From : budd cochran

thanks ken. ill check it out. i guess habit is why im having trouble with x. budd .

From : bdk

peter wrote id wonder why someone would even spend the money to do such a thing i mean how many propane fill stations will fill that thing up! or have the correct fitting or whatever it takes to fill it. i guess if you have the kind of money to blow to do it than so be it i guess. in usa it really makes no sense thats not true at all. if 99% of the vehicles operation is in its home town it only takes one or two lpg stations to make it very practical. and its even more practical for a fleet operator who can economically invest in a fuelling station for the whole fleet. .

From : budd cochran

helpful g dontbothersendingmeemailyouspammer@nothere.com wrote in jb wrote i was changing my wheels from the oversize ones that came with my truck bought it used to normal size wheels. ive changed 3 tires but 1 i cant get off because one of the 8 lug nuts is stuck on the lug. the oversize tires lug nuts use a special adapter that goes inside the lug nut american racing wheels to turn it off the lug. the problem is worse because it is not only stuck but now the lug nut has cracked so the adapter turns freely inside. what are my options buy a locking lug removal tool. it is a socket that gets driven over the lug nut and then you remove them. just make sure it is driven on hard so the teeth grab good. http//www.autobarn.net/emlugnutrem.html ----== posted via feeds.com - unlimited-unrestricted-secure usenet ==---- http//www.feeds.com the #1 group service in the world! 120000+ groups ----= east and west-coast server farms - total privacy via encryption =---- .

From : budd cochran

learning to read is my next task in life g ah wood lak tuh larn tuh spel gud me selph. vbg i dont think the client would have anything to do with retention on the newgroup server would it i have giga provided by my isp and when i look at new groups it goes back months and pulls down all the threads. i may just be a setting you have messed up. like i told t-bone i aint no corn-pooter axe-spurt. lol i just need something i can install and forget about. anywho if you like the gui interface of o.e. have you given thunderbird a try ill check it out. thanks! budd .

From : budd cochran

im posting this here cause i always get answers here. i do own a dodge truck but right now its running just fine. vehicle; 1980 lebaron 149000km; 318 49000km a904 tranie 71500km. generally the car runs great after new rebuilt carb with ported vacuum installed no rust no body damage slight vibration over 80 km another problem for another day. problem; tranie has a hard time shifting from 1st to 2nd if the speed is increased gradually while going up a steep hill . it tries to shift but just rattles. if the throttle is increased it shifts ok it just seems to do it at slow acceleration. on a flat road or on a medium steep hill at any rate of acceleration it shifts fine and you can barely notice the shift. during stop and go traffic rush hour where the speed is up and down between 15 and 20 km the first dozen or so 1 to 2 transitions are smooth then it starts to get progressively harsher. city driving stop light to stop light is fine no problems. towing a trailer with 3/4 yard of redimix cement had no problems last summer about 15 km on flat roads ive recently replaced the filter and fluid there was some sediment on the pan and magnet but nothing i havent seem before on other tranies. the problem wasnt evident before the fluid change but then it wasnt used in rush hour or on steep hills. the current and the old fluid smells ok but looks like blood murky red. used dexron 3 with mercon couldnt find just dexron. yes i checked the level of the fluid and it is almost at the max mark on the dipstick. so now the question. is there an adjustment that needs to be done or is this a tranie rebuild again had a 68 dart in the 70s with a 273 v8 same problem. after taking it to a tranie shop for a free tare down and inspection then refusing the repair they had to reassembly the tranie and give me the car back in running condition free it never skipped again up to when i sold it 18 months later. they never told me what they did. thanks in advance .

From : jmc

it did pretty much look like only surface rust. so they dont make truly stainless steel exhaust systems that dont rust at all its physically impossible to produce an alloy of steel that never rusts. however - higher quality stainless steels will resist rusting better than lower quality ones. the goal of the automaker is to produce an exhaust system that doesnt rot through for the life of the vehicles warranty. given that the maximum lifetime of that warranty is 7 years or 100000 miles biggest service contract you can buy the fact that your 4-year-old exhaust is starting to show signs of surface rust and im sure thats all it is id say its perfectly normal. .

From : mac davis

gerald trevor wrote im looking for a used dodge. who do you folks recommend as an honest dealer in alabama georgia or north florida thats like asking where to find a good woman in dallas. craig c. .

From : nosey

nosey wrote gerald trevor wrote im looking for a used dodge. who do you folks recommend as an honest dealer in alabama georgia or north florida in the nw atlanta area ive had good luck with dallas dodge dallas ga for sales and marietta dodge for parts and service. ive only had experience with dallas dodge with new sales not used. i missed that the first time i read your post. sorry. -- ken .

From : slick willy

on thu 08 dec 2005 084625 -0800 helpful g dontbothersendingmeemailyouspammer@nothere.com wrote jb wrote i was changing my wheels from the oversize ones that came with my truck bought it used to normal size wheels. ive changed 3 tires but 1 i cant get off because one of the 8 lug nuts is stuck on the lug. the oversize tires lug nuts use a special adapter that goes inside the lug nut american racing wheels to turn it off the lug. the problem is worse because it is not only stuck but now the lug nut has cracked so the adapter turns freely inside. what are my options ================================= dremel tool cutoff wheel and cold chisel. generally not an option on a $1000 alloy rim. .

From : budd cochran

ron could i suggest you read the posts just a little bit more closely thank you. i have tera and x and im posting this from google because the x isnt working right. .

From : termite

try x. its free and i have been using it for a couple of years and love it. try here to start ... http//www.slyck.com/x.php i have it already see my last sentence in the reply you answerted and i cant get any posts newer than a week old. i may have a configiuration wrong but i dont know enough to set it correctly evidently. thats why i was looking for something easier to run. budd .

From : bdk

on thu 8 dec 2005 001232 -0700 mmd49@webtv.net mark d wrote i think theres a lot of fallicies about oil floating out there and what oils should be used on particular vehicles. snipped a more correct accurate statement would be synthetics will protect better than conventional oils particularly in temp extremes. another truth is that cheap 99 cent a qt oil is recycled oil. you basically get what you pay for. mark explain why synthetics protect better than conventional oils. other than the fact they do not thicken as much when cold or thin as much when hot another truth is that even some expensive conventional oils are produced from recycled oil and that used engine oil is a very good feed stock for oil refining. it has less of a lot of the crap that has to be removed from crude oil to make a good lubricant. the secret is it has to be re refined oil.not just filtered/scrubbed and doctored with additives. another truth is cafe is dictating the oil recommended by manufacturers more than engineering. if an engine is designed so that a 10w40 oil can not flow through the oil galleries adequately to lubricate the engine and 5w30 can someone should shoot the engineer - it is engineered too close to the failure limit. lighter oil provides less pumping resistance and less shear resistance than heavy oil - which lets the engine put more horsepower to the flywheel for the same amount of fuel - this is the main reason lightweight multigrades are recommended today. they can get away with these lighter oils because finish tollerances and metallurgy are much better today than they have been in years past there are fewer high spots and other irregularities in wear surfaces today that required a thicker oil to provide protection - so an engine will last as long or longer with light oil today in comparison to the engines of yesterday - regardless what oil you fed them. when my engines get close to the 100000km mark i move to a heavier oil - with a wider viscosity spread - and change it early enough that shear induced viscosity breakdown never becomes an issue 10w40 or 15w40 oil changed every 5000km or 3 months. usually i buy my cars with 100000km on them so i personally use very little 5w30. .

From : budd cochran

budd cochran mr-d150@preciscom.net wrote in try x. its free and i have been using it for a couple of years and love it. try here to start ... http//www.slyck.com/x.php i have it already see my last sentence in the reply you answerted and i cant get any posts newer than a week old. i may have a configiuration wrong but i dont know enough to set it correctly evidently. thats why i was looking for something easier to run. budd learning to read is my next task in life g i dont think the client would have anything to do with retention on the newgroup server would it i have giga provided by my isp and when i look at new groups it goes back months and pulls down all the threads. i may just be a setting you have messed up. anywho if you like the gui interface of o.e. have you given thunderbird a try .

From : budd cochran

i was quoted $500.00 to replace a fuel pump in my 1999 dodge ram 4x4 quad cab with a 26 gallon fuel tank. although it may be completely covered under my guardian insurance plan. does that price sound crazy one other thing. for about 8 months now my fuel gauge has not been working correctly. i found this out when i ran out of gas with 1/4 of a tank still showing on the guage. so ive been using the odometer since. now the fuel pump appears to have gone bad. are the fuel guage and the fuel pump related would it seem plausible that the fuel guage system craps out 8 months before the fuel pump and if i get a new fuel pump will that automatically fix the fuel guage problem thanks .

From : budd cochran

this is the first time ive ever used a reader not bundled with the browserlike netscape or oe and the first time i didnt have an isp with groups. i know next to nothing when it comes to this stuff. .. . .if that much. ive already got all the help precis has and it looks like precis communication techs are just cable installers that can hook up the modems. i need to get my user name changed for that reason. their land line tech help is a gal that changes passwords and screen names and can walk you thru a re-connect after moving the computer . . .and thats about all. budd this sounds more like you are dropping excessive packets than a problem with the reader. free agent is a good reader but it may have the same problems. since you are paying for this service i would contact their help lines first and make sure that is not an issue on their side or something not configured properly on yours and if nothing their i would contact your cable company and have them send one of their competent techs out to check your system. i had a similar problem with both groups and e-mail and it turned out to be a bad router somewhere in the cable companies system. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

From : slick willy

on 7 dec 2005 190258 -0800 budd cochran mr-d150@preciscom.net wrote after reminding myself of the tremendous amount of . . . . . .uh knowledge in this group i decided it was best to ask those that wont fall out of their chairs laughing well wont fall too hard anyway over my question. im subscribed to tera for a erver but i need to find a reader that is simple duh! and gets even the latest posts before they are a week old. heck even google is faster than x in that respect. my cable internet provider doesnt have groups so im doing this song and dance to get to the group to bug you all. itried setting up oulook express but it cant connect to tera directly. thanks!!! budd i really like agent budd.. been using it for years.. free agent is also available and is free... i upgraded to agent a few years ago to get spell check and a few other things.. was a whole $30 i think.. http//www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php its easy to use and set up and i really like the way it keeps track of the groups that i subscribe to.. mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : tbone

hey i have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 that is not shifting. it wouldnt go forward or backwards when you put it in gear.there was a hard jerk before it stop going. any suggesting .

From : jmc

id wonder why someone would even spend the money to do such a thing i mean how many propane fill stations will fill that thing up! or have the correct fitting or whatever it takes to fill it. i guess if you have the kind of money to blow to do it than so be it i guess. i have no answer but id love to hear more about the propane conversion. -rev .

From : budd cochran

jb wrote i was changing my wheels from the oversize ones that came with my truck bought it used to normal size wheels. ive changed 3 tires but 1 i cant get off because one of the 8 lug nuts is stuck on the lug. the oversize tires lug nuts use a special adapter that goes inside the lug nut american racing wheels to turn it off the lug. sounds like you have lug nut locks. these break all the time or get lost. not a big deal. take it over to your local tire store they have a special tool just for this. probably only charge you $5-10 plus new lug nuts. will only take a few minutes too. -- ..bob 1997 hd fxdwg - turbocharged stolen 11/26/05 in denver 1hd1gel10vy3200010 co license j5822z 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1966 mustang coupe - daily driver 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .

From : tbone

accomplishing the task. try to get motion with out force. try to turn that lug nut in some direction without applyuing any force. i know that this discussion is kind of like saying that cold doesnt exist its just an absence of heat... but anyway... yeah.... pretty much but you make a perfect point torque without motion is useless. motion without any force behind it if such a state could exist is equally as useless. actually these are very different statements because force torque in this case can exist without producing movement as in our lug wrench scenario when it is insufficient to produce work. but work can never exist without force because there has to be something creating the motion over time/distance to be measured. theyre both components of power. so back to my original statement - you want to sustain a given weight at a given speed - you need a certain amount of power to do so. how you arrive at that power output doesnt matter. lets arbitrarily say you want to move 10000lbs at 30mph. after factoring in drag inertia etc. etc. you conclude you need 175hp to do that. you may produce that power with an engine putting out 600ft.lbs. of torque turning at 1500rpm or an engine putting out 200ft.lbs. of torque turning at 4600rpm. ever caclulate or seen mention of a drag cars horsepower based on trap speed and weight same principle. you cant calculate torque that way because you dont know the rpm. thats because torque isnt calculated its measured. point being that hp is a function of torque... it isnt a force it isnt doing anything it is just an expression of how much is being done by the forces in play... almost like a comentator to a ball game theyre not involved in the playing of the game but they are necessary in helping know what is going on...sort of... .