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From : 99scanner

Q: i have about the same pressures on my 79 318 with about 25000 on the rebuild so id say that sounds good. budd spamsucks wrote i recently dropped a newly rebuilt 318 in my 84 dodge pickup. the newengine has about 500 miles on it. i installed a set of mech. gauges. oil pressure cold/idle is 70lbs. after it warms up the pressure at idle is about 30lbs. at 15-20mph it returns to 60-70lbs. is this normal thanks- kristopher .

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From : 99scanner

you cannot change the deck height of an engine block by changing the pistons and/or crankshaft. the deck height is the measured distance from the crank centerline to the top of the block deck where the head bolts on. you have your terminology confused pertaining to this subject the piston deck height is the dimension between the flat top of the piston and the deck of the block. the dimension between the centerline of the crank and the deck is the block deck height or block height. the original post referred to a piston deck height of .171 a little short for block height. john it all makes sense now. thanks for pointing that out. .

From : fmb

my take on this issue is... having a drain plug is great if only as a convenience. i would prefer to drop a drained pan than a full pan. last time i did it i remained unscathed but i would rather deal with an empty pan. i it should have an external filter as well if the maintenance schedule is so severe. i dont know if it is any different now but the trans filter kits used to always have the gasket folded over the filter which made it a real bitch to get it on without leaks. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

From : hattmakr

ummmm.... im definately not an expert on dodge front ends but it seems you have the time to tinker and you are taking too large of a step to figure out your problem. you state it will go away for 100 miles if i grease all the fittings. you have found the bad part you just have to identify it. dont grease all the fittings just grease one. drive the vehicle. does it vibrate yes stop and grease one other fitting. drive the vehicle. does it vibrate yes stop and grease one more fitting. you get the idea when you grease a fitting and the vibration stops i would figure you have found your problem. if the vibrations quit a little then stop and grease another cause it might be more than one point that needs attention. hope this helps good luck. fmb only one b in fmb i really do need some help on this. im having trouble finding the culprit. i tried moving the tire around with a crowbar and nothing seems to give any snip looks like i am plagued with the dodge vibration. its a 99 durango that vibrates between 72 - 82 mph and it will go away for 100 miles if i grease all the fittings. snip .

From : mac davis

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From : clyde

snip dont grease all the fittings just grease one. drive the vehicle. does it vibrate yes stop and grease one other fitting. drive the vehicle. does it vibrate yes stop and grease one more fitting. you get the idea when you grease a fitting and the vibration stops i would figure you have found your problem. if the vibrations quit a little then stop and grease another cause it might be more than one point that needs attention. hope this helps good luck. makes perfect sense to me. he either didnt read it or didnt comprehend it. some people are hard of hearing some can hear ok but are hard of listening some are hard of reading some can read ok but are hard of comprehending wait till the vibration comes back. then read the post again out loud if it helps and again and again until you comprehend it. then get out the grease gun grease one fitting and go for a short ride. so many garys ..so.. clyde .

From : trey

looks like i am plagued with the dodge vibration. its a 99 durango that vibrates between 72 - 82 mph and it will go away for 100 miles if i grease all the fittings. i thought i had it when the idler arm showed some movement. i replaced that during a thunderstorm and while i had the grease gun out hit the others. 100 miles later and back at square-one. any play i can detect now seems to be in the steering linkage. will that linkage cause the vibration i need some advice on troubleshotting each joint. i believe the bearings are shot just based on the lack of maintenance and the amount of sand it has been in. i have 53k on it and see stories all over about 10k replacements. so if the upper & lower ball joints are really the answer where can i find better replacement parts. is moog really an upgrade i dont want to replace these in 10k. thanks. .