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From : ed huggins

Q: i can tell you what i did. traded in my 02 sierra 1500 4.8l extended cab 4 dr on an 03 dodge ram 1500 quad cab hemi. soooo glad i did. the hemi is a great engine and my last tankful not towing came out to 15 mpg. thats better than the sierra did in the first 1000 miles. the quad cab is much better than the extended cab. the doors open wide and you never get trapped in between clamshell doors while in a parking lot. hd in ny do they offer an ext cab hemi i would prefer the clamshell doors over the quad cab. its not going to be a kid mover so being trapped is not an issue. it would be easier to throw my stuff in the ext cab then the quad cab plus i dont need a huge back seat. hey when are they putting that hemi in the dakota i would be first in line for that one. just a little something i noticed about the differences in a crew cab versus extended cab. ive got a 95 1/2 ton extended cab that i bought 2 months ago when it finally came up for sale after years of waiting for it to. i was parked at a motel & a new dodge crew cab was backed in next to it. they are both short beds & i noticed that both trucks are the same length. it looks like the cab may be moved forward just a few inches & that the front door has the back edge moved forward about 4 inches. not exactly on topic but just something that had stuck in my mind. tom heintz mopar maniac .

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From : tom debbie heintz

actually the new systems will be 36 volt but with the engine running will be closer to 42 just as a 12 volt system runs at about 14.......... hmm.... 48 volts! yum! its amazing we have made it this far on 12 volts. that patrol cars at work just eat through batteries trying to run the car computers and the radio equipment. even just going to 24 would be nice but 48 that would be very nice. on sat 16 aug 2003 074456 -0700 jim dauven jamesed@web-ster.com wrote so the bottom line is this whole thing is not as simple as it looks. it would be much simpler if the auto industry went from 12 volt systems to 24 volt system much like it did in the 50s when it went from 6 volt systems to 12 volt systems. the independent the move to 48 volts and 76volts is already underway. gunner what do you call someone in possesion of all the facts paranoid.-william burroughs .

From : paul jensen

i just did this it is really easy. there is only one philips head screw on the right where the extra power socket is. on a 98 yes. on a 99 and up to 02 there are no screws - the whole bezel is held with spring clips. .

From : tom debbie heintz

read the following article and see if you still want to use fram filters http//www.frankhunt.com/frank/corvette/articles/oilfilterstudy/oilfilters.h tml not ragging on ya i used to use fram myself. i quit after reading this article. it ended up being the final factor in that decision. what are the qualifications of the author just wondering. .

From : budd cochran

but would you want ball joints made in a carpet factory budd mike simmons wrote new ball joints for ram pick-up 1500 4x4 factory madefor a good price. buy them at e-bay.com search #2428343424 or e- mail me i wouldnt dream of using home-made ball joints. factory made ones are definitely the best way to go. thats kinda what i was thinkin too! ^ mike .

From : hodad

hey all i have a 2000 dakota quad cab with the 4.7l engine. i love the truck and baby the thing. during a recent waxing party i noticed a small rust spot building up below the paint on the drivers side door. its located in the lower left corner of the window just under the rubber strip and its about the size of a dime. i immediately inspected the rest of the truck and found nothing else. i wash dry and wax the truck quite often. it is rust protected yearly by krown and only has 60 000 kms on it. what recourse do i have with this im not sure if the warranty that is now up should cover this or not. isnt there a longer period for corrosion i do know that my truck should not be rusting after 3 years but if its starting now it will only get worse. any information would be great. al .

From : tom debbie heintz

i wash dry and wax the truck quite often. it is rust protected yearly by krown and only has 60 000 kms on it. what recourse do i have with this im not sure if the warranty that is now up should cover this or not. isnt there a longer period for corrosion dodge gives either a 5 or 7-year i think its five but it doesnt matter in your case 100000 mile rust-through warranty on outer body panels only. it sounds like your problem qualifies. talk to your dealer. .

From : budd cochran

just when you think ya have an answer no one can top . . . . budd nosey wrote but would you want ball joints made in a carpet factory budd here is the reply i was going to post earlier but then deleted it in favor of sanity i recently changed my ball joints and almost bought factory made ones. i was reading the local paper just before leaving for the auto parts store and an advertisement caught my eye. it was for hand made truck suspension parts. yes you read that right hand made! i just couldnt believe it. i called the toll free number immediately to get a stock check and pricing info and sure enough they had just what i needed in stock cheaper than any auto parts store in my area! it turns out that a convent of mostly handicapped nuns are hand knitting truck suspension parts right there in the local convent. they are doing it as a fund raiser so they can afford a supercharger for the church bus. i am a purveyor of hand made crafts and get along with nuns in general so i decided to buy my parts from them. i dont usually buy hand made suspension parts from private sellers but if you cant trust nuns who can you trust btw the race bus is progressing well. the 4-link suspension is in place and the 2-speed air-shift rear rebuild is almost complete. the only reason they dont knit their own superchargers is because of the increased cost of tooling i asked. it was explained to me by sister mary elisabeth that the carbon-fiber and laser cut stainless steel knitting needles required for close tolerance precision engine parts cost more than what they got from the churchs yard sale after cleaning out the storage room. all they could afford was some forged heavy-duty truck suspension knitting needles. - see a picture of the church bus here http//www.racebus.com/busses/images/rb037.jpg the bicycles on top are what the nuns get around the pits on! .

From : budd cochran

just trying to offer an alternative view to the trend to disparage fram products. budd ron s. wrote ive used fram filters for over 30 years and never had a failure. budd tom & debbie heintz wrote huggins says... just purchased 2003 dakota quad cab with the 4.7 engine. i had hoped to at least be able to do the first oil change myself. cant seem to spot the oil filter. please help! if you look down between the battery and the radiator and the power steering pump you will see a black plastic thing that looks like a chute protruding toward the radiator. follow the chute with your eyes back toward the engine and at the widest part of that black chute you will find a black oil filter. be sure to get a base fitted oil filter attachment from you local wally super store to fit your 3/8 ratchet. you will really need this in order to get the filter loose as it is impossibly tight as provided from the factory! also the damn 14mm drain plug was put on by a gorilla at the factory too not to mention the oil filler cap. i changed mine the first time at 1500 miles and used a fram doublegard filter the number is dg-16 and now i change it at 3000 mile intervals using the fram orange filters ph-16. enjoy! - read the following article and see if you still want to use fram filters http//www.frankhunt.com/frank/corvette/articles/oilfilterstudy/oilfilters.h tml not ragging on ya i used to use fram myself. i quit after reading this article. it ended up being the final factor in that decision. tom heintz mopar maniac what does any of this have to do with the manufacture of the filter the original problem was that the filter is hard to get at and was over torqued from the factory. ron .

From : tbone

st. louis is in the south i thought it was in the mid-west. just my point of view from georgia. its in a border state. wrong its in a slave state. damn if youre gonna bitch about events that led to states rights conflict at least know those events. max spam filters why purify an undesired substance .

From : budd cochran

sorry budd didnt intend to send this post to your email. hit the wrong button. if the paper separated from the cardboard ends there would be no little pieces. your oil would just flow around the partially collapsed filter element. without cutting open the filter you wouldnt know it happened. hd really and just where do you think all those little pieces will go the filter is downstream from the pump remember. ive never had a filter fail period. of course i always check to make sure the old gasket came off with the filter a purolator lost one 1 gasket one time. purolator is the other brand i buy. lube both the new gasket and the threads clean the oil filter mount gasket surface carefully and hand tighten firmly. budd hodad wrote if the filter just fell apart inside and quit filtering you wouldnt know it. if it plugged up the port you would. hd ive used fram filters for over 30 years and never had a failure. budd tom & debbie heintz wrote huggins says... just purchased 2003 dakota quad cab with the 4.7 engine. i had hoped to at least be able to do the first oil change myself. cant seem to spot the oil filter. please help! if you look down between the battery and the radiator and the power steering pump you will see a black plastic thing that looks like a chute protruding toward the radiator. follow the chute with your eyes back toward the engine and at the widest part of that black chute you will find a black oil filter. be sure to get a base fitted oil filter attachment from you local wally super store to fit your 3/8 ratchet. you will really need this in order to get the filter loose as it is impossibly tight as provided from the factory! also the damn 14mm drain plug was put on by a gorilla at the factory too not to mention the oil filler cap. i changed mine the first time at 1500 miles and used a fram doublegard filter the number is dg-16 and now i change it at 3000 mile intervals using the fram orange filters ph-16. enjoy! - read the following article and see if you still want to use fram filters http//www.frankhunt.com/frank/corvette/articles/oilfilterstudy/oilfilters.h tml not ragging on ya i used to use fram myself. i quit after reading this article. it ended up being the final factor in that decision. tom heintz mopar maniac .

From : budd cochran

glenn allen sent by email subject re wheres the oil filter date mon 18 aug 2003 180027 -0700 from glenn allen gallen541@charter.net to budd cochran mr-d150@citlink.net references 1 2 3 4 5 6 if the paper separated from the cardboard ends there would be no little pieces. your oil would just flow around the partially colapsed filter element. without cutting open the filter you wouldnt know it happened. hd in all the years ive spent as a mechanic i have seen filter failures usually from improper installations. and in every one of those failures including the scenario you describe there was crap in the engine. even if the failure did not send particles into the engine a sudden change in oil color would be noticed. it would darken noticeably faster. as i said i never had a failure. i know enough about filters to cut one open if i suspect it which is how i found the filters that did fail.. ive never had to cut any open on my personal vehicles. end of discussion whether you like it or not. budd .

From : hodad

i never said lincoln was a tyrant but you have to admit he did play fast and loose with the constitution. how so because he felt the preamble meant something because he also felt that the declaration of independance meant something where it said we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal;... further did all those pointing fingers at lincoln fail to see that as usual congressional politics had something to do with it since you are from missouri and claiming southern citizenship via your comments you should be well aware of the missouri compromise which was but one of many steps in the path to the civil war. as to those that claim to hold jeffersons views perhasp they would do well to look at his comment regarding the missouri compromise and its dividing line of north and south a geographical line coinciding with a marked principle moral and political once held up to the angry passions of men will never be obliterated; and every new irratation will mark it deeper and deeper. clearly his first concern was with keeping the united states united. small wonder after all he did write the founding document. on the other hand j. q. adams felt that war would be a noble thing for the cause of eliminating slavery. it should also be noted that both houses of congress passed the compromise of 1850 and even while most of the southern states approved the same document meaning in effect that states rights or no the states approved of the compromise and then warned that if it be violated they would seceed almost immediately. this same document note it was passed by the southern states was called violation of the spirit of the constitution by william seward a ny senator. it appears neither side liked the compromise of 1850 very much despite its passage. in an effort to keep the balance of free and slave states southern leaders endorsed annexation of cuba and/or central america. instead the kansas-nebraska act was passed which divided more of the louisiana purchase and repealed the missouri compromise. thanks to the k-n act the republican party was formed in the north think about that for a bit. in the k-n act kansas was made a slave state. the legal voters in kansas did not want slavery while illegal voters kept showing up and muddling the issue thanks to the popular sovereignty doctrine of senator douglas of ill. lets talk unconstitutional for a moment was it constitutional for proslavery and southern voters to illegally vote in kansas thus pushing for something the true residents of kansas did not want as a result of the shenanigans in kansas senator sumner from massachusetts made some offensive comments whereupon south carolina senator brooks beat him unconcious with a cane right on the floor of the senate chambers. in the election of 1856 it is noteworthy to mention that james buchanan of pennsylvania was elected getting the majority vote from every slave state except for maryland. at this point the dred scott case came before the supreme court. in it the court said that a slave did not become free just because of a sojourn into free territory. it further held that congress could not ban slavery in territories and the territories and could not ban slavery since they were presumed to be still under the supervision of congress at a federal level. iow the newly formed territory could not govern itself. read that again its important the newly formed territory could not govern itself. upon hearing that lincoln predicted that ythe supreme court would next rule that a state could not outlaw slavery within its own borders. this shows a concern for federal versus state authority on lincolns part. as a result of the dred scott case and the popularity of buchanan for influencing the decision buchanan tried to have kansas admitted as a slave state even though most who lived there did not agree with slavery. this effort failed. was this effort constitutional so finally we get to the part where lincoln influences the scenery. most of his friends are from kentucky as is his wifes family a prosperous slave owning family. when pressed on the issue of slavery during his run for the illinois senate seat lincoln said a house divided against itself cannot stand i believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. he wished to restrict slavery to where it already was legal hence he was not an abolitionist and felt that slavery would find itself on the road to ultimate extinction in gods good time. yup a real unconstitutional stance that is sarcasm!!! and all this happened well before lincoln got the white house. by the time lincoln got to washington the south had already secceeded. say what you wish but after one party violates its agreement by leaving that agreement the other party has the right need duty to do what it takes to preserve the

From : hodad

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From : budd cochran

hi folks i just got a used 62k miles 99 ram 1500 long wheelbase conversion van with the 360. after driving my v6 pontiac 6000 for 13 years its quite a change fuel economy in particular. my folks had an 81 dodge ram van 318 which i drove for several years in the 80s so the genre is not totally unfamiliar. i liked the engine access thru the interior cover. over the years i guess i took for granted that i was familiar with many aspects of my pontiac such as knowing that it had gm distributorless ignition fuel injection serpentine accessory belt a non-interference engine with cam chain etc. the manual i got with the van does not go into such detail. does the 360 these days have distributorless ignition that can sense detonation and advance the timing is it fuel injected or carburetor timing chain or belt interference engine single serpentine accessory belt engine control computer maybe i need to get a chiltons or something. thanks in advance for any answers or advice on owning this fine new ride. robert ex aircraft mech trying to catch up to these fancy puter controlled cars .

From : cbhvac

make a minor change quickly and then notify everyone you need to of your new email. its my bad i should have snipped it. budd hodad wrote apology accepted. but now the spam bots have my email address. hd i have a personal policy that if an email to me contains the continuation of an on topic discussion in a group i copy and post it automatically. i feel the info should be shared. sorry about not noticing you re- sent it here. budd hodad wrote sorry budd didnt intend to send this post to your email. hit the wrong button. if the paper separated from the cardboard ends there would be no little pieces. your oil would just flow around the partially collapsed filter element. without cutting open the filter you wouldnt know it happened. hd really and just where do you think all those little pieces will go the filter is downstream from the pump remember. ive never had a filter fail period. of course i always check to make sure the old gasket came off with the filter a purolator lost one 1 gasket one time. purolator is the other brand i buy. lube both the new gasket and the threads clean the oil filter mount gasket surface carefully and hand tighten firmly. budd hodad wrote if the filter just fell apart inside and quit filtering you wouldnt know it. if it plugged up the port you would. hd ive used fram filters for over 30 years and never had a failure. budd tom & debbie heintz wrote ed huggins says... just purchased 2003 dakota quad cab with the 4.7 engine. i had hoped to at least be able to do the first oil change myself. cant seem to spot the oil filter. please help! if you look down between the battery and the radiator and the power steering pump you will see a black plastic thing that looks like a chute protruding toward the radiator. follow the chute with your eyes back toward the engine and at the widest part of that black chute you will find a black oil filter. be sure to get a base fitted oil filter attachment from you local wally super store to fit your 3/8 ratchet. you will really need this in order to get the filter loose as it is impossibly tight as provided from the factory! also the damn 14mm drain plug was put on by a gorilla at the factory too not to mention the oil filler cap. i changed mine the first time at 1500 miles and used a fram doublegard filter the number is dg-16 and now i change it at 3000 mile intervals using the fram orange filters ph-16. enjoy! - read the following article and see if you still want to use fram filters http//www.frankhunt.com/frank/corvette/articles/oilfilterstudy/oilfilters.h tml not ragging on ya i used to use fram myself. i quit after reading this article. it ended up being the final factor in that decision. tom heintz mopar maniac .

From : cbhvac

the manual i got with the van does not go into such detail. does the 360 these days have distributorless ignition that can sense detonation and advance the timing nope - still got a distributor. in your van it should be about between the drivers and passengers seats is it fuel injected or carburetor multi-port fuel injection timing chain or belt chain interference engine dont think so - but not positive. single serpentine accessory belt yes engine control computer damn near a requirement for fuel injection... yes i know i know... there were mechanical fuel injection systems... but not anymore robert ex aircraft mech trying to catch up to these fancy puter controlled cars it is quite a shift in thinking but once you get into it its pretty simple to understand. heres a quick very quick overview of the computer functions during normal operation the engines computer reads the position of the crankshaft and camshaft via sensors the crank sensor is mounted on the front of the engine and reads off a tone ring on the crank. the cam sensor is actually inside the distributor which is driven by a gear on the camshaft. this is how the engine knows the position of the piston in a cylinder and what part of the cycle its in intake/compression or power/exhaust. using this data along with the speed of the engine it knows when to command a fuel injector to squirt fuel. to figure out how much fuel to squirt in it looks at several other sensors air intake temp. to determine how hot the air is manifold pressure sensor to determine how much air is going into the cylinders engine coolant sensor to know how hot the engine is throttle position sensor to know how much oomph the driver is asking for. it crunches all these numbers together and comes up with a pointer to an internal table some computer stuff here that says for this value of stuff you just calculated squirt this much fuel. so at the right time the computer tells the injector to open up for some period of time because the computers been told how much fuel the injector delivers in a certain amount of time. as the piston come up on its compression stroke the computer uses some other sensor inputs again intake temp. engine temp. rpm and throttle position to figure out when to fire off the spark plug. yes even though theres a distributor the exact timing of the spark is controlled by the computer so dont go messing with the position of the distributor trying to time the engine . this is the electronic equivalent of the old centrifugal and vacuum advance systems on non-electronic distributors. so that takes care of one combustion cycle. now as the exhaust gases pass out of the cylinder through the exhaust they waft over one or two or even up to four sensors called oxygen sensors. these guys sniff the outgoing exhaust and send a signal relating to how much oxygen is present in the exhaust. this tells the computer if the engines running too rich or too lean. the computer takes this information and adjusts its fuel amount for the next cycle. this happens several times up to almost 50 times per second with the computer constantly adjusting for both the drivers inputs as well as the sensors outputs. now like i said thats very high level and ive glossed over lots of details but it should help you to get a basic understanding of whats going on in that black box with all the wires coming out of it. .

From : tom lawrence

v-8 slant six if the trans oil pan has a definite bulge to the corner not a simple square corner where the dipstick enters then you have the 727 series transmission if its square then you have the 904 series. did you remove the skidplate under the engine and transmission budd guy lee wrote im unsure of which model of transmisson i have. it is an automatic and i removed the shield adjacent to the oil pan. the pan hangs about 1/4 to 1/2 on the transmission. it doesnt seem to be caught on anything but the transmission. thanks guy guy which engine and trans do you have did you remove the dust shield lower cover from the bell housing budd guy lee wrote hello im having quite a problem removing my oil pan. i removed the bolts from the pan and the bars that are connected to the transmission. i also removed the starter and then jacked the engine per the haynes manual to about 3 off of the motor mounts. the pan is lowered on the crossmember and cant get the lip over the bottom of the transmission bell housing. im stumped here--should i need to remove the engine to get it to fall any help would be appreciated. guy .

From : redneck tookover hell

wrong its in a slave state. damn if youre gonna bitch about events that led to states rights conflict at least know those events. it bordered the north and the south. check a map. i didnt mean to stir up this much grief. i was merely picking on mike for being a yankee with southern empathy. history 101 in session again as part of the louisiana purchase territory missouri has belonged to three nations france spain and the united states. first claimed for france by lasalle in 1682 missouri was ceded to spain in 1762. by secret treaty in 1802 spain ceded the louisiana territory back to france. napoleon bonaparte anxious to rid himself of the vast and troublesome frontier sold it to the united states in 1803 for a total of $15000000. missouri was organized as a territory in 1812 and was admitted to the union as the 24th state on august 10 1821. missouri was the second state after louisiana of the louisiana purchase to be admitted to the union. in 1820 the missouri compromise was passed whereby missouri was to be admitted as a slave state and maine as a free state. although admitted as a slave state missouri nevertheless remained with the union throughout the civil war. .

From : stephen harding

they leak is there anything inherently bad about a sunroof on a a truck that keeps dodge from offering a sunroof on dakota or ram .