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From : nathan w collier

Q: .. .. nospamsal1@qwest.net big=a0al have a 92 dodge w250. the throw out bearing is starting to go bad. questions 1 has anyone here pulled the transmission and transfer case as a unit 2 how bad was it 3 would it be better to separate them any hints would be appreciated. al dreading this. i may start going out for quotes. =3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d =3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d al answers to yer questions...... 1 i have pulled a hundred or so mopop standards 4x4s. 2 the first one caused a couple skint knuckles....... the last one was a breeze....2 days ago 3 as already stated by others in the thread...... yes....seperate the t-case from the tranny. hints...... pay somebody to do it. you should be able to get the clutch set with pilot release bearing and flywheel done for around $600 at a tranny shop. itll be done usually in one day.....and....... with a warranty.......and having the rear seal and topcover resealed at the same time. nuttns quite a frustraten as getn that big arse assembly all back togeather..... firing it up...... and .....s c r e e e e e c h...... someptins not rite...damn......gotta take it back out. unless you payed someone to do it you can likely pick up the complete clutch set for around $125 give or take for a high quality set. you need to figure in t-case fluid and tranny lube....bout another $20. add for rear seal and t-case gasket...bout another $13. add on for a can of brake cleaner.... dont wanna stick an oilly flywheel back on with a new clutch disk......bout $2. add for having the flywheel machined.....dont wanna have no clutch shudders.....bout $35. add for an engine oil filter and a quart of motor oil......bout another $8. so....not including go-jo and if you dont use more than one can of brake cleaner and if you dont use silicone sealand on the top cover an if you dont drop it on yer chest and have to run on down to the emergency room for an x-ray........and you already got grease for lubing everything back up..... and you dont spend too much on beer fer that buddy thats going to have to help you...... if figure if you do it yerself......... and do it rite...... you should get out for around...$215 after tax..... unless of course.....something went wrong and you have to pull it back out...... on yer back.......... with a tippsy floor jack.... you do got a floor jack....dont yuh how bout yer buddy...he got one worst case scenerios.... 1 the case halves could leak fluid after you bolt the t-case back on....because you listened to a good buddy and used silicone sealer instead of a gasket...like i told you to. 2 you end up with a gag-awfull shudder because the flywheel looked good to you....so you you scrimped and didnt have it machined. 3 you get a growl or swak sound when letting of the clutch when the trannies in gear..... bcause you boogered up the pilot bushing when you installed it. 4 the pedal goes to the floor.....and no amount of pumping it gets the tranny to shift without grinding..... do a repost if this happens...were in to deep to quit now 5 you crack the bellhousing putting the tranny back in when you tighten down on the bolts because you tried to pull it up that last 1/2 inch or so. 6 no ones around........ when the tranny falls off the jack on yer arm. 7 you get it out.......... but screw that........ youre gonna eat crow and call somebody to put it back in ....... cuz you show aint gonna even try to do it on yer back.....whewww....that tangs heavy. $300 with the tow bill suggestion..... if you do decide to do the job its not rocket science....its common sense. jest set aside one full day for the job...tell yourself your not stopping till your finished and dont mess around with it.....gitr done. on the ground with a floor jack with a buddy you should be able to do the entire job in less than 4 hours if you buy everything ahead of time....that includes letting yer buddy run down to the machine shop and waiting on the flywheel while youre changing the rear t-case seal pilot bushing sanding the input shaft putting a light coat of grease on the pilot shaft the inner collar of the release bearing and putting a very light coat on the inner collar of the clutch disc and on the release prongs on the preasure plate. sand the rust off the dowl pins that are sticking out the back of the engine block theyre for lining up the bellhousing. thick arse coat of grease on these...and their mating holes in the bellhousing. not doing this may cause probs sliding the unit back in. use a bronze pilot bushing....not a pilot bearing...unless the bearing type is all you can find. bronze bushings hold up better than the bearing type.....and are less likely to get boogered up when you pound them in. when using that plastic line-up tool that comes in the clutch kit hold up

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From : christopher thompson

i have a new dodge ram 1500 daytona with foglights. i would like the foglights to work on high and low beam would someone please email me the instructions to allow this it was simple and worked well on the 00 i had. please email direct to partsandmore@alltel.net .

From : budd cochran

what are you needing and where is the lower mainland. .

From : budd cochran

anyone have a problem with a speedometer twitching on a 2004 dodge ram 1500 when the truck is stationary the speedometer twitches between 0-10 mphs. robert prejazz at hotmail dot com .

From : mac davis

roy wrote if my shocks/suspension is causing tire cupping how do i get shocks/suspension examined i usually use a dodge dealer so i guess id go there....what do they do i supposed i should also get my alignment checked. or do tire places do those tests/repairs at the risk of pissing off some of the folks here do not go to the dealer. imho go to a tire place that sells tires and does not do front end repairs and see what they offer. or perhaps a decent garage in your area ask around. the shocks you can do yourself but do them before you get it aligned. roy why a place that does not do front end repairs shocks before alignment...ok. and before alignment testing if i end up getting new tires does it matter if its done before or after shocks alignment testing and alignment p.s. i dont do any repairs on my truck...im totally unmechanical. .

From : roy

roy wrote if my shocks/suspension is causing tire cupping how do i get shocks/suspension examined i usually use a dodge dealer so i guess id go there....what do they do i supposed i should also get my alignment checked. or do tire places do those tests/repairs at the risk of pissing off some of the folks here do not go to the dealer. imho go to a tire place that sells tires and does not do front end repairs and see what they offer. or perhaps a decent garage in your area ask around. the shocks you can do yourself but do them before you get it aligned. roy why a place that does not do front end repairs a tire place will sell you the tires and explain what is up with your front end if anything. they may be more inclined to give you factual info where they derive no profit from selling and installing front end parts. shocks before alignment...ok. and before alignment testing if i end up getting new tires does it matter if its done before or after shocks alignment testing and alignment if you are going to spread this out take care of the front end first alignment last. p.s. i dont do any repairs on my truck...im totally unmechanical. dont tell the people that are repairing your car that. go to the library and do a little reading to bolster your knowledge. roy .

From : mac davis

this is a dodge ram 1500. 4 x 4. ext. cab. black in color. has under 100k miles. has a tool box and bedliner. rear sliding window. $8200. if interested email dorismurphy@alltel.net .

From : dale yonz

i had the same problem in my 95 3500. left me on the road a few times before i changed the sending unit. good luck. andy the sending units do go bad. on my 96 i am on my 3rd one. my experience is that as the sending unit starts to fail the gauge reads low. .

From : roy

yeah my friend lost 110 lbs got his wife off his back cochran mr-d150@spam.citlink.net wrote now that depends on who you ask . . .ive lost 45 pounds ya know . . . see i can diet . . . . . vbg budd i didnt say we had succeeded in looking as furry as you. yall may be as furry but youll never be as good looking... denny .

From : roy

or unscrew the light bulb. beekeep on tue 08 nov 2005 051726 gmt tbone tbonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote there are two things that you can do. the first one is to fix the problem. the second is to unplug the abs computer. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving the abs light and parking brake light are stuck in the illuminated mode. been that way for nearly two years. is the any solution to this. i have thought about pulling the fuse but that turns off other needed warning lights. i have a 98 ram slt .

From : budd cochran

engine seems to slow down a little right before it stalls...... 2. the relay under one of my fingers asd clicks right before and right after it stalls. could a faulty asd relay be the cause of this it could - as the asd relay supplies power to the pcm which runs the engine. try swapping it with another relay - theyre all the same actually you may have two types of relays in there but the difference will be obvious. all the relays of the same physical size are interchangeable with each other i suspect youll find you have the same problem after swapping the relays but its certainly worth it to try. .

From : jerry

dream -- budd cochran on sun 06 nov 2005 184816 gmt denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote i dont really have more time than you but if you remember back far enough this group used to be more fun and a lot less fighting. information was given fast and accurate. several of us had specialties that we handled; bryan f. - biodiesel nate- off road modifications i did what i could with the older engine repairs and there were others; you were the one helping the most to set up plow systems denny taught us how to look good in a bunny suit. im sitting here behaving myself and then i find falsehoods thrown at me. none of you suckers look good in a bunny suit and there aint enough time to show you.. bg denny i that a fact or opinion buggs mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : budd cochran

the abs light and parking brake light are stuck in the illuminated mode. been that way for nearly two years. is the any solution to this. i have thought about pulling the fuse but that turns off other needed warning lights. i have a 98 ram slt .

From : mac davis

a friend of mine went through a divorce a while back. he got the house she took the car and everything else even his clothes lol fortunately hes enlisted and had just got back from a tour so he had a duffel with some fatiges. on mon 7 nov 2005 094534 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote btdt . . .after my divorce in 73 and it was 105 pounds. if your divorce was anything like mine when the judge a woman got done with me i about couldnt afford to eat. hell a person in a third world country had more cash than i did. talk about a kick in the balls diet! that only lasted a couple of years though. roy both of my divorces were california community property ones where you split everything... she got the house and stuff i got the bills... and they were both still great investments.. mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : roy

on sun 06 nov 2005 184816 gmt denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote i dont really have more time than you but if you remember back far enough this group used to be more fun and a lot less fighting. information was given fast and accurate. several of us had specialties that we handled; bryan f. - biodiesel nate- off road modifications i did what i could with the older engine repairs and there were others; you were the one helping the most to set up plow systems denny taught us how to look good in a bunny suit. im sitting here behaving myself and then i find falsehoods thrown at me. none of you suckers look good in a bunny suit and there aint enough time to show you.. bg denny i that a fact or opinion buggs mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : budd cochran

hey all i just wanted to make a quick post about a new site its www.rideroom.com. its pretty much your basic automotive community site in the vain of cardomain with pictures forums etc. it has a nicer user friendly interface as well as a bunch of other features. the site just launched late last week so im just trying to get the word out and see what people think. if you have a few extra minutes please feel free to take a look and if you like it then definitely sign up and post your ride. thanks for your time and i hope to see you on rideroom.com soon .

From : budd cochran

btdt . . .after my divorce in 73 and it was 105 pounds. if your divorce was anything like mine when the judge a woman got done with me i about couldnt afford to eat. hell a person in a third world country had more cash than i did. talk about a kick in the balls diet! that only lasted a couple of years though. roy budd cochran yeah my friend lost 110 lbs got his wife off his back cochran mr-d150@spam.citlink.net wrote now that depends on who you ask . . .ive lost 45 pounds ya know . . . see i can diet . . . . . vbg budd i didnt say we had succeeded in looking as furry as you. yall may be as furry but youll never be as good looking... denny .

From : budd cochran

im sorry we keep forgetting that if t-bone says it cant happen then it cant happen. it is not what i say can or cant happen it is the laws of physics and high school physics at that. its really funny tom that you apply the its physics claim yet have denied it existed at other times. back to the unfounded accusations again care to back this statement up this is degrading quickly and this time it is not me doing it. tom any time you put down a persons experiences or knowledge you degrade them and you did it first. sorry but no. i didnt put you down in any way i simply said that you were wrong in this instance. now if you take that as a putdown then there is no point discussing anything with you because a childish attitude like that is incapable of discussion. but if we use your current definition of things i simply said that air alone could not cause the type of failure that the op said happened and i wasnt even responding to you i was responding to max. you then jumped in and made the claim that it could happen and i was wrong using your forklift example which by your current definition put down my experience and knowlege so again who did it first and my statements do not violate the laws of physics. yes they do. the equal and opposite reaction part. unless something is resisting the system venting pressure to the reservoir it cannot apply pressure to the slave cylinder. wrong law of physics tom. newton wasnt involved in this one bernoulli was pressure is exerted equally in all directions. ok then if the master cylinder is operating properly how would the expanding gas build pressure on the master cylinder side remember the pressure must be equal on all sides or it will flow toward the path with the least resistance which means away from the slave and into the master. but heres one for you to explain robert goddard is recognized as a developer of modern rocketry especially liquid fuel rockets. in his early experiments the engines blew up not the tanks the engines. now since theres this big old hole in the back why did they blow up first of all we are talking about explosive expansion here due to combustion. do you really think that the gas is expanding that quickly or with anywhere near that much volume in a hydraulic clutch assembly i hate to say this budd but now you really are starting to make yourself sound like an idiot and this is not a lame revenge insult it is an honest opinion and if you really think about it you should see where i am comming from. as for the rocket do you not consider these early failures defective engines and in the successful ones what happens in the chamber the second the fuel is cut off. what were we thinking . . . we must remember that tom is the worlds greatest living mechanic and knows all sees all and it cant happen unless he wills it. now who is the one not holding up to there word so much for having an intelligent converstation. lol gee a double standard. you can disrespect me but get ticked off if someone disrespects you. the difference here budd is that this is an obvious attack that you just admitted to so much for your word. as i said degrade a persons experience or skill and you insult them. i did no such thing and i cant help it if you take it that way. you are not always going to be right budd no matter how much experience you may have and it takes a real man to admit that they dont know everything and admit to being wrong every now and then. i thought that you were that kind of man am i wrong i did not do this and i cannot help it if you seem to still be a bit paranoid and are looking for me to attack you. nope no paranoia. i have no fear of you. i never said that you did and why would you the funny thing about that is if you are really looking for it you will find it even if it doesnt really exist and in reality budd when i did attack you in the past i was far from subtle about it so if i was attacking you now.... and you were not subtle at all when you put down my skills and experiences. i was not subtle because i had no reason to be. i didnt attack you i said that you were wrong here big difference. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

From : roy

john for the last time you werent there. and furthermore i am not you. -- budd cochran warning!!! poster still believes that intelligence logic common sense courtesy and religious beliefs are still important in our society and might include them in his posts. now if you can accept that i can have an experience that doesnt fall inside your parameters then we can go on otherwise youll continue to insult me. let me guess . . .youve never had an item in disrepair become functional and leave you wondering exactly what you did right if you have then you know that things dont always follow the rules. if i had been in your situation i would recognize the fact that the action i performed by itself wasnt sufficient to eliminate the root cause. .

From : denny

i dont really have more time than you but if you remember back far enough this group used to be more fun and a lot less fighting. information was given fast and accurate. several of us had specialties that we handled; bryan f. - biodiesel nate- off road modifications i did what i could with the older engine repairs and there were others; you were the one helping the most to set up plow systems denny taught us how to look good in a bunny suit. im sitting here behaving myself and then i find falsehoods thrown at me. none of you suckers look good in a bunny suit and there aint enough time to show you.. bg there are pictures around.g roy denny .

From : roy

pull out the bezel no tools just clips. undo the four screws that hold the display in. just simply pull it straight out dont worry about wiring or plugs. when you pull it out you are unplugging it at the same time. very easy. don canada how do you get to the back of the instrument cluster to change a bulb remove the dash bezel not sure of the specifics on a 98 dak - dont know if theres any screws holding it in place then remove the screws that hold the instrument cluster in place look carefully - some screws touch the white plastic directly and hold the cluster while others touch the clear plastic cover and just hold the cover to the cluster. you want to remove the ones holding the whole cluster in and leave the ones that hold the cover in place. pull the cluster out a bit and disconnect the electrical connectors then you can remove the cluster completely. the bulbs are held in by bulb retainers from the back. simply turn the retainer counter-clockwise a bit and it will come out. change the bulb twist the retainer back in place and put the cluster back in. .

From : denny

the sending units do go bad. on my 96 i am on my 3rd one. my experience is that as the sending unit starts to fail the gauge reads low. .

From : budd cochran

i didnt say we had succeeded in looking as furry as you. yall may be as furry but youll never be as good looking... denny .

From : budd cochran

my 2000 1500 fog lights will not come on. when iturn the headlights on and pull the knob out the indicatore light inside says the the lights are on but they really arent. i checked the fues and the bulbs.. please help me-chuck .

From : budd cochran

on sun 6 nov 2005 111318 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote well ya just told people what buttons to push. but it is what it is. me thinks it is time to move on. dont step over that mole hill there bro.. it became a mountain.. *g* dont take life too seriously youre not going to get out of it alive mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : denny

sorry roy but imho thats part of the problem in here and in the world no one is supposed top be proud of lifting themselves up and improving themselves or being proud theyve done some more or different from everyone else. that is your ho others may not share it. surely you dont think that you can force your opinion on others. no. its not an opinion its a plain truth an observation. hmmm... read what you wrote above sorry roy but imho.... now it is. no. its not an opinion it is a plain truth an observation. ya lost me but no matter. the opinion part is thats part of the problem in here . . . the rest is the observation. ya cant let folks bait you by what they write. they are simply pushing your buttons and you provide the desired reaction. maybe but they need to consider what kind of a person would take pleasure from causing distress to another human being. the really weird part is that many that have done to me in the past brag about how much they care for their fellow man so what!! some people are ass holes ignore them!!! different people do different things some are bullys some are not. you make a decision to respond to the people that you precieve have done this. by responding nothing is accomplished imo. just more of the same. well i see this is a point you and i will disagree on. yes i decide who i respond to and how i respond to them. and there have been times i have ignored remarks and names that if the person was to call me that to their face theyd get a knuckle sandwich. otoh there are some in this group that care so little about others that they dont even realize when they insult someone in some fashion. sorry the pixels form words and words have meanings and meaning can insult and harm. that is my point you know the people here. you know the personality of those that care so little. what i dont get is why ya continue to converse with them. ya know same bad well same bad water. yep but what do you do when you cant change the well you boil the heck out of the water. and insults to me get me boiling mad . . .at times. i learned a long time ago that nothing is gained by boiling the water when you do you end up getting all pissed off and for what you cant change the thought process of the other party. all you end up doing is raising yer blood pressure. am i i use little conflicts in groups to let off steam from my health probs and such without losing it elsewhere like towards my family but at no time do i get mad. i will act mad long before i explode. no ive looked. im always the first to get the chastisement and then i look and nope nothing directed to anyone else. who is being chastised me by you telling me how to act. ive covered this before yeah and youre doing what you accuse me of forcing my opinions and beliefs on others. trying to get me to do what you do with insults and arguments. i started off trying to understand why you end up in so many arguments with different people. i think i understand what it is now. do you do this go back thru this series of posts where you started in and switch the roles. put yourself in my position completely old fashioned conservative fundamental christian if you can. imho they are every bit as guilty as i if i am guilty of anything wtf!! who said you are guilty of anything roy im simply saying what is good for the goose is good for the gander. if im in error then anyone also in the argument are in error. but no one speaks to them about their errors. who is talking about errors just trying to point out the reality of this ng. no youre chastising me for being myself and making my own choices. yet again. and again you are. maybefor some reason dont see it but you arent the one on the receiving end. the reality is that each of us has to decide for ourselves what is an insult and what is not then it is also a reality for each of us to choose to not deliver insults when we know what another is insulted by. yup. then how am i doing it wrong i remember having insulted you a long time back and ive tried very hard to avoid doing it again. some in here do not have that moral limitation. plain and simple and speaking only for myself dont call me an s.o.b. dont degrade my life and its experiences dont insult my wife myself my parents or my family dont insult my religion politics country or vehicle. well ya just told people what buttons to push. but it is what it is. me thinks it is time to move on. no ive listed what buttons a civilized person would not push. a truly mature civilized person would have gleaned those items from daily conversations by me. remembering when a 150 mph barrier existed in usac nascar scta and nhra means youre getting old. real old. roy yeah i remember noah being concerned about the top speed of the ark. budd .

From : mac davis

on sun 6 nov 2005 111318 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote well ya just told people what buttons to push. but it is what it is. me thinks it is time to move on. dont step over that mole hill there bro.. it became a mountain.. *g* i aint about to. dont take life too seriously youre not going to get out of it alive ah now thats the truth!!! mac roy please remove splinters before emailing .

From : roy

i have been through the same thing. 99 dakota 3.9. electrolysis disolved the solder around the brass end cap of the heater core. big job to do yourself but doeable. i did. steering column and dash have to come out. even my new heater core has a slight leak but im sure a can of bars leak will fix it. when you get a new crysler heater core you wont believe what it looks like looks used. i would strongly recomend changing your antifreeze every year! don canada big bucks. 1000.00 - 1500.00 is about right depending on the faclity. 8hrs labor quoted by 2 shops. mine stopped with a can of bars leak but i bought the shop manual anyway for when it has to be done. check the floorboards and carpet for stains passenger side and under the carpet for damp. mine leaked off the frame rail below the passenger side. thought it was a/c drip for a long time. good luck is it possible that the pump may be going again and the odor is coming in from under the hood certainly possible... you may be pulling air in from the fresh air vents. run the heater in recirc mode and see if you still smell it. if you do then its most likely a leaking heater core. has the heater core been an issue not especially but some do go bad. how much can i expect to pay to have the heater core replaced by the local dealer unfortunately lots... probably upwards of $1000. youre looking at an evac/recharge of the a/c the cost of the core itself dealership gets about $150 for these and probably around 5 hours labor as the entire instrument panel needs to be removed. id try a radiator stop-leak product first especially if its a small leak and since you dont see any coolant dripping out of the floor vents it probably is. .

From : mac davis

on mine there were 2 small holes one marked h and one m push in with the end of a ball point pen or a paper clip. tr could someone please refresh my memory and tell me how to set the clock on a stock radio tia .

From : roy

ive been to every junk yard in the lower mainland looking for parts for my 1985 dodge d-100 and cant seem to find any parts anywhere does anyone know where one can get parts from.... try http//car-part.com/ for an online search of salvage yards. bryan .

From : roy

i posted this several months ago. finally got it fixed early october. replaced the crank positioning sensor. $80.00 - no help. finally broke down and bought a junk-yard computer off a 4wd 318 mine is 2wd. presto. no more shutdowns. the truck seems to have a different personality also. it seems to have more low-end torque - quicker off the line -- or is it just my imagination **orig post** 1992 dakota 318 a/t will intermittently shut down if i am travelling at road speed the engine continues to turn and in approx 8-10 seconds it may or may not start back up own its own. its just same as if you turned the ignition off and back on except.when it happens the tach falls to zero and the maint reqd light goes off it has been on for some time but all of the other guages continue to register normally. also the check engine lamp sometimes refuses to come back on when the swirch is turned off and back on. when it finally does come back on the engine will then start back up. it has been doing this for about a year and nobody has been able to find it. the distributer module was replaced .. waste of money. it acts exactly like some circuit breaker is tripping then resetting itsself. it is totally intermittent. it may do it once/week or several times/day. can find no commonality like i just hit a bump or am in a hard turn or whatever except -- maybe -- it seems to be more frequent during hotter weather. if it was the fuel pump then the tach and ck eng lamp should not shutdown. if it was the ign switch then all of the other guages should quit. also or am i wrong about that have checked the batt cables tugged and pulled on all harnesses with it idleing have looked and puzzled and beat on everything in sight under the hood have cursed and jumped up and down. i have a factorty manual have studied the wiring diagrams for circuit breakers etc can find none. the thing has got me stumped. so many garys and clydes ..so.. leroy .

From : budd cochran

hey the only bad dodge is one that cant be fixed at all . . . ok here we go. i have no experiences with these folks as i dont do much work on cars these days. texas acres www.texasacres.com all chrysler corp vehicles auto body specialties inc.www.autobodyspecialt.com includes some fiberglass fenders and i do have some experience here and they arent too bad j.c. whitney has some body parts www.jcw.com -- budd cochran lol... no its a good truck just needs some tlc ive already sunk $1500.00 into it already its 20 years old i think its worth keeping and restoring good lord!!!!! are you sure youre not building one vbg let me look up a couple ads in mopar action and see if i can get you an internet address or two. -- budd cochran yeah sorry i did mean vancouver b.c. lower mainland!. what i need is a dashinsterment panelgas tank floater relayside panels for the doorscarpetingtail light and turn signal covers leafsshocksboxfenders and more but i cant think of everything off the top of my head.... thanks guys the area around vancouver british columbia canada is usually considered the lower mainland. i guess this poster wasnt thinking globally. g good point i missed that bit. -- budd cochran what are you needing and where is the lower mainland. .

From : roy

hi russ ! i still havnt pinpointed my problem........but it looks according to a mechanic that looked at it that it could be a gasket vacuum leak somewhere between the carburator and the intake or the intake and the block hummm......new gaskets i too am stranded in my driveway...cause i cant take the chance to stall and push i remember trying to push the beast by hand forget that it will not move an inch its a class b motorhome b-200 i remember someone telling me not to change anything unless you are shure ! my 360cu.i double barrel starts exceptionally good........idles nice and smoothly but the minute i step on the accelerator it still stalls on me i am still waiting for my chrysler mechanic to free himself up to peep at my beast ! i was just wondering if you had new devellopments on yours.............. regards j-p. p.s. oh yeah big al did you look at our previous exchanges .....all the symptoms are described....thanks for inquiring ! .

From : budd cochran

lol... no its a good truck just needs some tlc ive already sunk $1500.00 into it already its 20 years old i think its worth keeping and restoring good lord!!!!! are you sure youre not building one vbg let me look up a couple ads in mopar action and see if i can get you an internet address or two. -- budd cochran yeah sorry i did mean vancouver b.c. lower mainland!. what i need is a dashinsterment panelgas tank floater relayside panels for the doorscarpetingtail light and turn signal covers leafsshocksboxfenders and more but i cant think of everything off the top of my head.... thanks guys the area around vancouver british columbia canada is usually considered the lower mainland. i guess this poster wasnt thinking globally. g good point i missed that bit. -- budd cochran what are you needing and where is the lower mainland. .

From : roy

boys boys. come on. starting to sound like romper room in here. on fri 04 nov 2005 192010 gmt budd cochran mr-d150@spam.citlink.net wrote since i dont agree with you politically or religiously i believe in fantasies . . .i could say the same about you. nevertheless youve implied im lying and wont come right out and say it. john i know what fantasies are i know what is fact and what is fiction i know what fixed that forklift and you dont because you were not there. the fantasy is that you claim you know what was wrong with it without seeing the vehicle. and the sigline stays because it is not fantasy its the good old-fashioned values that this country was founded on. -- budd cochran warning!!! poster still believes that intelligence logic common sense courtesy and religious beliefs are still important in our society and might include them in his posts. gee john just call me a liar and get it over with youll feel much more superior that way. liar is a little severe but judging from past political posts and your signature line you are inclined to believe fantasies. .

From : roy

since i dont agree with you politically or religiously i believe in fantasies . . .i could say the same about you. nevertheless youve implied im lying and wont come right out and say it. john i know what fantasies are i know what is fact and what is fiction i know what fixed that forklift and you dont because you were not there. the fantasy is that you claim you know what was wrong with it without seeing the vehicle. and the sigline stays because it is not fantasy its the good old-fashioned values that this country was founded on. -- budd cochran warning!!! poster still believes that intelligence logic common sense courtesy and religious beliefs are still important in our society and might include them in his posts. gee john just call me a liar and get it over with youll feel much more superior that way. liar is a little severe but judging from past political posts and your signature line you are inclined to believe fantasies. .

From : budd cochran

all ive done is try share some experience and to gain a bit of knowledge which seems to be denied to me and anyone else reading the thread. budd i too am happy to see your back and read that your health has improved. but.... read over the threads you have been involved in since your return. some you have shared knowledge others..well in others it has been arguments with the same people you argued with before. true but with jerry and he refuses to accept the truth i was trying to learn something but he chooses not to share knowledge. but what you may consider the truth he may not. you have to accept that. that is just the way it is. no point going over it time and time again. heres what i do. those that piss me off or that i think are total assholes i ignore. i dont respond to them at all. i dont use the kf i just ignore them. actually it is only one so it is pretty easy to do. also as time goes by fewer and fewer people respond to him. i prefer to get along with people denny and bryan foust have met me in person and i try to avoid arguments but it will always get my goat when im told the things ive done in my life are lies. you are the only one that know what you have done over the years. it matters not whether people believe you or not. further if they dont so what it dont mean jack shit. ya cant let folks bait you by what they write. they are simply pushing your buttons and you provide the desired reaction. there are always people that you arent going to get along with no matter what ya do. trying to get along with them will give ya heartburn. so ya just dont play with them. sorta like a 12 step program. ya gotta realize what ya can and cant control here all ya can control is yourself. i understand and ive run into that type in other groups but i have to be who i am. please take this in the spirit in which it was intended. i think i have and i still like you . . .for some dumb reason. vbg good!! ya gotta cause im older! g oh ya im also the voice of reason.gbfg now theres a jump ball!! oh road runners still suck!! bfg just read an article in a mopar action about one of the winged wonders that set 28 records at bonneville in the mid seventies and i remember smokey yunick trying to set a bunch a few years earlier . . .but hes still ticked off at that. i remember the studebaker avanti with a 289 paxton on top was for a while the fastest production car. 168.8 mph that car was waay ahead of its time imo. roy budd roy .

From : budd cochran

what is going on should i just drive it into the river have the battery load-tested... 101 its shot .

From : nathan w collier

on fri 04 nov 2005 045634 gmt budd cochran mr-d150@spam.citlink.net wrote come on greg. not you too. bg read it again. i told him to make sure it was on the compression stroke to start with and even if all hes ever worked on is chevys he should know it needs to be on the compression stroke top dead center when installing a distributor. -- budd cochran it makes little difference really as all that has to be done is lifting the distributor and bringing up the #1 cylinder again. hey do you remember back when we didnt need to worry about oil to the heads just had to stop every few miles and squirt a little whale oil on the lifters. beekeep .

From : jerry

ah in a normally functioning system . . . thats the key isnt it fyi that is not as normal an occurrence as many might think. thats the gist of it i dont think that anyone here denies that air entrappment in an already plugged up system might cause the problems you claim but your original post and subsequent posts make no mention of other problems. go back and read the thread. dont have to. i remember what i said. my mistake was in forgetting that not everyone remembers this is life reality not some textbook. your mistake was and still is claiming that bleeding air from the forklift system fixed the problem. since a malfunction other than air entrappment had to exist merely bleeding the system wouldnt eliminate the root problem. like i said and scott has said you werent there unless you were working at arvin industries inc. 1000 n. hurricane franklin indiana 46131 in 1972 on the night shift maintenance crew doing forklift repair / maintenance. were you nope but if i was i would probably have seen what else you unknowingly did besides bleeding to fix the problem. look back on this forum to the gent who experienced late upshifts after a simple band adjustment. those of us who understand transmission function realize that bands dont have anything to do with the road speed at which upshifts occur. the respondent correctly opined that in the process of band adjustment the tv cable adjustment must have been altered. just like in your anecdotal account its as easy to suspect the band adjustment was the culprit as your suspicion that entrapped air was the sole problem. .

From : jerry

you should not have fixed it first and dont just yell at the guy or he will do nothing for you. point taken on the yelling thing why did i fix it myself need the truck its getting just a little chilly to ride the cycle in to work. i can do the job better than their so call techs. go to school 3 nights a week to make me more skilled and valuable in my trade my time is valuable to me. i figure that they screwed it up the first time around and theyll only end up making it worse. its truly a shame that so many take so little pride in their work these days. .

From : budd cochran

rick the pump drive is a hex drive 5/16 across the flats iirc i made one out of a section of an old allen hex key wrench and a 5/16 steel rod brazed together. you need to pull the intermediate shaft out to get at it. i suggest you bring number one cylinder up on compression first then if you rotate the engine which you will if you want to check upper oiling make sure you bring it back to the same position before assembling the engine. in the proper position the distributor rotor will point toward number one cylinder. -- budd cochran -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving on wed 02 nov 2005 001306 gmt tbone tbonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote that would probably work and that would be a huge mistake. if the heads have been runny dry long enough to trash the rockers i would say that the seals and guides are pretty much toast as well. re-introducing oil flow at this time would probably result in turning the engine into a killer smoke bomb and make the vehicle undrivable. i would follow budds advice and look into a rebuild or if you do try this method have a set of rebuilt heads and gaskets ready as you may need them really soon. hey its worth a try isnt it the engine will be trash if oiling is not restored and there is a chance restoring oiling will solve the problem without causing it to smoke. would definitely not be the first one. i had a 65 rambler with the same problem that i figured was not worth dissassembling to fix so i fed oil to the rocker shaft with a piece of brake tube connected to a t at the oil pressure switch. shut up the squeaky rockers and no oil consumption problems. i made that mistake with my 62 ford falcon. that engine was notorious for it plugging up the oil feed to the head and when i got this one it was like that for a while. the rockers were so worn out from it they could barely open the valves. at first i just cranked back down on the adjusters to correct the valve lash and would pour stp over the rocker assembly once a week. since there was no oil flow there was no need to worry about the valve cover gasket so it was easy to do and the engine ran fine. after i gave the car to my father he decided to see if he could clear the clogged port and unfortunately we were successful. not only was the rocker assembly well lubricated there were no surviving mosquitoes for miles and the vehicle became close to useless. i would suggest that if the op wants to try this method he first remove the valve covers and with the engine running pour some hot oil over those rocker assemblies and see if it smokes. if not try beekeeps method to clear it and if successful just replace the rocker assembly in each head. if it does then he could still attempt this and if successful replace the heads. either way it will save money over a complete rebuild but the main problem would be that the engine could still have other problems due to possible neglect. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving is it possible to get push rods and lifters for this engine with the oil holes in them the heads are off getting a valve job done now. i can spin the oil pump with a screw driver buy hand and i get oil to the lifters. if i push all the lifters up in there bores i can feel the pump build pressure but nothing comes out of the holes to the heads. i can stick a wire in the holes and it goes all the way to the cam. i doubt that you could and even if you did it wouldnt work. you would never get enough lubrication to the rocker shafts that way if you could get any at all.and they might even cause an oil starvation problem to the mains and cam. you might not see any flow to the heads turning it by hand because you are not spinning the pump fast enough and are losing to much oil in the crank and cam bearings. buy or fabricate a drive shaft for the pump and spin it with a drill high powered slow speed to view proper operation before bolting the heads back on. the oil only comes up thru 1 port on each side. it is toward the rear on the right head second bracket from the rear on the head and the front on the left second bracket from the front on the head. i have been looking for a primer shaft but cant find one for a dodge. is the distributer gear pressed on the oil pump shaft .

From : Annonymous

on mon 31 oct 2005 163011 -0500 rick myers crmyers@yadtel.net wrote i have a 1986 dodge 318 that is not getting any oil to the heads. are the pushrods in this engine supposed to have holes in them or does it oil some other way ive only worked on chevys until now. iirec the oil comes up to the rockers around one of the head bolts. if crappy oil has been used or the oil has been changed less often than required the space around the head bolt gets filled with sludge/carbon and blocks up. have to find out which head bolt it follows and see if you can remove the bolt without breaking it then crank the engine over likely best to remove spark plugs and see if you get oil coming up the bolt hole. if so spray liberally with carb cleaner and wire-brush the bolt to provide clearance for the oil. then use a mild engine flush agent - like a quart of atf or rislone per oil change and change oil every 500 miles or so for a couple of changes - then recheck the oil situation and replace worn rocker components if the problem is solved. do both sides right away. ive had the problem on several older vehicles - amc 232 for one and a ford v8 and i think on a few diverse chryslers as well - but cannot remember 100%. i do remeber doing it a dozen times or so over 30 years of active wrenching. .

From : jerry

roy that will change my 4.10s into 3.55s or 3.65s. effectively putting 70mph at 1800 rpm which will save a lot of fuel. it will make the ride smoother quieter and increase tire life to more than 200k miles. additionally it will add significantly more life to the truck. we are fortunate to have both the brakes and the suspension to handle the mod. the gm product cannot without extensive suspension changes. unfortuately it also adds 25lbs in unsprung weight at each wheel so the shock absorbers should also be changed to gas type. this change will set me back about $5000 all in though. steve i am going to convert my 17 wheels to 22.5 alcoas. this will increase my tire height 6. is it possible to recalibrate the speedometer 15% any help will be appreciated. steve what will that change do to your gearing roy .

From : mac davis

an improperly bled system has air in it. air any gas be it air or fluid vapor can expand and contract due to temperature and thus can allpy sic a small amount of pressure over designed pressure to the throwout bearing. do you disagree that an improprerly bled system is working improperly do you have proof that an improperly bled system cannot apply more pressure to a in this case static to bearing do you have proof that it can as you both know and are counting on it is impossible to prove a negative but since you seem to be now making the claim that it can happen a positive how about backing it up. do you know every possible situation problem result solution to a hydraulic system resorting to the law of infinite possibilities now are we i must say max you do make me laugh. if not maybe its time to sit back and accept that weird things do happen. if the probability is near zero then counting it is nothing more than ignorance and paranoia. if you follow this bullshit reasoning how do you begin any repairs after all there could be millions of reasons why that trans wont shift so how would you ever start the real answer is that you dont really buy this crap either. you will just spin to any level to not have to admit to being wrong. like i said you do make me laugh. typical whining from you. time to shut up like you had been for a couple of months. perhaps you should follow your own advice every now and then. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

From : mac davis

roy wrote i am going to convert my 17 wheels to 22.5 alcoas. this will increase my tire height 6. is it possible to recalibrate the speedometer 15% any help will be appreciated. steve what will that change do to your gearing roy it will probably help if he has 4.10s. 4.10s are way too low. -- ken .

From : budd cochran

well if you own a saturn and admit to it that says it all. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving http//pages.ebay.com/help/newtoebay/usenet-policy.html over 5000 car audio in-dash units auctions currently on ebay. wtf makes you so special your crossposted spam is not tolerated in the saturn group. you have been reported. end of discussion. .

From : nathan w collier

its also a type of canned meat. by the way im not selling spam so this not a spam about spam. nor do i like meat in my can. ymmv john .

From : jerry

tbone tbonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote some nonsense. dont like it dont read my posts. .

From : budd cochran

it is not the same system budd and saying that it is just makes you look foolish. if what you say is true then the only way that you could compress a brake caliper piston back into its bore would be to open up the brake bleeder and we both know that you do not have to do that it may be a good idea but not a requirement. nobody else in the group agrees with you here on this point including max so that alone should tell you something. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving same system john same problems and possibilities. thats what im trying to get t-bone to understand . . .there is no difference in operation or function. -- budd cochran well john i disagree but then you werent the one that bled the system and restored the freeplay on that rented 20k pound forklift were you the clue for me was that it got progressively worse as the drivetrain warmed up. one thing has to be remembered about anything made by human hands; it can do things it isnt supposed to do. cant speak of forklifts but any automotive hydraulic clutch system is open to the reservoir once the clutch pedal is in the full up position. any expansion of air or fluid will simply push the volume back into the reservoir. this i8s bgasic high school auto shop i. none. by design there is supposed to be a small fraction of a inch clearance. this was seen in the mechanical systems as your pedals freeplay. when air is left in the system the air can warm up and expand causing the fingers to ride the bearing. not likely since there is no closed end to allow pressure to build. once the master cylinder is in the retracted position the entire system is open to the reservoir any expansion of the fluid or entrapped air will merely push that volume of fluid back into the reservoir. when the clutch pedal is slightly depressed the piston covers the mc port to prevent pressure from back feeding into the reservoir. .

From : ljb

untill last week here in the south diesel was over $3 a gal now in the past couple of days its dropped below 2.50 almost caught up with pump gas. chris cricket wrote jusy nosey...fuel goes *up* where you are in the winter always goes down around here just thought that was universal. huh learn something new and useful every day. hes talking about the price of diesel fuel... pretty much all cold climates see a rise in price as the demand for home heating oil goes up. used to be everything at the gas station went down pretty much parallel...of course used to be diesel was cheaper too...i havent actually looked lately. probably showing my age remembering when diesel was one pump around back maybe...; cricket last winter in ohio diesl was 40 to 60 cents more a gallon than gas for about 5 or 6 months and now it more than a buck more here i saw gas today for 2.13 and diesel for 3.29 but i have seen diesel around here for as much as 3.49/gallon. the days of cheap deisel are gone for good i fear and i heat with oil now but i may switch to propane hear because it has not skyrocketed around here and is still cheap by todays standards. -- ----------------- www.thesnoman.com .

From : nosey

roy wrote but i am not using twice as much gasand i do not have to plug in my truck on cold winter nights and put 12 or 14 quarts in the crankcase and listen to the engine rattle all the time not to mention the extra 6 or 7 grand it cost too. if you like a oil burner fine if you like them but you are not saving any money with one in todays market. when you factor all the costs you are loosing money with one so it is not cheaper to drive one today. oh bullshit! list for the cummins is 5k and ya get other stuff with it. cummins will out work and out last a gas engine. cummins is 300k plus before tear down. im sure you have a chevy gasser that has 300k and is just wonderful. fuel here is 30 cents more than gas. i plug mine in at home cause the heat is nice at work when it sits for 24 hours it starts right up. the common rail is much quieter. your gasser depreciates like a rock/ iirc the return on a cummins starts at 100k. roy ----------------- www.thesnoman.com not likely if you service a gas engine correctly and add a engine oil cooler like the oil burner has to have it will die without one it will last about as long and when it time comes it will be a lot cheaper to fix. everyone that says how great and cheap oil burners are never factor in the cost of buy and maintaining one and now the higher cost of fuel and not to mention the the front of the truck weighs about 700 or 800 pounds more up front with a cummins in it and removes payload capacity because the gvw of a like gas truck is the same. they did not redesigned the frame and front end for that weight either and give it it own front end it is the same frame and front end that is used in a gas truck. wait correct me if im wrong.....why would they need to redesighn the frame when the cummins was being used well before the br/be or heck what about the dr i think the cummins was in use before it was made too...but heck ive been wrong before. dodge quietly replace the front axle design in 03 because of the problems they were have with front drive axle on ctd models from added weight. i run a few plow trucks and have for years and i know that i can start my gas trucks a minus 20 quickly with no heat and be on my way quickly if need be and i can shut it off anytime anywhere in any weathr and know i can restart it and i do not have to leave it banging away wasting fuel to keep it warm. i can go to a drive thru and not have to shout or turn my engine off to be heard either and nobody knows i am coming until a get there either because it is quiet and nobody knows i am in a truck when on cell phone either. funny my wife comments when i pull up in her durango how it sounds to her like its louder than the diesel. again if you like them fine but cheap and lasts longer that is bs because you can rebuild a gas engine for a lot less than a cummins and just a rebuilt injector pump and injector can cost a lot more that a completely rebuilt gas motor. first time that oil burner breaks out of warranty you will pay through the nose to fix it. diesels have a place but not in my p/u and at todays fuel price they make even less sense. gas here is 2.13 and diesel is 3.34 -- ----------------- www.thesnoman.com .

From : tom lawrence

an improperly bled system has air in it. air any gas be it air or fluid vapor can expand and contract due to temperature and thus can allpy sic a small amount of pressure over designed pressure to the throwout bearing. do you disagree that an improprerly bled system is working improperly do you have proof that an improperly bled system cannot apply more pressure to a in this case static to bearing do you know every possible situation problem result solution to a hydraulic system if not maybe its time to sit back and accept that weird things do happen. typical whining from you. time to shut up like you had been for a couple of months. -- max give a man a match and he is warm for a short while. light him on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life. and in typical fashion you reply at length to a post where i basically agree with you. whatever. -- max oh if you agree with me in my disagreement with budd why did you make this statement on 10/28 that agrees with budd an improperly bled system has air in it. air any gas be it air or fluid vapor can expand and contract due to temperature and thus can allpy sic a small amount of pressure over designed pressure to the throwout bearing. typical flip-flop. .

From : tom lawrence

nathan w. collier wrote i have no idea what youre referencing. do you have an online source available to show/tell me a little more about it i dont recall what they were named or called. take a look at the truck at the top of the picture here.... http//www.lancecampers.com/ . see the long shocks connecting the overhang to the front of the truck. i used to hate airbags but have since come to believe they were beneficial. please explain. all the air bags done for me was give me a harsher ride when unloaded. you can pump them up to increase payload but think about what you are really doing. they are nothing more than hard air spacers between frame and axle and nothing to cushion a rut or pot hole when you hit it hard. besides just when you dont need it they will blow in a turn or start a slow leak that you cant patch and you will be going down the road like a crab. i just didnt have any faith in them for the long haul. the springs that nosey mentioned should work well especially if you leave the camper on 24/7 but i took mine off all the time and by simply removing the four separate end shackles on the springs i was back at stock ride and the overload springs were still bolted to the axle. worked for me. ive since decided to fine one even with the end of my truck bed so that extending my hitch wouldnt be an issue. then the 8.5 foot or even the 9.5 foot model would work well for you. .

From : nosey

whatever works right btw i used that stomping technique to train national guard dump truck drivers most of whom never drove a manual trans before signing up. now as i understand it most of the trucks are automatics . . . . -- budd cochran lol most people would not and some dont even realize that they are doing it. really i used to and i knew it and i corrected myself. i can only speak for myself and sometimes when i have been stuck in slow moving traffic for a while and then it opens up i sometimes forget that my foot is still on the clutch pedal. i usually realize it when i set the cruise. i just remembered how my mom taught me to avoid it . . i tuck the clutch foot back under my right leg until i see i might need it again. in traffic i keep it on the floorboard below the pedal. budd my wife still reminds me that i sometimes stomp my left foot on the floor after each shift. i dont even realize when i do it. when learning to drive dad insisted that i stomp my clutch foot on the floor so he could hear it. by doing that he didnt have to constantly watch my feet to see if i was riding the clutch. 25 years later im still stomping on the floor. -- ken .

From : nathan w collier

forget about the airbags in they rear...... they simply didnt work for me. i used to hate airbags but have since come to believe they were beneficial. please explain. ive never used air bags but timbren springs work great. http//www.timbren.com/ -- ken .

From : nathan w collier

marsh monster wrote im not gonna tell some poor slob thats yankn a 4x4 tranny out on his back how about reading hiw message through mentioning about having a four post lift .

From : nosey

used the skinny hydraulic shocks that connect from the cab to the front door jam/fender area. i have no idea what youre referencing. do you have an online source available to show/tell me a little more about it forget about the airbags in they rear...... they simply didnt work for me. i used to hate airbags but have since come to believe they were beneficial. please explain. sounds like you are talking about a 11 or 12 foot slide in ive since decided to fine one even with the end of my truck bed so that extending my hitch wouldnt be an issue. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : jph

thanks tom but i am still a little confused. in my old imperial measure world 5000 lbs equals 2.5 tons. 1 ton equals 2000 lbs. now i have a 2500 ram ctd extended cab long box. the truck weighs in on a scale full fuel tank & driver at 6600 lbs. the gvwr on the door post says 8800 lbs. i assume i can carry 2200 lbs. 1 tonne legally. where does your 5000 lb. payload figure come in i would love to know so i can upgrade my camper without replacing my truck. the gvwr is the gross vehicle weight rating. you are correct in assuming that is the maximum amount the truck and everything in it is allowed to weigh. this includes any weight induced on the tow vehicle by hitching a trailer. keep the gawrs in mind too. thats the gross axle weight rating. its the amount of weight allowed to be carried by each axle. if you add the front gawr and rear gawr together it will be more than the gvwr. it is possible to load the vehicle under the front and rear gawr and still be over the gvwr. you cannot responsibly exceed *any* of these ratings. with my present camper fuel water beer golf clubs and wife we weigh in at 8600 lbs forget the comments the beer weights more than my wife . trailer hitch says i can pull 10500 lbs so can i hook up my snowmobile trailer and sleds 2500 lbs and still be legal can you hook the trailer up legally maybe if you move the fuel to the trailer im assuming the fuel is in cans for the snowmobiles. the trailer will have an effect on the vehicle weight. normally 10% to 15% of the weight of the trailer will be carried by the tow vehicle as tongue weight so double check your weights after hitching up. you are already within 200 lbs of the gvwr. if your trailer weighs 2500 lbs you should have a minimum of 250 lbs tongue weight. this will put you over the gvwr by at least 50 lbs. if your fuel cans weigh 100 lbs and you move them from the truck to the trailer you should be ok. the tow vehicle will actually see a carried weight reduction of about 90 lbs just by moving the fuel to the trailer 100 lbs removed from truck 10 lbs added in increased trailer tongue weight. also dont exceed the maximum gcwr. gcwr is the gross combined weight rating. this includes the weight of the truck everything carried in it and the weight of the trailer. there should be a section in your owners manual explaining all of this. a 2500 lb trailer shouldnt even get you close to this but keep it in mind. the gcwr of my ram is 16000 lbs and the max trailer weight is 9800 lbs. another question is going to be tire pressures door post has max pressures vehicle manual has other values tire side wall has different values. which one rules thx ljb the sticker in the door jamb is the vehicle certification label. this is what officially certifies the vehicle as to what load it can carry. the owners manual shouldnt contradict anything on the certification label only explain in greater depth. the maximum pressure embossed on the tire is simply the maximum pressure that you can put in that tire. the tire manufacturer has no idea what vehicle its going to be mounted on. the maximum pressure isnt always the best pressure. be sure you have the proper size and load range tires on your truck. your truck is 8800# gvwr so you should have load range e tires. check for a separate tire pamphlet bundled with your owners manual. my 99 came with one of these pamphlets titled tire inflation pressures 1999 light duty trucks wagons & vans. it gives specific tire pressures for carrying light loads full loads and for carrying a snow plow. my 2500 4x4 qc cummins calls for 65 psi in the front tires and 80 psi in the rear tires with a full load. light loads call for 50 psi in the front and 40 psi in the rear. with the snow plow mounted front tires should be inflated to 70 psi regardless of load. thats a pretty big variance especially in the rear tires. -- ken .

From : jerry

on the pines bender in the example the pistons have orifices to allow the wing die to follow the bending action. pressure from the pump is applied to both sides of the piston with the extend line having up 30% higher flow to maintain contact with the pipe. in this example the cylinder had been just rebuilt and was being installed. the millwright left the job for lunch and someone tossed a cigarette butt in the oily mess on the floor below the cylinder. the cylinder was connected but no oil had flowed yet in a systems test. i figured that the cylinder had to be empty or near empty to build up that much pressure and like i thought the system was closed allowing the pressure to build up. tom if equal pressure is applied on both sides of a piston which way does it move it doesnt but who said that the pressure was equal the key word here budd is pressure something that will not happen in an open system. but its not an open system. now again there are flow controls in the circuit the front and rear of the piston are interconnected and the fire would have heated the retract side of the piston first. if you say so i wasnt there. as for being interconnected i bet that there is a valve between the sides and that it was closed. nope. the hydraulic pump applied pressure to the wing cylinders equally when it was running. the fire happened while it was being changed over to bend a different size / type of exhaust pipe. the pump pressure line teed to each wing but the rest of the system from the tee was still filled with hydraulic oil just the one cylinder was empty. btw bleeding that system is a ten minute job . . .ten minutes of bending cycles without pipe. come on why did it do what it did like i said before due to a pressure build up something that does not happen in the modern open at rest hydraulic clutch of the ops vehicle. tom why is it important to bleed the air from a braking system if you dont know all the reasons then you dont know hydraulic clutch systems. i was the apprentice millwright on the job that day. when we heard the fire alarm we went to help put it out and thats when i saw the bent pipe. the opposing wing die had not moved even though it is in parallel in the hydraulic circuit. not seeing the system i cannot make any valid comment on why it didnt move. but you have anyway. not really i just brought out the point that the pipe bender and hydraulic clutch are two very different systems something that you refuse to realize. and you forget the basics of hydraulic systems and that any hydraulic system can have the same troubles as any other. yeah the set-up man lost his position because of poor housekeeping. and if the fire was as unintentional as you make it sound he should have. he had been told repeatedly to clean up the mess of oil absorbent petro-sorb and dirt that he had tossed under the cylinder to catch the drips from the worn shaft seals. another employee walked by and tossed a butt in the mess. well in all honesty the idiot that threw the butt should have also been canned. in todays environment probably. that factory is now a non-smoking establishment even though the air is cloudy with oil smoke. back then it wasnt and the worst he could have been charged with was negligence with the butt. the real problem was the oily mess. negligence is all that is needed to get people injured or killed and that oily mess was also really nothing more than negligence when you think about it. well ill excuse that as you didnt know the lazy character that had the job. lol while the vehicle could catch on fire the combustion part no vehicles hydraulic clutch that i am aware of would be in a closed mode at rest and i know that the dodge is not since i have one so at least in this case and since the op did not complain about hard shifting a symptom of air in the system air in the lines was probably not the cause here. tom are you going to start this kind of stuff again i supposed now you are the expert in all hydraulics system malfunctions as well . . . . lol i never claimed to be an expert in all hydraulic systems or all malfunctions with them but i do understand this type of system. as do i and ive the experience of fixing those malfunctions. as for me starting anything not at all. right . . . . you are simply wrong here and i am not the only one saying it and i am not bashing you for it those days are done. unfortunately you both are wrong is saying im wrong. while you may have significant experience in closed hydraulic systems this is not a closed system at rest and many of the symptoms that you have experienced with them simply do not apply here. the address supplied by marsh monster http//www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf70238.htm clearly describes the common hydraulic clutch system used in modern

From : mac davis

on sat 29 oct 2005 181704 -0400 hp howard.page@comcast.net wrote what is the proper way to use this do i reset the mpg computer only when i fill the tank or hit the reset button every time i go someplace. my truck is an 04 ram 1500hemi quad cab 355 gearsshortbed with 17in wheels. what should i be getting for a reading around town with the bed empty we tend to use it to track mileage on long trips... since it will match your dash odometer its kind of a waste having the computer track it too.. i like dennys idea of using it for an oil change reminder though... except that we change our synthetic once or twice a year.. mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : mac davis

on sat 29 oct 2005 171936 -0400 roy roy@home.net wrote just moved the plow out of the garage and now it is snowing. should be a helluva winter!! roy good luck!! im glad youre ready cause im not. 58 degrees around here today and im loving it. denny no way this will be plowable. i still have to come up with some compensatory weight. dont go there.g roy i guess the freight charges to get bugs there would be counter productive right mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : nathan w collier

because if you are serious you are really stupid. lol.....reading your entire post i never saw that one coming. - -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : nathan w collier

on the pines bender in the example the pistons have orifices to allow the wing die to follow the bending action. pressure from the pump is applied to both sides of the piston with the extend line having up 30% higher flow to maintain contact with the pipe. in this example the cylinder had been just rebuilt and was being installed. the millwright left the job for lunch and someone tossed a cigarette butt in the oily mess on the floor below the cylinder. the cylinder was connected but no oil had flowed yet in a systems test. i figured that the cylinder had to be empty or near empty to build up that much pressure and like i thought the system was closed allowing the pressure to build up. tom if equal pressure is applied on both sides of a piston which way does it move it doesnt but who said that the pressure was equal the key word here budd is pressure something that will not happen in an open system. now again there are flow controls in the circuit the front and rear of the piston are interconnected and the fire would have heated the retract side of the piston first. if you say so i wasnt there. as for being interconnected i bet that there is a valve between the sides and that it was closed. come on why did it do what it did like i said before due to a pressure build up something that does not happen in the modern open at rest hydraulic clutch of the ops vehicle. i was the apprentice millwright on the job that day. when we heard the fire alarm we went to help put it out and thats when i saw the bent pipe. the opposing wing die had not moved even though it is in parallel in the hydraulic circuit. not seeing the system i cannot make any valid comment on why it didnt move. but you have anyway. not really i just brought out the point that the pipe bender and hydraulic clutch are two very different systems something that you refuse to realise. yeah the set-up man lost his position because of poor housekeeping. and if the fire was as unintentional as you make it sound he should have. he had been told repeatedly to clean up the mess of oil absorbent petro-sorb and dirt that he had tossed under the cylinder to catch the drips from the worn shaft seals. another employee walked by and tossed a butt in the mess. well in all honesty the idiot that threw the butt should have also been canned. in todays environment probably. that factory is now a non-smoking establishment even though the air is cloudy with oil smoke. back then it wasnt and the worst he could have been charged with was negligence with the butt. the real problem was the oily mess. negligence is all that is needed to get people injured or killed and that oily mess was also really nothing more than negligence when you think about it. lol while the vehicle could catch on fire the combustion part no vehicles hydraulic clutch that i am aware of would be in a closed mode at rest and i know that the dodge is not since i have one so at least in this case and since the op did not complain about hard shifting a symptom of air in the system air in the lines was probably not the cause here. tom are you going to start this kind of stuff again i supposed now you are the expert in all hydraulics system malfunctions as well . . . . lol i never claimed to be an expert in all hydraulic systems or all malfunctions with them but i do understand this type of system. as for me starting anything not at all. you are simply wrong here and i am not the only one saying it and i am not bashing you for it those days are done. while you may have significant experience in closed hydraulic systems this is not a closed system at rest and many of the symptoms that you have experienced with them simply do not apply here. the address supplied by marsh monster http//www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf70238.htm clearly describes the common hydraulic clutch system used in modern vehicles and as long as the system is open any time it is at rest no pressure can build up due to expansion. possibly not but in automotive systems this will be the case. if you know of a production automotive system that is different please let me know. ok how about forklift systems sorry but technically they are still automotive systems heavy truck or our old 56 plymouth wagon that had an optional hydraulic operated clutch. it adjusted the same as mechanical linkage had a freeplay clearance of about 3/4. now you are just being silly. we are talking about a modern light truck not a relic heavy truck or a damn fork lift and if you think that all four of these things use exactly the same hydraulic systems.... as for forklift systems being technically automotive systems that is simply ridicules so that didnt answer the question at all and btw i asked for a specific system specific vehicle not a general class and make it a modern system vehicle as

From : thenewguy

the superdutys are good trucks built as well as if not better than the rams. as far as the truck itself overall i like the f350 better than my ram. to bad ford doesnt put a real diesel engine in them. if i could get a king ranch with a cummins thats what i would be driving. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : ljb

they cause a clunking thanks scott . 222 307531 2nodntpvhdwcrnervn-va@comcast.com roy wrote but i am not using twice as much gasand i do not have to plug in my truck on cold winter nights and put 12 or 14 quarts in the crankcase and listen to the engine rattle all the time not to mention the extra 6 or 7 grand it cost too. if you like a oil burner fine if you like them but you are not saving any money with one in todays market. when you factor all the costs you are loosing money with one so it is not cheaper to drive one today. oh bullshit! list for the cummins is 5k and ya get other stuff with it. cummins will out work and out last a gas engine. cummins is 300k plus before tear down. im sure you have a chevy gasser that has 300k and is just wonderful. fuel here is 30 cents more than gas. i plug mine in at home cause the heat is nice at work when it sits for 24 hours it starts right up. the common rail is much quieter. your gasser depreciates like a rock/ iirc the return on a cummins starts at 100k. roy ----------------- www.thesnoman.com not likely if you service a gas engine correctly and add a engine oil cooler like the oil burner has to have it will die without one it will last about as long and when it time comes it will be a lot cheaper to fix. everyone that says how great and cheap oil burners are never factor in the cost of buy and maintaining one and now the higher cost of fuel and not to mention the the front of the truck weighs about 700 or 800 pounds more up front with a cummins in it and removes payload capacity because the gvw of a like gas truck is the same. they did not redesigned the frame and front end for that weight either and give it it own front end it is the same frame and front end that is used in a gas truck. dodge quietly replace the front axle design in 03 because of the problems they were have with front drive axle on ctd models from added weight. i run a few plow trucks and have for years and i know that i can start my gas trucks a minus 20 quickly with no heat and be on my way quickly if need be and i can shut it off anytime anywhere in any weathr and know i can restart it and i do not have to leave it banging away wasting fuel to keep it warm. i can go to a drive thru and not have to shout or turn my engine off to be heard either and nobody knows i am coming until a get there either because it is quiet and nobody knows i am in a truck when on cell phone either. again if you like them fine but cheap and lasts longer that is bs because you can rebuild a gas engine for a lot less than a cummins and just a rebuilt injector pump and injector can cost a lot more that a completely rebuilt gas motor. first time that oil burner breaks out of warranty you will pay through the nose to fix it. diesels have a place but not in my p/u and at todays fuel price they make even less sense. gas here is 2.13 and diesel is 3.34 pal from what ya posted above i have a couple of thoughts for ya. read up and get some current information. read up and get some accurate information. im sure others will correct you. roy ----------------- www.thesnoman.com .

From : budd cochran

heck i wont even touch it . . . . . maybe -- budd cochran at your age you gotta touch everything you can sneak up on... gbmfg denny .

From : tom lawrence

fix your quotes. i skip most of your posts because they are too hard to read. youre not the only one. id much prefer reading a top-post why the hell do people get so bent out of shape over that its easier reading imo than the illegible lack-of-quoting and over-quoting that he does. professional mechanic or not if you cant communicate youre perceived as an idiot. .

From : nathan w collier

jusy nosey...fuel goes *up* where you are in the winter always goes down around here just thought that was universal. huh learn something new and useful every day. hes talking about the price of diesel fuel... pretty much all cold climates see a rise in price as the demand for home heating oil goes up. used to be everything at the gas station went down pretty much parallel...of course used to be diesel was cheaper too...i havent actually looked lately. probably showing my age remembering when diesel was one pump around back maybe...; cricket .

From : thenewguy

and if you live around hear you are paying a buck more a gallon for the fuel to so you are saving nothing. youre still saving money if you have to buy twice as much gas. you can tow well with gas motors certainly......just not as good as you can with a diesel.....especially when you bring mountains into the equation but my statement stands even on flat land. i have a friend that bought a dmax to save money on fuel but he wishes now that he had bought a gas truck because he is losing money twice on the deal price of truck and cost to operate it. your friend made a critical mistake in buying a v8 diesel. yes a v8 diesel can make just as much power/torque as an inline diesel but its going to do it at a higher rpm and its going to burn a lot more fuel doing it. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : tom lawrence

uh tom i already apologized for that mistake but the main point was that a slide in fully loaded reduces you tow capacity. hey - i wasnt calling you out on anything budd.... and now that i actually read through the whole thread i can see you were talking about the one posters specific set-up where hes 200lbs. below his gvwr with his slide-in in which case yes he shouldnt have more than 200lbs. tongue weight. makes perfect sense. nates got a little more truck to work with but hes going to be really close to the maximum. i agree with you... its a dicey set-up. id want to be well ahead of a vehicle like that on the road... unless we were going down-hill in which case id want to be well behind .

From : nathan w collier

aarcuda69062 wrote .bob bobcowan@access4less.nospam.net wrote bigdad wrote my wife has a 1996 dodge b3500 van. i need to replace the front rotors. the guy at autozone wants to know if it has 4 wheel anti lock brakes or rear wheel only. how can i tell the owners manual is of no help. its an available option. most dodge trucks have a sticker either under the hood or in the glove box listing what options were ordered for the vehicle. and hes supposed to decode that sticker how theres no decoding involved. its just a list of options. my truck has one. also for simple brake pads calipers and rotors it often doesnt matter if they are abs or not. it matter if the wheel speed tone ring is part of the rotor hub which in the case of rwd vehicles with front abs is almost always is. true in that case it would a different part. but what about calipers pads and hoses the only way to know is check the part numbers. on my dakota the ring is not part of the rotor. so the rotor is the same for both apps. have the parts guy or got to autozones web site look up the part numbers for abs and non-abs. if they are the same numbers youre set. has it occurred to you that autozones computer has already anticipated that the parts are different and thats why the counter droid is asking not at all. for example go in to just about any parts store and ask for a voltage regulator for a 1970 mustang. they want to know engine size and carb size to get to the right reference page. although we all know that voltage regulators for 1970 ford are all the same regardless of engine or even chassis. the counter droid is often just that a droid who only knows how to use the computer. i once went in to get spark plugs. i asked for a set of autolite 3294s. he insisted on looking it up in the computer even though i told him it was a custom app. after a while i gave up and went to another store. -- ..bob 1997 hd fxdwg - turbocharged! 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1966 mustang coupe - daily driver 1965 ffr cobra - finally on the road! .

From : budd cochran

.bob bobcowan@access4less.nospam.net wrote bigdad wrote my wife has a 1996 dodge b3500 van. i need to replace the front rotors. the guy at autozone wants to know if it has 4 wheel anti lock brakes or rear wheel only. how can i tell the owners manual is of no help. its an available option. most dodge trucks have a sticker either under the hood or in the glove box listing what options were ordered for the vehicle. and hes supposed to decode that sticker how also for simple brake pads calipers and rotors it often doesnt matter if they are abs or not. it matter if the wheel speed tone ring is part of the rotor hub which in the case of rwd vehicles with front abs is almost always is. have the parts guy or got to autozones web site look up the part numbers for abs and non-abs. if they are the same numbers youre set. has it occurred to you that autozones computer has already anticipated that the parts are different and thats why the counter droid is asking .

From : ljb

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 28-oct-05 137 am suddenly without warning mac davis exclaimed 27-oct-05 408 pm on wed 26 oct 2005 215332 +0100 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going to have to do some googling to find out the origin of the whole bunny thing though jmc who has been getting pretty thoroughly rained on for the last week. perhaps i should have installed pontoons rather than new tires... he could tell you but then hed have to kill you.. ah but hed have to catch me first and i have a biiig head start! - jmc but your gonna come home sooner or later... i think the old saying is time is on my side. bg denny perhaps. you may have to wait a bit though. at the moment were considering getting even further away. and much much drier. besides my dak goes much faster than you can hop! jmc i know dakotas and you dont know how fast i hop......plus i got the edge in experience. hop you gotta be kidding!!!! it is more of a quick waddle at this stage. waddle hell! hes damned near to the roll stage! ^ mike waddle roll im speechless........ denny .

From : budd cochran

denny wrote suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 28-oct-05 134 am suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 27-oct-05 606 pm suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 25-oct-05 1046 pm mike never mind the pile on factor. what concerns me is what he offered when he hopped into this thread. something about hugs with the op. maybe being pink has sort of how do i say this perhaps changed his focus im sorta at a loss for a explanation of his current behavior. maybe some bad carrots affected him. bfg roy not to worry roy... least not about that!.... the op is a she.....course we could always start rumors..... he..he..he... ^ mike now i see thru this big cloud of dust from yet another pile-on.........you alls jealous that sweet-lovable me might get a cyber hug and you all arent.. start all the rumors you want itll still be good for us.......i hope.. vbg denny id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going to have to do some googling to find out the origin of the whole bunny thing though i dont know if google goes back that far..... ^.... the bunny thing goes waaaay back..... you see when denny was a little kid......... back when he was just a little bunny. in fact it was so long age he was eating strained carrots. now that i think about given his size he is probably eating them strained now. g roy well not so far back. may 10 2002 to be exact. something about ammonia needles and roys fantasies about denny. oh and semi-fast vettes. - we are all immortal on usenet 8-o jmc damn..... youre good. remind me never to piss ya off..... vbg now if you can find the oversized tires and skid plates youll know who the real heavyweight is... denny well lots of oversize tires... but i did find some references that you have some on your atv 10 feb 2004. no the oversize tires were on my atv. the rabbit hasnt found one that will haul his furry ass around. maybe if it had a heated seat.... sooooo... we are going there again are we ;^ mike i cant believe that im admitting to this but all turned out good in the end but i pulled an 05 t&c in this am was magnesium green with grey leather all the b/s that you dont really need in a van. condensed version is the wife didnt like the stow and go seats i didnt get it so im not going to be a member of the sss. whew!!!!!!! denny you can add a heated seat cushion with vvviiibbbrrraaatttiiinnnggg massage on your current truck for much less than the factory heated leather option. check out brookstone or similar stores. not that i know from any experience or anything..... -- ken sss advocate and another comes out of the closet with a vibrating one!! looks like mike has a another believer. roy .

From : nathan w collier

liquid does expand when heated. this is high school physics. thats why hot water rises or classifies. youre confusing this with compressing liquids. we were taught you cant compress liquids and even that is false. under enough pressure it will compress. ever hear of hot ice no al i am not confusing compression with expansion and id appreciate it if youd quit talking down to me like im a kid. the hot air rises for the same reason as the water convection but hot air also expands. -- budd cochran warning!!! budd let me apologize for the last post. i think i just misunderstood your reply. what i think you were saying is air also expands. not that liquid does not expand. sorry please except my apology al cooled off now.... .

From : budd cochran

if the speedometer is jumping around as you say the most likely cause is the rear wheel speed sensor located on top of the rear axle. 91 truck.... no rwss .

From : tom lawrence

if the speedometer is jumping around as you say the most likely cause is the rear wheel speed sensor located on top of the rear axle. 91 truck.... no rwss i hit send too quick... no rwss that has anything to do with the speedometer. if he has abs theres a rear wheel sensor - but the speedo comes from a sending unit on the transfer case doubt they were still using mechanical speedometers in 91 but im not positive .

From : christopher thompson

nathan w. collier wrote according to dc you shouldnt tow anything with more than 200 pounds tongue weight or 2000 lbs total. with a one ton dually http//inlinediesel.com/trucks/3gen/1/index.html single axle. doesnt matter. if i couldnt tow more than 2000 pounds with it i would trade it on an f350. - -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : nathan w collier

if the hydraulic system had a spring like budd said there would be no way to control free play. it would just return the slave all the way in. al uh al they make adjustable pushrods dont they besides one advantage to a hydraulic setup is the ease or lack of need for adjustment. with a hydraulic setup everything can be slammed together at the factory bled with a pressurized filler and sent down the line. -- budd cochran with a hydraulic lifter i assume thats what youre talking about you want a light pressure on the valve to keep the lash to zero. we are talking about a throw out bearing rotating when the engine is running. its not the same. no al the rod that pushes the piston in the master cylinder or the rod that pushes the clutch arm or the rod that pushes curly off the three stooges boat is a push rod. we were taught not to have pressure on the bearing all the time. hence the free play adjustment. thats what were discussing. apparently the engineers decided to reduce the cost of the clutch linkage they would just sacrifice the throw out bearing. bearing design metallurgy even the lubricants used today are much different than just 10 years ago. but if the rod is retained with a simple synthetic rubber ring in the socket on the piston on the slave cylinder a light spring used to ensure retraction there can be a freeplay clearance. no pressure all the time well gee how do wheel bearings last 100k axle bearings . . . .al even when not rotating bearings have pressure on them of some kind. another example of this fine engineering is the new dodge truck 4x4 front axles with no disconnect. what the hell it dont cost them money to drive the axle all the time it saves it. we however get to pay for it every day. just like in the old days when full time 4 wheel drive came and went. by the way that was another chrysler design. yep and it actually worked well as designed drove them in the military but gas mileage was destroyed. right now theres a 78 dodge sitting at parts store for sale for $1200 and its a full time 4x4. from what i can find out the only problem with it is . . .gas mileage. budd .

From : mac davis

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 28-oct-05 137 am suddenly without warning mac davis exclaimed 27-oct-05 408 pm on wed 26 oct 2005 215332 +0100 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going to have to do some googling to find out the origin of the whole bunny thing though jmc who has been getting pretty thoroughly rained on for the last week. perhaps i should have installed pontoons rather than new tires... he could tell you but then hed have to kill you.. ah but hed have to catch me first and i have a biiig head start! - jmc but your gonna come home sooner or later... i think the old saying is time is on my side. bg denny perhaps. you may have to wait a bit though. at the moment were considering getting even further away. and much much drier. besides my dak goes much faster than you can hop! jmc i know dakotas and you dont know how fast i hop......plus i got the edge in experience. hop you gotta be kidding!!!! it is more of a quick waddle at this stage. if he could hop he better do it outside so he doesnt damage anything. gbfg roy denny .

From : nathan w collier

are you sure that you do not have rear wheel abs -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving 95 b3500 w/318 and od trans. replaced the wiring harness last spring from a donor vehicle that had abs. since mine doesnt have anti-lock the abs and brake lights are on all the time now. is there anyway that i can defeat this short of pulling the bulbs from the dash i would like to maintain the brake warning light if i can. i guess im hoping i can jumper a couple of contacts or something similar... any thoughts greatly appreciated. thanks matt .

From : nathan w collier

cliff hammer wrote ben bmccunenospam@knology.net wrote in hey all i am serously thinking of getting a power wagon. i went to the dealership today and test drove one. i loved it. is there anything i should be aware of for the 2006 model. the funny thing is the salesman kept asking me what i needed so much truck for. i told him i was going to use it to drive over hondas. lol. i am actually going to use it like it is ment to be driven. taking it to the mountains to go to the middle of nowhere to go camping off roading and tow my jeep yj. also it looks like it can handle 35in tires. will they fit without a lift kit or should i look at getting a lift kit also. thanks ben hi ben! great choice! i wish i was due for a new truck right now or id be getting one too! i have a 2002 regular cab dodge 1500 4x4 5.9 ltr with a 5 lift and 35 x-terrains that does quite well off-road. when it is 5 years old i will be getting a powerwagon. i have heard that the powerwagon will handle 35 tires stock. 4wd magazine i think there is an 2005 left on a dodge dealers lot near me that can be had for 35k otd with employee pricing and 4.5k rebate for 2005 gas engine 2500... msrp is 43k.jack powell chrysler dodge in escondido ca cliff the only thing i can say bad about them is while dodge did put 4.56 gears in them the potenail power gain from them is offset by the larger tires it has on it. it is a shame that they did not put in 4.88s or deeper to give it a real edge over a stock truck with 4.10s. as it sits a stock gm with stock tires and a 4.10 with a 6.0 would likely take it. -- ----------------- www.thesnoman.com .

From : nathan w collier

thanks for the info - this was the exact one i was looking at summits giant retail store in ohio is a short drive down the road too todd .

From : budd cochran

.. .. inline ========== ========== nospamsal1@qwest.net big al ok by what design the master cylinder is above the slave cylinder. gravity would put some pressure on the slave cylinder. i dont see any way for the slave to back off the throw out arm. on an old truck with mechanical linkage there are two springs to keep the throw out bearing off the pressure plate fingers. and when adjusted correctly it works. al ========= ========= the slave does not back off the throw out arm. it stays in contact with it. release arm why......because if it didnt ..... it would fall out the ball seat on the release arm and when you stomped down on the clutch pedal the rod would shoot out into the bellhousing.....and the slave cylinder piston would come blowing out. which would be a nasty thing and quite the inconvenience to repair all the time. rotflmbo!!! got for you friend. there are many hydraulic pushrod / socket arrangements that have slack in them . . .ya just need a socket made a little deeper or a soft rubber retainer to hold them together . . .look at the brake pedal push rod if you need proof. and before you cackle again the hydraulic pressure on this rod is from the return springs on your braking system pushing it back up after a brake application.. a spring placed behind the apply piston inside the slave keeps the piston forward pushing forward the apply rod against the release arm moving the release bearing forward on the bearing retainer which rides in contact with the pressure plate......at all times unless the systems fubared. that setup is wrong. the spring has to return the piston. the spring tension of the pressure plate works against the spring tension of the slave cylinder apply piston......... and your throwout bearing gets the bejesus worn out of it in short order. and....wah..lah...... its voila! fr phonetic v-wa-la genius. oh btw miss piggy doesnt say it right. no hydraulic pressure..... jest an ole timey mechanical spring and arm set up........in a fancy package. bwah-ha-ha-ha!!!!! can you figure out why the piston can move in and out at over 1500 rpms without creating hydr. pres. that would actually cause the clutch to apply uh strokes which are what a piston does are not measured in rpms but strokes per minute second day year millennium; pick one marshmonster has to go work on his truck....got to get that brake master cylinder below the level of the calipers well if your driving is anything like your knowledge then just head for the nearest sharp curve and youll get the master cylinder below above below above below . . . . .

From : budd cochran

im sorry i didnt catch how many years of hydraulics experience you have and how many years of mechanics youve worked. 10 years heavy equipment mechanic/ journeyman millwright 30 years small engine mechanic. yep both automotive experience and hydraulics in one low cost package. -- budd cochran warning!!! poster still believes that intelligence logic common sense courtesy and religious beliefs are still important in our society and might include them in his posts. .. .. ..inline.. ========== ========== by design there is supposed to be a small fraction of a inch clearance. this was seen in the mechanical systems as your pedals freeplay. when air is left in the system the air can warm up and expand causing the fingers to ride the bearing. -- budd cochran =========== =========== budd cochran mr-d150@spam.citlink.net wrote in a seperate message snip however an improperly bled hydraulic clutch can when the system gets warm from under the hood heat hold pressure on a throwout bearing . . .just like it would be if you rode the pedal. -- budd cochran ======== ======== max340@verizon.net max dodge budd is correct many times in a hydraulic clutch design the throwout bearing continues to ride lightly on the clutch fingers. it is assumed that as long as the pressure is light gravity feed of fluid is very light it will have little effect on th clutch. -- max give a man a match and he is warm for a short while. light him on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life. ========= ========= here max hold still....while i set yer shirt tail on fire...... budd was wrong on so many levels..... and now your endorsing him. you on the other hand...are only partially wrong. the effects of gravity have nothing to do with the bearing apply. its the effect of that spring jammed in behind that slave cylinder apply piston that hold it all togeather. like it was designed to do. marshmonster ============= ============= .

From : ljb

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From : advocate

ben bmccunenospam@knology.net wrote in hey all i am serously thinking of getting a power wagon. i went to the dealership today and test drove one. i loved it. is there anything i should be aware of for the 2006 model. the funny thing is the salesman kept asking me what i needed so much truck for. i told him i was going to use it to drive over hondas. lol. i am actually going to use it like it is ment to be driven. taking it to the mountains to go to the middle of nowhere to go camping off roading and tow my jeep yj. also it looks like it can handle 35in tires. will they fit without a lift kit or should i look at getting a lift kit also. thanks ben hi ben! great choice! i wish i was due for a new truck right now or id be getting one too! i have a 2002 regular cab dodge 1500 4x4 5.9 ltr with a 5 lift and 35 x-terrains that does quite well off-road. when it is 5 years old i will be getting a powerwagon. i have heard that the powerwagon will handle 35 tires stock. 4wd magazine i think there is an 2005 left on a dodge dealers lot near me that can be had for 35k otd with employee pricing and 4.5k rebate for 2005 gas engine 2500... msrp is 43k.jack powell chrysler dodge in escondido ca cliff .

From : big al

e setups and how they work in relation to trailer towing. my trailer is 3000 pounds empty. add the atv/ruv/mx and gear and im looking at somewhere around 6000 pounds with probably 600 pounds of tongue weight. i have the stock class iv hitch http//inlinediesel.com/trucks/3gen/1/index.html and i dont know if it could safely support 600 pounds of tongue weight on a 3 or 4 foot hitch extension. any knowledgeable advice on this would be greatly appreciated. are there any other concerns i should be aware of any reason why i should be concerned about hauling a 3500 pound camper in the back of the truck while simultaneously towing up to 10000 pounds any camper specific recommendations how about a good camper dealer thanks well everyone...heres my take on this sitation. nathan really doesnt want anyones recomendation he has already made his mind up and no common sense from the peanut gallery is going to change his mind. nathan quit wasting bandwith and simply buy what ever rig you have decided on. good luck. .

From : nathan w collier

.. .. inline =3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d =3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d nospamsal1@qwest.net big=a0al ok by what design the master cylinder is above the slave cylinder. gravity would put some pressure on the slave cylinder. i dont see any way for the slave to back off the throw out arm. on an old truck with mechanical linkage there are two springs to keep the throw out bearing off the pressure plate fingers. and when adjusted correctly it works. al =3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d =3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d=3d the slave does not back off the throw out arm. it stays in contact with it. release arm why......because if it didnt ..... it would fall out the ball seat on the release arm and when you stomped down on the clutch pedal the rod would shoot out into the bellhousing.....and the slave cylinder piston would come blowing out. which would be a nasty thing and quite the inconvenience to repair all the time. a spring placed behind the apply piston inside the slave keeps the piston forward pushing forward the apply rod against the release arm moving the release bearing forward on the bearing retainer which rides in contact with the pressure plate......at all times unless the systems fubared. the spring tension of the pressure plate works against the spring tension of the slave cylinder apply piston......... and....wah..lah...... no hydraulic pressure..... jest an ole timey mechanical spring and arm set up........in a fancy package. can you figure out why the piston can move in and out at over 1500 rpms without creating hydr. pres. that would actually cause the clutch to apply marshmonster has to go work on his truck....got to get that brake master cylinder below the level of the calipers .

From : nathan w collier

nate... have you looked into toy hauler trailers sure have not big enough for all our toys and gear. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : jph

if youre going into country that rough you will be tipping the whole thing over people go through that area all the time with setups like im describing. we arent talking about rock crawling trails just trails too rough to get a motorhome through. 4 wheel drive is mandatory. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : thesnoman

i also recommend the toy hauler option. i dont have one but the ones that ive seen at the rv shows were impressive. once you move the atvs or bikes out of the trailer the beds either fold down from the walls or crank down from the ceiling. the crank down ones can be lowered partway leaving the atvs inside if you prefer although your atv is pretty high with the roll bar so that option probably wouldnt work and youd have to park them outside if you wanted to use the extra bed. any overflow extra bikes could be carried in the truck bed. john darrell bamsch wrote i agree with using the toy hauler trailers. they also make an atv rack that goes above the truck bed that will hold 2 atvs and you can still use the bed for other stuff. on wed 26 oct 2005 212015 -0600 nathan w. collier bucketdump@yahoo.com wrote nate... have you looked into toy hauler trailers just made for family trips with off road stuff along... http//www.rvnetlinx.com/httypeth.php3 i want to be able to load up the entire family and head out into the mountains for atv/ruv/mx riding weekends. my goal is to get a camper and since well be taking 2 atvs and 4 dirt bikes we need to tow my 18 enclosed trailer http//utilityoffroad.com/forum/topic.asptopicid=4364 which limits us to a slide in type camper. ive been looking at a few different models and brands and the only ones that appear big enough for all of us are the slide ins with overhang over the rear bumper. i dont know much about these setups and how they work in relation to trailer towing. my trailer is 3000 pounds empty. add the atv/ruv/mx and gear and im looking at somewhere around 6000 pounds with probably 600 pounds of tongue weight. i have the stock class iv hitch on my tow rig http//inlinediesel.com/trucks/3gen/1/index.html and i dont know if it could safely support 600 pounds of tongue weight on a 3 or 4 foot hitch extension. any knowledgeable advice on this would be greatly appreciated. are there any other concerns i should be aware of any reason why i should be concerned about hauling a 3500 pound camper in the back of the truck while simultaneously towing up to 10000 pounds any camper specific recommendations how about a good camper dealer thanks mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : budd cochran

the more expensive ones tend to either have better displays that give you a text description of the error codes rather than just the number and some offer more diagnostic capability such as displaying the actual output from the sensors but if you dont need these things then save the money and buy the less expensive equipment. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving based on the responses i received i decided to opt for a cheap unit from harbor freight since the $100 unit offers no additional functionality. it was $39.99 on sale from $49.99 and there was a 20% discount coupon available that made it $31.99. i went ahead and bought it since the coupon was expiring yesterday and will just return it if the van turns out to not be obd-ii. thanks martin martin wrote im considering purchasing this reader initially for diagnostics and reset on a 1996 b3500 dodge van http//www.partsamerica.com/codereaders.aspx if you have personal experience using this device please comment on your assesment of its utility and quality. thanks martin .

From : joseph myers

precisely what i was meaning. according to dc you shouldnt tow anything with more than 200 pounds tongue weight or 2000 lbs total. -- budd cochran budd cochran wrote nate what your drive-train / suspension sees is a combination load camper and all your supplies for the duration plus the tongue load. thats all your food water clothes bedding and any other necessities and then add the weight of the slide-in plus the tongue weight of the trailer. combined its very easy to overload the truck and not realize it. think back when i moved from co to ut. i ended up with a load that was 1k lbs over the axle gross rating after i dumped all the stuff i could and some i couldnt. i should have rented a u-haul truck not a trailer and towed the d-150 my suggestion get a good used motorhome. you would have more room and still be able tow your trailers . . just not to the off-road campsites. around here a lot of off-road vehicles are towed in with ordinary motorhomes if you call 50 footers ordinary which get parked near the area of activity then the atv jeeps whatever are unloaded. -- budd cochran i want to be able to load up the entire family and head out into the mountains for atv/ruv/mx riding weekends. my goal is to get a camper and since well be taking 2 atvs and 4 dirt bikes we need to tow my 18 enclosed trailer http//utilityoffroad.com/forum/topic.asptopicid=4364 which limits us to a slide in type camper. ive been looking at a few different models and brands and the only ones that appear big enough for all of us are the slide ins with overhang over the rear bumper. i dont know much about these setups and how they work in relation to trailer towing. my trailer is 3000 pounds empty. add the atv/ruv/mx and gear and im looking at somewhere around 6000 pounds with probably 600 pounds of tongue weight. i have the stock class iv hitch on my tow rig http//inlinediesel.com/trucks/3gen/1/index.html and i dont know if it could safely support 600 pounds of tongue weight on a 3 or 4 foot hitch extension. any knowledgeable advice on this would be greatly appreciated. are there any other concerns i should be aware of any reason why i should be concerned about hauling a 3500 pound camper in the back of the truck while simultaneously towing up to 10000 pounds any camper specific recommendations how about a good camper dealer thanks -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com i have a extended cab long box 1 ton ctd with a slide in camper. when the fuel tank h2o tank are full groceries clothes golf clubs the case of beer etc and the 2 of us in the cab we are 200 pounds under the gvw .

From : any name

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 25-oct-05 1046 pm mike never mind the pile on factor. what concerns me is what he offered when he hopped into this thread. something about hugs with the op. maybe being pink has sort of how do i say this perhaps changed his focus im sorta at a loss for a explanation of his current behavior. maybe some bad carrots affected him. bfg roy not to worry roy... least not about that!.... the op is a she.....course we could always start rumors..... he..he..he... ^ mike now i see thru this big cloud of dust from yet another pile-on.........you alls jealous that sweet-lovable me might get a cyber hug and you all arent.. start all the rumors you want itll still be good for us.......i hope.. vbg denny id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going t

From : darrell bamsch

joe xchernayax@gmail.com did this 031538 gmt wrote or theyre mocking people who would suggest to southerners that they shouldnt love wallace. boo boo boo isnt much of a criticism. the rest of the lyrics state that the governers true and that montgomerys got the answer without any booing so it sure sounds like a pro-wallace song to me. honestly none of these guys were from alabama. most of the band was from jacksonville fl and ed was from california. he now lives in tn. they didnt vote for wallace but im sure they followed him. back in 74 wallace gave them all plaques declairing them honorary members of the alabama state militia. ed still has his. some of them may have voted for wallace in one or more of his runs for president. he ran as a democrat in 1964 1972 and 1976 but didnt get the nomination and as an american independent party candidate in 1968. he carried alabama among a handful of southern states. right. those lines about loving the governor and watergate are meant to suggest that hey at least wallace isnt nixon. its an extremely weak tu quoque to be sure - they compare supporting a guy who turned out to be a crook to supporting a guy who ran to maintain racial segregation. nooo theyre saying watergate was a thousand miles away and they arent worried about it. i read the lines in birmingham they love the governor / now we all did what we could do / now watergate does not bother me / does your conscience bother you as suggesting that watergate doesnt bother the lyricist because he did what he could do and that nixon supporters should look at what their boy has done before booing wallace. you know of course wallace changed his views on segregation and won with black votes later on. read up on that its kinda crazy. wallace didnt really recant till the late 70s and sweet home alabama came out in 1974. i dont guess there are many because it seems everyone in the us has purchased a copy and not too many people think its a bad song. the music is one matter the lyrics another. besides in my experience people rarely think about rock lyrics too deeply. they were just musicians not politicians. non-politicians can make political statements. clearly the song has some political content as it talks about a politician mentions a political scandal and criticizes another song with political content. ed king is very proud of that song. ive had to opportunity to sit down and jam with him on that song. he taught me parts that even gary rossington doesnt know! that was nice of him. -- ari asik@despammed.com .

From : mac davis

suddenly without warning mac davis exclaimed 27-oct-05 408 pm on wed 26 oct 2005 215332 +0100 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going to have to do some googling to find out the origin of the whole bunny thing though jmc who has been getting pretty thoroughly rained on for the last week. perhaps i should have installed pontoons rather than new tires... he could tell you but then hed have to kill you.. ah but hed have to catch me first and i have a biiig head start! - jmc .

From : budd cochran

my suggestion get a good used motorhome. a motorhome would be incapable of accessing the places we go. if i didnt have a winch on the front of my truck i wouldnt even try getting there that way. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : rider89

joe xchernayax@gmail.com did this in birmingham they love the governor backup singers go boo boo boo theyre booing wallace. or theyre mocking people who would suggest to southerners that they shouldnt love wallace. boo boo boo isnt much of a criticism. the rest of the lyrics state that the governers true and that montgomerys got the answer without any booing so it sure sounds like a pro-wallace song to me. however we all did what we could do means they did all they could do to get him in office. thats coming from one of the co-writers on the song. right. those lines about loving the governor and watergate are meant to suggest that hey at least wallace isnt nixon. its an extremely weak tu quoque to be sure - they compare supporting a guy who turned out to be a crook to supporting a guy who ran to maintain racial segregation. it all boils down to the man who wrote the lyrics probably had some conflicting feelings on this subject and its up to you to interpret what it means to you. i think ronnie wrote it that way. if youre racist and think the song is racist then buy the album! if you arent racist and think the song is anti-racism then buy the album! if you write songs that are like this then you arent leaving anyone out. except the racists who think its anti-racist - are there any - and the anti-racists who think its racist. -- ari asik@despammed.com .

From : ljb

on wed 26 oct 2005 215332 +0100 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote id like to say the op has been sitting back quite enjoying this little exchange one of these days im going to have to do some googling to find out the origin of the whole bunny thing though jmc who has been getting pretty thoroughly rained on for the last week. perhaps i should have installed pontoons rather than new tires... he could tell you but then hed have to kill you.. mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : budd cochran

none. by design there is supposed to be a small fraction of a inch clearance. this was seen in the mechanical systems as your pedals freeplay. when air is left in the system the air can warm up and expand causing the fingers to ride the bearing. -- budd cochran its probably not al. all the hydraulic clutch does is replace the old bind-prone mechanical linkage between pedal and bellhousing. however an improperly bled hydraulic clutch can when the system gets warm from under the hood heat hold pressure on a throwout bearing . . .just like it would be if you rode the pedal. -- budd cochran so what keeps the throw out bearing from riding on the clutch fingers i dont remember seeing a spring of any kind under there. al .

From : jerry

95 ram 2500 4x4 suggestions first - narrow it down to which one of the below vehicles is exhibiting this problem 95 ram 2500 c 4x4 95 dakota sport 05 jeep x 85 dodge van 70 merc montego .

From : budd cochran

it is not the same system budd and saying that it is just makes you look foolish. if what you say is true then the only way that you could compress a brake caliper piston back into its bore would be to open up the brake bleeder and we both know that you do not have to do that it may be a good idea but not a requirement. nobody else in the group agrees with you here on this point including max so that alone should tell you something. the principles of operation are the same tom and in basic design they are the same.. did you know that some hd clutch systems use a 2 pound residual valve like a disk brake to reduce the possibility of air / water contamination it uses a slightly heavier return spring to compensate for the pressure. and if the pressure exceeds this extra 2 pounds this system will still vent it off to the reservoir just like the ones without it so what is your point the same as before that the system is not a perfect system its reality. its made by man not god. lol you are kidding right we are not talking cutting edge stuff here and it doesnt have to be perfect to work properly. btw you never had a master cylinder piston that couldnt retract properly have you like i reminded john the system is already screwed up. it is not a perfect text book scenario tom. first of all budd you dont know what in the system is screwed up. and neither do you. the op didnt say. i never claimed to know but i do know that the to bearing did not fail due to the design of the system as he suggested. it could be and probably is just a bad bearing and nothing more it happens. yep. had a freshly rebuilt alternator freeze up in the parking lot at the parts store right after i had exchanged it for my defective one. btdt. it could also be operator error or just excessive usage as we discussed. maybe there is something else wrong with the system and if so then the air would again not be the cause of the problem it would be the defective component and the problem would exist whether there was air in it or not. wrong tom. if the system is defective air could be the problem since air in the system is a problem if it gets into the system. if the system was defective in a way that forced it into a fully closed mode the problem would still happen even if there were no air in the system so the air itself is not the problem only a contributing factor. as for foolish appearances tom that would be anyone that doubts the experiences of a older more experienced person and discards them out-of-hand for the simple reason that person is older grayer more experienced the answer isnt found in some text book disagrees with some popular answercorrect or not or . . . . pick as many as you want. just because you are older does not mean that you know more and to think so is foolish. well tom being younger sure hasnt stopped you from thinking im less intelligent trained experienced skillful ad nauseum than you in the past. i am not all that much younger than you are budd and in some things i do know more than you but i never claimed to more about everything because that simply isnt true. if you think that you really know more than i do about everything then you are just being both ignorant and arrogant. the fact you have admitted in the past to not having much experience should be enough to suggest that you listen and learn from others with more experience. when did i say this and about what. sure there are things that i dont have a whole lot of experience with and the same goes for you. i dont dismiss you or your input out of hand but that does not mean that you are always right. i dont claim to be right all the time and yes you have dismissed my input out of hand but be that as it may i do have experiences you have not had will probably never have since you no longer work commercially in automotive repair. this instance is one of those times. just because i know longer do this for a career doesnt mean that i still dont work on vehicles. now i do it for myself and to help out a few friends so the experiences still keep comming just not as often. it does seem budd that once you have an opinion you are correct and if someone does not agree with you they are wrong simple as that damages your credibility take it from someone that knows. oh dear . . .tom you have a tendency to attack anothers credibility as soon as yours in in jeopardy. where exactly is my credability in jeopardy here i am not attacking yours as you may think i am actually trying to help you maintain it. you made a claim that air in the system would always cause this problem and that is incorrect regardless of what the popular answer is. no tom read my original statement the one not spun by you and you will see i said having air in the system is always a problem. air in the system is a problem but

From : nathan w collier

its probably not al. all the hydraulic clutch does is replace the old bind-prone mechanical linkage between pedal and bellhousing. however an improperly bled hydraulic clutch can when the system gets warm from under the hood heat hold pressure on a throwout bearing . . .just like it would be if you rode the pedal. -- budd cochran so what keeps the throw out bearing from riding on the clutch fingers i dont remember seeing a spring of any kind under there. al .

From : jerry

that would probably work and that would be a huge mistake. if the heads have been runny dry long enough to trash the rockers i would say that the seals and guides are pretty much toast as well. re-introducing oil flow at this time would probably result in turning the engine into a killer smoke bomb and make the vehicle undrivable. i would follow budds advice and look into a rebuild or if you do try this method have a set of rebuilt heads and gaskets ready as you may need them really soon. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving on mon 31 oct 2005 163011 -0500 rick myers crmyers@yadtel.net wrote i have a 1986 dodge 318 that is not getting any oil to the heads. are the pushrods in this engine supposed to have holes in them or does it oil some other way ive only worked on chevys until now. heres a trick you can try. drain the oil and refill with atf. let the engine idle for 15 to 20 minutes dont drive it and let the fluid disolve the oil sludge. drain the fluid and while the plug is out spray carberator cleaner on the oil pump intake screen if you can. change the oil filter and refill with oil. change the oil and filter in another week. beekeep .

From : budd cochran

what would lower gears due to gas mileage which is what this thread is all about john .