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Old 03-28-2012, 03:24 PM
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How do you find out what PCM's have been applied? Does Chrysler track that by VIN? So far I've been afraid to push her past 55, my wallet might not take the shock. :-)

Anyway I've discovered that there is a 4-5mph difference between the speedo and Torque's GPS speed. So I might be going to the dealer to get that corrected and any PCM's not in the old lady already.

I'm trying to decide if I just get the K&N direct replacement air flter or invest in a cold air intake. Any feed back would be appreciated.

Body wise it looks like I have new front quarters and rockers thanks to the previous owner so cab corners, rear quarters, and rear bumper is all I need to deal with.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:07 PM
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No dead spot with mine. I upgraded to 4.10's and am running the 93 tune from hemifever. I push down on the throttle anywhere in that range and it takes right off.

I'm starting to get a rattle under the truck so either the muffler or cats need attention at this point.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:23 PM
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I wanna join the V10 club.. THX!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:22 PM
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new member here,my name is randy becker i own a 2001 dodge club cab 2500 4x4 v10,now i was driving it today and the check guages light came on and oil guage went down to 0 then light went off and oil guage went back to 40,let it cool down checked oil and it was full,also im losen antifreeze,cannot find a leak any where,does not over heat or lose power at all,all help would be great thanks.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:35 PM
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Found my rattle. Exhaust manifold heatshield broke loose.

Randy. Keep a close eye on your oil level and color. The coolant has to be going somewhere. Either out the exhaust or into the pan. It could be a bad head gasket.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:09 PM
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yea iv been keeping an eye on the oil,i was checking out the spark plugs today to see if i had any coolant on the plugs and on the pass.side the sec.plug from the back snapped off and now the threaded part of the plug is stuck in the head,i couldnt even budge the thing and then snap,i went to auto zone bought easy outs but they were to small,any info on getting it out without taking the head off and where to find easy outs big enough,thanks,randy
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:00 PM
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Dude, you are screwed! Think I read someone had to pull the exhaust and maybe intake manifolds to remove the stub.

When I bought my V10 it went straight to the auto shop with a warning to be carefull with the plugs, if they broke them I wouldn't be willing to fund a lot of extra labor...they came out clean, but the shop had all the right tools. Most plugs were completely shot, one was missing the 1/2 the anode all the way back to the 90 degree turn.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:33 PM
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i got the broken one out with an easy out,went to go change plugs on drivers side and wouldnt you know it if the same one broke clean off to the head just like pass.side,cant even see it let alone use the easy out on it,ordered new head gasket kit for it today got to pick them up in the afternoon,i have it stripped down to the heads now,should have heads off cleaned up broke spark plug out new one in and heads back on tomorow if the weather holds out.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:46 PM
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Well that really sucks. Hopefully that's the end of the issues you have with it.

Check the heads and head gaskets carefully. You should be able to find the answer to the coolant loss.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:15 PM
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I wonder if an overnight soak with WD40 or another penetrating oil would have made a difference. If I ever change mine I know I will use some and maybe some anti-sieze as well.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:09 AM
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i had them soaking with pb blaster ,after i took heads of i had a 1/2 inch breaker bar with a pipe on them to get them out,never seen anything like it,just got acouple more things to do and itll be back together.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:09 PM
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got it all back together runs great,now have an exhaust manifold leak,bolts are pretty beat anyone know where i can order new ones,no one around here can get any,thanks.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:51 AM
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Well count me in to the V10 club. Just got and have been making road worthy a 94' Ram 2500 4x4 regular cab, long bed. Poor girl sat untouched for about 6 years. It's a great truck, I love it already. I believe it might be lifted a little, but I'm not positive. Just looks like it sits taller than most other Rams I've seen. Far as I know bone stock performance wise. Just has true dual exhaust with cats, and no mufflers. It's about to get a muffler put on I believe, any suggestions?

I just did a tune up on mine. Thankfully I didn't have any issues with plugs breaking off in the head. These ones had me worried a couple times, but it went off without a hitch.

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:19 PM
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Default 2001 dodge v10 abs and brake light stays on

my abs and brake light stay on,now it has new brake pads,rotors,wheel barrings calipers all way around,still on,today i replaced speed senser on rear diff,and output senser on rear of trans,still on,brakes are great not spongy so the abs is working fine,any idea what else can cause this,do i have to drive it so many miles so it can correct its self,any input would be great,thanks.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:28 PM
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Default I'd like to be added to the 8L V10 club...

Hey everyone. I thought I'd throw myself in here for the club. Here's a story on how I came to own a Ram V10...My wife and I were in the market for a 2nd vehicle. I thought a truck would be great due to its capability to do work. I had strict requirements for getting a truck. (1) it had to have a V8. (2) it had to have 4 wheel drive (3) it had to have an EX or club cab (4) it could NOT be a Ford...I searched online locally for about two weeks. Most everything was upstate NY rust fodder. Then I found this 1994 2500 V10. It had nothing I demanded from my list of wants in a truck; but it had the V10. That, along with the fact that the owner took great care of it made be buy it the next day. Here are some pictures. They are from a video camera so not super...it has 143K no rust and no seepage or leaks. I love it...it will be my last truck as I plan to restore and keep her.

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:28 PM
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AWD<--- I went to Magnaflow for my muffler, and love the sound. I got the 24" one. The shorter the length the louder the sound.

Randy<----Could be the ABS CAB. Look at the fuse in the PDC. If that isn't it I would take it to a dealer and have the ABS code read.

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No dead spot with mine. I upgraded to 4.10's and am running the 93 tune from hemifever. I push down on the throttle anywhere in that range and it takes right off.
Did you have any dead spots before the tune? I have upgraded to 4.10's in mine and OEM tune which I know there is some updates, but if I'm going to pay for a tune or tuner then I at least want to know if it will fix my issue. I wish I could find someone around here that I could borrow theirs and see if it fixes the issue or if I just need a rebuild.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:25 PM
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Did you have any dead spots before the tune? I have upgraded to 4.10's in mine and OEM tune which I know there is some updates, but if I'm going to pay for a tune or tuner then I at least want to know if it will fix my issue. I wish I could find someone around here that I could borrow theirs and see if it fixes the issue or if I just need a rebuild.
Mine was very anemic when I got it. The 3.55's and the oem death flash were killing it. It drove okay, but it had flat spots off the line and in the mid-range due to TM and the trans always trying to shift up for economy.

Between the sct and the 4.10's it's a different truck. The sct was the best bang for the buck as far as I'm concerned. I'm using the 93 tune and fill up with Shell or Mobil 93 gas here in the northeast. I had a little ping when they were running the winter blend but it's gone now. The tuner cleared up shifting issues and cleared the flat spots. Adding the 4.10's while pricey was icing on the cake.

In fact Sean just sent me updated tunes for the V10. When I step down on it, it pulls right through the rpm range shifting just before redline right through 3rd gear. I haven't had a chance to tow anything heavy yet so no feedback there.

I have no other mods as yet and I probably won't be adding any for now. I'm getting just over 9 mpg combined and I'm pretty happy with the way it's running.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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Count me in, nice to see some other V10 owners out there!
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:25 AM
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Hey all of us in the V10 club! I was watching Trucks! something I haven't done in a few years...anyways, there are tons of catalogs and companies that offer anything for just about any V8 out there...my question is...where or what is the best source to find replacement or upgrade parts for the V10? Are we forgotten and left only to standard aftermarket replacement parts or can we do more?
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:17 AM
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I can only find one block drain on the drivers side, is there another on the passengers side?

OK I found one on the passenger side. It's way back by the flywheel/transmission bell housing.\

The one on the drivers side is right by the rear freeze plug.

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