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Old 06-11-2018, 11:11 PM
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Just spent about $2,000 between RockAuto and Amazon on parts for the motor and rear end rebuild on the Dakota.

That doesn't even include any of the inside-the-motor parts, nor any extra heads in case mine are cracked.

My wallet has fainted and is smoking from the carnage.

I did include a new exhaust system (stock except for the Thrush Glasspack); new rear spring bushings; new cab bushings; and a few other nice things (including seat heaters for the seat rebuild. I'm getting too old to plop down into a cold seat; my tush likes comfort!)

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Old 06-12-2018, 10:47 AM
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I feel you Ralph...My crate 380hp engine just developed a knock. Less than 1K miles on it. Oil PSI was good, so I don't know what's going on. Likely won't be good
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:34 PM
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Yikes! Condolences to both of ya
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:24 PM
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Heh.

Almost all the RockAuto order is being delivered Friday.

Brake drums, exhaust from the manifolds back, gaskets, many many other parts.

Methinks they'll be cussing me out Saturday Morning as they recline in their chair with the heating pad

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:56 PM
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Got in all the stuff they shipped.

One point - the Walker 40232, which is labeled 40232, is NOT a Y pipe for a Dodge Dakota 1988 3.9L! I dunno WHAT it's a Y pipe for ...

The only one I can find now is the MagnaFlow 50203, which is more like $250-$300 (!!!!)

So, the wallet whimpered some more.

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:27 AM
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Hey Ralph,

I cant even find a listing for 40232 on Rockauto, site...... But they do show 40235 for a 94-95. https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=431&jsn=431 Wonder what it would take to make it fit?
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:15 AM
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I can't either, now.

But it was there a week ago when I placed the order. Le sigh.

No huhu, getting my money back. But just darn irritating that only Magnaflow seems to make one, and they don't sell many places that discount any real amount.

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Old 06-17-2018, 11:23 AM
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That sucks Ralph.. In what way was it off? I know it bolted right up to my 94 so I'm wondering if there was a change in the truck or the pipe you were sent. It is not unknown for them to make a mistake.
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:52 AM
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Here's a (rather large!) picture of what I got. Notice it DOES say 40232 on the label. Walker flubbed this one, alas.

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What I Got
 
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:10 PM
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AhA! Definitely sent you the wrong one.I think someone may have put the wrong sticker on it. That even has a CAT built into it.
 
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