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Advice on 98 Ram 3500 4x4 Dually V10

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Old 02-10-2019, 02:33 PM
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Ok i must of misunderstood him. Not sure what the gears are but it has torque!
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:37 PM
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Oh yeah, the V-10 is a torque MONSTER. Back when these trucks were new, it was a gas engine, pushing diesel numbers. I have 4.56 gears, and 33" tires on mine, so, my gas mileage is even worse that usual, and towing at freeway speeds just ain't happening. (I didn't do the gears, got it that way.) When "new tires" time comes around, going to bump to 35's, and get the RPM/MPH back on the more reasonable side. Of course, that means a new drop hitch as well, but hey, what can ya do?

There was a manual six speed, but, I don't know if that came behind the V-10 or not..... 5 or 6 speed autos didn't show up until 3rd gen trucks.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:43 PM
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Wow thats definitely some low gears! Im hoping for 355s or 373s but don't know if that was an option. He said he always ran 92 octane non ethonal gas but it calls for 87 i believe. Probaly doesn't matter in that hog Lol!
 
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Wow thats definitely some low gears! Im hoping for 355s or 373s but don't know if that was an option. He said he always ran 92 octane non ethonal gas but it calls for 87 i believe. Probaly doesn't matter in that hog Lol!
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Awesome Thanks!
 
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Oh yeah, the V-10 is a torque MONSTER. Back when these trucks were new, it was a gas engine, pushing diesel numbers. I have 4.56 gears, and 33" tires on mine, so, my gas mileage is even worse that usual, and towing at freeway speeds just ain't happening. (I didn't do the gears, got it that way.) When "new tires" time comes around, going to bump to 35's, and get the RPM/MPH back on the more reasonable side. Of course, that means a new drop hitch as well, but hey, what can ya do?

There was a manual six speed, but, I don't know if that came behind the V-10 or not..... 5 or 6 speed autos didn't show up until 3rd gen trucks.
45s 45s 45s!! Looks like the universe is telling you something...
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:33 PM
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I forgot to ask about recommend oil for a high mile V10. He currently uses full synthetic 10w30 year around.
 
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I use the valvoline high mileage 10w30 conventional oil.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:25 PM
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Ok thanks, i seen on other sites where people are running 15w40 and even 20w50 in high mile V10s. One gentleman has 3 Ram V10s for his grain bin business and they all have over 280k miles with just basic routine maintenance.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:31 PM
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I tried 15w-40 in my '99 V10 and it just did not feel right. I still got lifter clatter at first start up, which I guess is pretty common. Although I do use Shell Rotella 10w-30 conventional oil, as I think it has good detergent capabilities. The miles are pretty low though at 108k.
 

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