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12-21-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Gary-L

I don't have a problem with things being...

I don't have a problem with things being computerized. After all, many of the advancements have increased engine performance compared to equivalent displacements 10, 20, and 30+ years ago.
What...
12-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Gary-L

New Technology Brings New Challenges

The following is from the monthly newsletter distributed by Rock Auto 12/2018:



Yet another quirk in troubleshooting when technology changes.
12-16-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Gary-L

These engines have nothing to "tune up" and...

These engines have nothing to "tune up" and should have regular maintenance performed -- spark plugs @ 30K miles (coil boots or plug wire boots as needed); oil & filter, and air filters changed on a...
12-15-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Gary-L

The fuel pump is built with a three stage...

The fuel pump is built with a three stage filtering system. The base of the pump assy has a "sock", which screens out very large particles. A finer stage filter is inside the fuel pump housing and...
12-14-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By Gary-L

Well, one would think he'd have known that ahead...

Well, one would think he'd have known that ahead of time. Plus, what's defined as "a short run"? Three minutes? 90 seconds? Also note that the earlier videos showed the crew was running a truck on...
12-14-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By Gary-L

Continuous use, yes. Extremely high operating...

Continuous use, yes. Extremely high operating temperatures in excess of the design limits, no.
12-14-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By Gary-L

https://youtu.be/X43itpSjKAc

https://youtu.be/X43itpSjKAc
12-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Gary-L

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/dodgeforum.com-vbulle...

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12-08-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Gary-L

Another Banks Video -- The Boost Gauge is Dead

https://youtu.be/hbsnzC3nXOU

I think this is some fantastic information for people who are serious about building a performance engine.
12-01-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Gary-L

The AC drain might not be clogged, but there...

The AC drain might not be clogged, but there could be debris built up in the box which is preventing moisture from properly draining. You might try locating the source by having a helper slowly pour...
12-01-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Gary-L

Pretty much this ^^ The drain is in the HVAC...

Pretty much this ^^ The drain is in the HVAC box, but it does have a tube that leads into the base of the firewall. It should be visible in the passenger side area of the engine bay. You may have...
11-28-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gary-L

Keep it up and stick around the Second Gen...

Keep it up and stick around the Second Gen forums. These guys will do you right.
11-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gary-L

Sounds like you need to get some new Champions!...

Sounds like you need to get some new Champions! Congrats on getting her running.

Oh, and the time isn't wasted if you didn't learn anything ;)
11-26-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gary-L

My truck never liked the Autolite spark plugs. I...

My truck never liked the Autolite spark plugs. I would recommend you stick with stock Champions.
11-25-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gary-L

Is the distributor properly aligned with Cylinder...

Is the distributor properly aligned with Cylinder #1? Is the cam sensor connected to the harness?
11-24-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Gary-L

Depends on which hot wrench you can afford. ...

Depends on which hot wrench you can afford.

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11-23-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Gary-L

Then he'd have to beef up his springs. I hauled...

Then he'd have to beef up his springs. I hauled loads up to Canada and across many states with the heavier duty shocks and nary an issue. The trailer itself weighed 1,800-lbs. I upgraded the...
11-23-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Gary-L

Have the spark plugs and coil pack boots been...

Have the spark plugs and coil pack boots been replaced every 30K miles? Only use the copper plugs in these trucks. No platinum or magic multiple electrode VooDoo miracle plugs.
11-23-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Gary-L

The stock shocks @ 7,000-lbs will sag like a...

The stock shocks @ 7,000-lbs will sag like a poopy diaper and steering control will be compromised. Put a set of Monroe 58610 (https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=60649&cc=1314563&jsn=477)...
11-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By Gary-L

If the heads aren't original (and cracked), then...

If the heads aren't original (and cracked), then a good polish and port job will do wonders. If they are, new heads with the aforementioned polish and port job will do wonders. And, a Fastman...
11-22-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Gary-L

I think I found the issue in your original post: ...

I think I found the issue in your original post:



Big, heavy, large displacement V8 engine, four wheel drive, with large tires. That combination has never been miserly with fuel consumption....
11-21-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 35,311
Posted By Gary-L

https://youtu.be/m57gzA2JCcM Another must...

https://youtu.be/m57gzA2JCcM

Another must listen-to for the younger folk (anyone under 45) for Thanksgiving.
11-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 35,311
Posted By Gary-L

https://youtu.be/pfOSGTMWtA8

https://youtu.be/pfOSGTMWtA8
11-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Gary-L

Trucks are for hauling cargo. They are not for...

Trucks are for hauling cargo. They are not for hauling ass.
11-18-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 35,311
Posted By Gary-L

https://youtu.be/qBc1Ba-0o9E

https://youtu.be/qBc1Ba-0o9E
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