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Posted By Adaminak

I ran this for a while in my 2004 and it made a...

I ran this for a while in my 2004 and it made a noticeable difference in engine noise, idle smoothness and I gained a whopping 0.2 mpg. I've also run the summer treatment, and that did the same...
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Posted By Adaminak

The step from a 1st to a 3rd gen is enormous, and...

The step from a 1st to a 3rd gen is enormous, and you'll be amazed at the performance of the new model. I'm just going to answer your questions in order, based on my experience with my '04 and that...
04-13-2018, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

After driving I-75 south into Kentucky, and then...

After driving I-75 south into Kentucky, and then I-40 into North Carolina, I'm really glad I had it fixed. Miles and miles of no place to pull over, and with a spring-under axle, a broken bolt would...
04-10-2018, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

Thanks guys, Russell's Trailer Service in...

Thanks guys,

Russell's Trailer Service in Indianapolis replaced the bolts in 45 minutes, and I was on the road just before 11am. Peace of mind well worth the $150.99.
04-08-2018, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

5400 miles on my 20 day-old 2018. Averaged 13-14...

5400 miles on my 20 day-old 2018. Averaged 13-14 around town with a few minutes of warmup idle twice a day. I'm now dragging a loaded trailer across the country (GCVW 23,300), and once I cleared...
04-08-2018, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

Exclamation Help please; bent axle bolts

Looking for a bit of expert advice. I'm driving from Alaska to South Carolina, and made it to Indianapolis (mostly) without incident. While looking for my hotel, I took a turn too sharply and drug...
01-10-2018, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

Weird misfire / no codes

So I've been chasing an intermittent misfire for about three months now. It's been present far longer than that, but I've finally decided to do something about it. Truck has 195k miles, in-tank...
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Posted By Adaminak

Sounds like a TS Performance MP-8...

Sounds like a TS Performance MP-8 (http://www.xtremediesel.com/tsperformancepowerplaymp-8module.aspx)
03-26-2017, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Adaminak

The Southbend upgrade is a sealed bearing design,...

The Southbend upgrade is a sealed bearing design, and significantly larger in diameter as well.

I decided that with the most expensive part of this deal being labor, that it was better to just...
03-24-2017, 02:17 AM
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Posted By Adaminak

I'm running 285/75 R17 without any issues, and no...

I'm running 285/75 R17 without any issues, and no mods to the front suspension.

As a side note: The Toyo AT II are stupid slippery in the rain and tend to break traction anytime it's even...
03-24-2017, 02:14 AM
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Posted By Adaminak

Dead pilot bearing/buggered input shaft

I don't have room in my garage to drop the transmission, so it went to a shop for a new clutch. For the last 11k miles I've had a varying clutch engagement point, and an off-throttle vibration above...
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03-16-2017, 12:22 AM
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Posted By Adaminak

Fronty; take a look at the S&W Bodyguard. It's...

Fronty; take a look at the S&W Bodyguard. It's about the smallest thing I can find that my wife can still manipulate, and it's still big enough that I can shoot it without too much effort as well.
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03-15-2017, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

That sucks! It's pretty uncommon to lose that...

That sucks! It's pretty uncommon to lose that many drives on the same system. I've been building computers for almost 20 years and I don't think I've lost more than 3 hard drives the entire time. I...
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Posted By Adaminak

165K miles and my pads are still thicker than the...

165K miles and my pads are still thicker than the new pads I just put on my wife's Mazda. I think at this point it's time to replace them just because it doesn't seem right not to...
05-13-2015, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Adaminak

Thanks for the info on the P/S pump pressure. ...

Thanks for the info on the P/S pump pressure. Sorry for the delay, but I figured I'd let y'all know I found my culprit. Driver's front axle u-joint was toast. It looks almost like it wasn't...
04-03-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

So I've driven the truck another 300 miles since...

So I've driven the truck another 300 miles since the first time I noticed the issue. Most of the driving was in town, with a top speed of 55mph, and only for a few minutes. During the in town...
03-26-2015, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

Mexstan, have you been able to get any resolution...

Mexstan, have you been able to get any resolution for this issue? I've got a similar problem, but I notice mine only when rolling.

Thanks,

-Adam
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Posted By Adaminak

Now that I've had a chance to dig around, I found...

Now that I've had a chance to dig around, I found the lower bolt sheared about 3 threads in. Now I get to remove stuff so I can pull the remnants. I would guess I overtorqued it when I changed...
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Posted By Adaminak

UPDATE: In a shocking (and completely foreseen)...

UPDATE: In a shocking (and completely foreseen) turn of events, none of the Dodge/Ram dealers have a part number for the bolts. A quick call to Cummins NW and they had the part number, but none in...
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Posted By Adaminak

Exclamation Help: Water Pump Bolt Size

Short version: Anybody know the diameter and thread pitch of the water pump bolts for a 2004.5?

Long version: While driving down the highway today, my water pump, in a fit of petulance, decided...
10-22-2012, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

Absolutely! After 4K miles or so you'll probably...

Absolutely! After 4K miles or so you'll probably want to do another change because synthetics tend to clean out any accumulated sludge and grime, and you don't really want that stuff suspended in...
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Posted By Adaminak

I used Silverstars from the day I bought the...

I used Silverstars from the day I bought the truck, thinking they were the best available. After doing a lot of reading on how to make our semi-decent lights better, I stumbled across this website: ...
10-20-2012, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

Been using the 5w40 T6 for the last 50K miles...

Been using the 5w40 T6 for the last 50K miles with no problems whatsoever. The price is right, it meets all the requirements, and it's got better cold-flow than any conveniently available dino-oil. ...
Forum: AKDTR #12
09-17-2012, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Adaminak

I knew there was something I was forgetting! ...

I knew there was something I was forgetting! I've had a few gel issues and a clean filter is almost mandatory to get things running again. The hobbies are a great suggestion as well. There is...
09-17-2012, 10:25 AM
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Views: 1,282
Posted By Adaminak

Anybody? I've never pulled a 5600, so I don't...

Anybody? I've never pulled a 5600, so I don't know what's normal and what's not...
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