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01-04-2018, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Rockyhud

This is the exhaust brake I'm going to buy for my...

This is the exhaust brake I'm going to buy for my 97.
https://www.dieselperformance.com/shop/product/1037135-exhaust-brake-1989-1998-dodge-60psi-no-apps-4in-vac-remote-16319

I already have 4"...
01-03-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Rockyhud

I recently discovered what appears to be the...

I recently discovered what appears to be the easiest way to adjust the static timing on our p-pump engines. The $75 kit contains a magnetic timing wheel, that you place on the harmonic dampener, and...
12-21-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Rockyhud

I buy my oil and fuel filters from Genos Garage....

I buy my oil and fuel filters from Genos Garage. This is the URL for oil filters.
https://www.genosgarage.com/category/oil-filters
LF16035 and LF3894are both $13.95 plus a little for shipping....
12-21-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,273
Posted By Rockyhud

Paul, nice write-up and update on your turbo...

Paul, nice write-up and update on your turbo upgrade project. I'm in the process of upgrading/replacing my mostly stock HX-35 turbo with a re-manufactured Holset HE351CW - the type used in 04.5-07...
12-21-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Rockyhud

As far as front disc brake pads go, I've had good...

As far as front disc brake pads go, I've had good luck with Hawk brand pads. I don't recall specifically which one I chose before but they were said to be very effective and not coat the wheels with...
Replies: 19
Views: 36,403
Posted By Rockyhud

I know this thread is somewhat old but if there...

I know this thread is somewhat old but if there are new readers that happen along, here's my experience and recommendation.

I had a Tekonsha Voyager for several years that worked quite well with...
10-13-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Rockyhud

For what it's worth, I removed my fuel heater...

For what it's worth, I removed my fuel heater several years ago and even though I live in Colorado and the winter temps can at times get below 0 for days, I've never really felt it truly provided any...
10-12-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Rockyhud

A few years ago I was fortunate to find and...

A few years ago I was fortunate to find and download an article that was originally authored by Pete Tomka of Performance Systems Manufacturing and published by Turbo Diesel Register in Issue 56,...
10-11-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Rockyhud

Absolutely you should. I was amazed by how much...

Absolutely you should. I was amazed by how much more top end power this enabled. Before, the injection pump would start de-fueling around 2500 RPM or so and there was virtually no power to be had...
09-22-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By Rockyhud

If you get the repair kit from fixinrams (for...

If you get the repair kit from fixinrams (for fixing leaks) and have any questions, you can call Pete for answers. He's VERY knowledgeable and very willing to talk with you for as long as you need....
09-20-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,026
Posted By Rockyhud

My experience upgrading to 1-ton wheel cylinders

Having just completed my rear drum brake overhaul and upgrade on my 97 2500 I thought this would be a good time to chime in and possibly help others contemplating this. I know this is a somewhat old...
04-07-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By Rockyhud

I've had a home made #10 plate (ground from stock...

I've had a home made #10 plate (ground from stock plate) and 3K GSK in my 97 for over 10 years and really like it. Easy to do with a Dremel tool and cut-off wheel. Provides nice power and EGTs are...
04-07-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By Rockyhud

Your setup sounds similar to my 97 12-valve, with...

Your setup sounds similar to my 97 12-valve, with a #10 plate and 3K GSK, etc. I have mine setup somewhat mild as I have to pass a diesel emissions test annually (exhaust smoke opacity test) so it's...
03-08-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Rockyhud

mdbrewer, welcome to the world of quick and...

mdbrewer, welcome to the world of quick and economical manufacturing, at least for the auto makers. Unit bearings, as these are often referred to since they combine the function of wheel hub and...
10-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Rockyhud

I'm not sure this is the same situation as I had,...

I'm not sure this is the same situation as I had, way back in time, but I discovered the rubber fuel lines that connect to the metal feed and return lines near the rear of the engine had deteriorated...
10-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Rockyhud

Not to hijack this thread but is it possible to...

Not to hijack this thread but is it possible to use "slip-on" rotors for a newer vintage truck on older trucks? Does anyone know of any compatibility or safety issues doing this?
09-10-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Rockyhud

When I've experienced this problem (boost goes up...

When I've experienced this problem (boost goes up and then drops to about 20 psi) I've always found it to be a fuel filter that's clogged up with whatever. A fuel starved engine can't make boost like...
06-01-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rockyhud

Glad you found the problem without too much of an...

Glad you found the problem without too much of an issue and sorry I hadn't replied back sooner to your question about seeing fuel leak out of the rubber lines. I've been very busy replacing our hot...
05-27-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rockyhud

I concur with macattack_ga and his 2nd suggestion...

I concur with macattack_ga and his 2nd suggestion of air leak in fuel system. I had what sounds like a similar problem shortly after buying my 97 RAM in 03. I'd park it over night at home in the...
04-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 28,308
Posted By Rockyhud

Thanks for posting this. While my 12-valve has...

Thanks for posting this. While my 12-valve has been VERY reliable to now (18 years old with 235K miles) I'm sure there will come a time when I need in-depth technical info and having this on-hand...
02-09-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,104
Posted By Rockyhud

Very nice looking unit. Like others I'm anxious...

Very nice looking unit. Like others I'm anxious to hear more as to how it works for you.
02-01-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,104
Posted By Rockyhud

It's interesting that the Match App calculates...

It's interesting that the Match App calculates the HP to be near 600 with only 32 psi. I'm not saying it's wrong but I've always read that rule of thumb is you get about 10 HP for every 1 PSI, so...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rockyhud

I'm sure someone with an 06 will answer as well,...

I'm sure someone with an 06 will answer as well, but I believe this is a feature that's been implemented on Rams with Cummins engines for quite a while. I know my 97 does it and I read (probably here...
09-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Rockyhud

Can you wriggle the headlight switch and see any...

Can you wriggle the headlight switch and see any lights come on, even intermittently? What you described sounds somewhat similar to what mine did about a year ago. I was out on dark Colorado mountain...
09-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,257
Posted By Rockyhud

I can't speak for what's a reasonable price in...

I can't speak for what's a reasonable price in your part of the country but as for reliability, I've had my 97 since 2003 and it's still running and holding up very well. It had 96K miles when I...
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