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Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 02-10-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By dawoodsman
SOFT bumpers?

Well my 2013 has another nice big dent in the rear bumper. First one was a parking lot hit and run that I never saw. This latest one was my fault--backed into a small tree.

Small tree. And I...
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 02-10-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By dawoodsman
I have heard they might have fixed the problem...

I have heard they might have fixed the problem now, but to be safe I would rotate the things religiously, BEFORE the usual two oil change advice. Last pair I had (I forget the designation, but it...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-13-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,434
Posted By dawoodsman
I haven't had this happen yet but every few weeks...

I haven't had this happen yet but every few weeks I go to shut the truck off before the knob gets rotated all the way to park. Foot is always on the brake of course but after more than a year it...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 12-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By dawoodsman
I've had more problems with the radio system than...

I've had more problems with the radio system than anything else be far in my truck. Reception isn't great and AM in particular is lousy. It was horrible brand new and I complained to no avail until...
Forum: Oil Change 12-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,247
Posted By dawoodsman
same issue for me

I was told the same thing. It appears there is NO way to reset the oil LIFE meter in my 2013. The old method resets the mileage meter but NOT the oil life meter. The oil sensing unit should...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 09-23-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By dawoodsman
I need to check the numbers the old fashioned way...

I need to check the numbers the old fashioned way to be certain, but according to the truck computer my highway MPG has risen 2 to 3 mph from what it was last fall and winter. Appears there was some...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 09-23-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,180
Posted By dawoodsman
They don't exactly inspire confidence!

I started getting harassed before the year free trial was up. Complained about a few things and really had no desire to pay for the high prices they were asking until they offered a 6 month rate...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 05-15-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By dawoodsman
radio update 14.05.03...list of what it does?

I poked around a bit but didn't see this.

What I am looking for is a detailed list of what this update does. I have seen people post such lists on this forum before.

And yes I did call...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 05-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,028
Posted By dawoodsman
I would recommend doing the math including...

I would recommend doing the math including current gas versus diesel costs, how many miles you drive a year, and what your limits are for the amount of time--or mileage--that you will keep the truck....
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 05-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By dawoodsman
I've run lots of large truck heavy duty tires on...

I've run lots of large truck heavy duty tires on work trucks, and the biggest factor I have found is proper tire rotation every other oil change--or around 6,000 miles interval--if not even shorter. ...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By dawoodsman
Have the same year/model. As stated It shuts off...

Have the same year/model. As stated It shuts off after awhile and has to be started with the key fob if you don't hop into it soon enough.

Another thing--I can't remember what I did to lead to...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-18-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,459
Posted By dawoodsman
Yes on the first, no on the latter...at least so...

Yes on the first, no on the latter...at least so far (6600 miles in most of it in cold weather). According to the sticker the Ram should have far better MPG than the Tundra, but it ain't so in my...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-14-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By dawoodsman
Over the years I have learned that most of the...

Over the years I have learned that most of the time it isn't me I have to be worried about. I can make it through most of the time--maybe with a good case of white knuckles--but I can't control the...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By dawoodsman
250K and you never installed an oil catch can? ...

250K and you never installed an oil catch can? How is that possible?
Forum: 4th Gen UConnect 02-10-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By dawoodsman
Only since the day I brought the truck! Well not...

Only since the day I brought the truck! Well not really--it worked ok for a few weeks when brand new....

My travails and the joys of traversing the wide variance of knowledge RAM customer...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 02-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,405
Posted By dawoodsman
For folks having trouble with their defrost as I...

For folks having trouble with their defrost as I described, check for leaves or debris under the hood towards the front of the hood. I haven't noticed the same problem since I cleaned mine out. ...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 02-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,663
Posted By dawoodsman
I would like to see fewer ecoboost horror stories...

I would like to see fewer ecoboost horror stories before I'd get into one in a ford these days. I drive my trucks 10 years or so though, and I worry about what maintenance issues will be dealing...
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 02-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,210
Posted By dawoodsman
Loads of nickel and dime issues with the Uconnect...

Loads of nickel and dime issues with the Uconnect Radio system, although most of them have been fixed. Fog lights aimed way to close which dealer refused to deal with so i changed them myself,...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By dawoodsman
I have always used stock washer fluid though I...

I have always used stock washer fluid though I suspect around here all they sell is winter capable stuff. Never had a problem with any of it freezing that I know of. Some of the dirt cheap stuff...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By dawoodsman
I am always baffled by some of the threads on...

I am always baffled by some of the threads on this site. From this one it appears we are to just accept that our RAMs get mileage much worse than they claim they should, that the endless "will this...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By dawoodsman
That's the only foolproof way I know of. ...

That's the only foolproof way I know of.

IMO the gaskets are more to seal dust etc from coming in to the vehicle than than the use you are looking for. They help but there are still...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By dawoodsman
It's really treated more like a recall than a...

It's really treated more like a recall than a maintenance/warranty issue. I.e. the dealer is take care of by Ram for doing the work for you, warranty has nothing to do with it.

When I bought my...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By dawoodsman
That would be what I think mine is doing. ...

That would be what I think mine is doing. However if your 14 manual is like my 13 manual, it also says "Pressing the GEAR-/GEAR+ switches (on the steering wheel) while in the DRIVE position will...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-16-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By dawoodsman
My sense from having toppers on trucks for...

My sense from having toppers on trucks for several decades is that the fit problem between brands is biggest on the width dimensions. A topper for an 8 foot bed chevy will not fit an 8 foot bed ram....
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-16-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By dawoodsman
On mine I think it went to 8, and pushing the...

On mine I think it went to 8, and pushing the plus button while it was display 8 turned off the evic display. I'll check again though. And it might be moot if my 13 functions differently than your...
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