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Forum: Heating & Cooling 09-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 69,408
Posted By paulswagelock
I had the dead animal smell. When they changed...

I had the dead animal smell.
When they changed the hoses and flushed everything, that smell went away. But the rubber smell showed up in its place. That rubber smell lasted about 2000 miles....
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 09-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By paulswagelock
Mixing brands for top off is fine. Synthetic and...

Mixing brands for top off is fine. Synthetic and conventional can be mixed as well. As posted, just use any 0w or 5w 20 and all is good.
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 09-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By paulswagelock
23,000 and needed replaced.

23,000 and needed replaced.
Forum: Body & Interior 08-29-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By paulswagelock
Once I figured out what to call it, I was able to...

Once I figured out what to call it, I was able to find it with the search feature here. Plasti dipped it today. Problem solved.

Thanks.
Forum: Body & Interior 08-28-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By paulswagelock
Sun blinding me from console chrome trim ring when driving south

I have the 8 speed Laramie. There is a chrome bezel around the storage area in the console where the floor shifter would be. When I drive south to south west on a sunny day, the reflection off of...
Forum: 4th Gen UConnect 07-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,811
Posted By paulswagelock
I installed it this morning. Installation took...

I installed it this morning. Installation took about 12 minutes or so.
Not sure if I notice any better XM reception, or if camera is better.
Forum: Heating & Cooling 06-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 69,408
Posted By paulswagelock
Update I was one of the first to get the...

Update

I was one of the first to get the replacement hoses and flushed.
The SMELL did not return exactly, but as others have commented, a burning rubber/coolant smell did comeback. That lasted 3...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 06-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By paulswagelock
This subject always gets heated. I have...

This subject always gets heated.

I have 18,000 miles, and have averaged ~20mpg during those miles on the EVIC, haven't reset it yet. My manual calculations occasionally done to check the EVIC are...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 04-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By paulswagelock
8 speed = dial.

8 speed = dial.
Forum: Heating & Cooling 04-04-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 69,408
Posted By paulswagelock
Interesting that the radiator hoses listed (first...

Interesting that the radiator hoses listed (first two hoses) in that star report are part numbers for a 2011- 2013 Ram 1500 and 2500. So either these are the same hoses, not new compounds, or they...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 04-03-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By paulswagelock
You can be almost certain it is the start of the...

You can be almost certain it is the start of the infamous smell issue.
That is how mine started and progressed to where it made me driveway and yard smell when hot.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits 03-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By paulswagelock
I have a Laramie with factory running boards....

I have a Laramie with factory running boards. Installed the weather techs. Fit is perfect. No drill works well. No paint marring after 8 months. They are large enough to keep most mud and road sling...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 03-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 107
Posted By paulswagelock
Good stuff. It is made by the same company that...

Good stuff. It is made by the same company that makes walmart super tech oil, as well as other store brands.
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 03-27-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By paulswagelock
If you suspect a coolant leak, air filtration...

If you suspect a coolant leak, air filtration issues, bad bearing, etc - it is valuable.
For the typical car/truck, not high value unless you were going for extended drains, which means your...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 6.4 HEMI V8 03-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,394
Posted By paulswagelock
Check your manual. Here is the wording for the...

Check your manual. Here is the wording for the 1500 with the 5.7 hemi:

We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20
Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-6395.
...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By paulswagelock
Chrysler does state a recommendation that the oil...

Chrysler does state a recommendation that the oil meets MS-6395 spec.
The problem is that spec requires ~2 years of test data. Not many manufacturers are certifying to that spec.

Pennzoil does....
Forum: Heating & Cooling 03-25-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 69,408
Posted By paulswagelock
I had the smell at 500 miles, was unbearable...

I had the smell at 500 miles, was unbearable around 2500. Stayed bad until they switched the hoses, flushed, refilled. I have ~2000 miles since then. As posted by DK1, there is now an odd burnt...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,703
Posted By paulswagelock
[QUOTE=bouf0010;1365522]33mpg !! LMAOOOO I cant...

[QUOTE=bouf0010;1365522]33mpg !! LMAOOOO I cant even comment with out the use of bad words...I'll just act like I didnt read that crazyness....

33mpg is smart car and kia rio highway MPG - he's...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,703
Posted By paulswagelock
First- no thanks. That is a risky proposal and no...

First- no thanks. That is a risky proposal and no reward for me.
This is pretty simple math, think it through. If I have averaged 19 mpg, then either I get a constant 19 everywhere I go under all...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,703
Posted By paulswagelock
Sorry, you would be incorrect. I am averaging...

Sorry, you would be incorrect.
I am averaging 19 with lots of highway, but still plenty of local. For every mile I am getting 5 mpg in neighborhoods, parking lots, on ramps, traffic, I am getting...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 03-20-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By paulswagelock
Then use 5w20, or 0w20 if you are in a super cold...

Then use 5w20, or 0w20 if you are in a super cold climate.
Viscosity is only one of the ways a boundary layer is formed to prevent engine wear. Chrysler engineering designed an engine that can be...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 03-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By paulswagelock
Is the 6 cyl Pentastar engine spec'd for either...

Is the 6 cyl Pentastar engine spec'd for either 5w20 or 5w30?
Thicker oil does not necessarily provide better engine protection or wear. Much more complicated than that.
If spec'd for 5w20, stick...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,703
Posted By paulswagelock
Or even better (if you do not want to alter your...

Or even better (if you do not want to alter your shift points like tow/haul mode does) select 8th gear and roll on. Tow/haul mode disables aero mode on the air suspension.
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,703
Posted By paulswagelock
You are a bit offensive. I did not say 3 seconds....

You are a bit offensive. I did not say 3 seconds. It was 5 minutes or more, switching back and forth to note the effect of the MDS system. For me, under these conditions, it was quite effective at...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,703
Posted By paulswagelock
My instantaneous mileage was over 30 as stated,...

My instantaneous mileage was over 30 as stated, then 20, and back to 30. Long flat roads. Observed this 4 times on a multimile stretch of road.

I have 12,000 miles on the truck, and have averaged...
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