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Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,472
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Yes I have read the owners manual . Still run...

Yes I have read the owners manual .
Still run Shell 87 octane with no issues.
Work's for me just fine .
Thanks
Mike D.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-01-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Purchased my 2500 4x4 5.7 Hemi 02/19/2013 with 39...

Purchased my 2500 4x4 5.7 Hemi 02/19/2013 with 39 miles on it .
Commute back & forth to work = 60 miles round trip.
8800 miles no issues
Mike D,
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-01-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,472
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
MPG 2012 2500 4x4

My truck has 373 gears & averages 15.3 MPG combined 50/50 hwy/city .
Made a trip to Louisiana driving 65 MPH & averaged 19.1 hwy hand caluclated .
@ 7500 mile oil change switched to Pennzoil 5w20...
Forum: Oil Change 04-28-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
2012 RAM 2500 First oil change

So @ 3059 miles & 2 months of age i decided to do first oil change.
Can not believe how dirty the oil was in such short period of time .
Most of my driving is 30 mile commute back & forth to work...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 236,263
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Was going to go with line-x but the dealer...

Was going to go with line-x but the dealer closest to me quit spraying it .
Didn't want to drive 70 miles for a spray in liner .
Plus dealer for Rhino was right down the street from where i bought...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 236,263
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Today i had a RHINO liner sprayed in & added a...

Today i had a RHINO liner sprayed in & added a set of Stampede fender flares on my 2012 Ram 2500 5.7 4x4 .
Sure looks nice .
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
My 4x2 4.7 Tundra got 17.4 mixed 75/25 hwy/city...

My 4x2 4.7 Tundra got 17.4 mixed 75/25 hwy/city back & forth to work .
My 2012 2500 Ram 5.7 4x4 gets 15.3 hand calculated mpg driving same distance /same conditions .
I'M happy with that:SHOCKED:...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-07-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,789
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Production manager for Oilfield machine Shop ...

Production manager for Oilfield machine Shop
39 yrs 5 more to go

DRILL BABY DRILL
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-30-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Can someone please explain to me why a catch can...

Can someone please explain to me why a catch can is necessary on the 5.7 Hemi?
I have read many topics & seen many good results but i'm still not really convinced from a tecnical standpoint why it...
Forum: Oil Change 03-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Yes your Big horn should have Oil Change interval...

Yes your Big horn should have Oil Change interval message .
As previous poster said depends on driving conditions .
Owners manual says 6 months or 7500 miles maximum 8000 miles between oil changes...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 03-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Great right up Oldhp . Althought i am not ready...

Great right up Oldhp .
Althought i am not ready to do a shock change on the 2012 i will file this back & go ahead & make me a stubby wrench so i'll have when needed .
your explanation was...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 03-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
We were in the same situation . The dealers...

We were in the same situation .
The dealers will tell you anything to get you to buy the RV ,
I have to agree with previous poster that the Pin weight will kill your Max payload capacity. The 2500...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 03-13-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,286
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Nice RAM i like it .:smileup:

Nice RAM
i like it .:smileup:
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 03-12-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,558
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Bought 92 Dakota 5.2 new This truck has some...

Bought 92 Dakota 5.2 new
This truck has some issues Trans issue@ 36000 miles warrant repair ,
Air conditioner out 31000 miles warranty repair .
Sold it to sister in law in 2007 with 176000 miles...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 03-03-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,245
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
My new 2500 5.7 hemi 4X4 averages about 15.3...

My new 2500 5.7 hemi 4X4 averages about 15.3 miles per gallon .
I drive 30 miles to & from work .
@ 5 am in the morning it is pretty smooth driving no traffic .
@ 4 pm it is a different story...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 02-21-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Newbie fromTexas

Hello Ya'll
Well just Purchased my first 4x4 Dodge 5.7 Hemi 2500 Truck :smileup:
Had to put the 2003 generation 1 Tundra out to Pasture .
I'm sure i will have many questions as time goes on ...
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