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Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-01-2014, 10:41 AM
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Views: 118
Posted By bdodge445
Another speedo gear question.

I know I'm going to get ripped on for this, but I've searched and searched and found too many different answers. The truck is a 1995 1500 5.9 The question is what speedo gear do I need, when I bought...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By bdodge445
95' Ram Vs. 00' Ram

I'm looking at trading a boat for a 2000 Ram 1500 sport with a 5.9 with the intention of using it as my plow truck this winter. I currently have a 1995 with the 5.9 also and was wondering what the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-28-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By bdodge445
Trans options

I've always disliked automatics, and I've decided it's time to figure out what needs to be done to fit a 5-speed in my ram 1500. Would the 5 speed behind a 3/4 ton 360 bolt up? I know I'll need the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By bdodge445
Purely speculation here, but I would assume since...

Purely speculation here, but I would assume since they no longer use the 5.2's or 5.9's that the bell housing would be different. I would also guess the computer plays a big role in the new 6 speeds...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bdodge445
When I check my mileage I always fill up the tank...

When I check my mileage I always fill up the tank to the top to avoid guessing how many gallons I've used. I ran two full tanks with the new gears used the same equation getting 18mpg the third tank...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bdodge445
Also while I'm begging for help:wavey: could...

Also while I'm begging for help:wavey: could someone tell me how many teeth I need on my speedo gear to get things working again, I've tried looking online at all sorts of charts and all sorts of...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-05-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bdodge445
By corrected I mean that say with the stock setup...

By corrected I mean that say with the stock setup I drove 100 miles my odo would show 100 miles, but since now I am much lower geared that same 100 miles would show up as 125 miles on the odo. That...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 07-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bdodge445
Sudden MPG loss!

I just regeared my '95 Ram 1500 to 4.56 with 285's and all was well with the world, plenty of power and my mileage jumped up to 18-21 corrected mpg highway at 65-70 mph went on like that for about...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-30-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By bdodge445
Yes it is a 4X4, I ordered the gears and install...

Yes it is a 4X4, I ordered the gears and install kit from summit cost about $350 and my local shops quoted me anywhere from 450-700 to install them. Right around $800 per axle when all was said and...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By bdodge445
4.56 on the fence

I just thought I'd give my own personal experience about gearing to 4.56 with 285's. I searched and found many different pro's and cons to this combo. I finally decided to go for it and these are my...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-28-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By bdodge445
I am fairly certain that he was just using the...

I am fairly certain that he was just using the break-in procedures for solid lifters as an example to show how metal on metal should be broke in
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-28-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By bdodge445
I wasn't asking if I needed the 500 mile...

I wasn't asking if I needed the 500 mile break-in, I was wondering if 500 miles was enough to start towing. I wouldn't risk not breaking them in at all, weather or not it is really needed, better...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 06-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By bdodge445
How long before I can tow?

I just regeared to 4.56 today and I was wondering what y'all thought about how long before I can tow about 6k lbs? The gears I bought say "Drive easy for 500 miles, no towing for extended periods." I...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-21-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By bdodge445
A NEW heat problem seriously this has got me stumped

1995 dodge ram 1500 5.9 Typical low-no heat as is common, but with a twist. I just put in a rebuilt engine in my truck, bad rod bearing :doh:Anyway so obviously I would replace a few things during...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 12-11-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By bdodge445
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe these trucks have a heater control valve. I would lean towards a faulty t-stat even though it is new, I have had them bad right out of the box as well. I...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-03-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By bdodge445
I agree, if you have any mechanical ability,...

I agree, if you have any mechanical ability, torque specs, and some jackstands you can change your own rod bearings in a few hours, if that is indeed your problem. Check for metal shavings in your...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By bdodge445
They are pretty straight forward, just a wire...

They are pretty straight forward, just a wire harness and some screws. What makes you think you need a new one, what are your problems? Could be solved by taking it to a dealer and having it...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By bdodge445
A malfunctioing egr valve would also cause some...

A malfunctioing egr valve would also cause some overheating. The EGR valve was designed to recirculate a small amount of exhaust back into the combustion chamber to help lower temps to keep the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-03-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By bdodge445
Codes 12 and 55 are normal, 12 just tells you...

Codes 12 and 55 are normal, 12 just tells you that the battery has been disconnected within the last 50 key cycles, 55 is end of sequence. 32 however is a short or open in the EGR solenoid circuit....
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-29-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By bdodge445
I don't know what your emissions laws are where...

I don't know what your emissions laws are where you are at, but if you get inspected it will fail if you hollow out your cat. If you have an O2 sensor after the cat, then you will probably get a CEL,...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-28-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By bdodge445
Every thing that can be replaced has been, minus...

Every thing that can be replaced has been, minus the computer itself. Going in friday for a reflash at my local stealership. Wish me luck. :4-dontknow:
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-27-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By bdodge445
Will do, thanks for the tip :smileup:

Will do, thanks for the tip :smileup:
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-27-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By bdodge445
I agree, but I always go the free route first ;)...

I agree, but I always go the free route first ;) Most people don't have their own scope in the corner. I am curious how a person could measure fuel vol. with any degree of accuracy? Just hook up a...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-27-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By bdodge445
Sound's like a possible fuel pump issue, hook a...

Sound's like a possible fuel pump issue, hook a pressure guage to the fuel rail, should read about 39-40 psi and steady as a rock. Stick the guage under the wiper arm and take it for a spin and see...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By bdodge445
Things I've done since, plenum gasket fix, ECT...

Things I've done since, plenum gasket fix, ECT sensor, O2, IAC valve, TPS, PCV valve, all new vaccum lines, back pressure test shows cat is clear. Power is better but still lacking I think. Still...
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