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Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 09-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,696
Posted By stev
For tranny oil, be sure to use only AFT+4. If...

For tranny oil, be sure to use only AFT+4. If using something else, shifting into a higher gear like 3rd or OD will not occur or occur easily.
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 02-18-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,495
Posted By stev
The cost of the Sprinter drove away a good deal...

The cost of the Sprinter drove away a good deal of Ram Van buyers who were looking for multi-passenger use. Ford had picked up a great share when the Ram Van left the scene. GM didn't gain much...
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 01-14-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By stev
ScanGaugeII in a Ram Van

Well, one of my gift from Christmas is a ScanGaugeII. It's a small little unit, but packs a great deal of info from the vehicle's computer (PCM OBD-II). For the Ram Van, that is 1998 and newer.
...
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 01-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,193
Posted By stev
Hey, after looking at those posted images, I...

Hey, after looking at those posted images, I realized the alternator to the AC unit belt sitting in my garage. LOL That belt also fits an older Snapper lawn mower. :)
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 12-22-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By stev
Arrow Well considering mine can from Rochester, NY, the...

Well considering mine can from Rochester, NY, the lower body has the rust disease. I've made some progress to retard the rust growth.

In the other Ram Van forums, I've post a good deal on...
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 12-21-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,368
Posted By stev
Try this ... Make sure that your engine is...

Try this ...

Make sure that your engine is using a copper/brass contacts for the cap-n-rotor parts. the aluminum gives poor performance and can allow the engine to cut-out briefly.

This has...
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 12-21-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By stev
Talking Hey, I joined this Ram truck forum for the engine...

Hey, I joined this Ram truck forum for the engine section to help my 5.2L/318cid engine in my 2001 B2500 HD Ram Van many moths ago. Never knew there was a Van section here. It's well hidden amongst...
Forum: Dodge Ram Vans 12-21-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 831
Posted By stev
Lightbulb MPG improvements

This has been an on going experience for the past two years of what works what does not.

My Ram Van B2500 12-passenger, V8 5.2L/318cid Magnum, 36-gallon tank, with the 46RE, 3.92 rear, and the...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 12-06-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,586
Posted By stev
I drive a Dodge Ram Van B2500 on the Heavy Duty...

I drive a Dodge Ram Van B2500 on the Heavy Duty suspension. It's suppose to get the WORST mpg out of all of the Dodge van versions. However, after some tweaking, I got the beast to reach 19.7MPG...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 12-03-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By stev
Easy, switch out the 4.56 gears with locker to a...

Easy, switch out the 4.56 gears with locker to a 3.92 rear. That will simply give your vehicle more peep performance by getting the wheels to turn more frequently. The 4.56 rear gearing sounds like...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 63,895
Posted By stev
My Magnum 5.2L/318cid just turned a mild 113,438...

My Magnum 5.2L/318cid just turned a mild 113,438 miles.

- High flow CAT
- High flow exhaust
- TB grind mod (only opposite sides of the IAC)
- Performance tranny cooler
- Heavy Duty water...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 12-03-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By stev
Lightbulb Engine Belt Squealing ...

Well, it's been an interesting spring/summer since I had replaced mainly the entire cooling system parts. From the time after the change till now, I had to deal with a constant belt chirp.
...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 11-10-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 52,098
Posted By stev
So caution on this mod .... If removing...

So caution on this mod ....

If removing the walls, take down the ones near the MAP sensor side and leave the walls up on the IAC side.

Due to some unknown reason, taking the walls down on...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 09-17-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,909
Posted By stev
If you put a button cap over the stop press-pin...

If you put a button cap over the stop press-pin on the opposite side of the TB from the TPS, you can get the same thing. It just helps to have the butterfly valves a little opened like a sliver. I...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 08-27-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,601
Posted By stev
The TB grind mod (only on the MAP side of the...

The TB grind mod (only on the MAP side of the TB), upgraded to Load E tires and high flow CAT and exhaust. The Hp and throttle response is way better AND the MPG went from 12 to 19.7 hwy !!!
...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 07-30-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 52,098
Posted By stev
Done this a few months back. I only did...

Done this a few months back.

I only did ONE SIDE on each BARREL. To keep the IAC from getting a work out and how well it's tuned to the O2 sensors, I had left the walls standing on the IAC...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 06-07-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 63,895
Posted By stev
In the 2001 12-passenger B2500 Ram Van, the...

In the 2001 12-passenger B2500 Ram Van, the 5.2L/318 Magnum engine just rolled 113,000. In the past year, I've done more mods from reading the forums than the entire time I've had it. :)

The...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-24-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By stev
If the vehicle is that old, chances are, the...

If the vehicle is that old, chances are, the coolant may have already escaped into the atmosphere via natural permeation. Has the AC recently put out cold or mild cool air out the vents? If not,...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,403
Posted By stev
Lightbulb MPG improvements

This has been an on going experience for the past two years of what works what does not. :smileup:

For the longest time, our Ram Van B2500 12-passenger, V8 5.2L/318cid Magnum, 36-gallon tank,...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-15-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,319
Posted By stev
Replace what the fender or the manifold? :LOL: ...

Replace what the fender or the manifold? :LOL:

Anyways, start a new thread, you will get a better response. :smileup:
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-15-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,542
Posted By stev
Just replaced the viscous fan clutch, fan and...

Just replaced the viscous fan clutch, fan and water pump after 110,000 miles. Engine nearly overheated and a hose blew as the water pump seized. If I had the time and money, the eFan is the only...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-15-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By stev
My Ram is running with the Autolite AP5224...

My Ram is running with the Autolite AP5224 (Single Platinums) and they are side gaped like the higher priced racing plugs. The more spark visible, the better the fuel and air burn. The 3923s are...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-15-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 63,895
Posted By stev
Cool My Magnum 5.2L/318cid just turned a mild 111,760...

My Magnum 5.2L/318cid just turned a mild 111,760 miles.

- High flow CAT
- High flow exhaust
- TB grind mod (only opposite sides of the IAC)
- Performance tranny cooler
- Heavy Duty water...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 04-15-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,477
Posted By stev
And here I thought this was the TB barrel grind...

And here I thought this was the TB barrel grind mod. haha

I had done the TB grind mod three weeks ago. Just in normal daily driver to and from work with little errands, my tank has gained 48...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-05-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
Posted By stev
Going from a 195 to a 180 T-stat may drop your...

Going from a 195 to a 180 T-stat may drop your fuel economy by 1-2mpg once the engine is warmed up. Sure, you get a little more power. But for the price of fuel going up, other mod's may be worth...
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