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Forum: Towing 04-26-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By thumbuster2
I had these same questions and a visit to the...

I had these same questions and a visit to the chat room on this forum told me a lot. I was told with the gear ratio and my camper weighing 6300lbs, I was taking my Ram to the max. Another "expert"...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-16-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By thumbuster2
thanks all for the kind words. btw, I still have...

thanks all for the kind words. btw, I still have a new set of oem plugs for the hemi
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-12-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By thumbuster2
No more hemi

Well guys and gals, last week I said good bye to my Ram Hemi as I traded it for a 2012 F250. Lots of peeps here kept telling me I would really tax the tranny in my Ram hauling a 6600 lb camper so I...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By thumbuster2
Thank you very much, I do appreciate it.

Thank you very much, I do appreciate it.
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-13-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By thumbuster2
Code

For the third time in 2 years my Ram kicked a code this week. It has been the same code every time, P1004. Looking it up in the book that came with my code reader it says "fuel volume regulator...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 02-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By thumbuster2
I have air bags from Rock Auto on my truck and...

I have air bags from Rock Auto on my truck and they work great. Easy to install and the kit comes with dual stem or single stem install, in that you can adjust each one or have them both plumbed...
Forum: Towing 11-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By thumbuster2
Sandawilliams, you are right on the money and...

Sandawilliams, you are right on the money and this is one of the reasons why I put the air bags in. Anytime you are loading close to capacity will cause strange things to happen to tire wear but...
Forum: Towing 11-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By thumbuster2
Seanbeckaroo, Sry to be so long getting back to...

Seanbeckaroo,
Sry to be so long getting back to you. The part # at Rock Auto is:60818
$111.79

These are rated for 1000lbs and are working fantastic for me. I suppose I could have spent 500 or...
Forum: Towing 11-18-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By thumbuster2
Have Ram, Can Tow

I have towed my 23ft camper a few times with my 09 Ram 1500 and had no problems. I did notice that when I also load the truck bed and tow the camper the rear would set down a bit more than I liked. ...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 12-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By thumbuster2
Air intake system

Just thinking of changing the air intake system and or air filter to the "K&N" type. It seems like a good amount of money for some plastic and a rubber hose and I am not sure it supposed gain is...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-16-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By thumbuster2
I have lived mostly in Maine and now in SC but...

I have lived mostly in Maine and now in SC but let me tell you some of the differenced I have found in vehicles. I bought a used Ram last April in SC and went to Maine in June. I noticed mine...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 08-28-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By thumbuster2
The one time I was under my 09 to change the oil...

The one time I was under my 09 to change the oil I noticed the block drains were very accessable. Gotta change it again next week and will let you know if this isn't right but I am sure they were...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 07-05-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By thumbuster2
Gas mileage

Well guys and gals I have not posted anything about gas mileage on my 09 Ram till I thought I had enough information. I hauled my 23ft camper from South Carolina last month via I81 through the...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 06-24-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,746
Posted By thumbuster2
Fact of the matter is most of the big rigs i have...

Fact of the matter is most of the big rigs i have seen and worked on do have either an electric or air operated fan clutch
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 06-05-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,641
Posted By thumbuster2
Just hook onto my kampah to head to Maine...

Just hook onto my kampah to head to Maine tomorrow. Hauled it 6 miles to be closer and it pulls it with no effort at all so I am not the least worried bout the "high" gear ratio of the rear. My old...
Forum: Oil Change 06-04-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,504
Posted By thumbuster2
Use motorcraft 5-20 synthetic blend in wife's...

Use motorcraft 5-20 synthetic blend in wife's escape so gonna use the same in my dodge which calls for 5-20. After 40+ years as a mechanic I still use Fram filters. No problems with them but I did...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 06-02-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By thumbuster2
The sales person and sales manager did in fact...

The sales person and sales manager did in fact lie to you and being as they represent the dealership I can only conclude you were lied to by the dealership. Go in and talk to the dealer...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 06-02-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,641
Posted By thumbuster2
I installed a Tekonsha Voyager in my 09. I did...

I installed a Tekonsha Voyager in my 09. I did have to pick up a short harness and solder/splice it to the controller then just plugged it in. It works great as it did in the GMC it was in before.
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 05-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By thumbuster2
My bad, the noise is in the right side, not the...

My bad, the noise is in the right side, not the left. sorry, guess the wife is right, I am getting old, lol.
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 05-25-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By thumbuster2
Rambulous, went to the link and put in my vin. ...

Rambulous, went to the link and put in my vin. It came back that there are no recalls for this vehicle but thanks for the info.
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 05-23-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By thumbuster2
Noisy heater unit

My 09 Ram has a noise in the heater box (left side) that is enough to drive ya nuts. Every time it is started there is a clunk, clunk, clunk...........this lasts for 10 to 20 seconds. It sounds...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 05-15-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By thumbuster2
Live chat

Howdie,
Been to the live chat several times but there is never anyone there. I am hoping to set something up as to time and day so some of us can ask questions and get real answers. Don't get me...
Forum: Oil Change 05-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,286
Posted By thumbuster2
Sorry but I can't knock Fram. Wix on the other...

Sorry but I can't knock Fram. Wix on the other hand has caused me nothing but headaches. That is just my opinoin after working as a mechanic for 40 yrs but I am sure everyone has their likes and...
Forum: Oil Change 05-11-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By thumbuster2
Just checked, yep, 5-20 changed every 6,000 mi.

Just checked, yep, 5-20 changed every 6,000 mi.
Forum: Oil Change 05-11-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By thumbuster2
I'll hafta check my owners manual again but I...

I'll hafta check my owners manual again but I thought it said 5-20 changed every 7k. With the closer tolerances of newer engines Ford went to this oil several years ago. It gives better gas milage...
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