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Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 02-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By genesis5521
Hi TransEngineer. Thanks for your response. So it...

Hi TransEngineer. Thanks for your response. So it looks like I'm stuck with this condition. It sure would help the gas mileage if this puppy would shift in to 5th gear at around 50 MPH. Is there...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 02-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By genesis5521
My 2011 Tradesman does this to. But only in cold...

My 2011 Tradesman does this to. But only in cold or wet weather. The low tire pressure warning light comes on, even when all of the tires have the correct pressure. It goes out after 10 or 15 miles...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 02-09-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By genesis5521
Shifting Question

I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman. The plain Jane version. No frills. 2 door. 2X2. 8 foot bed. 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine. 3.55 Rear Axle. 5-Spd Automatic 545RFE Transmission. I seldon do any towing...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 11-02-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By genesis5521
Me again. I thought my above MPG was great, but...

Me again. I thought my above MPG was great, but now it went up to 22.32 MPG. That's on a 300 mile trip, all highway driving. Set the cruise control at 60 and just let her roll down the road. RPM's...
Forum: Oil Change 11-01-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,637
Posted By genesis5521
No dis intended but is this a fact or just...

No dis intended but is this a fact or just conjecture? I've switched back and forth between regular and synthetic oil many times in my vehicles.

What does the factory put in a new Ram, Synthetic...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,203
Posted By genesis5521
I'm getting just over 20 MPG

In September, I bought a brand new 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman, with a 5.7 Hemi, standard cab, 8 foot bed (no tonneau cover), & 3.55 gears. I've kept meticulous records of my MPG, calculated by hand....
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-25-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By genesis5521
I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman, regular cab,...

I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman, regular cab, 8ft (open) bed (no cover), 5.7 hemi, 3.55 rear, 2400 miles on truck so far. Bought it brand new in September 2011. 99% of my driving is highway. I...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 10-25-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By genesis5521
My best MPG. 21.28 !

I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman, regular cab, 8ft (open) bed (no cover), 5.7 hemi, 3.55 rear, 2400 miles in truck. 99% of my driving is highway. I don't have that fancy instrument cluster, so I have...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 10-20-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By genesis5521
Third MPG check = 18.02 MPG with 1800 miles on my...

Third MPG check = 18.02 MPG with 1800 miles on my truck. 5.7 Hemi, 3.55 rear end, regular cab, 8 ft bed. I always use cruise control and try to keep "ECO ON" as much as I can. 98% of my trips are...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By genesis5521
I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman. I was gonna go...

I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman. I was gonna go with a spray in bed liner. They do look sharp. But they are expensive, and I use my truck to hall firewood. After a lot of research, I went with a...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting 10-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By genesis5521
Want your opinions on better high beam headlights.

I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman. Maybe it's just me and I'm getting old (65), but it's getting harder for me to see things at night while driving. I'm thinking that the stock high beam headlights...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-19-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,718
Posted By genesis5521
MDS On or Off

I'm the OP. I have a 2011 Ram Tradesman, with the 5.7 Hemi. I don't have all the fancy gauges some of you may have. The little info window on my dash only displays a couple of things. Total odometer...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-12-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,718
Posted By genesis5521
FYI concerning "ECO ON"

I thought that "ECO ON" always indicated that the engine was using only 4 cylinders. But after reading a post here, I wasn't sure. So I ask Dodge. Below is their reply. Just thought I'd pass this on....
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-07-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 993
Posted By genesis5521
Thanks Sean. I'm gonna make a special 40 trip...

Thanks Sean. I'm gonna make a special 40 trip right now to burn off 2 gallons. It's worth wasting the 2 gallons to prevent some kinda damage.

See, this is why I appreciate these forums. It keeps...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 10-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By genesis5521
Goy 17.97 on 1st MPG check

Purchased a brand new Ram 1500 Tradesman, with a 5.7 Hemi, on 9/15/11. Dealer had filled the gas tank. Went through this first tank and didn't pay any attention to MPG.

9/25/11 was "my" first...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
mpg
Views: 993
Posted By genesis5521
nthompson...

nthompson (http://www.ramforumz.com/member.php?u=33523) said:
If you go past the "clicking" sound and top off your tank, you are just pumping gas above the point of the charcoal canister valves...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 993
Posted By genesis5521
Got 17.97 MPG

Purchased a brand new Ram 1500 Tradesman, with a 5.7 Hemi, on 9/15/11. Dealer had filled the gas tank. Went through this first tank and didn't pay any attention to MPG.

9/25/11 was "my" first fill...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-05-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By genesis5521
Would it hurt anything if I used 93 octane all...

Would it hurt anything if I used 93 octane all the time, and would there be any benefit? Or would I just be wasting my money? Usually, the 93 octane around here does not contain any ethanol.

Don ...
Forum: Oil Change 10-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,613
Posted By genesis5521
When to do 1st oil change.

Just purchased a 2011 Ram Tradesman with a 5.7 Hemi. Got just over 1000 miles on it now (all highway). Dealer (and my manual) said I could go 8000 miles before needing the 1st oil change. Dealer said...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-04-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By genesis5521
I had checked out the above movie before I bought...

I had checked out the above movie before I bought my Dual Liner bed liner ($379). Took me just 30 minutes to install it. It's very easy on my knees when I have to crawl on it. Can't hardly tell it's...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-04-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By genesis5521
Question on gas

On 9/15/11 I purchased a brand new 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman, with a 5.7 Hemi. Filled up only once so far. Used 89 octane with ethanol. My manual say 87 octane is acceptable, 89 octane is preferred....
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 10-03-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By genesis5521
I'm the OP. For me, the worst part of having a...

I'm the OP.
For me, the worst part of having a new truck, is "having a new truck". I know Now I'm babying this thing, trying to keep it "new". I'll be glad once it gets a few dings and dents in it....
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-02-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,062
Posted By genesis5521
I had a 2001 Toyota Tacoma with 195,000 miles on...

I had a 2001 Toyota Tacoma with 195,000 miles on it. Bought it brand new. Great "little" truck. Consistently got 22~23 MPG. Catalytic converter blow out. Dealer wanted $2500 to put on a new one....
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 10-01-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By genesis5521
I'm the OP. 4wd is definitely something I "want"...

I'm the OP. 4wd is definitely something I "want" rather than "need". It's not an "absolutely have to have" item for me. That said, I'll probably have 4wd on my next truck "just because".

Don <><
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 10-01-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,467
Posted By genesis5521
Ditto. Picked my my brand new Ram 1500 Tradesman...

Ditto. Picked my my brand new Ram 1500 Tradesman with, a 32 gallon tank, just 2 weeks ago and haven't felt anything like what the OP described. But I'm also extremely gentle with my truck. I drive...
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