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Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-05-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Rusty Nib
Good to know, thank you. I don't remember the...

Good to know, thank you. I don't remember the code off the top of my head but will get back to you. I hadn't considered the catalyst being the culprit...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Rusty Nib
You guys are FANTASTIC! Thank you Frost King!...

You guys are FANTASTIC! Thank you Frost King! This means I'm not crazy!!!!

Any idea how I could find the right (0.1 - 0.9) volt Zirconia sensors? I want to make sure I order the right ones seeing...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-04-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Rusty Nib
Question My 03Ram has TWO O2 sensors NOT four - no one believes me! Help!

Hey Guys -
I need to replace my 02 sensors. I have 2. One upstream. One downstream. The dealer ran my vin and insists I have 4. All the parts stores only have a listing for 4.

A friend with an...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-24-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Rusty Nib
I think I've tracked the noise down to the pulley...

I think I've tracked the noise down to the pulley below the belt tensioner.

Can I replace just the bearing on the pulley or do I have to replace the whole pulley? Has anyone else had to do this?
...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-13-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Rusty Nib
Could it be internal? It runs like a beast as...

Could it be internal? It runs like a beast as usual... not sure what could be making that sound. Anybody?
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-12-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Rusty Nib
Question Weird whine/hum - not what I thought it was. Any ideas?

My 03 Ram started whining the other day - it almost sounds like it has solid timing gears or a blower drive on it; That kind of whine. The sound varies with the engine RPMs but never totally goes...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-18-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,102
Posted By Rusty Nib
Thanks for the tips, Randy. Operating temp seems...

Thanks for the tips, Randy. Operating temp seems normal which is why I doubt the thermostat theory, but I will look into all of the above. The coolant level is correct, not sure about the mix though....
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,102
Posted By Rusty Nib
Thanks for the suggestions. What did the problem...

Thanks for the suggestions. What did the problem on your 99 end up being?
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-17-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,102
Posted By Rusty Nib
Heater doesn't blow as HOT as it used to?

Hey Guys -

I've got an 03 with the 5.7. In the last week or so, the temperature of the air coming out of the heater has been cooler and cooler. Granted, it's 0 degrees out right now and this...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,948
Posted By Rusty Nib
Thanks guys. That's two for the Boss setup. I'm...

Thanks guys. That's two for the Boss setup. I'm going to price one out next week... and start saving up I guess!
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-14-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,948
Posted By Rusty Nib
? There was no sarcasm meant or intended - I...

? There was no sarcasm meant or intended - I asked for personal experiences and I honestly appreciate your comment.
I'm sorry that was somehow misconstrued.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-14-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,948
Posted By Rusty Nib
Thanks for the personal endorsement!

Thanks for the personal endorsement!
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-13-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,948
Posted By Rusty Nib
Thanks for all the info Snow Chief. I live in...

Thanks for all the info Snow Chief. I live in Maine and Fisher is a household name. My Bronco has a very old all hydraulic Homesteader plow on it but the whole setup is on its last legs.
Ideally,...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-13-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,948
Posted By Rusty Nib
Question Anyone put a plow on their 1500?

After laying on my back in snow and slush under my old 78 Bronco plow truck until 11pm for the second night in a row, I started seriously considering saving up for a plow to mount on my 03 Ram 1500....
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-10-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Rusty Nib
Question Will '10 Exhaust fit '03 Truck?

I know, why would I want to put stock exhaust back on my truck?

Well, the previous owner of my truck replaced my stock exhaust with a long cherry bomb, bubblegum welds and the cheap pipe is...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,954
Posted By Rusty Nib
Could the exhaust after the manifolds be...

Could the exhaust after the manifolds be aftermarket or something the previous owner put in? It certainly doesn't look very fancy like a nice stainless system, but I sure don't see any other sensors....
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-08-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,954
Posted By Rusty Nib
Hey Randy. If I remember correctly, downstream...

Hey Randy. If I remember correctly, downstream implies after the cat, and upstream before the cat. Is my truck supposed to have dual exhaust of some sort? Right now my headers come down into a "Y",...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-08-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,954
Posted By Rusty Nib
Dumc Question #5,431: How many O2 sensors do I have? School me please.

All right, here's another dumby question, but how many O2 sensors does my '03 5.7 have... or supposed to have?

I can only locate 2, one directly before the cat and one right after. I've physically...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-08-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Rusty Nib
Just a few months ago I was averaging about 15-16...

Just a few months ago I was averaging about 15-16 mpg but I started paying attention more since I seemed to be filling up more often and now I'm getting 13.8 on a good day and about 12 if its under...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-08-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,732
Posted By Rusty Nib
I've had three different gas caps on mine and the...

I've had three different gas caps on mine and the light always eventually comes back on. I've tried tracing the evap hoses but I wish there were a comprehensive diagram - I obviously haven't found...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-24-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Rusty Nib
Yikes! I just got my truck back on the road after...

Yikes! I just got my truck back on the road after the broken valve spring. I didn't even think of how lucky I was that the valve didn't drop - the broken spring must have pinched it enough to keep it...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-24-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rusty Nib
I was told by a fellow Ram owner with a Hemi that...

I was told by a fellow Ram owner with a Hemi that it was due to running 87 octane as opposed to 89 which is recommended. Damned if it didn't fix my "tick". I notice that when times are tight and I...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-16-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,296
Posted By Rusty Nib
Cool Ram Tech - THANK YOU.

I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank Randy a.k.a. Ram Tech for his sage advice and generous help not only in correctly diagnosing the problem with my truck but answering countless...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-13-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,391
Posted By Rusty Nib
Thanks again Randy - You are the MAN!

Thanks again Randy - You are the MAN!
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-13-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,391
Posted By Rusty Nib
Exclamation I need torque specs! or: Haynes Manual Sucks

Howdy -
So I have just replaced a broken valve spring. Now I'm replacing what the Haynes Manual calls the "rocker arm shaft bolts", but Haynes doesn't have a torque specification for "rocker arm...
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