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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting 11-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By John999
Great looking set up. I just got back from the...

Great looking set up. I just got back from the SEMA show in Vegas and talked to a SPEC-D rep about their line of LED retrofit headlights and tail lights. Right now I'm looking at the various...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits 12-12-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By John999
I have a mineral grey 05 Ram. I was interested in...

I have a mineral grey 05 Ram. I was interested in getting a fiberglass bed cover, but the pricing kept me from moving on one right away. A buddy of mine had an 04 Ram and he installed a Top Deck lid...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,317
Posted By John999
Hemi tick still there

Thanks for the responses, if you look around this thread the Hemi tick is fairly common. I've done most of the remedies suggested. I've used full synthetic oil for the last 30K miles, installed...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 03-14-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,284
Posted By John999
Found out something else. The ticking sound is...

Found out something else. The ticking sound is when the truck is in gear, starting with putting it in reverse to back out of the garage. You don't hear it when the truck is idling while in park.
...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 03-04-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,284
Posted By John999
Angry Thanks for the suggestion and I installed the Wix...

Thanks for the suggestion and I installed the Wix filter yesterday but unfortunately it made no difference.

I might take a second look at the exhaust manifold leak cause again since two members...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 03-04-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By John999
A buddy of mine had a minor howling noise coming...

A buddy of mine had a minor howling noise coming from the rear of his 03 2500 4x4 and come to find out it was the rear end. He was lucky enough to get it replaced under warranty at the time.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 03-04-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,569
Posted By John999
Back to the push rod length you mentioned...

Back to the push rod length you mentioned initially. I opened this thread because I've heard by going with the 6.1 length will eliminate the so-called "Hemi Tick" on cold starts. There are a number...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 02-17-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,284
Posted By John999
Thanks for the possible causes, but I can rule...

Thanks for the possible causes, but I can rule out exhaust issues, anything related to low oil or low octane fuel. I've been running synthetic for the last 15K+ miles and the tick was there prior to...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 02-04-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,284
Posted By John999
Thanks for the search mode suggestion and I did...

Thanks for the search mode suggestion and I did just that and found out I'm another victim of the "Hemi Tick". I read all of the threads and have come to the conclusion Mopar service has done...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 02-04-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By John999
I just posted a similar complaint about ticking...

I just posted a similar complaint about ticking in the Hemi section. Mine starts tapping of ticking on start up when the engine is cold. It stops after about 30 seconds after I drive off, but when...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 02-03-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,317
Posted By John999
Hemi engine tapping noise when cold

When the engine is cold on start up I get a tapping noise that use to last about 15 seconds, now its up to 30 seconds. I called a Dodge dealership about this a year ago and the service writer told...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 02-03-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,284
Posted By John999
Hemi motor tapping noise when cold

I have an 05 Hemi with approx 95K miles and when starting cold the engine produces a tapping noise that used to go on for about 15 seconds. That was a year ago, now the tapping is there for 30...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 05-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,202
Posted By John999
Wheres the 1500 Diesel that was much talked...

Wheres the 1500 Diesel that was much talked about? I thought the six speed tranny was coming out in 2011 or 2012. So now theres talk of an eight speed? Seems to me the 2012 model has only minor...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-20-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,050
Posted By John999
If anyone is doing a hood conversion with...

If anyone is doing a hood conversion with materials like carbon fiber or even fiberglass, I would suggest getting longer hood brackets. In an earlier thread it was pointed out with too strong of...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-11-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,992
Posted By John999
I called the local Dodge dealer service...

I called the local Dodge dealer service department and they were the ones who told me the ticking noise was normal for the Hemi powerplant. Even if you went into the engine and isolated the moving...
Forum: Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases 01-11-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By John999
Well, your wish came true, Valentino is on a...

Well, your wish came true, Valentino is on a Ducati now. :smileup:
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-11-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,964
Posted By John999
I don't live in a cold Winter climate, Northern...

I don't live in a cold Winter climate, Northern California, but it gets in the 40s and freezing at night in the heart of winter. I haven't seen any noticible difference between Winter and Summer...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-11-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,050
Posted By John999
That sucks, especially after you put in the...

That sucks, especially after you put in the effort to research and look around for the product. All would be well however if the vendor took care of it promptly, but the internet is full of rip off...
Forum: Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases 01-11-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By John999
Here we go again. I know of two children being...

Here we go again. I know of two children being killed by getting run over while backing. Not to say a back up camera would have saved them, but it might have and the likelyhood is good it would...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-11-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By John999
power, etc

Off the subject, but since I'm new here... Just wanted to mention I strongly believe a couple mods I did has improved my fuel economy. One was the Air Raid cold air filter system and the other was...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-10-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,050
Posted By John999
Seems the carbon fiber hoods available are the...

Seems the carbon fiber hoods available are the layup resin type instead of the high quality pre-preg stuff. I guess to save on costs and have them manufactured in China. In the motorcycle world of...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-10-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By John999
I'm very happy with the 3.92 gears on my 05 Hemi....

I'm very happy with the 3.92 gears on my 05 Hemi. I do pull a dual axle enclosed trailer with two motorcycles in it and although a higher rear end gear ratio would do it, I like the low end gears. ...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 01-07-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,992
Posted By John999
I just posted a thread regarding a ticking noise,...

I just posted a thread regarding a ticking noise, but the ticking I hear is right after cold starts. It lasts for about 15-20 seconds then goes away. The general response was not to worry it. The...
Forum: Dodge Ram SRT10 01-07-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,691
Posted By John999
If you have family to haul around i wouldn't buy...

If you have family to haul around i wouldn't buy a two door. Why buy a gas guzzling V-10 at Hawaii gas prices? Get the 5.7 hemi quad cab and never look back.
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 01-07-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 36,738
Posted By John999
87 with no pinging ever

87 with no pinging ever
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