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Old 08-23-2013, 01:43 PM
jameswbarton57 jameswbarton57 is offline
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Location: south boston, virginia
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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: Maroon
Engine: 1994-2001 488ci (8.0L) LA V10 300 hp 450lb/ft
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Default 2001 2500 V10 tuneup and mpg

I just bought this truck with 70K miles.
The engine runs smooth but due to getting only 10.5 mpg I decided to change spark plugs. I removed champion platinums and NAPA told me an Autolite titanium was a good replacement. The titaniums have a split circular electrode.

Now I get worse mpg. Does this sound logical? If so what type of spark plug and plug wires are good for the 2001 V10 I see a good deal on Bosh Platinum wires but am wary of making something worse. The current wires are mopar they do not look bad but they no longer fit tight on the plugs.

The analyzer shows no misfires.

Also the temperature gage shows only about 170. It seems to get better mileage when it is 90 degrees outside than when it is 70 degrees?

Any advice on plugs, wires, and thermostat temperature
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