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Old 09-20-2010, 12:33 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hegins, PA
Age: 23
Posts: 25
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport w/ SLT decor
Color: Poppy Red
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
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Default Whats wrong with my 1997?

I have a 1997 dodge ram 2500 with a 360 in it. I purchased the truck about 2 1/2 months ago and when i got it i was putting regular (89 octane) in it from valero w/o any ethanol and i was getting about 12- 12.5 mpg. Since my valero station started putting ethanol in my mpgs dropped to 9 - 10 mpg, so i put high test (93 octane) in. that brought me back up to 11.5 - 12. Now i'm not even getting that, the truck turned into a dog, I got passed out by a f-350 w/ a utility body that had a 5.4 in it, while going up a hill the other day. I know my truck ain't gunna be no land speed record maker or be a powerhouse like a cummins. I know people that have the same truck and pull 5th wheel horse trailers, and don't have no issues. So far i'm all stock, plugs were changed 4yrs / 30,000 miles ago. I checked the plenum and there isn't much oil laying on top.

Do you have any suggestions on getting more power and mpg
Ryan Herring --> 97' 2500, 360, 3.55
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