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Old 04-14-2012, 11:49 PM
Krooser Krooser is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wisconsin
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Vehicle: 1997 Ram 1500 4X2
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 1995-1997 318ci (5.2L) Natural Gas V8 200hp 430lb/ft
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Krooser is on a distinguished road

I was going to cut open that Fram filter and see what it looks like... and I have been letting a few ounces of the old oil settle so I can see if there's much copper in the bottom of the container.

Wanted to get that done today but I worked most of the afternoon installing new ball joints on the right side and reassembling the front end. I cut 1 1/2 coils out of the front springs to see how much it dropped the front end... I did an axle flip a few weeks ago and now it looks pretty good... but I still have to repaint the truck and reinstall the box.

If I have to pull the pan it looks to be a pretty easy job... small favors....

Oh yeah... after I got the front end back together I wanted to bleed the brakes but the darn engine wouldn't start! Got an ex-MOPAR wrench coming over so we can scan it for codes... I have a feeling I have a few (no cat for one). I DID get it running after awhile... had to crank it with the pedal to the floor to get it to start.
'97 Ram 1500 SWB 4X2, '56 F100 Blown 354 Hemi powered '52 Pontiac Hard Top, '34 Chevy 3 window coupe

Last edited by Krooser; 04-14-2012 at 11:53 PM.
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