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Old 01-26-2010, 07:27 PM
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Hi, I'm a newby.

I have a 97 Dodge Ram with a 5.9 V8 (50000 mi). I purchased a Hypertech programmer to increase power for towing a 3000lb. trailor. The chip has given me more power but pings when the trailor is on. The truck has the 180 degree thermostat installed and the wires were updated and rerouted like the manufacture recommends. Any thoughts?
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Welcome to the Z!!! Dont have an answer for ya, but I'm sure someone will chime in soon. Glad to have ya aboard!
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Welcome to the forum! You'll find a lot of info in the threads and friendly people willing to help. Can't help you with your problem but others will.
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Hey Eagle. Glad you signed in. Welcome to the forumz. Glad to have you here. I wish i could help you out on this but im not to much of a expert on this topic. Got any others? Tell us some more info.
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Welcome to the Z! If you've got a tuner on it and you're getting pinging, have you tried upping the octane? Most tuners require a higher octane (91+) to get the full benefit since they usually advance timing and without the higher octane you'll get knocking or pinging.
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If you are pinging when towing, either add an octane booster or use 89 or 91 octane rated fuel.
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Hello Eagle and welcome to the Z, from Georgia. You've come to a great place that can hopefully help you with your questions.
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