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Old 08-30-2010, 12:09 PM
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Has anyone tried these out in our trucks yet? I have a horrible idle and check engine light comes on every other day so I was looking into getting new plugs. I just did a tune up about 4 months ago with MSD coil, new cap, new rotor and some fat Jegs wires but just got the cheap plugs and threw them in. Hopefully the plugs will be my answer to this problem.
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Why randomly throw parts at it instead of trying to diagnose the problem? What codes(s) are coming up?
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Its random misfire codes. Its mostly 5,7 and 8.
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I have heard of them , but haven't known anybody to run them . I think I would stick with something you know that works .
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What plugs did you get?

1. champion copper plugs are the best for these trucks.
2. have you checked to see if your plenum is blown?
3. also you could try running a tank of premium and running some injector cleaner. my dads 04 had a random misfire and it was dirty injectors. ran some sea foam through it.
4. if you do the sea foam make sure you change the oil after words.
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The fancy plugs aren't worth the extra $$. Stick with what Dodge recommends. Also Remerson gave some great advice, find out what's wrong before throwing more parts at it.
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I'm leaning toward the plenum pan gasket at this point.
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I had tried to diagnose the problem by switching plugs and wires around to maybe rule them out but the misfire codes are not consistant to get a positive answer. After searching on the forum i I noticed that RamTech told people with the rough idle to check the plenum pan gasket. So I looked into the manifold and there was oil. I fixed that about two weeks ago. Truck ran like new for 75 - 100 miles then the check engine light just came back on and rough idle was back. I always use high octane gas from Shell or Mobile. I have noticed the light mostly comes on when im under half a tank and sometimes a fill up with some injector cleaner will make it go away but its always comes back. I didnt put to much thought into bad injectors because none of the codes were for them. Should i be looking into other things besides the ignition system? Thanks for all the help!
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Has anyone tried these out in our trucks yet? I have a horrible idle and check engine light comes on every other day so I was looking into getting new plugs. I just did a tune up about 4 months ago with MSD coil, new cap, new rotor and some fat Jegs wires but just got the cheap plugs and threw them in. Hopefully the plugs will be my answer to this problem.

My '97 did this, and I spent a lot of money trying to fix it the same way you have...

It was all for naught...

It turned out the be the up-stream oxygen sensor...

Have the codes checked first, because a rough idle (especially with the new electronics you've got on your rig) is indicative of a bad O2 sensor reading that is messing with the spark advance and fuel delivery into the engine...

To easily diagnose this, disconnect the up-stream oxygen sensor from the wiring harness. (Don't remove it from the pipe just yet, just unplug it...) Start the truck. A code might come on since there is no sensor reading, but the truck should enter a default tune and continue running. Make sure the truck is warm (so the computer isn't in the warm-up mode and actively reading the O2 sensors). If the truck runs smoother with the sensor unplugged, you've got a bad sensor...

It's just that easy to diagnose, and you may find that this had been the problem the whole time...
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