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when you have the intake off, (to change up the cap and rotor, and spark wires) put a new plenum gasket in. fel pro has a set of premium gaskets well worth the money.
use tender loving care when you break loose the manifold bolts...especially the front 2 and the rear 2. Chances are they are about 3/4 corroded through. Then put antiseize on them when installing..
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I was told to go through hughes Engines and get the aluminum plate that replaces the factory steel plate for the plenum.
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Some folks here have had some improvement in power and mileage with an aftermarket coil but I would install some new, inexpensive, stock plugs first and see if that helps. If it does, then go for the kit.
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good point....
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Today I adjusted my throttle position sensor, checked my vacuum line, and changed the muffler. What a difference. The vacuum line on the front was dry-rotted so i changed that. My plans were a magnaflow but i settled for a 28" thrush glasspack.

Check your vacuum lines from the throttle body . I found some on mine that were in poor shape and may of been effecting my mileage also . The one that I think were really effecting it was the one from the passenger side/front of the throttle body to the firewall and around to the r/f fender . Thank you Toms Blue Ram 1500
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^Couldn't figure out how to quote ya there Toms Blue Ram 1500^
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I read it . Hopefully that will help ya out .
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