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Old 10-18-2011, 08:43 PM
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i've got a '91 D150 with a 318. odometer stopped at 56k original owner drove it a mile to and from work for years. was in barn kept condition when i got it but the paints deteriorated since then. black trim on the sides is starting to come unglued any one know a good way to fix that?

i've not done any major work on it i've got to have the transmission filter changed and the valve cover gaskets replaced which i'm doing this weekend (i'm tired of putting a quart in it every few weeks running 40 miles to and from work every day at 65-75mph). also headers and an oil change in the near future.

i hate driving it on the weekends because i only get 12mpg if i'm running under 65 but 16.5 if i'm at or over it.

also have a transmission problem either that or a computer problem i've got to wait for the engine to warm up enough for the temp needle to hit the C bar before i can drive it or else i can't get out of first gear. any suggestions?
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i got an 2001 5.2 with 260,000 kms on it, with dynomax dual tipped muffler and k&n cold air intake, still runs like a champ!
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My Magnum 5.2L/318cid just turned a mild 113,438 miles.

- High flow CAT
- High flow exhaust
- TB grind mod (only opposite sides of the IAC)
- Performance tranny cooler
- Heavy Duty water pump
- Bendix performance calipers, pads, and hoses
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A's Load E
- RoadMaster Active Suspension Kit
- Autolite platinum plugs
- Performance ignition wires
- Performance coil

Been doing the mods to increase MPG. Latest on the B2500 HD suspension with the 8-lug rim/wheels is an impressive 18.86MPG hwy. That's 6MPG higher than the sticker rating.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:14 AM
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I'm a believer in the 318, great engine. Many years ago I owned a Plymouth cop car with a 318 that had high mileage. Wish they still made it, might have taken it over the Hemi. Oil changes are vital to the longevity.

I also believe in maintaining a vehicle and it will come back to you in mileage. Unrelated to this forum but my soon to be Ram is replacing my 98 GM 350 Yukon with 225,000 miles (360,000km) on it. The motor runs like new but other maintenance costs are getting too high on it.
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ive got a 96 ram with a 5.2 and i rolled over to 281,961 and she still runs like a beast!
anybody got a clue about going from auto to a 5spd?
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98 ram 5.2 with 275,000 and still purs like a kitten, however i did get the tranny rebuilt at 273,000 simply for ease of mind b/c i tow trailers regularly.
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I have a 96 Ram 1500 with the 318. it has 185xxx and runs good. Just has a small slip in tranny
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1994 dodge ram with 318 and just turned 186,000...30,000 of those miles are off roading to lol. havent had to do anyhting major to the motor yet. different story with the driveline
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I have a 97 4x4 bone stock pretty much except for a y pipe off of the catalytic converter for duals out under the rear bumper. 262k oil changed using valvoline high mileage 10w-30 and a quart of lucas oil stabilizer
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Update: truck now has 278,000 on it. The cat finally clogged up so i'm replaceing it along with headers and i'm going to change up the exhaust.

Everything else:
10w-30 high mileage oil (changed evey 3K)
K&N filter
E3 plugs
Jegs 8mm wires
Jegs Coil
Cherry bomb exhaust
5 inch lift
35/12.5 tires
4:10 posi
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