Brains' headgasket replacement project - Page 3 - DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum
DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, & Solutions - Maintenance & Repair > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Powertrain > 5.2L V8 Specific Topics


Notices


Vendor Highlight! - Check these guys out for great deals on Parts and Accessories!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:18 AM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,981
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 7
Rep:141
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brains06 View Post
I got the entire intake manifold gasket set with upper and lower gaskets. I just wanted to see what the cleaner would do. Once I get the other side off I'll break em down. Can you see where the gaskets were broken? I got everything except the hg's and hg bolts. Those will be in tomorrow.
Did you get the head cover gaskets as well? Remember to clean off the old gasket material stuck on the heads. Be sure you replace the exhaust gaskets too. Not that expensive only like 15 bucks each i don't remember how much exactly on average. If you want you can get a couple bottles of muratic acid and strip off the entire head of everything and then dunk it in the acid for a little time. usually manufactures dip steel and iron in muratic acid to clean it for prep of paint etc. but it's also good to help clean everything off. be careful ware gloves etc... thats if you do this. if you do this just use water to clean off the acid. the water will neutalize the acid's ph
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:22 AM
brains06 brains06 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Ram Quad Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Blue
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
brains06 is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah I got the exhaust gaskets, intake upper and lower, and valve cover gaskets. Is that what youre referring to as head cover gaskets?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:25 AM
brains06 brains06 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Ram Quad Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Blue
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
brains06 is on a distinguished road
Default

is there some trick to taking the exhaust manifolds loose from the flange? There seems to be some kind of bracket that surrounds the bolt and keeps you from holding it with a box wrench while you turn it from below. What gives?
Reply With Quote
 
  #24  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:26 AM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,981
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 7
Rep:141
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brains06 View Post
yeah I got the exhaust gaskets, intake upper and lower, and valve cover gaskets. Is that what youre referring to as head cover gaskets?
yea valve cover gaskets is what i was referring to.

How much did you pay for this truck cause I could get you another engine for 250 bucks lol
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:30 AM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,981
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 7
Rep:141
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brains06 View Post
is there some trick to taking the exhaust manifolds loose from the flange? There seems to be some kind of bracket that surrounds the bolt and keeps you from holding it with a box wrench while you turn it from below. What gives?
Well first try to remove the bolt with a socket wrench and let the metal tap keep hold of the bolt. Since it is very rusted it will probably snap off no problem lol. If not just bend the tap with a flat head screw driver. Just be sure to bend it back when you reinstall everything.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:33 AM
brains06 brains06 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Ram Quad Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Blue
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
brains06 is on a distinguished road
Default

$400 bucks man. I can close to that for the wheels if I tried lol. My thing at this point is that I've never done this deep of work and I have nothing to lose. I paid pennies for it and if I screw this up, I'll scrap it or part it or just put in another engine and roll. Hell, keep your eye on that motor! If this doesnt work I just might get it. Oddly enough theres nothing special about this thing other than the "ram" look. Its an ST with manual windows a cracked dash and a 5 speed. If it runs after this it'll get used for everything from hunting to hauling dogs around.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:41 AM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,981
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 7
Rep:141
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brains06 View Post
$400 bucks man. I can close to that for the wheels if I tried lol. My thing at this point is that I've never done this deep of work and I have nothing to lose. I paid pennies for it and if I screw this up, I'll scrap it or part it or just put in another engine and roll. Hell, keep your eye on that motor! If this doesnt work I just might get it. Oddly enough theres nothing special about this thing other than the "ram" look. Its an ST with manual windows a cracked dash and a 5 speed. If it runs after this it'll get used for everything from hunting to hauling dogs around.
Yea I have access to a ton of motors transmission, everything. I can get you a tranny for 100 bucks a engine completed for 250 bucks. Of course these are all used and not rebuilt. All in all a partially rebuilt motor would cost roughly 600 bucks. Shipping would be a fortune. Else wise the motor is 250 as is and the handling fee is 150 bucks. But anyways as long as you fallow along with me this should work no problems.

But for you I'm sure the experience is rewarding enough. Tell me the vin number I can get your another dash board for 100 bucks roughly. I have to check to see if I can get one, if I can get one I can tell you how much and if you want it I'll sell it to you. But for now lets get the truck back on the road lol.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:46 AM
brains06 brains06 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Ram Quad Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Blue
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
brains06 is on a distinguished road
Default

"But anyways as long as you fallow along with me this should work no problems"
Youre referring to my current project right? not the new motor.

I'll be taking you up on the dash after we get her up and running again.
How do my valves look to you? To my eye they all look the same meaning there arent any anomolies.

I need to see how far you are from Hattiesburg, if this doesnt go well a road trip to pick up that motor might be worth it at 250
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-26-2011, 01:55 AM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,981
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 7
Rep:141
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brains06 View Post
"But anyways as long as you fallow along with me this should work no problems"
Youre referring to my current project right? not the new motor.

I'll be taking you up on the dash after we get her up and running again.
How do my valves look to you? To my eye they all look the same meaning there arent any anomolies.

I need to see how far you are from Hattiesburg, if this doesnt go well a road trip to pick up that motor might be worth it at 250
I'm referring to the current project. Sorry for any confusion their.

Anyway's the valves look like any normal valve. To tell the real condition of a valve is to remove it and look at the stem for the coloration etc... The valve job consists mainly of wear mating the valve to the valve seat giving you a airtight seal thus boosting the compression and better fuel economy etc...

Once we get this truck running and we will cause this is a very simple easy job their could always be a transmission rebuild... Which is still easy. LOL

Anyway's just tell me what year, model, etc the truck is and what colour the dash board is and I'll see if I can get one and how much it would be. If you need any other parts it's not a problem I can get your sylvania headlight bulbs for 5 bucks i could get you a radiator for 60 bucks, i can get you a a/c compressor for 50 bucks, hect i can get you a windshield for 50 bucks chrysler brand.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-26-2011, 02:01 AM
brains06 brains06 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Ram Quad Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Blue
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
brains06 is on a distinguished road
Default

wow! Those are great prices. My truck is an 01, club cab with the dark grey almost black dash and interior. My upper dash is busted and the front clip on it is gone too. What city are you in?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad Boy Air System Project WesGPS LD RAM - General Discussion 11 07-25-2012 08:24 PM
Replacement Slider (Fob) Keys will not lock? RammD LD RAM - General Discussion 6 04-08-2011 02:40 PM
2001 Ram 2500 engine replacment project Troybigred79 Dodge Ram Pictures - Photos 6 07-24-2010 11:37 AM
New project Excoastie Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting 11 03-01-2010 10:15 AM


Advertisement



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors