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Old 09-03-2011, 06:00 PM
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Bought 2, 2008 Rams back in November of 2007 (one for tthe misses) and now needingg to do the 30K tune up. Would like to do my self but need a bit off direction! Back in the day working on the 1961 283 Chevy small block everything was lookin at ya, but this dog got everybody hiding and Ineed to know how to get at themm without causing rookie damage.

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At 30k it all depends how you use it. If it gets any off road use or towing I would do the axels,trans, engine oil maybe shocks if you feel like check pads etc. If its just a mostly daily driver type situation I wouldnt worry about anything besides visual checks and the usual engine oil but everyone has their own opinons. You can never go wrong going by Chrysler suggested services though. Just my .02 good luck
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Sounds like some good advice there ^^^^ and at 30K, I believe it calls for replacing your plugs as well. Any pics of your trucks? We'd love to see that stable! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Welcome to the forum and I would second the above mentioned!
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Welcome to the forum. I'd get a factory service manual which are available online (I found mine on eBay). They come in reallllllly handy when you have to do work like this.
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

The 30K maintenance suggests the following over and above the 6K and 12K items -
Replace air filter
Inspect T-case fluid
Replace the spark plugs
All for these items are definitely DIY if you have the basic tools and are comfortable with working under the hood....which I'm guessing you have and are.

Items of note for changing the plugs on the Hemi -
Takes about 2-3 hours
There are 16 plugs (The Hemi prefers the standard OEM inexpensive plugs)
The back ones (especially the drives side) require patience and an assortment of extensions.
The new plugs should be installed with anti-seize, and dielectric grease on the boots.

AND - We all like pix! Got any to share?

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