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  1. KevinGoodyear
    03-23-2013 03:42 PM
    KevinGoodyear
    Just wanted to give an update to one of my earlier posts regarding my spark plugs...I finally got to replace my spark plugs that I bought from the dealership. After reading all the posts about aftermarket plugs I went to safe route and replaced with the OEM from the dealership. With 65K miles I have to admit my truck idles MUCH MUCH better than before!! Okay, now here is my problem...while I was replacing my plugs on the passenger side by the firewall...I moved the low pressure AC line just a little bit (so I could get my 3/8" extension and spark plug socket in the holes)...well guess what????!!! The next day I did not have AC! Compressor would not engage! Looked at EVERYTHING that I could. Finally looked under the engine on the passenger side and saw AC oil on my frame. Expansion block/valve is leaking...Going to remove and inspect...Kevin in Dallas
  2. KevinGoodyear
    07-14-2012 12:48 PM
    KevinGoodyear
    Justin, been surfing around the forums and have gotten so many ideas...went to the dealership and bought 16! plugs...I asked for a military discount and they did give it to me...got all 16 for about $50...cant complain...trying to decidehave any thoughts on upgrading the headlights with HID, brake lights, etc with LED's...there is so much information on this website! My wife and kids think I have lost my mind researching all this stuff...but thats what we do right? Still trying to decide if I should change my antifreeze or not? Saw where you were talking about manifold bolts...thankfully the dealership here in Dallas replaced mine already at 35K miles...dont know how many though...Kevin
  3. mopar09
    07-14-2012 09:58 AM
    mopar09
    Hey Kevin, just got your message. Spark plugs are supposed to be changed every 30k miles, yes. Antifreeze that I bought from the dealer does say 5yr/100k miles on the gallon jug I purchased. As far as if it really is that good, my thoughts, I honestly don't know man. I will say this though, as expensive as it is, I would hope so lol. I have heard of the 4th generation Rams and also previous 2nd and 3rd generation Rams having tranny problems. I know they are bad for ball joints going out as well. I am changing the oil in mine today. Valvoline 5w-20 and a Wix oil filter. I know next time I take my truck to the dealership I am going to have them check the tranny and differential, while its there, and probably have them go ahead and grease and lube all the chassis and differential. Need any more info just ask bud. Hope this helps some.

    -Justin(mopar09)
  4. CajunDodge
    07-11-2012 11:02 AM
    CajunDodge
    Welcome to RamForumZ! Feel free to PM me or you can leave a message on my profile page if you need any help!

    - Cajun
  5. brad12kx
    07-11-2012 12:54 AM
    brad12kx
    Great to have you here. Hope to see you around the forum.
  6. mopar09
    07-10-2012 07:24 PM
    mopar09
    Hello and welcome! Seen your newbie post and thought I would stop by to say welcome! As far as your truck goes with maintenance. It requires 5w-20 oil. I run Valvoline and it does great. Everyone has there preferences though. I will say as far as the oil filter goes. I would go with K&N, Mobil1, or a Wix Filter. Do not run Fram on your Dodge! It will cause dry starts. As far as plugs go, I stick with Mopar, just for warranty measures, antifreeze you should get from the dealer. It is expensive but its some kind of special formula that Dodge uses. Do not put 50/50 in it such as Prestone or any other brand that says "mixes with anything". That is not so with your truck. If there's anything else I can help with, feel free to pm me, or just leave me a post. Again, welcome, and congrats on your truck!

    -Justin(mopar09)
  7. KevinGoodyear
    07-10-2012 07:09 PM
    KevinGoodyear
    Thanks so much for the messages...I have not ignored them, just didnt realize I had these messages! I have looked at other forums but this forum really appealed to my inner gearhead...seems like everyone else is the same way.

    I put up a thread on the newbie area...anyway for you guys to see that thread that I put up, instead of me retyping the original? I have a feeling between you three, I should get the information I need and I feel that you guys will be an awesome bunch to converse with...

    I am very proud of my Ram and I am going to use BlueJet's link to upload. And also RansRam, I did post a little something about myself (without sounding creepy or corney)...and Stump3R, looks like you know your way around this website, seen your threads alot...thanks again you guys, look forward to hearing back from you all!!

    Kevin in Dallas
    1988 -2008 USAF Retired
    2009 Dodge Ram Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab
    2001 Jeep TJ Wrangler
    2000 Jeep Cherokee 4x4
    1998 Cadillac STS
  8. BlueJet
    05-20-2012 05:32 PM
    BlueJet
    Welcome to the Z family! If you have any questions or need help with anything feel free to ask! If you are proud of your Ram show it off by uploading pics in the gallery! Don’t know how? Check out the how to’s here!
  9. RansRAM
    05-20-2012 01:58 PM
    RansRAM
    Hello, I’d like to personally welcome you to this awesome forum, the best place on the web for information on your RAM. Glad to have you aboard.
    If you haven't already done so please stop by the newbie section found here and introduce yourself. Enjoy the forum.

    -Randy
  10. Stump3r
    05-20-2012 11:38 AM
    Stump3r
    Look forward to seeing you around the forum, drop me a message if there is anything I can help with.
    Show off pics of your Ram in the gallery! The how to's can be found here!
    Welcome to the Z!
    Shane

About Me

  • About KevinGoodyear
    Biography
    USAF Retired Aerospace Equipment Technician, Jet Engine Build Up
    Location
    Denton Texas
    Interests
    Kenpo Karate, "turning a wrench", motorcycles, anything with an engine!
    Occupation
    National Accounts Sales Manager Goodyear Tire and Rubber
    Gender
    Male
    Real Name?
    Kevin D. Montgomery
  • VEHICLE INFO
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    Vehicle
    2009 Dodge Ram Laramie 4x4
    Trim Level
    Laramie
    Color
    White
    Engine
    2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
  • MODS LIST!
    Enter all the mods you have done to your truck here!
    MODS LIST!
    Have only put a K&N drop in filter so far (have only owned for less than 60 days)...but this is what I want to do...

    CrossDrilled and slotted rotors and high perfornance pads
    CAI (but cannot decide which is the best for this truck)
    HID upgrade (again, which is best?)
    Running rails on side of truck
    ECU upgrade or remap
    Engine Mods that are not going to compromise engine reliability

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MODS LIST!

MODS LIST!
Have only put a K&N drop in filter so far (have only owned for less than 60 days)...but this is what I want to do...

CrossDrilled and slotted rotors and high perfornance pads
CAI (but cannot decide which is the best for this truck)
HID upgrade (again, which is best?)
Running rails on side of truck
ECU upgrade or remap
Engine Mods that are not going to compromise engine reliability

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