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Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 02-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Red-Stripe
Sorry! Got to disagree with the previous post. ...

Sorry! Got to disagree with the previous post.
No modern 1/2 ton computer controlled pickup 'needs' shifting help from the driver.
If it did, that would be really,really poor on the Mfg's part....
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 02-03-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,629
Posted By Red-Stripe
Using your gas$ #'s, diesel is 41.5% more...

Using your gas$ #'s, diesel is 41.5% more expensive than gasoline.
Using your mpg #'s, diesel Ram uses 44% less fuel.
That makes diesel 2.5% cheaper as far as fuel goes. Not very much..
Now add...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 02-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,297
Posted By Red-Stripe
TSB 18-050-14 :3-smoke:

TSB 18-050-14 :3-smoke:
Forum: Dodge Ram Recalls and TSB's. 01-22-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,821
Posted By Red-Stripe
The TSB I just had done on my 2012 was done for...

The TSB I just had done on my 2012 was done for free. The fix doesn't get much easier than that.

But, the bad vibes were at 1,000-1,500. Never in the 2k range.
Forum: Dodge Ram Recalls and TSB's. 01-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,821
Posted By Red-Stripe
Recently had my '12 done. MUCH better now. I''s...

Recently had my '12 done. MUCH better now. I''s actually a pleasure to drive now.
Forum: MDS 01-21-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,541
Posted By Red-Stripe
Yeh, I know this is an old thread, but I figured...

Yeh, I know this is an old thread, but I figured I'd follow up with an MDS positive after all my negative.

Recently had dealer perform TSB 18-050-14. Thanks to the 2013 guys here.
Truck is...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 01-15-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,584
Posted By Red-Stripe
Is it just me, or is the OP overreacting a bit?

Is it just me, or is the OP overreacting a bit?
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 01-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Red-Stripe
A 120v block heater would definitely be better...

A 120v block heater would definitely be better for your engine, and your wallet, than 10 minutes of idling every day
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 01-09-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Red-Stripe
Sorry to say... but you kind of veered from...

Sorry to say... but you kind of veered from reality with that one.
'Cold' doesn't come out of the ground.
Forum: Oil Change 01-09-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By Red-Stripe
A synthetic can last longer if you regularly...

A synthetic can last longer if you regularly overheat your engine or run your engine longer than recommended( with a good filter). If you take care of your engine and change the oil as recommended,...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-22-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,763
Posted By Red-Stripe
While the benefits of a CC can be debated,...

While the benefits of a CC can be debated, blocking the crankcase vacuum, and simply venting your engine to the atmosphere is not only illegal and polluting, but it's actually harmful to your engine...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 11-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Red-Stripe
This whole story sounds fishy... Charged $19k...

This whole story sounds fishy...
Charged $19k to swap a gas motor... I'd like to see a copy of that bill... if it exists.
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 11-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By Red-Stripe
Originals. I won't touch them till' I see a...

Originals.
I won't touch them till' I see a MPG drop that I think would be attributed to them being worn, which shouldn't be much before 75k.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 11-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By Red-Stripe
Cylinder deactivation (MDS) isn't doing any...

Cylinder deactivation (MDS) isn't doing any longevity favors for exhaust studs, or the head/manifold interface.
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By Red-Stripe
Plug temperature range has nothing to do with...

Plug temperature range has nothing to do with coil temperatures. Nothing.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 11-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Red-Stripe
I think you'll find for drag racing, or other...

I think you'll find for drag racing, or other street type short duration bursts, you need to worry about the torque limitations of this tranny, not the HP.
Long duration HP limitations ( road races)...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 10-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By Red-Stripe
What's up with that? I think a story is needed......

What's up with that? I think a story is needed... To start: Why did you have a 'complete' rebuild done on your diff 3 times?
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 10-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Red-Stripe
Them, or you, pop off the belt and start it for a...

Them, or you, pop off the belt and start it for a few seconds. Doing this eliminates all accessories running on the belt. Should narrow it down
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 10-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By Red-Stripe
That wouldn't surprise me. Cylinder deactivation...

That wouldn't surprise me. Cylinder deactivation cycling on/off is going to cause exhaust manifold temperature variations on effected areas while you drive. I can see this causing...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 10-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By Red-Stripe
I don't own a 2015, so I can only hope what you...

I don't own a 2015, so I can only hope what you say is true.
In earlier models, having the 'ECO' light come on, to only tell you, that you lifted your foot off the gas pedal to come to a braked...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 10-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By Red-Stripe
They ought to at only 29K miles!:bam:

They ought to at only 29K miles!:bam:
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By Red-Stripe
So Castrol GTX 5w 20w is "sticky" and other oils...

So Castrol GTX 5w 20w is "sticky" and other oils are not?
Also this particular 'sticky' oil is the cure for noisy starts?
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 09-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By Red-Stripe
I agree. Factoring in that it's a cover-all...

I agree.
Factoring in that it's a cover-all recommendation, makes it obvious that it's not a legit straight up requirement.
If this 0w-40 was needed for this engine in the Alaska, then the 0w is...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 09-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,946
Posted By Red-Stripe
Ever notice on pavement, an open diff always...

Ever notice on pavement, an open diff always wants to spin the exact same tire?-not the other one?
Ever notice you have to jerk the steering wheel the other way to get both, or the other wheel to...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 09-06-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,946
Posted By Red-Stripe
I guess a bit of simple numerical exageration...

I guess a bit of simple numerical exageration would make the concept easier to envision:

You could have a 1:1 transmision ratio coupled to a 3.92 rear end.
You could have a 3.92:1 transmision...
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