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Old 09-28-2011, 10:53 PM
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I need to take some fresh pictures of my van. Old computer died and the external hard drive I saved the pics on has a cable I can't hook to my new macbook. It's all white on the outside, I buffed the stripes off.
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Hey, I joined this Ram truck forum for the engine section to help my 5.2L/318cid engine in my 2001 B2500 HD Ram Van many moths ago. Never knew there was a Van section here. It's well hidden amongst the forum titles.

The van details are listed under my user ID in this posting.

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Hey, I joined this Ram truck forum for the engine section to help my 5.2L/318cid engine in my 2001 B2500 HD Ram Van many moths ago. Never knew there was a Van section here. It's well hidden amongst the forum titles.

The van details are listed under my user ID in this posting.

Nice van, seems like yours is running fine. My van has been giving me a very hard time.
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Nice van, seems like yours is running fine. My van has been giving me a very hard time.
Well considering mine can from Rochester, NY, the lower body has the rust disease. I've made some progress to retard the rust growth.

In the other Ram Van forums, I've post a good deal on keeping the engine and body going. Take a read here about the MPG improvements.

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Well considering mine can from Rochester, NY, the lower body has the rust disease. I've made some progress to retard the rust growth.

In the other Ram Van forums, I've post a good deal on keeping the engine and body going. Take a read here about the MPG improvements.

Yea mine is from NJ and same situation all chewed away (damn salt). I was surprised when I went to install my hitch that I was even able to because the rear end was practically gone, some of the bolt holes for the hitch had rusted from 1/8" thich to about 1/16" and some areas thinner. I was able to tow a 5-6K Lbs trailer though and the hitch didn't rip off lol. But thankfully it's because those bumper mounts that the hitch also bolts onto gave it a little extra strength. As of right now I rebuilt my transmission a couple days ago and installed it yesterday I think. Today I had to go back and rebuild the valve body because I had replaced the seperator plate with a transgo plate and their plate's tre exhaust cutout was to small so I had to put the old plate back in. And to my surprise their was some metallic powder on the magnet even after putting about 10 miles on the transmission but I think that would be normal since I replaced bushings, frictions and steels, bands, TC, seals, and so on. Parts just needed to ware in a little. But anyway's that is that.

Now I have to replace my fuel pump but hey 16 years money worth lol...
Back about 2 months ago I replaced my radiator with an all aluminum 3 row radiator that has 1/2" rows, thing cools great. I had painted the core black and the tanks and mounts chevy orange, looks beautiful. Only cost me 98 bucks. I also installed a external transmission fluid cooler because like said I tow. I decided to put the cooler on the pressure line this ways I can cool the fluid down before it goes into the cooler in the engine radiator this ways I don't overheat the engine and it enables me to tow and run the A/C if I needed to! I was thinking of putting air bags on my rear suspension for towing but im a factory freak kindof and would rather but a heavier duty leaf spring instead but unsprung weight could cause the vehicle to loose control in certain situations.

Great vans, last forever. Torque converters don't though.
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