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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default God...mother f-in....sonofa....Ram Tuneup

Holy WTF were they thinking when they jammed the distributer so far up the 360's ass that you can't even see it.

Ok, gotta get more coffee and then go back out to the garage. Had to vent a little and this is my first post as a Dodge Ram owner so :stan3: on replacing the damn cap and rotor.

Thought I had everything I needed, but looking at the PCV breather, it's in need of replacement too. Gotta nab that in the morning. PCV valve is good, but the breather is junkafied.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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LOL :P were are the pics I need to do one next weekend or the weekend after he find the money to pay me
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Old April 1st, 2007, 09:03 AM   #3
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Yea, tune-ups are big pain in the ass on Rams.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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It ended up not being too bad...but you can't do the pull the cap and hang it to the side while you swap the wires one at a time to the new cap. You have to pull everything out and then put one wire in at a time.

Have a fireing order diagram handy. I have a laptop out in the garage so it was no big deal.

You have to pull the air cleaner housing also.

On that note...who the fukc designed a air filter housing that you have to remove to check the filter?

Oh, and the PO of this Ram must not have ever heard of anti-sieze because I thought I was going to bust the fucking plugs off. Had to crack them loose with a 1/2 inch breaker bar.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:32 AM   #5
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welcome to the world of dodge. ive gotten use to it. btw the fireing order is on the intake man just behind the a/c most caps have the #1 position marked on them so i just use that. no probelms so far. that and i just lay down on the engine.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:58 AM   #6
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It's runnin super duper now! Wow wee what a difference.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 08:46 PM   #7
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Heh, man I've been through that before. My intake never would stay clipped shut. I swore up a storm when I found that distributor.

At least my V10 gets rid of that..
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:07 PM   #8
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like I said thanks for the advanced notice I am doing one in the next two weeks. soooooo I better make number one plug and make sure I can read the firing order then
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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Newer body style HEMI's are even more fun.. Especially with gorilla arms. Pass side plugs aint bad but the drivers side back 2 a PITA !
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You're firing order is right on the front of the intake under your knees when you're up in there :tonka: I just did the tune up on my 5.9 ZJ.......60 miles later the new rotor decided it didn't like being in one piece 15 miles from the nearest fucking parts store........easy fix but very very annoying at the same time......bonus was ....after AZ replaced the parts they gave me a $25 gift card too......so they get to keep my business

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Old April 3rd, 2007, 11:18 AM   #11
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I took the skin off of several knuckles even with gloves on...I know how you feel

Oh yea. I am sporting several band aids right now from this job. Cracking the plugs loose got me and pulling the wires off the drivers side on the plug third back really got me. Very large chunk of skin left on the proportioning valve.


One of the screws for the dist came out no prob, the other I had to get a ratchet on and fight it all the way off. I really thought it was going to break...that would have sucked. I can remember turning that thing and looking at the engine wondering how the distributer comes out of it so I could drill the bolt out.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:23 PM   #12
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A body lift makes this so much easier I have found not to mention air tools and swivel sockets...
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My dad is attempting a tune up today on his ram, what kind of spark plugs did you go with?
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Old May 19th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #14
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i tuned up my cummins with no problems
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:47 PM   #15
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:tonka: I took my intake off to pull my distributor and let the machine shop pull the plugs when I took my heads in, I guess I am just the big fat cheater though it took me 3 days to get my EGR feed tube hooked up w/o a leak...
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make sure u get the clamp on the intake tight.they dont seem to want sit on the lip very well...lol
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make sure u get the clamp on the intake tight.they dont seem to want sit on the lip very well...lol
yea...what a pita
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and don't over tighten them, I almost cracked mine because the ring wasn't on right
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Old May 25th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #19
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Newer body style HEMI's are even more fun.. Especially with gorilla arms. Pass side plugs aint bad but the drivers side back 2 a PITA !
talk about gorilla arms. i had to go get a friend who is smaller than me to get the bolts out to put in a new thermostat in the 4.0 liter in my zj, and we still had to take the fan belt off. next time i am going to sawzall the little slotted piece that stick out off the fan shroud, and if your dumb enough to stick your hand in there, you deserve the scars.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #20
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Yup, no distributer problems here either :tonka:

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