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Old 01-01-2018, 11:52 AM   #41
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Pit in your bid on this baby.

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You don't actually need diesel do you??
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:27 PM   #42
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That's pretty impressive, how much of a delay is it from the time you hit the button until in actually starts, I have remote start on my Ford and when it gets in the teens or below it has about a 10 sec delay from the time you hit the button to the time it starts, with the grid heaters in the rams I would think it would take a little longer I'm just curious because l I've kicked around the idea of having the dealer put remote start on my Ram


I usually start mine with my phone instead of the fob. Itís been single digits here for a few weeks and itís about a 10-15 second delay during pre heat. Not plugged in.


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Pit in your bid on this baby.

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Even...-PICKUP-212546

You don't actually need diesel do you??
no room for the wife and kids
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no room for the wife and kids
The bed is open...

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The bed is open...

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Ive already got 2 trucks like that and there is always to much stuff back there and no room for them
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Ive already got 2 trucks like that and there is always to much stuff back there and no room for them
Seeing as you have two already, this one will be a perfect family vehicle.

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God forbid you need a specialty tool..is this the best you have?

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God forbid you meed a specialty tool..is this the best you have?
Yet, he designed and patented a tool...

Not sure which tools he's referring to, I can think of only one specialized tool I need on my truck.

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Yet, he designed and patented a tool...

Not sure which tools he's referring to, I can think of only one specialized tool I need on my truck.

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God forbid you need a specialty tool..is this the best you have?
There was a lot more to that video then just that. Watch it again and pay attention. Its the way they are designed that I dont like. Like needing to pull the entire cab off for certain things. I like working on my own truck so not liking how things are designed is a big thing. I like my GMCs, the dodge I dont like either but I wanted that engine.

He talked about the bearing on the driveshaft and how GM you just slide it apart and slide a new $30 bearing on. Where ford welds the shaft together so you have to spend $500+ on a whole drive shaft. I had mine go bad on my GMC and had i changed out in 20 minutes and never changed one in my life before.

One of my best friends will probably have a ford gravestone. He loves them and its all he will drive. Hes always working on them yet will call everything else junk in the world. Thats his opinion, I dont see it that way. So far Ive liked GM the best. Thats my opinion, owning a dodge didnt change that.
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I agree that Ford's are more difficult to work on, this from owning GMs and Ford's from the 70's up. Trucks only. Although my wife's 08 Impala is a bitch to work on.


I agree having to take a cab off is dumb, but it is quicker than trying to do it from the engine bay. Buddy has it down to about 4 hours R&R on the cab.

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Take the cab off and bam, your engine is on its own stand. Lot of stuff yo can get away with jacking it up a couple inches
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That's pretty impressive, how much of a delay is it from the time you hit the button until in actually starts, I have remote start on my Ford and when it gets in the teens or below it has about a 10 sec delay from the time you hit the button to the time it starts, with the grid heaters in the rams I would think it would take a little longer I'm just curious because l I've kicked around the idea of having the dealer put remote start on my Ram
Tried it this morning -10F and it took about 20 seconds.
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Tried it this morning -10F and it took about 20 seconds.

Its averaging about 10f here in southern Indiana right now and every morning for the past week the service exhaust system message comes on and then goes back off within 5 min when it warms up and now the engine light came on for low exhaust gas pressure it's going to the dealer on Monday glad your not having any trouble with yours, this thing is starting to give me flashbacks of a 07.5 duramax I had with the first generation of emissions equipment never could get it to run great once it started having problems
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It doesn't have the power of a new one, but not having any emissions on the old 7.3 is great.

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It doesn't have the power of a new one, but not having any emissions on the old 7.3 is great.

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DAMN IT!!!!!!!

Get home from trip to visit "my girls". Notice oil leak under front of truck----oil cooler seals.

Now to decided whether to replace the system or just the o-rings.

Damn-it...

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cummins is a great engine, but that means you gotta buy a dodge.

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