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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I haven't been to Starbucks specifically, but we have a local place that I get coffee from. I'm not a snob by any means, but it is better than the gas station and local. If plain ol' coffee is what you want they're happy to oblige. You just get the cup and you can fill it yourself or they'll...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Danielle, thanks for the pro tip! I had to go that route with the air ride in my old pickup. The service advisor actually suggested I open up a ticket with FCA. He was new at the time and maybe that’s why he suggested it. He didn’t last very long there. He is actually now the service manager and...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Yep it sucks but it is what it is. Not our first rodeo though. The previous truck was also a Dodge but had air ride. There were a lot of exchanges with the dealer, and FCA, with that one. It's always a bit depressing when it seems like nobody will stand behind their product. Dealers...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I've had a few Hemis and the last two had issues with the manifold studs. This is more of a rapping sound. It started out only doing it for a few seconds after it had been sitting for a while. But it's been more frequent and random lately, and takes longer to go away. Sometimes I'll go in...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Hauling our newer Dodge in for a knock. It’s been an issue for a while but never seems to do it for them at the dealer. I think it’s a bad lifter. They say it’s normal and won’t damage the engine. In my experience it doesn’t take more than a few seconds to fill up lifters. Last Saturday I...
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    Water temp gauge reading

    I'll third the hoses. A month or so ago I was losing large amounts of coolant, it would be sprayed all over the engine compartment. I was convinced my junkyard radiator had sprung a leak so I called them wanting them to honor the warranty. The guy said to check the hoses and I said there...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Cool, I’ve never hunted those. Late season is my favorite time to go. It’s usually not hot so it’s not as taxing on me or the dog, and we usually have the run of the place. It’s fun to try and outsmart the birds. Nothing better than the startled feeling when a big ole rooster explodes through...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    IDIBRONCO, you got it. There is actually plenty to keep one busy around here, even without much for hills. Looks like a good hunt. I spend lots of time in the fall chasing upland birds with my GSP. Are those sharpies on the left? I always thought of sharpies as little flying livers but I make...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    My son graduated today from a Deere service tech program today so we had to move his tools and stuff back home. I pulled a covered trailer with the IDI and it did fine even with the winds. I hit 1100 egt on a couple of the hills* with the headwind. Also filled up for $2.89/gal in Fargo...
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    Cleaning out the radiator

    A radiator shop local to me was going to boil mine out at an estimated cost of $60. Mine ended up being full of pinholes so they didn't end up boiling it out, but at that cost I can't justify buying and playing with all the chemicals to clean it. I realize that doesn't do much for the rest of...
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    Cruise control install

    That horn pad looks like mine. My wheel has no clockspring, just brushes. Thinking back to when I added cruise to my 94, there was a fuse under the hood that I needed to put in and maybe a relay? Not sure if I had to do anything on the fuse panel in the cab. I ended up buying the brake...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    The Cub Scouts were bringing cans to the recycling center yesterday and they ended up with a lot more than they thought they had. I borrowed a skid steer trailer from someone at work and helped them haul the cans. The wind was pretty intense (~30mph + gusts), and on the trip North with the...
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    Wood u buy a high mileage turbo 6.9?

    Our Lowe’s is pretty good as far as helpful staff. Also, if you can find a product on their website it will show you what aisle and bay it is in the store of your choosing. Our menards is hopeless if you need help. They usually reply that it’s not in their department and check with someone in a...
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    Wood u buy a high mileage turbo 6.9?

    We have to replace a bunch of sheathing due to moisture damage on our house. Two years ago while building my shed it was $12 a sheet. A month ago when I checked it was $35. When I actually bought it last week I paid $42 per sheet. I was considering just tearing down all the tar board on my house...
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    Shaking at Idle

    Could be, I was randomly thinking I should put in a fuel pressure gauge today. What a coincidence. It is the stock mechanical pump, I can just check using the Schrader valve correct?
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    Glow Plugs Brand Rec

    I think it's re I think it's regional. I have a Napa in the town I work in that's great. The one close to where I live is less great. They smoke in the store, are fairly unhelpful, and generally visibly irritated when they are forced to help me out. Last time I was there I asked for some...
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    Shaking at Idle

    Maybe not then, no surging while driving or at idle.
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    Shaking at Idle

    I'll try the fuel system cleaner when I run my tank down a bit. I did try cracking injectors but each one seemed to create more shaking. Either they're all doing something or I am not seeing the difference. Could air ingress cause issues like this? I haven't noticed any issues with cold...
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    Glow Plugs Brand Rec

    Not sure where you're at, but I was able to get mine through Autozone shipped next day for no extra charge. They were slightly more than Rockauto, but after RA added shipping it was a good bit less money, and at my door in less than 24 hours. Edit to add: they were Motorcraft glow plugs.
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    Shaking at Idle

    I’m guessing the motor mounts are original. Maybe they’re bad, but I don’t see any nasty rocking when I rev the engine. I know that’s not a foolproof test though. I probably should replace them regardless. Are they a royal pain to do? Thanks for the tip on the injectors. I work in an industrial...
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    Hood flew open while driving and now won’t close correctly

    That sucks, sorry. I had bought a Ranger a few years ago and it was in pretty decent shape considering it was an 83 but had some dings and rust. The hood and driver door, however we’re perfectly straight. I had taken the hood off to pull the engine and laid it back on, latching the safety latch...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I got a tonneau cover for a super duty for cheap. I had to cut it down a couple inches and make some rails to account for the super duty bed taper. It’s far from perfect but it looks like it will work!
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    Shaking at Idle

    My truck has been shaking a bit at idle. With the hood open it doesn’t look like the engine moves much but I can feel it in the cab. Going up a little from the 750rpm it is set at for warm idle eliminates the shake. It’s smooth when driving regardless of engine or road speed. The little bit of...
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    Door latch fix

    I did move it out, even ground the hole a bit to get more but it didn’t work. I didn’t have to slam it to get it to shut, it just wouldn’t let go again. I haven’t messed with it in a while, just haven’t had time. I was figuring maybe the latch is worn and won’t open far enough for a properly...
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    Door latch fix

    I might have to try this out. I replaced the striker with a new one including a new plastic bushing and no matter what I did, the door would get stuck shut. I ended up using a bunch of wobble extensions, prayer, and cussing to loosen the bolt on the striker through the window slot and get the...
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