I bought the truck mentioned in this thread
Happy as heck!!!
My review so far of a Cummins Ram is:
Torque... it's whats for dinner.
This engine is kickAss!!
Can't beat the mechanical clacking sound.
I have a couple of random, first-buyer questions.
If you could provide some feedback, I would be very grateful!
The rearview mirror inside the cab.
It has a small button underneath it... should that be for dimming it?
It doesn't do anything at the moment.
The radiator filler neck has a small hose attached.
That hose, in my truck, is capped of.
Should it go to a "remote reservoir" / water-bottle?
The engine has leaks around the exhaust gaskets of cylinders 1 and 2.
Small bubbles are actively "bubbling".
Going to change all the gaskets... anything special?
Still have to buy them.
Changing the transmission filter and fluid.
Correct fluid is ATF+4?
During initial morning driving, the rear passenger side tire locks up with feather-pedal pressure.
I would like to get in there, and take a look at all the components.
Anything special to watch out for? Simple removal?
Does somebody have an idea where I could obtain the FSM for the vehicle? ('95 2500) I have have the Cummins engine manual, yet missing the Dodge Ram's.
I am going to order the KDP Kit (Killer Dowel Pin)
, and perform that maintenance on the engine.
I thought of obtaining at the same time an AFC Spring Kit
, and removing the fuel plate.
Oh yes... the "Death Wobble".
I don't know if this is what everybody refers to, yet there's a nice "sweep of the steering wheel" where it is dead in the water.
It is like connected to nothing.
As of now, I'm going to go change the Diesel fuel filter on it, and the oil.
Bought Valvoline oil... I always use Valvoline.
Plus it was good to see the Cummins "C" on the bottle.
Other random stuff:::
Have to work on the a/c system.
The compressor is cycling on/off, leading me to believe I have low refrigerant (thus, a leak).
Tomorrow I'll see if a shop detects where it is coming from.
To be honest, I wouldn't mind pulling the evaporator on it.
It would give me a chance to clean-up the fan's blades and some assorted ducts.
Would then like to re-install the hard-lines for the heater (the ones that run atop the exhaust manifold).
Somebody took them out.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and have a superb day everyone!