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    Anyone use Baldwin/Hastings trans filter Ram 1500

    I'm planning on doing my first transmission service on my 14 Ram 1500 RWD with the 6 speed 65RFE, it has just over 60,000km now. Been looking at transmission filters, I usually get Baldwin filters through my work for mostly everything I own, but i've never used their Transmission Filters. They...
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    Old system Athlon XP 2500 running Win 7, upgrades?

    Hi. I had an old Windows XP System made by Northgate Computers. I believe it was bought around 2004-2006. We've used it off and on but now it was mostly a secondary computer. The windows XP install was original after all this time,and starting to get buggy and glitchy, so I thought I would see...
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    2014 Ram 1500 5.7 HEMI - Amsoil XL 5w20 10,675km.

    I went factory fill to 2500km, Then I took to dealer (They said they use Shell oil) to about 7000km, (4500km OCI) then I ran valvoline white bottle to 12800 km (5800km OCI) before switching to this amsoil OCI (10,765km on OCI) Now at 23,664km Blackstone mentioned that Sodium was up and Amsoil...
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    Amsoil OE 5w20 in 2014 5.7 HEMI

    Hi, I'm planning to switch my 2014 Ram 1500 over to synthetic oil. It had the factory fill drained at 2500km at dealership (probably filled up with Formula Shell 5w20), then switched over to Vavoline white bottle at 6,000km, and now i'm approacing 13,000km and want to switch over to synethetic...
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    New Ram 1500 5.7, First oil change questions

    Hi, I got a new 2014 Ram 1500 a few weeks ago. I'm up to 2100km (1300 miles) now. The oil still looks like new on the dipstick. I'm debating whether I should change it out at 2500km, then 5000km, then follow the OLM? Or just run it to the 5000km that the dealer wants me to come in for the first...
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    Ram truck owners, what's the best forum to join?

    Hi, I just picked up a 2014 Ram 1500 Reg Cab 5.7. I'm curious on your opinion on what's the best forum to join? There's so many.
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    1996 F250 7.3 Powerstroke, 8670km, Rotella 15w40

    Did my first UOA just before 9000 km. Wanted to see if I could run it to 12,000km. Used a motorcraft oil filter. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code:</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre> TOP OFF QUARTS: 0 KM ON OIL: 8670km KM ON TRUCK: 240470km...
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    Air Intake Sound

    I'm thinking of putting an air intake on my truck. My friend had a truck identical to my Grand Cherokee. that had a K&N air intake system on it. I drove it a couple times and loved the sound. I don't really like oiled filters, so I am interested in the AEM dryflow system. It comes in two...
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    2007 F-350 6.0 Diesel

    I'm thinking of going to look at this truck here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> I know the early 6.0's had issues with the head gaskets blowing, but I've also heard ford had the...
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    Bought a Diesel Ranger

    I got sick and tired of the Gas Mileage and rising gas prices in my V8 Grand Cherokee, so I went and picked up this: <img src="" alt="" /> <img...
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    Falken or Kumho?

    Looking at two different tires for my Mustang's 225/60R15 Falken Ziex ZE-912 <img src="" alt="" /> or Kumho Ecsta ASX (KU21) <img src="" alt="" /> Anyone use these tires...
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    Found a Ford Tempo Diesel

    I might have the opportunity to get a 1986 Ford Tempo with the 2.0 Mazda RF Diesel 5 Speed. Info on these cars are very scarce, but I've heard these cars get 40 MPG in town.....on a bad day, normally 50+ on the HWY Anybody own one of these old Ford Mazda Diesels? I think they used the same...
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    96 Grand Cherokee 5.2L V8 130,000 miles

    Alright, getting a 96 Grand Cherokee with the 318 V8 from a friend. Owners manual specs 10w30. 130,000 miles (209,214 km) Going to be using it to and from work this winter all over the place, (mostly HWY miles) sometimes pulling a little trailer (I'm a Class C welder doing field work). Should...
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    Sometimes hangs/reboots on startup.

    I'm trying to get my old system working that I was having trouble with about a year ago. It will tend to freeze and reboot when booting a system. The times it will reboot is usually after the boot screen, but sometimes it will even log in. It had started doing this last year after I installed...
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    92 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Loading up?

    I was just given a 92 Mercedes 190E with the 2.6 Inline 6 motor. Apparently the motor had no compression, and the shop wanted to put a new motor in it. Only 160,000km. I pulled the plugs, and they were all fouled. Cleaned them up a bit, but they were still in poor shape. Car ran for a few...
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    Jetzon Tires? Winterquest

    Ever heard of Jetzon Tires? I'm going to need a winter set for my SHO, and I can get them changed, mounted, balanced for $130 CDN each. I have the 215/60R16 size, and these are the ones that I can get: <a href=""...
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    Catalytic Converter Break in Cycle

    Is there a certain period of time or a hot-cold cycle that I should do before taking my car in with new cats for an emissions test? I'm only on temporary permits for my SHO and I was wondering if I should buy one day insurance or two, and take it through on the 2nd day if the readings will be lower.
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    Failing Emissions Test

    I'm having a hard time trying to pass our aircare test with my SHO. Originally after I bought the car, I took it through the test, and failed on Hydrocarbons only. The readings are: HC g/km= 0.7553 MAX 0.5000 FAIL CO g/km= 2.1388 MAX 9.3200 PASS NOx g/km= 1.0371 MAX 1.2400 PASS So I...
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    94 SHO 3.2 - Pennzoil Ultra 5W30 Good?

    Just finally got myself a SHO. I bought a jug of Pennzoil Ultra in the states a few months ago, but didn't use it because my Stratus and Explorer both started consuming oil, and I was planning to UOA, and since I didn't get any quart bottles, I have nothing to top up with. Enter the SHO...
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    No headlights, but DRL, Parking Lights, Dash light

    My first Taurus. 94 SHO 3.2. Best car i've ever owned by far. Interesting problem though. Headlights don't work, either manually turning the switch on, or leaving the setting on auto. They just stay on daytime running lights, but don't switch to regular low beam. The parking lights and dash...