Author Topic: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge  (Read 17529 times)

Nick

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2019, 01:17:04 PM »
How do you like the afc live so far? I was thinking of getting it for my truck

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2019, 02:33:44 PM »
I recommend it. It give you the ability to control preboost fueling and max fueling via controlling pressure to AFC. Tuning on the fly as you drive, basically.

I think stock DVs will make it much easier for me to tune it better. Currently running 7mm DVs and 5x14 injectors (650 hp fuel package from power driven diesel)

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #227 on: September 03, 2019, 04:47:38 PM »
The blowby have gotten so bad and I need to do something about it.

I tried to find 2013+ Ram 3500 4x4 with Aisin. They’re harder to find than 6 speed manual trucks, and cost too much for mile IMHO. $30k even for high miles trucks.

I tried everything i could think of to pin point where the pulsating blow by was coming from, all inconclusive. I pulled the head over the Labor Day weekend and discovered multiple cylinders are in bad shape. Cylinder #5 have cratered wall. Head gasket blown in multiple spots and somehow all are either into oil galleries or between cylinders, probably at least 4 cylinders are compromised. No idea how it still have power and 18-19 mpg on highway.

Picked up a low mileage donor truck yesterday for the transplant...

The Diesel Shop want $2,000 to go through and o-ring the cylinder head, F that. I found a CAD assembly that we may work with to create a CNC program for to mill & cut o-ring grooves the cylinder head at my work.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #228 on: September 03, 2019, 05:06:42 PM »
Oof
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #229 on: September 03, 2019, 08:01:04 PM »
Sounds adventurous on the ringing!

That’s worse inside than I expected
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #230 on: September 27, 2019, 07:43:00 AM »
I am looking forward to this weekend! My Blazer's long list of repairs completed, for the most part, and a customer Jeep fixed and out of the way.

This weekend's plan may look like this....

remove transmission & T-case from both trucks
remove bad motor from my truck
remove motor from donor, try to see what it'll take to get the engine out/in without dropping the oil pan
remove bed from my truck to replace shackles and investigate why fuel gauge will not work
push my truck outside and powerwash all of grease, grime crap off and out of the engine bay
powerwash transmission, t-case, etc etc
practice groove-o-matic on the bad motor...

I don't expect to finish the swap this weekend as I have some plans to do to the donor engine prior going in my truck...



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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #231 on: September 27, 2019, 08:57:27 AM »
I’ll try to make an appearance Sunday. Racing rolling w (alone again) Saturday.
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #232 on: October 01, 2019, 09:47:55 PM »
I really feel HF’s 1 ton rated engine stand is inadequate.

I may need to delay the next phase a little as I either find a better one or cut up this HF stand and make it stronger.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #233 on: October 01, 2019, 09:52:36 PM »
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #234 on: October 02, 2019, 07:37:09 AM »
i have a name brand big boy stand with gear drive crank..... i wouldnt even think to put a 5.9 stripped on it...... 

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #235 on: October 02, 2019, 09:29:23 AM »
Set down on wooden cribbing on the floor. Done.

If you need to do a pan gasket do it in the truck? I think I had an oil pan off once for something. I think to put the 24v in with the taller head it was off on the way into the truck and I mated halfway in one past the crossmember or something dumb.
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #236 on: October 02, 2019, 10:36:47 AM »
Brett - talk to Chad. I gave him the stand I made when I swapped motors in my silver truck. HD casters, .120 rect tube, worked well. I had no space for it and did not plan on needing it again so he took it.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #237 on: October 13, 2019, 05:22:38 PM »
The home built engine stand took me longer than I’ll liked to admit but I think it’ll do the job.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #238 on: October 13, 2019, 05:54:47 PM »
I still don’t understand the NEED for a stand
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #239 on: October 13, 2019, 05:58:01 PM »
I still don’t understand the NEED for a stand

Mobility.