Recent content by Jako

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    Factory running boards: worth it?

    Don't get caught up with OEM boards, there are a lot of options. I purchased the boards as post #3 at Christmas with free shipping for $390, patience pays. November 2019 the OEM boards were not available and I put an ebay $160 set on. I've grown to like them and have yet to install the OEM...
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    Utility Bed Rails Install

    I have not done the line x, but have done the bed rails. People have installed the bed rails after the line x with some degree of difficulty. The line x will add thickness to where the rivnuts are installed which may make it difficult to get a bite when installing the rivnuts and the line x...
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    Smart Liner / Max Liner floor mats from Amazon

    Maxliner is similar to Smartliner, very happy with them.
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    Oil Leak??

    Sorry to hear of your leak. I went through rear main seal leaks with my 94 Ford Explorer under warranty. Took them 3 tries to get it right, doesn't leak to this day. Mechanic friend told me there are different ways of repairing the leak. Don't know the methods they used but I guess the third...
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    You got me laughing with the thought of an impact wrench!!!!!!! I agree with you on Ram Cares and tightening. I don't use a torque wrench and just tighten it up, which is pretty much what I have always done. Than I bought BMW motorcycles and started doing my own services. Some of their...
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    Thanks for your reply. That basically sums up my experience with an "official", "documented" or whatever someone wants to call it answer. I'm a DIY type of individual and try to research a "project" before "learning the hard way" (paid that price already). I think the torque value is...
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    What book? I looked for a Ram/Mopar source for the oil drain plug torque (internet search) on a 2019 Ram 1500 and came up empty handed. I do not have access to the service information or service manual. Is the torque value listed in the service manual for a 2019 Ram 1500 oil drain plug bolt...
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    Got it, Fumoto instructions show 18 ft/lbs. Valvomax: Remove existing drain plug and washer. Clean sealing surface. position included washer onto valve and thread into port by hand tightening at first. Do not force valve into oil pan. Use a 24MM socket to tighten. Re-fill crankcase with...
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    I'm unfamiliar with "106 series".
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    I'm not questioning you but I could not find a "Ram/Mopar" source for the torque and I tend to believe this is a "no win" situation do to the residual oil on the plug which changes the torque value. Pretty hard to have an oil free drain plug assembly (male/female). My conclusion is "tight...
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    Valve stem caps - beware of aluminum

    MC tires $$$$$$. BMW K1300S, good for 6,000 miles (taking it easy) and overall cost is an OUCH in the wallet. On top of the price, install time can be 2 weeks out in season. I have 2003 BMWs and was able to buy extra rims at a good price so I can just swap wheels. The 1300s rims are forged...
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    Valve stem caps - beware of aluminum

    Same for me.
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    My First Oil Change - Some Notes for those interested in trying it themselves

    Torque specs are tricky for oil drain pan plugs. Torque specs are made for clean threads and if oil is on the threads the torque specs need to be adjusted. There is a thread with info on the drain plug torque but I am unable to locate it. Don't quote me but I believe it may be 25 ft/lbs. If...
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    What did you do to your Ram today???

    Nice work FYI if valve stems are aluminum: https://5thgenrams.com/community/threads/valve-stem-caps-beware-of-aluminum.15694/#post-247832
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    Fuel Tank Swap

    It all makes me wonder. Gas weighs 6 lbs/gal. 26 vs 33 gal tank, 6X7=42. How much fuel is used to carry the 42 lbs. of fuel around? Sounds like government intervention. AND how it can have an impact on filling up a gas tank on a TRUCK. November 3, 2020 - Election Day I don't have a...
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