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Nov 10, 1998 (2:33 am)
Well, I just received another recall on my 98 Ram 24V. This one is for an adjustment on the engine control module to reduce emissions. I certainly hope this isn't going to affect performance. I havn't had the other recalls done yet. Maybe I will wait until I get a half dozen or so. That shouldn't take long at the rate they are coming in. This is starting to concern me a little....
Nov 10, 1998 (4:45 am)
1998 Qud Cab Sport 4x4 one year old 20,000 miles and on my sixth set of front brakes and third set of rear. I pull a 16ft trailer at about 4500 lbs. I get about 9 mpg and they tell me its my fault for towing to much. Time to give it back !!!!
Nov 10, 1998 (5:58 pm)
Tom, The antispin diff will help you in the snow by providing power to the opposite wheel if one starts to slip. I got it on my quad cab and have already left a smokin two wheel burn out, some fun!
dpad, sounds like you tow and drive a lot. I would expect around 9 mpg towing a trailer like that. I would expect one change in pads while towing that big a trailer around for 20,000 miles but not six. Dont feel too bad, out toyota camry went through three sets of brakes in two years. What exactly is going wrong with your brakes? So, I can keep a look out for on my truck .
Nov 10, 1998 (6:29 pm)
I assume your quad is two wheel drive? If so, I think I can get away from the four wheel "hit"...appreciate the info...
Nov 10, 1998 (9:06 pm)
Just got back from dealers to have latest recall done for emissions and mine had the latest software no update needed and mine runs great.
Nov 11, 1998 (4:57 pm)
I just got a recall for the emissions change to the engine control module for my 98 Cummins 24V. What exactly will they change and what effect on performance will there be? So far it runs great.
Nov 12, 1998 (3:16 am)
I had my emissions recall done on Tuesday. I can't tell any difference in performance. I did the 0-60 test tonite 11.8 sec. I'm current now with four recalls.
Nov 12, 1998 (9:12 pm)
Thanks for the hint on the Protect all. I too have a Black Ram that is only 2 months old. I have been accused of being to careful but yet the black shows the scratches. Seems to have a little cloudy look also. I have been using Maguires (2 coats) but perhaps it is time to change. Looks great on not so bright days but terrible in the bright sun.
Nov 13, 1998 (12:11 am)
I also have a solid black Ram. Have observed two things. Turtle Wax doesn't shine as well, but lasts forever; Meguiars, has a fabulous shine, but it wears off quickly.
#612 of 652 can't figure it out
Nov 16, 1998 (12:38 am)
If anyone can figure this out ya got more reasoning power than me. I just had the Nox recall done and I felt the power was up a bit. 0-60 in 12.37 seconds.......40-60 in 6.06 seconds. OK great! I had to make a run up to Big Bear Lake this morning and I decided to top off my tank for a mileage test. I had only 30.8 miles of around town driving with a few on the freeway. The trip to Big Bear Lake was 116.0 and the return trip was 137.3 the difference being from were I filled up to my cabin and back past the fill-up point then back to my starting point.
The results.........30.8 of city driving took 3.97 gallons = 7.76 MPG.
116.0 to BBL took 7.549 gallons = 15.37 MPG.
137.3 miles from BBL to home took 6.47 gallons 21.22 MPG
Now one might reason that the drive up the mountain was the difference but it cruised up the road like the climb didn't exist. From the bottom of the mountain to Big Bear Lake is 30 miles and if you subtract that from the 137.3 you get 107.4 divided by the 6.47 gallons it took to get home the result is 16.58 MPG.
Previously I got 17 to 18 mpg empty on the freeway.
The Nox recall was the third I've had done. After the 2nd recall, the run away engine speed thing,
my around town mileage seemed to be down a couple mpg. I can't determine that much about the mpg empty as I have 23,000 miles on the truck, 22,000 of which had a load on it. Hauling my slide-in camper and occasionally towing a trailer with an atv an jet ski on it. The total weight of everything including the truck is right at 13,000 pounds. Loaded and towing I only got 12 to 13.5 or so. Power was good though.
My truck is a 1998 D3500 24 valve 4X4 with automatic and the 3.54 rear end.
Does any of this make any sense?
Help me think!!!