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Old 05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
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I would not say the VE pump is much weaker, sure it will not take as much abuse, nor can build as much power, but not weak either. Most will top out about 400hp with it. I have not pushed the limit, but certainly have it cranked up a bit.

My 89 does have grease fittings, maybe they stopped in 90, or somebody changed them to some cheapies?

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Old 05-11-2012, 01:29 AM
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Well, I did crawl under the truck...It's really nice to be able to do that with outthe need for raising it up! The rear u-joint is ready to pop. I did get 3 new ones from Auto Zoo. The $10 ones have a two teay warranty, but hactually have grease zerks!!!

The Lifetime warranty ones were $16 each, but had NO grease zerks...I do not understand that one!

All I can say is so far, I'm happy with it...
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:34 AM
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Atta-boy Ralphie!!! Get that thing.....
I got it Jimmie!!!!

Oh, and heres a real kicker...I got laid off today. No, I am not selling my diesels!!!

Oh well, I have been working a PT gig, and they offered FT. It's 100% commission sales. I've been doing well with it so far. That is how I was able to pay cash for the truck.

What I do, is help people who are wishing to start up, acquire or expand thier business. If any one is interested, just PM me or e-mail me and I'll send you a link.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:36 AM
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pour through? are you talking about the fender?
Yes, rather than try to brush or spray rust converter. Then I want to either use fiberglass or bondo, since I do not know how to weld.
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90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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Yes, rather than try to brush or spray rust converter. Then I want to either use fiberglass or bondo, since I do not know how to weld.

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Old 05-12-2012, 02:27 AM
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I like the looks of that!
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90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:21 AM
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I would jump on that. Those older Dodges are pretty desirable, and they're very economical. You may want to find out if the errant dowel pin in the timing cover has been secured, and if the transmission is original. The Getrag 5-speed did not have a very good service life. Overfilling it with oil helps quite a bit.
I believe that was only a problem for the 94-02 MY. Do a search for killer dowel pin cummins
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Statistically, you're correct. However, it can still happen on a first generation engine.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:24 PM
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Statistically, you're correct. However, it can still happen on a first generation engine.
Yep, very true. I do not know if that has been done yet. When I replace the water pump, I'll go ahead and do the KDP prevention fix.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
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I had a 90 d350 dually 5 speed with gear under drive. Only problem is when you hit a pebble you back was out for a week.. Also had airbags!! If you have loose steering or want to tune your pump pm me. Theres a simple mod that makes that truck nore desirable to drive around town.... Yes it will smoke a little. And you dont have to touch the fuel pin. Make sure you adjust your valve right away itll cause a smoother ideal and its easy.

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