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2/04/2004
18:55:27

Subject: Bigger the better?
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My 3.9 is blowing smoke cause I think I put to much torque on her gettin out of a mud-hole. I have know idea what happened. My concern is should I drop a bigger engine and what would bolt up to the 5 spd trany, or stick with the 3.9...and should i go for a suspension lift??



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2/04/2004
20:33:28

What the hell are you talking about!
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WTF!!!



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2/05/2004
13:20:17

RE: Bigger the better?
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What year? I work at a Dodge dealer so I can look up if the tranny will bolt up.



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2/06/2004
17:43:51

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1989.



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2/06/2004
21:38:33

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try a couple rolls of duct tape



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2/07/2004
10:50:23

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theres your mistake, redlining the thing trying to get out of a mudhole. Mudding isn't about seeing who can get stuck and blow their engine trying to get out of the biggest mudhole.

It's about going through a mudhole, and actually not breaking your truck.

The 3.9 is fine, I've been in mud up to my fenders, and I have never had any problems with it.

I think in this case, it was bad driving.

So I would stick with the 3.9 and try to learn how to use it. Or get a car and stick to the water and mud that only casually washes onto the roads.



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2/11/2004
16:00:14

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if its just blowing smoke, it probably just needs valve seals. take the heads of and fix that, i wouldnt necessarily dump the engine so soon.



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2/15/2004
14:29:31

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Do a Compression check, that will tell you whats going on with the engine, or try a leak down test, that might be a better idea even.

~Brian



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