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1/10/2004
20:19:00

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i got my usual mailing from my dealer saying its almost time for this service and that service.
one of em is a "tune-up". isn't this just new plugs? if i just change my own plugs, am i missing anything important?

thanks,
jeff



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1/10/2004
21:08:53

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u should do cap & rotor & plugs at 25-30k miles



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1/10/2004
22:44:08

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Is it a free deal,

What they do is check fluids, belts, brake pads
and verious other things.

Ask them what they all do before you make an
appointment and have you bring it in get charged
a $150 to put a set of plugs in.

Most of it is visual inspection and not worth
what they charge you for it.

It never hurts to ask and may save you some money
that could be put to better use like into your gas
tank so you can go out and have fun driving the
truck

Its just a way they make money in the shop

Larry
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Jeff
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1/11/2004
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i have a '99 3.9 v6. anyone know where i can get detailed info/pics of how to change the plugs? i looked through the chiltons and haynes manuals, didn't help. (i'm a newb)



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1/11/2004
05:19:52

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My tune up consists of new plugs, an oil and filter change, new cap and rotor, re/re the TB and stripping off the various electronic bits then thoroughly cleaning all the gunk off. Put it back. Then I reset the PCM. All that takes me less than an hour.



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1/11/2004
08:25:56

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to get plug wires off.
cut a 6 inch piece of coat hanger wire.
bend a quarter inch at 90 deg on one end, on other end bend 1/2 inch at 90 deg.
slide short end down side of wire turn and pull out plug wire.
surprising how many old timers don't know this trick ??????



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1/11/2004
08:37:01

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Here it is changing spark plugs for MORONS hehehe


http://www.k-huhn.com/dodgeram/sparkplugs/



MI Dave
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1/11/2004
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Jeff I think he means U



MI Dave
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1/11/2004
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Jeff I think he means U



confusis
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1/11/2004
10:24:18

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A wise man asks.
Who is the moron, the one that asks the question or the one that spends much time and effort to gather the information and present it as would a servent to the one that asks the question.





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1/11/2004
10:29:32

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People that use "hehehehe" are jerks or little girls - pick one



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1/11/2004
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BLING BLING



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1/11/2004
13:23:40

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I work at a dealership trust me it's not worth it.An jeff the only stupid question is the one not asked.



Jeff
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1/11/2004
18:36:23

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hey santa - i'm a newb, not a moron!
(but thanks for the link!)
lol

so this is my truck's first tune-up, its almost 60k miles, recently had the tb and injectors cleaned, had oil changed too. i do have a light ping under load (getting tired of paying for higher octane fuel though).

so i'm gonna get new plugs (ap3923's), should i also get new rotor and cap? if so, any particular ones?
and whats the inside advice on new wires - do i need em? (i see wire kits advertised a lot)

thanks!
jeff
(remember - NEWB, not MORON!) :)




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1/11/2004
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n00b :)



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1/12/2004
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lmao notice in the link pictures they don't show #5 plug....LMAO probably cause noone can see the dumb thing, let alone get to it....LMMFAO!!!



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1/12/2004
19:30:38

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ok, i got the plugs, gapped em, went to install,..

my plug socket (wrench) won't fit into the little heat shields!

now what??



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1/12/2004
19:49:32

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you are kidding right? detailed info and pictures on how to change spark plugs???

well if you aren't kidding then get a 5/8 socket and a wrench and start turning, then get a spark plug gapper and put the appropriate gap on the plugs and reinsert



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1/12/2004
19:53:25

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heh. dad's old spark plug socket wrench isnt 5/8 inch. gotta go buy a new one for the 21st century.
lol





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1/12/2004
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as above Jeff = Moron



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1/13/2004
01:44:07

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another mark- sorry but i've got my flame-proof suit on.

lol



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