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Jesse B
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5/06/2005
19:55:01

Subject: What do I need for a tune up?
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I am pretty sure I need a tuen up. But what parts do I need? SHould I use Mopar brand? Or High Performance parts worth it? I can use the advice.. Thanks.


JB



Jesse B
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5/06/2005
19:56:23

RE: What do I need for a tune up?
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Oh, I have a 94 5.2 4x4. It has 158000 miles.



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5/06/2005
23:59:15

RE: What do I need for a tune up?
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A good thing to know is how many miles since your last tune up but here are things you need for one.

Air filter, fuel filter, PCV valve, Spark plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor.

Mopar and high performance parts are probally going to be the same price. Get some accel 8.0 millimeter plug wires and an accel cap and rotor or whatever brand you prefer. Could also get an MSD or Accel ignition coil.



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5/07/2005
09:23:56

RE: What do I need for a tune up?
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I would recomend the following,

Borg and Warner Brass Cap and Rotor, MSD 8.5mm wires, Autolite 3923 Double Platniums, K&N Air Filter, new oil filter and oil, and I would run a bottle of injector cleaner through your tank.




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Dan
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5/07/2005
15:11:44

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Depending on the age of your truck you might also want to look at changing: differential oil and the transmission oil. Do not forget the beer for after you are done, and a chair to sit down drink your beer and admire your work.

Dan



Jesse B
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5/07/2005
17:27:23

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Ok, Thanks for the advice. It has been over 30,000 miles since a tune-up has been done. I have replace the air filter since though. I will look into the suggested parts, any idea where to get them? Oh yeah I know my differential fluids need to be changed, also my transfer case. Please let me know if there is anything else I should look at or take into account.


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JB



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5/07/2005
20:07:36

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It might sound dumb - but check the air in your tires too. Too low could make a difference in gas milage and overall ride.



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5/09/2005
14:38:09

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Okay, I have to chime in and ask what would be needed for a 2000 model year Dak tune up. I have the oil, filter, and the plugs have been done. Is it even possible to get plug wires with the coils mounted as they are on the 2000s? I had flushed the coolant out just a few months ago. Since I have the 4.7L Dak, is there a way to prevent the foaming? I'll also be doing the diff oil. Thanks.



JerryM
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5/09/2005
15:28:13

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Chet,

Don't forget the pcv valve which is located on the side of the oil filler tube and also the air filter change. If my memory serves me correctly, the fuel filter is located in the tank, so forget that one.

JM



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5/09/2005
16:31:55

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Fuel filter is in the tank. Don't touch it unless you have reason to believe it's bad. If you have 150k+ mi on your truck, I wouldn't waste money on high performance parts with the exception of the brass cap(don't forget the rotor too)and the thicker wires. You can get everything you need at NAPA. Changing fluids is never a bad idea.



blakels
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5/09/2005
20:01:05

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There is a fuel pick up screen in the tank, but the "fuel filter" is mounted on the inside of the frame rail right about under the drivers door. Yes, do change it.



Timberwolf
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5/10/2005
17:23:54

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Hmmmm..... You learn something new every day :).



Jesse B
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5/10/2005
18:54:50

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On my 94, The filter is part of the one-piece sending unit, fuel pump, filter contraption,in the tank. I had to replace it. However, I went to two auto part stores, and both sold me an inline filter, the kind that bolt to the frame rail. Trust me there was not one of those style filters on my truck, I spent much time and research to figure it out.


JB



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5/10/2005
19:12:33

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all good recomendations, but you guys forgot one more important thing.
the o2 sensors, even though they are still "operational" they do get dirty, causing lower fuel mileage and when they are old and dirty they are not as accurate. I highly reccomend replacement on a high mileage engine (over 100k miles)




blakels
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5/13/2005
18:02:52

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Sorry Jesse B, it appears that in late model '94's and up they eliminated the in-line filter and you must have a late '94. I knew my '04 didn't have one but I replaced the one on my '93 and assumed it was identical to yours.



James Scott
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6/09/2011
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OK, I have an 05 dakota, only about 64,000 miles, but I'm getting ready to do a 2,000 mile round trip here in a couple weeks, wanting to know what sort of prep work I should do. I've already replaced the air filter and spark plugs, planning on doing an oil and oil filter change, and making sure the tires are at the proper psi, even got a bug guard, anything else?



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