This article applies to the Dodge Ram 3rd Generation 2002-2008. I think he is into 8-9 grand in repairs for just the diesel parts. The troubling thing is, owners of the big motor seem to experience a huge difference in the fuel economy they receive, depending on a variety of factors. Many owners report getting anywhere from 6-12 miles per gallon when towing with the big motor, depending on what type of road they are travelling on. Its compression ratio was 8.
Towing can cause a severe drop in fuel economy. Proper maintenance will help your gas mileage. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-2001. Besides your driving style, the type of road you travel on the most can have the biggest effect on your gas mileage with the 8. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. That being said, I glad I live close to work and don't have to commute with it. It was also available in a 1-ton version.
The cargo bed measures 98. Aesthetics aside, the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 had a considerable update. The three gas engines found. City Driving Do you spend most of your time on the interstate driving a steady speed, or does your commute involve a stoplight to stoplight derby? This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-2001. Let's see how the engine rates in terms of fuel economy.
The third generation Rams are great trucks with capable engines. The lubrication system is a pressure-feed, full-flow filtration system, and it is cooled with a forced circulation liquid cooling system. The three gas engines found. Maintenance Things like dirty oil, air filters, and spark plugs can have a negative effect on your gas mileage. OptionsThe Ram 2500 is available with either a regular or a quad cab, a short or a long bed, and either two- or four-wheel drive. If so, you aren't going to help yourself in the gas mileage department. I think he is into 8-9 grand in repairs for just the diesel parts.
The 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with a V10 engine was a popular option for farmers, ranchers and those who needed a heavy-duty work truck. Let's see how the engine rates in terms of fuel economy. Disc brakes integrate brake calipers, brake rotors and brake pads. When the brake pedal is depressed, the caliper pistons press the pads against the surface of the rotors to slow and stop the vehicle. In 1998, Dodge pickups were available with a 3. Deeper gears are great for getting off the line quicker, but they also hurt your mileage. The same goes for taller tires, which effectively lower your final ratio but can use more gas because it takes more power to turn them.
Didn't notice that when I originally posted. One of my co workers keeps bragging that his 2001 diesel gets 20 mpg while my v 10 only gets about 10 mpg. From 1994 through 2001, Dodge continually improved on the design, with the 2001 model year seeing a significant improvement in the braking systems of the 2500 sub-model. Engine and Transmission SpecsThe standard engine on the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 V10 model is a 488-cubic-inch, 90-degree V10, overhead-valve engine with a compression ratio of 8. Utility Neither the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 nor the Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 has a marked advantage as far as seating capacity. My truck is bone stock. The large brake booster remained at the heart of the system.
EngineThe Dodge Ram V10 displaced 8 liters 488 cubic inches and featured a 4-inch cylinder bore and 3. This effect is also amplified when you have a big, gas guzzling motor. That being said, I glad I live close to work and don't have to commute with it. Here are some of the common. Here are some of the common. Keep reading for a run-down of ways to improve or worsen your gas mileage in the 8. Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You For the 2001 model year, the Dodge Ram 2500 returned with minimal changes to the exterior and interior.
Most owners report getting no better than 8-10 miles per gallon when they are heavy on the gas, which is admittedly addictive when you have a huge truck that emits all sorts of pleasing noises. The type of road or lack thereof you drive on can greatly affect your fuel economy. Here are some of the common issues reported by owners. The first step in repairing your Dodge 2500 is to identify the problem and all affected parts. Final Drive Ratio and Tire Size Chances are you paired your big engine with some deep gears and big, tall tires.
While the V8 has been the staple power plant for most trucks for a very long time, Dodge's 8. The V10 served as an alternative to the 5. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. But learning to feather the go pedal can save you a lot of money in the short and long run. Instead, Dodge improved the power and towing capability of the Ram. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-present.