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Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by REAPER, Mar 18, 2008.


    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Truck started to give me stuttering and hesitation problems when first starting and cold.

    Knew off the bat it was ignition as it seemed to be missing a couple of cylinders.

    Why oh why does Dodge put the coil where they do?

    The coil was swelled because of catching all the crud.
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  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    4 words guaranteed part's sales.
  3. Spitz

    Spitz Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Kind of the "pot calling the kettle black" feeling going on here.. Look at the rest of the engine... i think the coil did its job under those severe conditions quite well.. Thats the rustiest engine i've seen in quite some time.. Although i understand the snow dust coming into the engine compartment really rots stuff out quickly..
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2008
  4. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    thats 3 words
  5. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I'm surprised that coil lasted as long as it did. After each and every snowfall, when we're getting ready to put the trucks away or fueling them up for the next event we wash under the hood and the outside at the car-wash. We'll run the truck thtough the manual wash if it has the plow on, or we'll pull the plows and run em through the automatic, then hit them with the manual.

    A little Fluid Film on that coil will help protect it from rust also.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Most of that is salt dust. If that is the roughest you have seen in a while I don't know what to say. It ain't bad. I seen worse and better.

    I wash the engine compartment to detail specs at end of season. I blow off the big chunks through the season and in spring do a complete wash down wax.

    I will never spray FF like you hear some guys claim. For one I would not want the mess that would make and 2 I wouldn't want to clean up the mess that would make.

    If you believe 50% of some guys claims of spraying 25% of what they have you may be 10% right.

    Agreed. They could at least make a rubber boot to protect it.
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    What year is your dodge?

    That's more than just salt dust.

    I started to spray the coil on my 98 with FF and guess what, no mess and it still works.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2008

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    1998, manufactured date of 1/98. I knew the guy that had it before me and it has plowed heavy since day one.

    Just the coil I agree with and gave mine a quick shot of the FF spray. But I am not about to do the whole engine compartment.