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View Poll Results: What would YOU do?
Get the repair done over the winter. I like my car pristine! 23 71.88%
Check the oil and top off whenever. Get it fixed when I'm tired of dripping oil in the parking lot! 3 9.38%
Use some type of "Stop Leak/Seal Restorer" and see if it works! 2 6.25%
Screw it, oil is cheap and the car has 140K on it! 4 12.50%
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:09 AM   #41
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Okay, opinions about a 2007 Dodge Ram 3.7 V6 6 speed. Don't talk to me about the 4.7 or the 5.7 and the gas mileage being the same. I don't plan on super heavy towing.

Any significant issues to worry about with the third gen Dodge Ram 1500 and that Magnum V6 motor? You SOB's made me look at truck listings the other night and may have found jackpot.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:06 AM   #42
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Okay, opinions about a 2007 Dodge Ram 3.7 V6 6 speed. Don't talk to me about the 4.7 or the 5.7 and the gas mileage being the same. I don't plan on super heavy towing.

Any significant issues to worry about with the third gen Dodge Ram 1500 and that Magnum V6 motor? You SOB's made me look at truck listings the other night and may have found jackpot.
They are pretty good motors. Its essentially the 4.7 minus 2 cylinders. If all you are doing is driving it around with maybe a motorcycle in the back, it will work great. If you are planning on doing much more than super light towing, you would want to look elsewhere. Sounds like thats not your plan though. Id say if you could get a good deal on it...go for it. 6 sp manual is much better than the auto as well.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:40 AM   #43
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Oops.

It's a basic model (roll up windows, no Cruise control) looks really clean, minor paint
Scratches around but not really noticeable unless really close up, new shocks all around, clutch a year ago, water pump, AC compressor, etc within 2 years.

Right at 166K miles.

Runs great, no drive shaft play, no leaks or anything after getting under it. He's gonna take $3000 for it. I can't say no.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:42 AM   #44
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He already deleted the listing. Welcome to manhood jake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I51JXpcLwk
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:46 AM   #45
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He already deleted the listing. Welcome to manhood jake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I51JXpcLwk
FFS Mikey!
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:50 AM   #46
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They are pretty good motors. Its essentially the 4.7 minus 2 cylinders. If all you are doing is driving it around with maybe a motorcycle in the back, it will work great. If you are planning on doing much more than super light towing, you would want to look elsewhere. Sounds like thats not your plan though. Id say if you could get a good deal on it...go for it. 6 sp manual is much better than the auto as well.
Many buy a 1/2 ton pickup with no intention of hauling or towing heavy loads, until they do. If the 4.7 and 3.7 get the same mpg and, definitely get the V8.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:08 AM   #47
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No V8s for 3000$
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:05 PM   #48
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Scared of a $500 repair.... buys a $3000 truck

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:08 PM   #49
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Scared of a $500 repair.... buys a $3000 truck

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Pipe down you

Jake needs this, you can't live in Texas without owning a truck
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:49 PM   #50
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Scared of a $500 repair.... buys a $3000 truck

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Can sell the Celica. Shouldn't be hard. Maybe I keep it anyways. Depends.

It explains why I don't have a girlfriend yet. Every other high school best bud I had had a truck and they all have wives now. Now I can start picking up all the chicks! Whoop whoop
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:40 PM   #51
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I need to get you a gun rack and spitoon now. Keep the Celica. Redneck.

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Old 10-26-2017, 06:51 PM   #52
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Screw it, no big deal. Put a little oil in it once in a while, who cares?
yup. work car is a nissan shitbox versa with 154k+. burns/leaks a quart every couple weeks. like someone said earlier, 34 years to pay off the cost of repair? nah. unless you're going to go whole hog, do an off the frame resto to factory new and put it in a museum
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:29 AM   #53
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yup. work car is a nissan shitbox versa with 154k+. burns/leaks a quart every couple weeks. like someone said earlier, 34 years to pay off the cost of repair? nah. unless you're going to go whole hog, do an off the frame resto to factory new and put it in a museum
Don't you hate it when you roll up to a red light on your fz, and the center of the lane is just COVERED in oil.

I do. So why not fix your damn cars?
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:57 AM   #54
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Nothing worse than a shitbox car leaking oil everwhere. I like parking in it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:31 AM   #55
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Okay, opinions about a 2007 Dodge Ram 3.7 V6 6 speed. Don't talk to me about the 4.7 or the 5.7 and the gas mileage being the same. I don't plan on super heavy towing.

Any significant issues to worry about with the third gen Dodge Ram 1500 and that Magnum V6 motor? You SOB's made me look at truck listings the other night and may have found jackpot.
Yes. The Dodge part...
Also, so you wanting to sell the Celica?
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:32 AM   #56
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Don't you hate it when you roll up to a red light on your fz, and the center of the lane is just COVERED in oil.

I do. So why not fix your damn cars?

!!!!!!!!!!

Look, I don't want to judge anyone else and I can only speak for myself but oily messes are simply unnecessary and uncalled for. Nothing good comes of them. They lower the value of your car, degrade roads, need regular attention - all kinds of things. I take huge pride in keeping all of my gear in top nick. Vehicles last longer, perform as new and are simply more enjoyable when I do. Is it a pain in the ass sometimes? Damned straight it is but ultimately, the benefits outweigh the costs. Will I miss doing the tough jobs once I transition electric? Nope. But I'm not there yet and will continue to keep me and my loved ones safe and worry free on the road.

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Old 10-27-2017, 06:53 AM   #57
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My wife's 2006 Acura TL just went in the shop. Waiting to hear the verdict.

Its been cracking the screw on lid on the coolant overflow like there is some sort of backpressure or something. I've replaced the whole coolant tank and it did it again. I doubt its me overtightening the lid. So checking coolant system.

Last oil change they said it was leaking a bit of oil from the pan and gasket needed replaced (common to these cars) so having them check that.

CEL on for an easy PVC related part. Have them fix that.

I'm just at the point now where I don't have the time or energy to troubleshoot and fix everything. 10-years ago I'd do it all myself no problem. Now its a time/cost thing.

I love the car, its sporty, fast, and gets good mileage for what it is....only 110K miles on it too.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:51 AM   #58
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My wife's 2006 Acura TL just went in the shop. Waiting to hear the verdict.

Its been cracking the screw on lid on the coolant overflow like there is some sort of backpressure or something. I've replaced the whole coolant tank and it did it again. I doubt its me overtightening the lid. So checking coolant system.
The coolant overflow tank is supposed to be vented - it has to be for it to work properly. Is the vent path open?

On second thought, does your car have a cap on the radiator and a separate overflow tank with cap or is it like my BMWs that have no cap on the radiator - the cap is on the coolant resorvoir/overflow tank which is under normal coolant system pressure?
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:13 AM   #59
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Need pictures of you and your new truck.
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Consider that if your car is leaking, you're dumping oil where you also frequently ride your bike.
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