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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2002, 08:25 PM
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exhaust question for 86 mini Dodge Ram 4x4

My boy picked up a Dodge Ram D50 for free...non runner lost title deal. Found out why it didn't run...there is some kind of baffle between the tail pipe and the exhaust manifold and it is totally clogged. I can only see two reasons for it to be there...1) to reduce backfires or 2) to build backpressure. Can I just drill the thing out? I don't know if it is a back pressure deal and if it would run drilled out. Can I just scrape off the carbon build up to where it can flow again??? I am afraid if I drill it out that I will find out it needs the back pressure and create a gutless turd. I am afraid if I scrape it off that it would clog again even quicker causing it to break down again. I haven't found out it's cost yet, but those Mitsubishi parts seem to be pretty expensive. I want him to be able to get the truck up and running without my financial aid, but the head gasket kit is $110 and it needs to have the spark plug holes rethreaded. I'll help him financially if it comes down to it...but then he loses the feel of getting it running all by himself! Help me with idas please if you know much about these trucks!
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Re: exhaust question for 86 mini Dodge Ram 4x4

nobody knows???
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Unfortunately to my knowledge theres only one guy that owns one and he swap out everything to make it a big horsepower mud machine. I would guess that either go to a junk yard to find one to see if it has the same thing in the exhaust or buy the repair manual to see if its listed in it or possibly see if the parts store has one in stock and see if it looks the same inside...Good luck!
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Re: exhaust question for 86 mini Dodge Ram 4x4

wrong answer...hahaha! The one I wanted to hear is it don't need that part! Yank it! It'll breathe better!
Knowing my luck it would lose all it's torque although it would wind to 9000 RPM's with a total of 37.6 horse power!!!
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Open headers, oh I mean open header :-)...
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Re: exhaust question for 86 mini Dodge Ram 4x4

how mean...you are mocking me because it's a four banger! I just want to go places on $5 gas where it would take you $15 [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Still don't know if it would kill the back pressure and torque...don't want to spend a whole lot of money figuring it out either...Got my 400 horse F100 for my V8 needs...and a 5.0 Bronco, a 5.7 Suburban
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