Fouling plug

Tiny
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I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 quad cab with a 5.9L motor here is the deal about every 30 days my check engin light comes on and the code is miss fire on #8 cyl. If you pull the plug it looks good (not oily or burnt ) but its dieing more each day after the light comes on intill its running worse and worse soon as you change the #8 cyl. Plug it starts running great again shortly after that the light go out. I have taken it in to the dodge dealership here in las vegas but they do like the corner repair shop and just kept changing parts out but never fixed it I need real help now. They serviced the carb checked the injectors and checked the elec. System everything ok please help

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 AT 5:06 PM

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Tiny
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Have the plug wires been changed? Even though an injector tests good in the shop doesnt mean that it is, resistance changes with heat.

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Friday, March 16th, 2007 AT 7:54 AM
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Yes we have changed wires, injectors, rebuilt carb the first time the brain trust at dodge in vegas said I got a bad batch of plugs and yes I have donated

thanks guys

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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 2:07 PM
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Exactly what all was replaced?

You don't have a carb on that, therefore it couldn't be rebuilt.

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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 7:49 PM
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Ok if I were a mec I would not be seeking your advice my point is after paying to fix or rebuild everything dodge says to fix and charge me for I still have this mess. By chance if you could give me some ideas to work on or you could keep explaning to me the little mistakes I make. Anyone can throw out one liners.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 10:11 AM
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You already have the bitter attitude that no one is good enough to help. Had you focused on the first question I asked, we could have gained some ground, maybe someone else can help.
I didn't relaize it was your lack of knowledge about the "carb", I thought you were told that.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 4:57 PM
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Or maybe you just don't know what is causing the error. Your right I will need to seek help somewere. Thank you Mr. Master mec.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 AT 11:15 AM
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Ohhhh. you hurt my feelings!!!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_crying_4_2.jpg



I guess you're right! I had no vehicle or information to work with and didn't have a magic wand!

Hmmmm......At least you didn't pay the dealer....and others to get the answer that I already gave you.

I guess you should have started you in the first place.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_nutjob_2.jpg

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 AT 6:05 PM
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Seems it's hard for you to take that your not as good as you think fair well Mr. Master mec.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 7:00 PM
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Wow never knew your here in henderson another shop to cross off the list

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 7:08 PM
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I never said I was good at all.

I have dealt with your type before fully knowing you were bitter and unreasonable. That is precisley why I responded to your post. I never expected that you would give anything worthwhile to work with.

You don't want help, not did you expect help. You just need a place to bitch to. You the kind of person that needs to abuse others. There are some folks that think it's perfectly okay to abuse someone because they gave money for a service, regardless what they did.

You "donated"!Woo hoo!
SO what?

If you going to waste your time, maybe supply some info as to why you are here. Frankly, I don't really care if you get your problem solved or not. Having said that, if I can, I'll try. I can take the upper road. Can you?

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 7:43 PM
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Is there anything else that has been replaced?

What more can be told that we don't know about what was done or what other sypmtoms are there. Info is key.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 7:45 PM
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If I understand this right, after you replace the # 8 plug, the truck runs fine?

The ONLY code is a PO308?

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 7:48 PM
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You may be right about the bitter part but it seems like every mec I meet ends up screwing me for a few hundred wait does that make me a trick well get back to that most of the time if I change the plug it starts running fine but not this last one I think I need another platuim plug they seem to work best. At dodge they said they changed the injectors around incase that was it also changed fuel filter

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 9:06 PM
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I am at work at the moment, but have some info that i'll post tonite. :D

Couple questions:

how long has this been happening? How many miles since it started roughly?

How many miles are on the truck?

Are you losing any coolant. At all?

These answers will help as there are a few scenarios that I'll write about.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007 AT 7:59 AM
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This has been going on for a year and a half
started about 31,000 miles
now there is appx44,000
I have never lost any coolant

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007 AT 11:23 AM
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Okay here is what I think is the problem based on the research I did. I would recommend having the intake checked for leaks as the leak from under the valley pan gasket is common. For as long as you have run it this way I further suspect that you ll find a crack between the valves on #8 cylinder on the cylinder head.

I did a little more research on this as well to help you cross the bridge. Straight out I don t know these folks from a hole in the ground, but they have tell tale signs that make me comfortable. They are a member of the IATN network, and that alone says your chances of success are increased. I would gladly contact them and bring them up to speed if you like. I don t know them not have any benefits from recommending you there.

It is very important that you understand what is happening to avoid any bad experiences that you have already had. Be sure that communication is good between the two of you, and feel free to post any questions or needs. Good Luck!

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007 AT 5:50 PM
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Thank you for your time and effort.

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Monday, March 26th, 2007 AT 1:11 PM
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NO PROBLEM. JUST UPDATE THE POST WITH THE FINAL SOLUTION.

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Monday, March 26th, 2007 AT 3:27 PM
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So what ever happened?

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