Okay - given that you're in Canada, the 'M' indicates the Lago Alberto
Hmmm... 'D' was the engine code for the diesel in '98 and up. Maybe yours
was a late-year build in '97, and they had already started using the 'D'
Regardless - yeah, your dealership just gave you the wrong info. Shocking,
isn't it? :)
Here's a link to give you all the specs. on your engine:
This is the final segment of the HP & torque issue on my truck and I think
Chrysler is still nuts.
This time they have replied that my truck has 175 bhp and 230 lb-ft of
torque. Based on what all you folks have said, I think they are "out to
lunch" on the torque value. But, that's all folks. Thanks for all your
Good grief... that's the specs. for the 6-cylinder GAS engine, the 3.9L V6.
Guess they don't do much with diesels at that dealership, huh?
Rest assured, if you have an auto trans, your engine came stock with 180HP
and 420lb.ft. of torque
Tom, I am not going to drag this out any further. You guys have been really
helpful. But....this latest information didn't come from the dealer. It
came from CHRYSLER CANADA as a response to another enquiry I sent them.
The've got to be on something.
Believe me, it's a lot better than some of the other discussions going on
here. At least this one pertains to a Dodge truck :)
Oh... ok. Corporate desk jockeys. No WONDER they're confused :)
Ah well... have you decided what you're going to do to the engine? Be
mindful of your transmission - it's an early RE model, which were the most
susceptible to failure (primarily in the overdrive section) when turning up
We're heading off on a trip next week. I'm going to see how the truck pulls
and then make a decision.
We are definitely going to move up to a larger 5th wheel. But we will
likely wait now until spring.
Thanks for all your help. It's really opened my eyes. And I sure as blazes
know what questions to ask next time we buy a truck. By the way, my last
name is Lawrence too.
Listen 235 HP is more than enough with proper gears. Your truck likely
has a 3.55 axle ratio in it. Slap in a 4.10 and it will tow 12 to 14k
prety good without adding any extra drive line strain from
"chipping" the motor.
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