I bought a 1994 Ram D250 that was a Navy Van. The problem is that I
can only get between 12 and 14 MPG (no load). I think the Navy people
took the thermostat out. So, that would make it run rich (low heat
also) and kill my MPG, right?
I'm in the process of tuning the van up, so I will see if the MPG goes
up, but the temp gauge never gets above 1/3.
As soon as it warms up I'll get out there to check (doesn't look easy
to get too), a follow up question is what temp thermostat should I use
in the D250 ?
Another possibility is that the thermostat is stuck open. 198F degree
thermostat would be normal. Otherwise, your friendly local parts store
counterman should be able to tell you what the stock 'stat is.
It has the 4.9l V8 in it. But my research tell me that there is only a
1 mpg difference between the the 4.9 and 5.8 liter engine. Oh well.
But I still don't have a lot of heat. Would that point to no
thermostat? The gauge sits around 1/3 seems low to me.
How hard is it to get to the thermostat?
I believe Advance Auto Parts sells a 195 Stant termo, should I pick
On 17 Mar 2007 07:58:19 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
both of these sites show there are two v-8's , a 5.2 and a 5.9
i'm not saying you're wrong w/the 4.9 or that wiki is right but i couldn't
find anything on a 4.9 in a 94 ram van
if yours is a 5.2 the thermostat can be found tucked behind the alt.
at the engine end of the top rad. hose
and with a extention on your ratchet you can get to the two bolts
On Mar 17, 12:19 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I was wrong. It's the 3.9l V6, which for some reason get only 1 more
MPG than the V8. Must be the 3 speed tranny.
I've heard the 3.9l is bullet proof, but I guess you hear that about
all truck engines. Is the thermostat in the same place?
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