Thought I'd throw out a question or two. I might get an answer, but
likely it'll devolve into a spirited discussion about something
non-Dodge :) It's been way too quiet around here.
Sooo... 2001 Dodge Dakota, 4.7l, v8, almost 90k miles ... noticed the
oil pressure is verrry slightly into high. Like, it was right on the
line, then it was about the width of the needle, now it's a teeny bit
more than that, over a period of months - so hardly an emergency. Oil
change is due so thought if something needed looked into, now's the
time. Some posts online consider this normal for Dakotas, but it didn't
use to be this high.
Likely it's not the wrong weight oil, but I'll definitely check with my
mechanic next time. Been requesting full synthetic.
I have read/heard that Dakotas tend to "gum up" somewheres, and need a
good flush - can't remember if that's the fuel system or the oil.
Someone I met recently who had just purchased a 2001 got a flush (one or
the other, forget which) and it really made a difference in how their
Oh, fwiw it still has that little shudder on braking. Definitely NOT
the brakes, can't feel it in the pedal at all, and they've been checked
3x. When I brake, sometimes the whole truck shudders (not horribly, but
visibly). When truck gets down to a few mph, it feels - oval. Like an
egg rolling lenghthwise, if that makes any sense. I suspect it's
something in the back end. Any ideas welcome.
Hope y'all had an awesome Thanksgiving filled with family, tasty birds,
and lots of CCCs!