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      Google Authenticator   04/23/2017

      Mopar1973Man.Com will now start using two-factor authentication to protect users accounts. All staff, donors, and customers will be required to use the Google Authenticator which you can download for free. Just scan the QR barcode and the app will provide the lock code. If you attempt to guess the code it will lock you out of the site. So please don't guess at the code. This will only appear to users that are accessing mission critical data to the member or the site.   I also enable the question and answers. If anyone has other ideas for question please PM to me and I'll add them to the system as well. The Question and Answers work similar and you must answer the questions to gain access to a protected area.  

2nd Generation Dodge 12 Valve Powertrain

This is a discussion forum of the 1994 to 1998 2nd Generation Dodge Ram Trucks with 5.9L 12 Valve Cummins Turbo Diesel power train and drive line system. This includes all sub-system including wiring, fuel, oil, exhaust, air, transmission, computers and sensors.

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    • notlimah
      Yea I hear ya. I guess I'm more thinking about how often I'll be sitting there holding that switch and be like 'man I wish I could just flip this on and be done holding it!' 
    • portlandareae28
      which brake do you have Michael?  when my truck is down I drive an '09 dually with the turbo brake, but my dads old 01 I believe had the Cummins brake on it which I think he really liked.   I would love to have an exhaust brake on my '01.  
    • Mopar1973Man
        Would be better to put an exhaust brake on and then you rarely touch the brake pedal. I service my brakes every 180-190k miles now with stock 16" wheels and stock OEM calipers. Exhaust brake has no technical wear and will extend the brake life quite a bit even with city driving. @portlandareae28 you might not know this but I drive to Boise every other day for @MoparMom to get dialysis. So I'm in Boise traffic every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Exhaust brake works wonderfully in reducing brake wear.      Labor book calls for 4 hours to R&R a VP44. I typically now do then in 1.5 hours without thinking.   
    • Me78569
      Pretty sure they will rent these at the door
    • portlandareae28
      I am headed back to not "so cool look" :-)  I think I would like to find a set of 17" wheels for the truck so I can put the 3rd gen front rotors on it.  Would be nice to have a little more braking.  How many hours do you guys figure for a first time VP44 R&R?