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OK, so I feel dumb even asking this question.. but I'm looking at the front of my engine and don't see a hose, bottle, vent or anything like it. What I think I'm looking at is just a smooth timing cover. D oes that make sense? I crawled under the truck and see what looks to be the vent/blow-by hose but it runs back up into the side of the block above the stock LP location. So, am I really dumb enough to be missing it somehow??

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Thank you!!Well, that's kind of embarrassing. I did read the TSB but only read the problem and skipped the fix because I figured whatever was posted here had to be better than Dodge's fix. :DSo, do you think there is anything else I need to do with the hose or is it positioned well enough now? Does Dodge keep a list of TSBs they perform on vehicles? (I bought mine used so I'm not sure what is done)

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Yes... Just provide Dodge with your VIN number and they will look them up for you...

I hate California Dodge dealerships. I called three and all of them told me I'd have to call the dealership that performed the repair. That's great, except I purchased the truck used and don't know where the owner lived or serviced the truck. :banghead: Speaking of TSBs and checking if they were performed - I remember reading in a thread or article on here that you could check if the 3 cyl/elevated idle had been enabled by using a jumper somewhere on the fuse block. Is that true or am I just making things up? :shrug:
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http://articles.mopar1973man.com/2nd-generation-24v-dodge-cummins/26-engine-systems/59-intake-air-temperature-sensor-iat-sensor http://articles.mopar1973man.com/2nd-generation-24v-dodge-cummins/26-engine-systems/48-mpg-fooler ^Find the IAT sensor, bridge the connector with a resisor that will make the ECM see an IAT of less than 15F. Start the truck and let it idle for a couple minutes. It should kick into high idle/3cyl. A resistor of 56k ohms or more will make it work.
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I'm sorry. There is no way in the world I'm going to let some Dodge Yo Ho pull MY VP44 and everything else. Who's going to fix it when they F*** it up? (Same stealership that said No Codes when the LP shut down!)

That's why I built my own vent tube... Then had my Dodge Dealer write it into my warranty so it not possible to be considered a problem that would VOID the warranty... Well I'm way past that now... :whistle:
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I agree. I would have rather done the crankcase vent mod myself, but the previous owner must not have felt the same way. LOL That's what I get for not being the original owner. Now I just have to hope they did things right. I've put about 40,000mi on it since I've owned it (at 134,600 now) and so far so good.

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I thought that any dealer could plug in your VIN and pull up anything dodge had done to your vehicle. That is dealer repairs and not private repairs. Matter of fact I know they can, they have done to mine. I have had to deal with multiple dealers earier on.

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I thought that any dealer could plug in your VIN and pull up anything dodge had done to your vehicle. That is dealer repairs and not private repairs. Matter of fact I know they can, they have done to mine. I have had to deal with multiple dealers earier on.

They probably can, but I think some are just too lazy to do it. I've called 5 different dealers now and all of them tell me I have to go to the dealer where the service was performed to find out about it. Makes no sense but it's kind of what I expect from dealerships.
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Well, maybe I'll tell them a tiny white lie and say I need some transmission work done.. and ask for the maintenance history so I can have them catch anything ok that might not have been done at the same time. The chance to rip somebody off on transmission work should make their mouth water. :)

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