Dodge Dakota Coolant Leak Repair - Including Bypass Hose, Thermostat, Water Pump, etc.
To get to what turned out to be a Thermostat leak we had to remove the
The Serpentine belt, the fan, the Air Conditioning Compressor, the
Alternator and the A/C and Alternator Bracket.
This way you can easily access the bypass hose, the thermostat housing, and
the upper heater hose (or otherwise called the heater to engine hose).
This also gives you free access to the water pump if you were going to
replace it. This is actually the easiest way to access the water pump as
opposed to the way the service manual describes removing it (without
removing the A/C and Alternator bracket).
However, after doing the job we discovered a second leak on the lower
heater hose (or the heater to water pump return hose). Which also needed
to be corrected.
Dodge Dakota Drag Racing 8.30 1/8th Mile
A pass from Nov 18th. 8.3 1/8th mile ET and a nice 1-2 chirp shift on
Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks. Good Exhaust sound as I raced a nice and quiet slower
truck. Had a late RT so I didn't get the win. Still a nice clean pass with
good sound of my truck
10 Second @ 124 MPH Drag Race Dodge Dakota in car video
10.9 sec @ 124 mph at Los Angeles County Raceway (now closed). 1988 Dodge
Dakota tube frame car, 452 BB Mopar, Torqueflite trans, 5500 stall
converter, Griner brake, 4.88 Dana 60, 14x32" tires. 2900 lbs w/o driver.
Video camera attached to roll bar inside cab. Truck is sliding around a
bit during run due to sand on track. Video shot 5/06, as rock quarry was
getting closer to track, blowing sand on track. Track closed 7/07. Two
step at 3000 rpm, 5500 stall converter, shift at 6200 rpm, through traps at
6200 rpm. Truck was built for 10.90 class, runs low 10's
Luskville Drag Racing
Dodge Dakota drag racing on Luskville dragway in Quebec. Shawn Oliver from
Sudbury wins first place semi pro class drag racing on May 17 2009.