How To Replace Front Shocks (Dodge Dakota)
In this video, I will show you how to replace the front shocks on a 1992 Dodge Dakota.
How to Seafoam your vehicle (Also called Top Engine Clean)
This is a carbon deposit cleaner that when used can help eliminate the carbon deposits that build up in the top end of your engine block. I perform this about every 15,000 miles on my own vehicle. Steps to seafoaming: 1. Bring your vehicle up to normal operation temperature 2. Separate seafoam canister into 3 equal parts (one will be for sucking through a pvc line or brakeBooster line, one for gas tank, and one for putting in the oil filler cap) 3. Locate the PVC valve that runs through the intake manifold, for this is where you will initially suck 1/3 of the seafoam canister through. (If PVC is non accessible then you can use your brake Booster line in the same manner.) 4. Once engine is at normal operational temperature, have another person sit in the drive seat and bring the engine RPM up to around 1500. 5. Pull your PVC off (or brake Booster line) and start slowly sucking 1/3 of the seafoam in through either of these locations. Be cautious & steady handed, you don't want to stall the engine out. 6. Once you've sucked all of the 1/3 portion up turn the engine off & replace pvc or brake Booster to its original housing. 7. Once engine is off, unscrew your Oil Filler cap & pour 1/3 of the seafoam in as if it were oil. 8. Unscrew gas cap and put the remaining 1/3 seafoam in. 9. Leave the car alone for 15 minutes. 10. Come back to the car and start it up, let it idle for about 10-15 seconds and then BRING ENGINE RPMS TO A STEADY 2000-3000RPM for no more than a couple minutes. (major revving or fluctuation can knock carbon deposits loose so please keep a steady foot) 11. Once this is complete, take your car for a 10-15 mile drive, while doing so make sure to bring the engine through its total rev band spectrum to make sure all the carbon deposits have been cleaned out. 12. Once the drive is complete, bring the car back home. 13. CHANGE YOUR OIL & FILTER & SPARKPLUGS WITH KNOWN GOOD OEM SPEC PARTS. (The reasoning behind this is that the seafoam lowers the viscosity of your oil, thus weakening its ability to control wear on your engines major mating surfaces and your plugs get buggered up with carbon after this tuneup due to the carbon coming loose during the tuneup.. So an Oil/Filter change & Spark Plugs are a must after seafoaming is complete 14. Tune Up is complete!
My Camaro Loves Sea Foam
So there I am walking through Walmart in a zombie daze when I find myself in the automotive aisle. I begin reading all the labels on the different 'Motor Treatment' products, but one stands out. Sea Foam, in it's nondescript can, claims to reduce or eliminate engine ticks and pings while removing carbon, gum, and buildup from high-mileage engines. I was understandably skeptical, since this miracle in a can only cost $6.00. After I got home, I did a little post-sale research on YouTube. To my surprise, there are hundreds of videos praising this product. Anyway, the next day I warmed the engine and per instructions, disconnected the Brake Booster Vacuum Line and SLOWLY fed the Sea Foam into the line. The engine nearly stalled several times, but overall took it very well. I confirmed my suspicion of an Exhaust manifold leak when the fog began pouring from the left of the engine. I shut the engine off and let it sit for 30 minutes before starting the camera and engine. You see the results. The results were nothing short of immediate and unbelievable. Not only did the engine idle 300% smoother, but the ticking was nearly inaudible and the throttle response was both powerful and instant. Now, I know I am supposed to drive it like I stole it for about ten miles after the treatment, but as you can see, I don't yet have a plate or tags, or insurance, so that will have to wait. Long story short. I LOVE SEA FOAM!!!!
1998 Dodge Dakota: Diagnose and replace the Throttle Position Sensor
This video documents testing and replacing the throttle position sensor on a 1998 Dodge Dakota.