1980 Dodge D150 5.2 318 from North America
I love my truck to death and I see potential in it
Slight issues with charging system (fixed).
Sending unit is bad.
Speedometer halfway works.
Throwout bearing is loud.
Clutch engages when the pedal is almost all the way out (too many burnouts LOL).
Leaky window seals.
Engine burns/slowly leaks oil.
Transmission leaks a minuscule amount of fluid.
Power steering pump is bipolar.
Leaky gas tank when filled to the top.
Before acquiring my truck, my guess is that it was used as a farm truck by the 1st owners. I assume this because it had slight traces of mice, the rust on the body was bad, window seals and other plastic parts were brittle from being sunbaked.
Also I had to replace the valve covers because they were bent and leaked no matter what, but upon removing them I had discovered large globs of oil that had almost solidified to the walls of the valve covers, so this truck rarely (if ever) had its oil changed by the 1st owners.
Keep in mind I am the 3rd owner of the vehicle. The 2nd owner had done a few things to spruce it up and flip it, so he hadn't owned the truck for very long; maybe a few months.
Now to get on to the real reason I am here, due to my engine and transmission being old, I would like to throw out the old and bring in the new. I want to drop in a mildly built 360 and a 4 speed that is non overdrive, but I'm not quite sure what 4 speed will fit. I am only 16 years old and this is my first vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th June, 2015