1984 Dodge D150 Base model for government 3.7 inline 225 slant six from North America
Solid, dependable and reliable truck, with a positrac rear end
My first issue was with the charging system. I thought a new battery would fix things, but it didn't. I took it to 3 mechanics, and replaced 4 alternators, and finally it's charging just fine.
While the second mechanic had the truck, it started missing badly. He said I had a blown motor or a hole in a piston. It ran fine when I dropped it off! The third mechanic changed the plugs, installed valve seals and did a compression test. One cylinder has only 95 lbs of compression, but is now runs fine.
My brother and I installed a new water pump, thermostat, and did a complete tune up prior to the charging problem. I installed the new EG3 plugs I think, and it ran like a lion! They are ones that fouled!!!
I like the short narrow step side bed. The 4 spd tranny is a work horse. The power steering and power brakes make driving fun, and brother does it turn heads around town and on the highway.
The truck has the original seat cover. Also has the tire pressure psi decals over each tire.
Not too comfortable on a short trip of say 100 miles; sore the next day.
Still has no radio.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th August, 2010