1975 Dodge Power Wagon Adventurer 440 CI 7.2L Gas from North America
An absolute beast!!
Sediment built up in the fuel tank, surged through the fuel filter, and seized up the fuel pump.
The drag-link became loose and wore out the steering components.
Wore out the wheel bearings, which I had to special order.
These trucks in 1975-79 came with a full-time built Dana 44, which goes through bearings like a b*****d, and the 1975 does not have any grease nipples, therefore making it a bad idea to drive it through water and mud. I wouldn't recommend lifting these or running nubby tires, because it will wear out the ball joints faster than you'll burn a tank of gas.
This truck is an absolute tank and has never stopped surprising me. Now over 33 years old, it still out performs any new truck! I have been places in this thing that most people couldn't hike to! Mountain tops beware, the Dodge is coming!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th May, 2008
27th Jun 2008, 10:25
I purchased my W200 Power Wagon new in 1976. It has proven to be almost bullet proof. There are grease zerks for the front bearings but they must be accessed thru a hole in the front rotor. I have gone thru 2 sets in over 300,000 miles and I have traversed a lot of water and mud. The full time 4wd can easily be changed over to part time. I won't comment on fuel mileage because I don't get any with a 360 4bbl and 4sp trans. This truck has been overloaded, thrashed, over extended and sometimes abused and has never let me down. I am still running the OEM transmission and transfer case and only the second clutch. Both axles have been rebuilt/replaced once but considering where this truck has been, that ain't bad. The ride is very rough, the cab is cramped and noisy, but I would never consider getting rid of this truck.