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Old 09-03-2015, 08:00 PM   #1
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I'm just joining the forum with my 1988 Dodge Explorer. I picked her up back in April and have been living in it ever since. Came on here to learn about all the cool things I want to mod but aren't quite sure I need yet.


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Old 09-03-2015, 10:57 PM   #2
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Nice looking.

I'll assume it's a fuel injected 5.2L (31 as 1988 was the first year of the fuel injection in the B van. I've got a 92 Pleasure-Way on a B350 chassis and I'm getting 15.5 mpg, how are you doing on mileage?
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Your assumption would be incorrect. It is a carbed 360. And she is terrible both in mileage and going uphill. Best I have done is 11.5ish mpg. There is definitely more I need to do tune up wise but I don't expect mileage to jump up much. Hopefully I can save up enough to 4bt swap it and jump into the high 20s.
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4bt.. now you're talkin! I'd love to find one for mine but they're pretty rare here. Someone is scooping them up and not reselling.
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OK, I'll ask. What's a 4bt?

Nice looking van, BTW.

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Inline 4 cylinder Cummins turbo diesel.

The Cummins turbo diesel in the (older) dodge ram is known as the 6bt, the 4bt is the little brother.
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The 4bt is essentially the same as the 5.9 cummins. Just with two less cylinders. 330ft/lbs of torque and incredible mpgs.

Yea sometimes they are tough to find. I will probably end up buying a complete stepvan to get mine.
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Where do you guys post build threads? My van is getting some work done so i might as well post it up
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Typically in Tweaks/Mods/Projects
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Your assumption would be incorrect. It is a carbed 360. And she is terrible both in mileage and going uphill. Best I have done is 11.5ish mpg. There is definitely more I need to do tune up wise but I don't expect mileage to jump up much. Hopefully I can save up enough to 4bt swap it and jump into the high 20s.
I had a 1973 Dodge B300 with 360 V8 and 2bbl carb. I installed an Edelbroc manifold with small 4bbl carb that improved mileage to about 15 on the road.
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