Ram 5.2 help with power

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  1. Terrance.skidgel

    Terrance.skidgel Junior Member

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    I have a 97 dodge ram 1500 5.2 manual single cab, I put in intake and exhaust, plugs and wires what else can I do to gain a little more power? I have a grand to spend on this. I tryd the cam idea but new vavpe springs are required and I don't want to replace the springs until I either rebuild the engine when it gives out or a different engine.
     
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    How many miles, I had a 5.2 that was very sluggish, make sure that all the vacuum lines are not rotten, if they are either replace or cap them. Also I ran about a can of fuel injector cleaner, like seafoam. Mine ran much better with vacuum line restore and seafoam.

    What my suggestion, is make sure the engine is ship shape, before modify anything. You also have to remember the truck is nearly 20 years old.

    Have you done cap and rotor as well as plugs and wires?
     
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    Check to see if there is oil in the bottom of the intake manifold. If there, is, time for a new plenum gasket....
     
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    codered Senior Member

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    ^^ to follow up what this guy said you can pull your TB off and see if you can see oil pooling in your intake.
     

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