Happy Monday all over Vannerland. Big week of Thanks! And especially for our Tanks !!! Long live the V8 Van!
So, I've been daily driving this 149,000 plus mile OG '88 318, ok 5.2 EFI. Warming it up to put heat into the motor, it likes that.
I've had 3, 318's . This '88 is first year EFI, on the 5.2, the TBI with the OBD 1 ECM.
This B250 is the only pre Magnum 5.2/318. I have had. Bummer it is strangled with, Cali smog. Bought lien sale from a SD tow yard. Most cold blooded Smallblock V8, but the smoothest powertrain underway. She is 35 years old, and I enjoy every minute.
I had a '97 Dakota Club cab, HS truck for The Boy, and double duty puling the boat, after I traded the ''97 1500 Sierra in for the new 2006 Nissan Sentra, 1.8, last year before the variable speed autos. The savings in gas made the payment, the Kid turned 16, nice little TBI 5.2/318, was fun while it lasted. Another great story.
The 2000 Magnum 5.2 TPI in the Durango was a tire smoking monster. The CHP Officer I talked to admired the Ex Wifey's skill in threading that car past the telephone pole, and the row of mailboxes. Rainy day early am on way to work crash someone turned in front and, "Oh shit!"
CHP Officer, "She put that car right through the only place it could go." Oh yeah.
Skinned both sides to a total. Went and got a her a 2006 Durango, 4,7. Best SUV rated tow vehicle of that year. And enough radiator, thank you! Lotta stories in her.