What Do YOU See Changed in this 2020 Ecodiesel Engine?

What Do YOU See Changed in this 2020 Ecodiesel Engine?

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    What Do YOU See Changed in this 2020 Ecodiesel Engine?

    Ecodieselclose by Larry Malinoski, on Flickr

    MkPxF8glThiGY3BfXz%DtA by Larry Malinoski, on Flickr

    Just added a picture of my 2014 taken minutes ago while it is still "sweating" from running errands today. Now you can compare to see the differences.
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    I see the coolant bottle is on the firewall above where our ECM is located.

    The air filter box is in front and seems to have the top screwed on instead of those damnable clips. Obviously the air intake is radically different.

    The coverings over the motor are changed. Do not readily see any of that insulation tha tI have had stored on a garage shelf along with the plastic cover.

    Radiator coolant lines look to be different.

    Oil filter located in a different place and seems different.

    Battery no longer has those stupid fuses attached but look to be separate and alongside the battery in a different compartment.

    Engine plumbing and covers seem different.

    ...and you see...
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    I see that the movement of the radiator overflow bottle movement should allow a taller radiator and still clear the hood. However perhaps that is offset by a lower hoodline. I cannot tell one way or the other ref the battery fuses. Whatever insulation is on my Ecodiesel it isn't visible in a view like this with the plastic cover on so I am not sure it isn't there.

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    Looks like the cover of the oil filter unbolts instead of unscrewing.

    Windshield wiper looks different but that is not on the engine. Still different.

    The brake fluid reservoir sure is a different style.
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    The way the intake tube travels it appears the turbo may be on top of the engine. Looks like the hot side cooler pipe goes under the intake tube.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lucskoj View Post
    The way the intake tube travels it appears the turbo may be on top of the engine. Looks like the hot side cooler pipe goes under the intake tube.


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    That would be a bonus for service. Read that the turbo is changed. That would be a significant change. The Sterling Heights production plant will start assembling them in just a few weeks. Sales will begin in the Fall.
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    I see hope!

    Hope that the bearings don't grind themselves into little pieces.
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    I wonder if the new engine will "drop" into the old engines place?

    Might be a nice upgrade for all of the soon to grenade 1st gen engines.
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    I don't think the oil filter housing is fully visible in the pic (unless they changed to a different block design than our EcoDiesel). I've put a red arrow showing where my oil filter housing is located. Can someone tell me what part the green arrow is pointing to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRam View Post
    I don't think the oil filter housing is fully visible in the pic (unless they changed to a different block design than our EcoDiesel). I've put a red arrow showing where my oil filter housing is located. Can someone tell me what part the green arrow is pointing to?

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    Just added a picture of my 2014 engine for comparison up top.


    Good question as I was thinking it was the oil filter. Obviously it's is some kind of electrical device as now you can look at my engine pictured just below that new 2020 one. Not shown in the picture of mine is the empty space next to the battery on mine. This new one has a whole line of fuse or terminal connections spaced off the battery.

    Guessing there should be an oll filter down low that is not shown on that new engine photo. I made an effort to show that filter but wish I had stood back a bit to include the battery and that big gap of nothing on mine. They sure do look different.
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    Any speculation that the turbo may be mounted or oriented differently? I ask that based on the appearance that the intake tube seems to approach the turbo are at a different angle.

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