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This is a discussion on Recent "blown" engine within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; So if the engine looses all of its oil due to some defect and person looses an engine its not covered under warranty?...

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    So if the engine looses all of its oil due to some defect and person looses an engine its not covered under warranty?

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    1 senario that I could see possibly causing a rear main to fail= a frozen or plugged aftermarket "catch can". I run a CFT catch can and religiously drain it every couple thousand miles. It catches about half what the catch can on my hemi did, but Ecodiesel is only half the size of a hemi. It does pull out a bunch of nasty goo.
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    You mean maybe two gallons of oil went out the rear main and was not noticed?

    Any reasonable operator will be checking the oil level at each washing or every couple thousand miles. Surely it did not go lunching out in just a few moments from a leaky rear main. Then you deal with the issue of fuel pressure, injection timing and operation to figure out why it would not start. Even some seriously damaged engines can be started and heard to rap.

    Something does not smell right on this. Happy it was covered financially.
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    I might be a little OCD but i check mine almost every time I fuel up.. What else am I gonna do while I wait for it to fill up? Up here they leave the little locker clicky things on the diesel pump so you can walk away and it will still pump.. gassers dont have that option... suckers!
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    Something definitely sounds weird these engine have no way to know if there low on oil. The only thing they have is an oil temp sensor and an oil pressure switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HYDREX View Post
    1 senario that I could see possibly causing a rear main to fail= a frozen or plugged aftermarket "catch can". I run a CFT catch can and religiously drain it every couple thousand miles. It catches about half what the catch can on my hemi did, but Ecodiesel is only half the size of a hemi. It does pull out a bunch of nasty goo.
    Mine just catches what looks like black oil. Nothing else discernible.
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    The reason there are no longer "real oil pressure gauges" is because it would require engine oil to come inside the cabin of the vehicle. I did a complete rewire on a 1969 Vette (back in 1980) that included rewiring all of the gauges in the dash. I was unaware that the oil line coming from the rear of the engine had come off of the gauge (you know a real oil pressure gauge lol). After starting the car it pumped engine oil in to the car destroying the carpet. Luckily for me the owner needed new carpet and seat covers, he bought the carpet and covers and I replaced them for free.

    Point being, the risk of hot engine oil spraying inside a vehicle and burning the front passengers is a risk the manufacturers are not going to take. Also sorry Brokendownbutgood all newer vehicles will shut the engine down to save it if the oil pressure gets low enough.
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    In order for oil pressure to drop low enough to display a low oil pressure warning the engine is already done. Its a simple one wire switch that says the oil pressure is above 4-8 psi. Having a low oil level is not enough to cause that big of a oil pressure drop unless its hot and at a low idle. It also wont stop the engine from starting. It would be very simple for a oem to use an actual oil pressure sensor most still do outside of automotive. But automotive oem dont want customers complaining there oil pressure dropped slightly or is to high so they fake it, ignorance is bliss in there eyes.

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    My truck has a real oil pressure sender (GDE) without routing an oil line to the dash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrysburg Dodgeboy View Post
    The reason there are no longer "real oil pressure gauges" is because it would require engine oil to come inside the cabin of the vehicle. I did a complete rewire on a 1969 Vette (back in 1980) that included rewiring all of the gauges in the dash. I was unaware that the oil line coming from the rear of the engine had come off of the gauge (you know a real oil pressure gauge lol). After starting the car it pumped engine oil in to the car destroying the carpet. Luckily for me the owner needed new carpet and seat covers, he bought the carpet and covers and I replaced them for free.

    Point being, the risk of hot engine oil spraying inside a vehicle and burning the front passengers is a risk the manufacturers are not going to take. Also sorry Brokendownbutgood all newer vehicles will shut the engine down to save it if the oil pressure gets low enough.
    A lot has changed in the last 50 years, one of these changes is being able to get real oil pressure without routing an oil line into the cab.
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