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My Engine went bad

This is a discussion on My Engine went bad within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; Just to add a little more knowledge to this thread , One of our moderators had his Low oil press light come on But he ...

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    Just to add a little more knowledge to this thread , One of our moderators had his Low oil press light come on But he didn’t have any engine noise and I believe he was leaving on vacation. If I remember correctly he kept driving to a dealership had it checked out and very happily it was just his oil pressure sender failing. I’ve never seen a oil pressure sender go bad on this forum except his .. I believe knowing the history with this engine,That’s an O Sh-t moment. Engines are not going to spin bearings and not have any noise ...

    And please correct me , if my post isn’t correct, I believe this was several years ago....

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    Got word on the truck. Oil pump crapped out and the bottom end is shot. Recommended repair is a long block replacement. They'll warranty the engine work for 3 years or 100k miles. I should have it back on Friday. $7k repair bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niget2002 View Post
    Got word on the truck. Oil pump crapped out and the bottom end is shot. Recommended repair is a long block replacement. They'll warranty the engine work for 3 years or 100k miles. I should have it back on Friday. $7k repair bill.

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    That sucks.. any good non dealer shops? U probably would save a few thou

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    No clue. The service department at this dealer is supposed to be reputable.

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    I think your repair price is fair by comparison to others I've heard about. You can't buy a new long block up here for anything less than $10k CDN. plus installation. I'd stick with the dealer too at that price. Good luck I hope it goes well.
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    Expensive in my book. Think a guy here replaced his worn-out engine with a completely new one for less.

    Anyway, sure hope their repair does not discover or lead to other problems. Report back when all is done. Thanks for the update.
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    Having a dealer with a good reputation putting in a new long block, 3 year / 100k warranty, and having it back by Friday - for $7k?

    That would work for me.
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    7k seems reasonable installed with a 3 yr warranty. Has to be 2k in labor alone.
    I remember people saying that a new eng was in the 12 - 15k range a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niget2002 View Post
    In this case, the engine was still idling just fine... just showed 0 oil pressure and then started developing the loud clatter.
    Dat be legit toasted.

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