This is a discussion on Is my engine going to blow up within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; It is virtually certain to fail sometime between now and 500,000 miles. Impossible to determine when....
It is virtually certain to fail sometime between now and 500,000 miles. Impossible to determine when.
I wouldn't worry about it at all, especially if you have a warrenty. If or anytime something goes wrong just stand your ground and request a rental car be paid for. I always get a rental when my trucks go in...I would buy a second pcm tuned from gde so you can swap stock back before dealer, leave exhaust stock, and get a stage one egr delete. Do this and you will only have to take about 30minutes to return to stock and have no problem with warrenty. I don't see how these trucks are anymore of a risk then anything else. I've seen two 6.0 gmc crate motors blow in my buddy's truck both with in 100,000, and no matter what year cummins, duramax, and power strokes always one sitting on the lifts at the shops. I drove a buddies 2018 Tundra yesterday and I hated everything about it. It had worst acceleration, power, steering, and I didint like how big the cab width is. Can't stand not being able to rest my arm on the window while I'm driving lol. He gets 15 mpg stock on average and I get 25/28mpg tuned, lifted on 35s.Love my ecodiesel. Talked with gde about there turbo upgrade last week.. Planning on that next.
Other than EGR cooler removal at 98k km and added the GDE Hot Tune at the same time my truck is now at 176 k km and running strong.
I have 64k miles and am on engine #4. I will be getting rid of my 2014 ecodiesel as soon as I get my $3k check from dodge. All my engines were covered under warranty. At $20k per engine (that's what dodge quoted me if I had to buy it $10k for dodge to purchase) I can't afford to keep it after the warranty is gone. Would never recommend the ecodiesel to anyone simply for the cost of engine replacement, might as well just trash it and purchase another truck.
I wil also note that GDE has said their tune does not affect lower end life and one of the big advantages of their tune is getting rid of the soot in the oil and intake manifold.
I'm not saying these reports are untrue, just that it's next to impossible to draw any useful conclusions unless we get all the same type of information all the time.