The wonder engine

The wonder engine

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    The wonder engine

    Dealer keeps spares on hand for these experiences
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpmag308 View Post
    Dealer keeps spares on hand for these experiences
    Welcome, first post. Is that your truck? If so, not a good way to start your forum experience. Just noticed you've been a forum member for quite some time!


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    lol bought it over 5 years ago and registered and this is your first post?
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    Go to any other forum on trucks. You won't find as many dead engine posts. The rate is staggering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phprof View Post
    Go to any other forum on trucks. You won't find as many dead engine posts. The rate is staggering.
    It sure is a high failure rate. Makes me think twice about owning past the standard 100k warranty.


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    What is the failure rate? Does anyone really know the actual failure rate, or how it compares to other engine failures? Be great to know.

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    BTW, I owned 2 1974 Mazda Rotary Pick Ups. My guess 90% failed by 40,000 miles. Neither of mine did. 1 failed for rust issues at 100,000 miles, the other made it to 175,000 miles then ate an apex seal. From what I can find out, between 5 and 10% of Ecodiesels have failed. Hate to break it to you, quite a lot of, hemis and Pentastars have failed as have Ford Ecoboost and SB Chevy V8's . Hate to say, but I had a Toyota motor fail at 35,000 miles once. Good to know dealers are keeping spares on hand. When I owned the Mazdas, dealer was surprised that mine didn't blow up. I attributed the longevity to drag racing every weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudolfDiesel View Post
    What is the failure rate? Does anyone really know the actual failure rate, or how it compares to other engine failures? Be great to know.
    I think the facts are nobody outside of FCA really knows. Various pieces of evidence allow many people to make claims about the percentages. While they are probably not correct they are not completely baseless. I think it is safe to say the failure rate is more than it should be. However, my biggest problem is the long term reliability of the pollution control system and its cost of maintenance and repair, not the engine itself.
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    Talked with the SM at a local Ram dealership, said they have averaged 2 engine replacements a month. Bigger dealership, but still, that’s quite a few!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpmag308 View Post
    Dealer keeps spares on hand for these experiences
    wonder engine and one post wonder.

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