Threw a rod on a new ED.. Trade for 5.7 or keep it?
This is a discussion on Threw a rod on a new ED.. Trade for 5.7 or keep it? within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; Originally Posted by applianceman
I just hope that FCA does not use us as beta testers as they have on their past vehicles, the Dart ...
The EcoDiesel is a beta test, one that has been a success overall, most people have zero issues, stock or not, the only really big failure would be the emissions “scandal”.
Originally Posted by applianceman
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I had an 04 Hemi Laramie that I bought new never had any issues with it to speak of in over 100k miles. I traded in the 04 back in 2014 for 15 Laramie ED. The ED that had an engine failure at just over 60k at the time there were a bunch of engines on back order and Ram couldn't tell me how long it would be before I got the truck back. I found a good dealer that gave me full trade value on the ED and I traded for an 18 2500 Bighorn with Harvest package with the Cummis. Been super happy with it so far, it does ride rougher and the mileage isn't as good but I have confidence in the truck and that is worth a lot to me so I have no regrets moving to the Cummins. That being said I had a bit of equity in the 15 and didn't have to roll over anything into the new truck loan. As far as the Hemi goes the one I had in my 04 was a solid reliable engine but fuel economy sucked especially when towing.
Originally Posted by GhengisT
Got a 2018 Loaded Eco, LOVED it until @ 17,400 miles had a total engine failure. One of the main caps and assorted parts were lying in the base. 2 months at dealership, new engine just arrived. Been driving assorted rental and loaners,not too happy
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Did it take 2 months because the engine was on back order or something? I've seen some people with a turn around of 2 weeks on a new engine..
Originally Posted by Captbill56
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