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    I know our oil pressure gauge is not very accurate, but when I see 18 psi at hot idle, makes me think I'm driving a Chevy. My hemi Ram runs much higher and my Lombardini diesel powered Arctic Cat typically runs way higher oil pressure, like 85 psi cold idle and 35-40 psi hot idle. Also, has anyone heard of failures in Europe of this motor? Believe it's used in some Maseratis and Alfas. I let a Dutch guy drive my Ram yesterday, he claims this motor is held in high regard in EU....
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    I don't believe it is oil dilution, several of the failures have occurred from people who drive long stretches and tow often and were towing when the failure occurred. Also don't think we have seen a high fuel dilution analysis yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phprof View Post
    FCA doesn't want to tell no one nothing.
    Holy triple negative! Now I'm really confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HYDREX View Post
    I know our oil pressure gauge is not very accurate, but when I see 18 psi at hot idle, makes me think I'm driving a Chevy. My hemi Ram runs much higher and my Lombardini diesel powered Arctic Cat typically runs way higher oil pressure, like 85 psi cold idle and 35-40 psi hot idle. Also, has anyone heard of failures in Europe of this motor? Believe it's used in some Maseratis and Alfas. I let a Dutch guy drive my Ram yesterday, he claims this motor is held in high regard in EU....
    VM is no joke in Europe. Very well respected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggn85 View Post
    VM is no joke in Europe. Very well respected.
    I haven't been able to find much about 3.0L VM in Europe.
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    The VM 2.8 has been installed in many platforms and has a very good reputation. The little Liberty CRD was and is a good little diesel. The JK wrangler was outfitted with the 2.8 and exported all over the world. Would love to get my hands on one of those. The Colorado/Canyon sports the the 2.8.

    It was the great reputation of the VM 2.8 that prompted me to buy the Ram with the 3.0. So, far its rep is good with me and I have had no problems to speak of. It is troubling that as many as 4-5% of ED owners have had engine problems; however, that means 95% have not. If I were told there was a 95% chance I would win, survive, live, etc at anything, I would feel comfortable with those odds.

    Fuel dilution, EGR soot saturation, EGR water leaks into the intake, poor QC have all received blame and speculation. In most failures it appears there was no prior warning exhibited from performance or oil analysis. Mum is the word from VM and FCA and I just bet they don't really know. Someone once mentioned it was drunk or disgruntled employees sabotaging engines during assembly. That makes as much sense as any other speculations.

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