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  1. Purchasing used ED

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    Keep the Cummins.
  2. Yet another Engine Failure Thread

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    I've only done one analysis (forgot to pull a sample last fall) and it showed nearly zero soot after my winter operation for 2018-19. The 'soot' opinion is just an opinion and isn't backed up by obvious hard data.
  3. Joining the Club - Motor Failure

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    Keep records. If they can't fix it within your state's lemon law period, lemon that beast and upgrade to a Toyota. My opinion, of course, but I would definitely keep the lemon law in mind. Assuming you bought it new, of course.
  4. 3rd gen real world MPG

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    Don't regret it, Cap. Enjoy it. My running average is about 21-22 mpg since purchasing in late August 2017 with a new engine and 71308 miles on it. Why so "low"? Reality. Stock. Hilly but not steep. A lot of shorter trips (under 25 miles one way). Cold winters. Long winters. Lots of...
  5. Joining the Club - Motor Failure

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    Thank you for the information.
  6. Joining the Club - Motor Failure

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    From Mopar Parts Online .... Ecodiesel EGR Cooler (2014 Model) Is this the "new part"? I doubt it but maybe.
  7. 2020 3.0 Duramax Blew Up

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    Sounds like an issue from the factory. It happens. When it happens in the first few hundred miles there are answers and generally quick response to the problem. One has to know their rights, however. The bigger issue is the long term issues. Cracked EGRs and low life HP pumps is slumped off...
  8. Joining the Club - Motor Failure

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    I'm not clear on those numbers or their origins. My computations yield ~$4286 for 60k miles. I do about 12k miles per year right now so that would be 5 years or the end of the warranty period. The price on a EcoDiesel long block I found was $4380 with a $1000 core charge. If I understand it...
  9. Traded in my ED

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    Best with the Tundra. Neighbors son has one and has had some electronics/electrical issues all under warranty. Engine and transmission are solid and it still looks great (2016 model). I'm a bit jelly. I'd like to dump this truck but can't. Personal reasons. Anyway, good luck and have fun.
  10. 2014 ED /w 163K Miles - As of 12.16.2019 31+ Days at the Dealer

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    The "theory" on the replacement with newer parts is sound. The problem is thermo fatigue cracks. This only occurs after many hot-cold cycles and isn't going to be instantaneous.
  11. Def is def, right?

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    Yeah, DEF is DEF. Most of the DEF is made at a few places in the country. I once took too much time of my life and looked up some documents about it. Lots of the DEF is made by Old World Industries, Inc. ISO requires that it is made to specififcation. The only concern is it sitting too...
  12. Joining the Club - Motor Failure

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    I agree with you. It's at the heart of the company. I guess this will be my last FCA product. Might be my last "American" product. My current problem is my wife doesn't want to get a job so we've been alternating between buying one vehicle and the other. Her 2014 Durango has 62k miles on it...
  13. Traded my 2015 ED

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    Best with you and the new truck. They are nice. Wife and I test drove a 2020 v6 with the e-torque system. We have my Ram 1500 ED and a Dodge Durango (both 2014s) and the Durango is a 3.6L Pentastar. In the Durango it's a great engine. In the 2020 Ram it was under powered. Not terrible but...
  14. How does Cummins not have these issues?

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    Dang, Cap, rubbing it in a bit aren't you? ;) I'm a bit tired of being on a first name basis with ALL three services advisors at my dealership. The one almost has my phone number memorized and I don't ever see him outside the service center. To the rest of you, the Cummins is heavy duty...
  15. Is anyone happy w their ED?

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    There is no GDE anymore. They are closed. I was waiting to build up some cash to get one but waited too long. :(
  16. Different Winter Blends

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    #1 diesel has the paraffin removed. The waxy substance that gels when it goes below freezing. This will get you down to about 30-40 below Fahrenheit if you use 100% #1. Various blends will result someplace in the middle. Problem is that #1 has about 5% less energy per gallon and in my...
  17. Different Winter Blends

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    Holiday uses a fuel blend. I filled up there a couple weeks ago on a nearly empty tank. They didn't put out their sign like they usually do but it's blended alright. How do I know? Truck idles like crap.
  18. EGR VB1 latest Update

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    Yeah. That's not good at all. Once the level goes below that hose on the left it can't get any more coolant to keep the system full. You might have air bubbles and local overheating in the system. Fill and burp the system (with proper coolant) and pray it hasn't done any damage yet.
  19. 1 million kilometers your odometer will stop

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    To be honest, I'm surprised it was set to 200k miles.
  20. EGR Cooler Leak recall Oct 2019

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    This EGR recall is the last straw for me. I'm trading for a Nissan or Toyota.
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