I cant take credit for the explanation, its more or less the explanation offered by many, I believe I even seen GDE offer a variation of this.Your guess could be a good one, but if it's a design flaw why do over 90% of the engines not fail?
Now this is an optimistic statement... an easy one to make until you lose the dice roll.In short, if you have a proper built engine with proper spec parts, then you'll be in the high mileage club! (85) 100,000 - 500,000 Mile Club | RAM 1500 Diesel Forum
You keep saying that yet if you count all the reports of failures here in the last 6 months alone thats just not true. Recently theres more failure reports here with higher mileage than under 60k. Theres been many members here past that 60k mark that sold their trucks out of fear the engine was a ticking time bomb.“Keep in mind, most engine failures on this platform failed below 60,000 miles, although there have been a good number above that. The low hour failures would point to assembly plant issues with the line bore operation, crank straightness, bearing sorting and block distortion compensation. I have been to Cento, IT assembly plant many times and there is room for improvement.” - GDE
If you can wait buy a new engine, if anything happens you will have a warranty .I'm in BC Canada, was told it's a 2-6 month wait, probably closer to 6. Thanks though!
Much appreciated, I'll take a look through there. Do you think it's worth going with a used engine? Don't want to be running into problems shortly after, much less having another one fail on me