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I have 70,000 miles on my 2017 ED , 65,000 miles with the GDE tune. My question, do you folks think that I should have the recall done when available, just get a block off kit, or not worry about it and keep driving? In 70,000 miles, coolant level has only dropped a half inch or so and coolant still looks like new, btw. So far, my Ram has been awesome. MPG blows me away, better than my girlfriend's Toyota Corolla!
 

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Some clarity on the "new" EGR cooler part number.
I talked to the local service manager, with a visit to him to just discuss Eco's.
He has one himself and seemed up to be up to date on the whole situation.
Mine is a 2016 Limited, 57,000 miles, untuned, had the AEM in May and a replacement cooler in June, after filling the coolant daily on the way home from Idaho to Tennessee, when it nearly overheated one cool morning in Idaho.
Thanks so much to this forum for describing how the de-gas bottle will expel coolant due to over pressure from a malfunctioning EGR cooler.

Service manager confirmed there is the next flash soon.

The cooler part number replaced on mine was 68445601AA. Obviously. different from the one mentioned above and in the NHTSA report 19V-757. Manager said that part number would just be an interim fix, and wouldn't count as having the recall completed. He said the new part (not yet available) would end with AB or AC, indicating a significant update.
He said FCA had a dealer incentive to purchase late 2018s and early 2019s which this dealer did, followed by an immediate no-sale order. He said they had 8 brand new ones sitting out back. He said he had nearly as many non-runners with leaking coolers waiting for parts. He said he didn't have a waiting list, as such, but it would be a scramble to fix the dealer's ones and the customers ones, before fixing one like mine that's still running. He has been told the new part would be available late first quarter 2020, so maybe in March.

Finally, some good news. He said he'd only seen one engine fire, and that was from someone who had work done on fuel rails/lines that have single use fittings, that were improperly re-used by someone. He said they have had no instance of bearing failures. Maybe they use the correct oil. Lastly, he had only had to replace one reluctor ring.

He confirmed that soot is an ongoing problem, but says they have a $900 cleaning of the intake manifold that frees up the butterflies and a sensor that is in the intake. Not sure about that. He recommends it about every 60,000 miles. Maybe I'll wait until that particular sensor throws a code.

Love this forum.
Thank you so much!!
 

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That's so strange that it mentions the component is an improved one, but then on many Mopar parts sources it says it's discontinued. I am so confused haha
I'm confused too. Too much misinformation out there about this fix. That NHTSA doc is about the only thing I've seen that looks pretty legitimate. Im thinking I got the right part # for the fix going off my paperwork from the dealer (part #s), what the service advisor told me, and that NHTSA doc. Maybe I got the fix ahead of schedule because I have low mileage and still under the 3 year/ 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.

I tried trading my truck in at the same dealer that did my fix a couple of days ago. Trade in value was crap. They didn't care the fix was done. Best they offered me was 25,400 for a 2017 with 23k miles..Told me also that the trade in value probably isnt going to get better anytime soon because they were selling new 2019 Laramie ecodiesels with more options than mine for 27 to 29000 dollars right now after all the discounts/ rebates...
 

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I'm confused too. Too much misinformation out there about this fix. That NHTSA doc is about the only thing I've seen that looks pretty legitimate. Im thinking I got the right part # for the fix going off my paperwork from the dealer (part #s), what the service advisor told me, and that NHTSA doc. Maybe I got the fix ahead of schedule because I have low mileage and still under the 3 year/ 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.

I tried trading my truck in at the same dealer that did my fix a couple of days ago. Trade in value was crap. They didn't care the fix was done. Best they offered me was 25,400 for a 2017 with 23k miles..Told me also that the trade in value probably isnt going to get better anytime soon because they were selling new 2019 Laramie ecodiesels with more options than mine for 27 to 29000 dollars right now after all the discounts/ rebates...
Wow, crazy that the new ones are that low... that being said, sounds like they cant sell them now :-\
 
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