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Most of us (including GDE) feel comfortable with the idea that assembly and part tolerances is the issue with spun bearings. Generally speaking, 2nd gen EcoDiesel owners have an 85% chance of getting a good engine.
My apologies I got another response mixed up with yours from a while back.. I wholeheartly believe there is a common flaw with these older generation ecodiesels and Ram has been avoiding the financial implications of stepping up and owning up to the fact that they are a ticking time bomb for many.


Your guess could be a good one, but if it's a design flaw why do over 90% of the engines not fail?
 

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I'd bet you - he went to a dealer, the dealer did not say - oh hey...btw. this truck doesn't have the standard warranty that all trucks of the same year, make and model have at this mileage. You are right that there are policies, but even if he did read all the policies, i bet you no one would have thought this truck originated in canada. you would have read that canadian trucks don't have the warranty. You would have said to yourself, but i am buying a truck in the US.. no biggy.

its crap and its a bit of a ploy to cut their warranties short.
You are 100% correct. How is any consumer supposed to know that? When you look up the warranty balance online it doesn’t say this truck originated in Canada “. It gives you a balance of warranty……until it breaks. Then the lawyers point you to some page with all the fine print.
$40,000 down the drain.
 

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You are 100% correct. How is any consumer supposed to know that? When you look up the warranty balance online it doesn’t say this truck originated in Canada “. It gives you a balance of warranty……until it breaks. Then the lawyers point you to some page with all the fine print.
$40,000 down the drain.
Your situation sucks indeed. When you enter your VIN online and FCA states there is existing warranty, you should be entitled to the balance of the warranty. Something sure doesn't sound right.
 

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I haven't had a change of heart on the bearing issue. I'm simply baffled as to why FCA would recall the HPFP claiming it's a danger when the spun bearing issue is more of a common danger issue.
I was thinking that because they recalled the HPFP on the Cummins and the same pump is on the Eco they kinda had no choice?
 

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I was thinking that because they recalled the HPFP on the Cummins and the same pump is on the Eco they kinda had no choice?
I don't know this to be 100% factual, but it seemed the failure rate on the Cummins was much higher than on the EcoDiesel. As a matter of fact, Cummins went back to the CP3 pump which requires different tuning.

The EcoDiesel will most likely get the new updated CP4 pump, perhaps the same one that came factory on the 2020+ EcoDiesel engines.
 
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