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  1. Bigfoot

    News FCA can now sell the 2017 EcoDiesel

    Wow, the EcoDiesel has been plagued by certification problems since its introduction in 2013. Diesel is a "bad boy" because CO2 is just one component in its complex and toxic emissions. In particular nitrogen oxides and particulates are both highly dangerous. It is difficult to control all these...
  2. Bigfoot

    Tried the EcoDiesel for 4 months in 2014 but swapped it for a 2500 because of payload limit with...

    Tried the EcoDiesel for 4 months in 2014 but swapped it for a 2500 because of payload limit with 4-corner air suspension (about 1500 lbs.).
  3. Bigfoot

    EcoDiesel DPF Problems and Questions

    Longevity of the truck or people? Diesel exhaust sans the pollution systems causes cancer among other things. Not to mention our planet's health from the nitrogen oxides produced. What year Duramax do you have? Early pollution systems and engine designs were not as good as today. And systems...
  4. Bigfoot

    Laramie 4x4 CC 6'4" box on order Feb 7.

    Laramie 4x4 CC 6'4" box on order Feb 7.
  5. Bigfoot

    Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Sales over 8000 in 3 days

    I ordered mine on the first day. Did you get yours?
  6. Bigfoot

    Starting the EcoDiesel in cold weather

    None reported. It has been tested in Canada and northern states. The fuel filter and DEF are heated in very cold conditions, and a block heater is required for extreme cold (-20F).
  7. Bigfoot

    2015 Ford F150 lighter and with a 2.7 EcoBoost Engine

    It will help when unloaded. Economy will plummet when the gas engine is asked to carry a heavy load or pull a trailer. The diesel will be far less affected. So in practical terms it comes down to how often you tow or carry a load.
  8. Bigfoot

    EcoDiesel DPF Problems and Questions

    Dealer's choice but removing the emission systems seems more about making a political statement than in actually improving mileage or safety. There are few reports of fires caused by DPF systems and those tend to involve poor fuel quality and lack of maintenance. The gains will be small unless...
  9. Bigfoot

    Breaking in Period

    According to the Owner's Manual there is no break-in period for normal use. However, it asks you to not tow for the first 500 miles, and for the first 500 miles of towing to not exceed 50 mph and to not start at full throttle. In general they recommend that you should warm up the engine before...
  10. Bigfoot

    EcoDiesel Oil Change Intervals

    It has been available for a couple months at RamTrucks dot com. Go to this link to download manuals. The Ram 1500 Owner's Manual is over 700 pages. The joke is that you will need to buy a second truck to carry the hard copy.
  11. Bigfoot

    EcoDiesel Ram already a "Big Hit" Report

    The Grand Cherokee has led the way with the diesel which should help keep Ram problems to a minimum. Of course, these are complicated vehicles even without the new engine, so some snags are to be expected. I just hope the dealer's service department is getting the support it needs!
  12. Bigfoot

    Ram styling from other brands

    Of course, the interior of the Ram is superior as are the engine, transmission and suspension.
  13. Bigfoot

    Ram styling from other brands

    It is definitely more to my liking than the GM/Chevy, Toyota and Nissan, and it is on a par with the Ford. Much depends on the color and bumper style which can make certain lines pop.
  14. Bigfoot

    Fuel Economy?

    As always the actual mpg will depend on driving style, conditions and maintenance. The EcoDiesel is likely to best the Hemi by 6 to 8 mpg in most situations. Open highway cruising has been reported to be over 30. The EPA rating will probably be less as is often the case with diesels.
  15. Bigfoot

    EcoDiesel engine options for more?

    If it is a success, certainly. For now Ram is worried about being able to meet current demand.
  16. Bigfoot

    EcoDiesel Oil Change Intervals

    10.5 qts of SAE 5W-30 every 10k mi max. According to the manual it could be as little as 3.5k under severe operating conditions. The display tells you when it thinks an oil change is needed.
  17. Bigfoot

    Why did Ram choose the small ecodiesel engine?

    It was chosen because it is the only engine available that can get close to 30 mpg in this application. Concerns about it being too small are overstated. Mated to the 8-speed tranny it has ample power for anything a 1500 is expected to do and provides that power down in the 2000 rpm range.
  18. Bigfoot

    Hello from the Pacific NW

    Like everyone else I am waiting patiently for this truck which seems to fit my needs. Put down a deposit to be near the front of the line when orders open up. I plan to install a lightweight pop-up camper. Glad to see this forum using XenForo!
  19. Bigfoot

    Official 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

    I recently heard from a Ram rep that production will start at the beginning of the new year and will begin with the Laramie and Big Horn models. A few vehicles may be built before the holidays. Dealers should be able to take orders by early December if not sooner. Fingers crossed.
  20. Bigfoot

    Waiting to place order for Laramie EcoDiesel.

    Waiting to place order for Laramie EcoDiesel.