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Considering buying a 2014 RAM Eco Diesel

Danrweaver

New Member
Jul 2, 2022
1
0
Truck Year
2014
Hey guys, I am considering buying a 2014 Ram Ecodiesel with around 165k miles. I am somewhat aware of the typical issues with the ecodiesel, but I'm curious how they hold up with higher milage. Any advice?

Anything special I should be aware of or look at? I am a capable mechanic and I'm very familiar with diesels. And I do most of my own maintenance.

Also, I plan to pull a 20-25 ft bumper pull RV with it. It should be under the official weight limit. Any thoughts on how the 3.0 handles towing?

Thanks
Drw
 

Tremper126

Moderator
Staff member
Feb 15, 2019
836
307
Truck Year
2014
165-166k on my 14 and still holding strong. Use a good lubing fuel additive and 6k oil changes and fuel filter changes and no major issues
 

Barney556180

New Member
Oct 7, 2020
24
19
Truck Year
2014
I bought my 2014 (Canada market) ED Sep 2020 and made sure all the recalls were performed and had all fluids replaced. Had to replace the rear brake rotors and pads, and had the dealer fix a couple CELs. I've put about 7K miles on with no major issues.

FYI
Recalls:
W58-Diesel crankshaft
R36-Steering wheel wiring
R23-Safety belt ORC module
T25-Safety belt ORC module
V44-Tailgate latch
VB1-EGR cooler

Campaigns
R51-Front grill cover
UO7-Rotary shift knob
U53-Safety belt ORC module
VA7-Approved Emissions Modification (AEM)
V16-Emissions control software Canada-only

X94 tone wheel extended warranty
 

T.Flatt

New Member
Sep 19, 2022
3
0
Truck Year
2018
Hey guys, I am considering buying a 2014 Ram Ecodiesel with around 165k miles. I am somewhat aware of the typical issues with the ecodiesel, but I'm curious how they hold up with higher milage. Any advice?

Anything special I should be aware of or look at? I am a capable mechanic and I'm very familiar with diesels. And I do most of my own maintenance.

Also, I plan to pull a 20-25 ft bumper pull RV with it. It should be under the official weight limit. Any thoughts on how the 3.0 handles towing?

Thanks
Drw
.my first one was a 2014 100000 miles with no issues then someone rad a red and took it away from me. With proper maintenance it should
last for years.
 

Freedom319

New Member
Mar 28, 2021
8
3
Truck Year
2014
Hey guys, I am considering buying a 2014 Ram Ecodiesel with around 165k miles. I am somewhat aware of the typical issues with the ecodiesel, but I'm curious how they hold up with higher milage. Any advice?

Anything special I should be aware of or look at? I am a capable mechanic and I'm very familiar with diesels. And I do most of my own maintenance.

Also, I plan to pull a 20-25 ft bumper pull RV with it. It should be under the official weight limit. Any thoughts on how the 3.0 handles towing?

Thanks
Drw
I’ve got a 2014 with 171,000. I change the oil every 5k miles and the fuel filter every 10k miles. My recommendation to anyone buying this is make sure most of your driving is highway. I’ve had really good experience towing too. It’s a great engine just don’t drive it like a hemi.
 

greatwhiterev

New Member
Aug 18, 2022
11
2
Truck Year
2014
i own 2014 ED with 175k miles. DiD full delete and tune at 80k. No problems from 80-175k until recently. The throttle control butterfly valve has proven to be the issue. After fixing several CELs and continuing to get into limp mode I elected to simply remove the butterfly valve and have seemed to cured my problems. Towing with this vehicle has proven worth the investment for me. Since owning I have towed 24 ft bumper camper all over the US. Performs well and i'm very satisfied with it. i have kept up most all the maintenance myself. Not sure how much more life my truck has but i'm keeping till it dies. Best vehicle I have ever owned.
 

Freedom319

New Member
Mar 28, 2021
8
3
Truck Year
2014
i own 2014 ED with 175k miles. DiD full delete and tune at 80k. No problems from 80-175k until recently. The throttle control butterfly valve has proven to be the issue. After fixing several CELs and continuing to get into limp mode I elected to simply remove the butterfly valve and have seemed to cured my problems. Towing with this vehicle has proven worth the investment for me. Since owning I have towed 24 ft bumper camper all over the US. Performs well and i'm very satisfied with it. i have kept up most all the maintenance myself. Not sure how much more life my truck has but i'm keeping till it dies. Best vehicle I have ever owned.
Hey guys, I am considering buying a 2014 Ram Ecodiesel with around 165k miles. I am somewhat aware of the typical issues with the ecodiesel, but I'm curious how they hold up with higher milage. Any advice?

Anything special I should be aware of or look at? I am a capable mechanic and I'm very familiar with diesels. And I do most of my own maintenance.

Also, I plan to pull a 20-25 ft bumper pull RV with it. It should be under the official weight limit. Any thoughts on how the 3.0 handles towing?

Thanks
Drw
I would also add that if it already has that many miles on, it was well taken care and not prone to accidents he issues that 10% of owners have. Those are of course the ones we hear the most about…also, it’s great from towing and has plenty of torque. Just make sure you check the specs for that particular truck. Mine, because of its setup, only has 1188lbs of weight it can carry and only 6995lbs towing capacity. When you start running the numbers with cargo and tongue weight, the trailer gets small…
 
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