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It happened, my 2018 ecodiesel engine blown up

Dream Big

Member
Feb 1, 2017
38
19
Truck Year
2015
JTCRacing:
What was the problem?
How the engine failed?
I have 120K on mine and need to be aware.
After using a good internal engine cleaner, drop the oil pan, clean the oil pick up thoroughly, and then do it again. Lots of oil gunk buildup. I have 203,000 and still going strong.
 

mstacey

New Member
Jul 10, 2024
1
1
Truck Year
2018
I have one more example of a 2018 engine failure. My truck had 82k miles on it. I also maintained the oil well. 4 oil changes in just under 2 years. I noticed some vibrations intermittently (once every week or two). I took it in a year ago under warranty. They couldn't find anything, but I suspect they didn't actually drive it very far. Over this last weekend it started vibrating and then the engine made some knocking sounds and a 0 oil pressure light went on. I pulled over immediately but I guess the damage was already done? Haven't heard from my mechanic what the exact issue was.
 

...a child of God

New Member
Apr 15, 2024
17
4
Truck Year
2016
Would "a child of God" say something like that? I thought the bible taught against retaliation?
Excellent comment.
You are referring the New Testament. The Old Testament was "eye for an eye". However, my comment is based on the condition of Man's mentality TOWARDS each other. Spread some JOY!

J-Jesus
O-others
Y-you
 

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
2,469
700
Truck Year
2015
Jesus also made a whip and drove out the thieves that were robbing people that were scarifying at the temple. Called them cave robbers.. IMO, VM Motori new darn well the shorting comings of the 3.0, Yet Fiat still released that motor on American Soil.
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
188
85
Truck Year
2015
My buddy just turned 510,000 miles on his EcoDiesel last week!

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TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
2,469
700
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Biodiesel, NOT that I'm against deleting ,but how many of those 510k miles were made deleted? Thier are Ford 6.0s still on the road but the (Greater) majority of those engines had reliability issues plus repairs, cost to keep them on the road . Deleted the 3.0 and HWY use the 3.0 does OK.
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
188
85
Truck Year
2015
Biodiesel, NOT that I'm against deleting ,but how many of those 510k miles were made deleted?
From the list below, RussellandCissy is the only one that I know who is running a bone stock EcoDiesel. He had 433,323 miles the last time I talked to him.

400,000 Mile Club
Ramdriver501 (truck #1) - 410,000 miles (engine and truck) - Totaled
VernDiesel - 423,000 miles (engine) - Cracked Head
RussellandCissy - 433,323 miles (engine and truck) - Still in Operation

450,000 Mile Club
James (non-forum member) - 452,000 miles (engine) - HPFP Failure

500,000 Mile Club

Tyler_R - 510,000 miles (engine and truck) - Still in Operation
Muzzerall - 517,403 miles (engine, transmission, and truck) - Unknown
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
188
85
Truck Year
2015
Thier are Ford 6.0s still on the road but the (Greater) majority of those engines had reliability issues plus repairs, cost to keep them on the road . Deleted the 3.0 and HWY use the 3.0 does OK.
So far, my 2020 Ram EcoDiesel has been flawless. Here's the list of repairs for my 2015 Ram EcoDiesel thus far:

DateMileagePart DescriptionPart #Cost
02/11/2192,313Water Pump68211202ABPowertrain Warranty
08/10/2196,304Front Shocks

Rear Shocks

Bilstein 24-187343
4600 series
Bilstein 24-187350
4600 series
Labor
$204.00 per pair

$152.00 per pair

$280.00
09/01/2197,036Lower Ball Joints
N/A
Labor
Wheel Alignment
$199.90
$211.46
$119.95
07/20/22105,715Driver side CV Axle
Mopar 68028398AC
Labor
$381.89
$211.80
08/27/22106,964Rear Cab ExhaustersMopar 68323649AB$12.44 per pair
10/28/22109,119BatteryOdyssey AGM49H8L5$312.46
09/15/23113,732NOx Sensor - upstream
NOx Sensor - downstream
Mopar 68250217AB
Mopar 68250214AB
AEM Warranty
AEM Warranty
09/27/23114,118DEF Injector
DEF Pump
Mopar 68438682AA
Mopar 68232842AD
AEM Warranty
AEM Warranty
11/21/23115,542EGR Valve Cooler
Bushing x 2
EGR Tube Gasket x 2
O-ring x 2
Mopar 68483334AA
Mopar 68490221AA
Mopar 68211320AA
Mopar 68150060AA
AEM Warranty
AEM Warranty
AEM Warranty
AEM Warranty
02/05/24118,626Taillight Blinker BulbSylvania 3157$16.26 per pair
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
188
85
Truck Year
2015
It’s nice to see some good news 😂
The 2014 - 2019 (gen 2 EcoDiesel) certainly had some bottom end issues which is a combination of build quality and borderline design. The 2020 - 2023 (gen 3 EcoDiesel) is a very solid engine with a super low failure rate. There are a few reputable engine builders that are rebuilding the 2nd gen engine with great success.

All three of my EcoDiesel trucks are 100% bone stock. So far, I've had no major issues. But if I do have an engine failure, then I'll have the engine rebuilt.
 

RikkiB

New Member
Jul 6, 2024
9
3
Truck Year
2018
Biodiesel, NOT that I'm against deleting ,but how many of those 510k miles were made deleted? Thier are Ford 6.0s still on the road but the (Greater) majority of those engines had reliability issues plus repairs, cost to keep them on the road . Deleted the 3.0 and HWY use the 3.0 does OK.
I asked him about the delete today. He hasn’t done it since he’s worried about the warranty on the new engine.
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
188
85
Truck Year
2015
I asked him about the delete today. He hasn’t done it since he’s worried about the warranty on the new engine.

There's nothing wrong with keeping it factory. We've seen many stock EcoDiesels make it to 300,000 miles.
 

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
2,469
700
Truck Year
2015
Many LMBO...THE motor cost Fiat 3.5 $billion+ in loses,10 of 1000s blown motors..countless owners stranded by fires, EGR and plenum, tone ring failures, , ETC, yep and many people believe Joe B is fit to be president.
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
188
85
Truck Year
2015
Many LMBO...
Based on the number of EcoDiesels out there with 300,000 miles, many of those are stock trucks. We see them quite often in the EcoDiesel facebook groups. It won't be too much long before we start see 300,000-mile trucks pop up in the 3rd gen EcoDiesel as well. As of right now, most of the 3rd gen high mileage trucks are in that that 200,000 - 250,000-mile range. So far, most of those have been stock tucks.

The point I'm trying to make is that stock trucks vs tuned trucks/Jeeps are doing fine. The issue with a stock truck/Jeep is the emissions. Eventually, the DEF pump, sensors, EGR cooler, DPF, etc. will need to be replaced, but the engine itself does pretty well considering the EcoDiesel has a B10 service life of 150,000 miles.
 

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
2,469
700
Truck Year
2015
Many = what...no doubt they exist...but show me Many 300k miles 3.0 with out major... repairs..and yes stranding the owner in uncontrolled situations is a major problem and considered a major repair .. other than maintenance items.
 

...a child of God

New Member
Apr 15, 2024
17
4
Truck Year
2016
Would "a child of God" say something like that? I thought the bible taught against retaliation?
Oh very nice. My response to the above has been deleted. It was respectful and simply explained what biodiesel didn't want to hear. It's 👌🏻. It obviously put you in your place.
 
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