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CSI.one

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Apr 20, 2017
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Hi guy's,

A newbie here!

Very interested in buying a Ram 1500 ecodiesel, I was very keen until I saw all the ongoing problems and now very skeptical. I can't see spending a great deal of money on one and more when it dies. I know, it's a crap shoot as there are problems at ant time with all makes. I had a 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the great injectors, lots of money then GM doesn't want to know you, enough said. It's just a pity that they bring these engines to the market with these "known" problems, disgraceful!
 

Brady

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Find a truck with a clean Carfax and you shouldn't worry about the reliability of this platform. Yes, although unproven, the 3.0L VM engine failure rate might be a percentage point or two higher then a comparable gas truck, but it's by no means a ticking time bomb. My only advice is really do your homework and see if this drivetrain suits your needs rather then just the desire to own one.

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CSI.one

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Apr 20, 2017
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Find a truck with a clean Carfax and you shouldn't worry about the reliability of this platform. Yes, although unproven, the 3.0L VM engine failure rate might be a percentage point or two higher then a comparable gas truck, but it's by no means a ticking time bomb. My only advice is really do your homework and see if this drivetrain suits your needs rather then just the desire to own one.

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Hi Brady,

Thanks for the quick response. No, I plan on towing a travel trailer and do prefer a diesel to a gas truck. I was looking at replacing the Chevy with another 3500 but decided I didn't need that towing capacity anymore. I saw Ram had this and Chevy had the baby Duramax but this is too small an engine in a small truck. Thanks again.
 

BoostN

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Welcome!

Like Brady said, find a clean one and enjoy it. If it's out of powertrain warranty, I would most definitely say get an extended warranty and make sure it covers major components incase of a failure.
 

CSI.one

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Apr 20, 2017
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Welcome!

Like Brady said, find a clean one and enjoy it. If it's out of powertrain warranty, I would most definitely say get an extended warranty and make sure it covers major components incase of a failure.
Hi BoostN,

Thanks for your responses. Great idea!

Cheers.
 
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