thanks! I am looking forward to the 2019 / 2020 eco to see what parts change. I am hoping for improved main bearings, rods and maybe better software. I will be very interested in seeing someone like yourself do an engine tear down and see what's in there. Maybe some of those parts may make it into my 2015.OK.. IMO It will create More soot, and Mileage will be effected, Many 2017-18 Owners that use the truck for DD use are having problems early on, How do I knows this Because 17-18 Owners have come here after 36K miles after dealer cannot promise the repair will be covered under the 100K miles or the current emissions warranty, All have claimed 1-3GPM less than 14-16 Owners.
I don't do service work anymore, I do more manufacturing of Fuel and engine parts, etc. I do a lot of software updates and diagnostics , I see by the Data what's going on. I also have shops around N/A that called for service help, I probably have more Resources than any Private company in N/A. I have deep connections into FCA.. 100s of ED Owners have called and Talked to Me over the Years.
Thanks. A good friend of mine has that same engine in his F350 as well. I'm just wondering (and have to believe it's not a bad thing) if there is something similar I can/should do with my RAM EcoDiesel at some point. I'm not excited about potentially putting $$$ into the engine on and off for years. I keep my vehicles a long time (my wife and I drove her 1999 Plymouth Voyager minivan - purchased brand-new - for 13 years and 249,000 miles with nothing major) and was hoping this RAM would be one of those long-term ownership vehicles. (My previous truck was a - purchased new - 2000 Quad Cab with a 360 'Magnum' V8, and I drove that until 2016, when I bought this gently-used EcoDiesel from the 78-year oldmy son has a 2006 F350 with the 6.0. He did the EGR delete and put in an oversize radiator and it is all good. They are great engines when you get the EGR cooler and EGR off of them.
Thanks CS! Much appreciated.I think so, Mando. Just like in the 6.0, the EGR is the devil in the Eco. Fortunately we can tune the EGR off using software like a GDE tune. I think with the EGR off that it stays cooler and then the EGR cooler does not heat cycle as much and then break.
I am at about 77k and have never had a problem with this truck, running the GDE tune since about 5k. So, if you don't have it, i recommend it to you. California people say they pass emissions so it seems all good.