Ecodiesel Dies on vacation.

RobertD

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Check the paperwork the HPFP is listed. Go there and pull your own fuel sample to have tested and if I'm not mistaken the Water-in-Fuel sets a dash indicator.
Part of why dealers try to push the blame to the customer is what you pay for the repair is sometimes almost double what warranty pays.
I check the paperwork I didnt find the HPFP listed. Some of the fuel system was, injectors, lines. But, the first three linses of the warranty paperwork states void is cause by accident or abuse. I'm guessing they will say water in the fuel is abuse.
 

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I don't seem to have the same experience with My old 2009 Ram HEMI or my current 2016 Ram Ecodiesel

The only issues that i had with the 2009 was covered under recall & that was exhaust manifold bolts on the passenger side & pinion nut seal, also covered under warranty, but they fixed it wrong & the whole read differential had to be rebuilt, but they paid for that too.

Everything with the ecodiesel has been covered under warranty, but some recalls have not yet been fixed due to a parts shortage

Neither vehicle has ever been on the hook, they were able to drive to the dealership under their own power.

Unlike the Fords that i have owned, automatic transmissions are always being towed to get the transmissions repaired
GT, I hear you. My brother has an old dodge with a diesel. The dang truck is falling apart around that old diesel. But, the motor still hums along. knowing what I know after reading the forums and what happened to my truck. I waould be afraid to buy or drive an ecodiesel out of town. I know my wife wouldn't. You mess up her beach vacation and some on is going to pay hell. That's me at the moment. LOL
 

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If your truck went through the class action suit, you have a extension on your warrantee. Call Ram cares and have them put you in touch with the person handling claims. I think its under a code "w79". Maybe it will help. I had a DEF pump fail at 107k & 5+ years. They covered it.
 

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I check the paperwork I didnt find the HPFP listed. Some of the fuel system was, injectors, lines. But, the first three linses of the warranty paperwork states void is cause by accident or abuse. I'm guessing they will say water in the fuel is abuse.
This is straight from the AEM settlement paperwork: High pressure injection pump and regulator.
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It pretty much covers anything that handles the fuel or air going through the engine. About the only thing it doesn't spell out specifically is the intercooler, but the turbo and the rest of intake assembly is mentioned.
 

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Well, the truck is repaired to the tune of $9200. All in with towing and exspense to get home. It cost me $10K. It was hard to write that check! i did open a claim with Ram and they did investigate. They ultimately denied my claim due to the fuel contamination. I also got a sample of the fuel and it does have some sort of contaimination in it. I don't think it's water because the fuel and contamination never separate. I have opened a case with the place I bought the fuel. So, I'll see how far Iget with that.
 

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So, the same thing just happened to me: 2018 ecodiesel, got it with 15k miles, drove it another 12k over 10 months, and then out of nowhere it just wouldn't start. no warning lights or sluggishness. the dealership took a fuel sample: no gas, but fuel was miscolored, and with small metal debris. worse: the fuel sensor was covered in gel. Their diagnosis: the biodiesel I'd been putting in gelatinized. (B20R80 from the local Biofuel Oasis in Berkeley). They said i either got a bad batch, or it was contaminated, but more likely: the Ecodiesel engine is just too sensitive for biofuel (Even a B20, not a B99 or anything). Yeah, I should have replaced the filters the second i started putting biofuel in. Anyway, Curious if anyone here had a similar experience or could offer any insight on if replacing fuel filter more often would allow me to put in biofuel.
 
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