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Ecodiesel Reability? 2014-2016?

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Eco Diesels' started by Alexender, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Alexender

    Alexender Junior Member

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    How is the reability on Ram with the 3.0 V6 Turbo Ecodiesel 2014 too 2016?

    Are they reliable?
     
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    Near as I can tell, some are and some aren't. Might be best to check your local dealers and see if they have a certified diesel tech. If not stay away.
     
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    Hit and miss on 14's, pretty decent after that. I had a 14 and loved it, but stepped up to a 2500
     
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    I wanted one and decided it was worth trying. Bought a 2016 and everything's been great. From what I read online I got real worried. But another guy I work with bought one and loved it. So I went for it and couldn't be happier. Just remember most satisfied customers don't have a reason to go to a forum and post. Some people do have reasons and share them. But typically they're a vocal minority.
     
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    Run, 17 are now blowing up as well :(
     
  6. Alexender

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    its the damn turbo on these engines that i dont trust.

    I mean n/a motor are preetty stout, But when you add a turbo seem to have problem.
     
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    Any diesel engine is pretty much useless without a turbo nowadays. When you get rid of the throttle butterfly valve, you have a lot less problems with using turbos...lol

    There have been very few reported issues with the Garrette 2056 turbo used on these engines.
     
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    I saw almost no turbo issues on the forums with the EcoDiesel. Main problems we're coolant bypass valves that mixed coolant and oil, and emissions.
     
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    Many turbos on the 5.9 Cummins last the life of the engine. 300000 miles plus.
     
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    Alexander, just my opinion. The 3.0 diesel doesn't make sense any more. The entry price for the diesel is too high. And the fuel is expensive also.The engine, in order to comply with the epa has become very complicated as did the exhaust. Unless you are towing and need the torque, you might be better off with the Pentastar. My final thought is, there is a reason you can't get a lifetime warranty on diesels.
     
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