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Ecodiesel Reability? 2014-2016?

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

  1. Andrew Mills

    Andrew Mills Junior Member

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    I love mine until it blew.
     
  2. Arek1

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    Just traded my 2017 Eco Laramie for 2019 Laramie 5.7 Hemi. I owed Eco Diesel for 1 year and 3 months. Put 28000 miles on it. Yes I loved it, specially the gas millage. During that time I took it for warranty repairs 4 time each time dealer kept it for 7-10 days. Replaced EGR gaskets, then whole EGR with Intake Manifold, cat. Converter, exhaust and oxygen sensors and other small items like door seals etc. I had the engine light come in about six - seven times mostly went away the next day so I didn't bather to take it for service. I was afraid that it will cost me to much of wasted time and money to keep fixing it after the warranty expires. I heard that the new '20 Eco Diesel will have a completely redesigned new engine with beefed up components, pistons cylinders. I was gonna wait for the new one but its like becoming a guanine pig testing the new production. Eco's with current model engine have been nothing but problems starting in '14 and ending in 18' (they don't make em anymore). I don't think that there was even one owner that did not have one or two larger problems with it in the first six months owning it. The drawback to my new Hemi is that it drinks a lot of gas vs Eco but hopefully wont keep braking down on me.
     
  3. Patrity

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    Never had an issue, just a DPF sensor at 38k miles
     
  4. Arek1

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    I wish that was my case because I really liked the Eco Diesel. Maybe my problem is California and its programming for emission control that is messing with vehicle performance. All the parts braking down on me were related to California emission control. May be different then in Texas?
     
  5. Slevin

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    I've only had mine for 6 months and 10k miles so I can't speak to reliability. But they come with a 5 yr/100k mile powertrain warranty so that's all I need.
     
  6. Rader

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    The production number of Jeep and 1500 14-16 is disclosed by the AEM recall to be approximately 100,000. A wild guestimate of units produced per month would be around 2,800, below is a FCA doucument about failures. Mine has been good so far but if I had read this before purchase I would have passed on the Eco-D. Of note, AEM reflash cause a serious cold engine lack of power, some call it throttle lag, also a significant drop in milage in my personal truck.

    To: Hebert, [email protected][[email protected]]

    Cc: Bunker, 6yron([email protected]: 'Fuentes. [email protected] ([email protected]ca.gov)'{[email protected] .gov); 'Heben:[email protected]ca.govJ: Lee Bob {FCA){[email protected]}

    From: Morinchln Patricia (FCA)

    sent: Thur 12/1/2016 9:40:48 PM

    Subject RE: 2017 Ram

    From: Chemoby MarX (FCA)

    Sent: Thursday. December 01, 20164:35 PM

    To: Bunker. Byron: Fuentes, [email protected] ([email protected]); Hebert.

    Ce: Lee Bob (FCA)

    Subject: RE: 2017 Ram


    Great and thank all 3 of you for your time.

    We have cleared the calendar at 3 pm.

    So you can soak on them, we will make the following points:

    Field Fix

    --;.=:=! . This CSN serves two purposes.

    1: First and foremost to revise the calibration to reduce crankshaft bearing loads during low rpm/high load conditions. These failures increased 61% May-July 2016 as compared to January-March. 2016: The failures increased another 30% August-October, 2016 averaging 215/month. We have been holding to clear the 2017 MY cert through your reruns. We cannot wait any longer with this frequency of failure.

    2. The CSN also contains the changes to controls and calibrations to align with the tailpipe emission performance of the 20 I 7 MY application as we have discussed and you have recently been evaluating. This can provide a significant improvement in driving emissions as we have seen in our collective testing.

    FCAFOIA



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  7. adam ant

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    Had my since 2014 with no problems great gas miles no problems. 20170201_152326.jpg
     
  8. jimboschnitz

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    Bought my 2016 used with 31K miles. I purchased a service contract because the history was sketchy and it was worth it. Vehicle had an egr cooler leak from day one, warranty on emissions at that time was 24 months/24K miles but with the service contract it only cost me the $100 deductible. I now have 95000 miles on it and it has been trouble free. The key to diesel longevity is you can't drive it like a gas engine. You need to let it warm up a bit before you put your foot into the throttle and you need to let it idle for a few minutes when you come off the highway. As for the upcharge for the diesel? Buy a low mileage used one with a good maintenance history, treat it gently like your wife or lover and it will provide many miles of trouble free driving. I have made 6 trips from Texas to Minnesota over the past years loaded as you see my attached photo. The worst fuel economy I've gotten on those trips was 14.48 mpg and the best was 18.73 mpg fully loaded. Empty I have averaged on long trips between 25 and 26 mpg consistently with a 3.92 rear end ratio. Diesel fuel usually averages about 30 to 40 cents more per gallon down here in TX but the price difference is probably a wash compared to the economy difference with a Hemi. I am looking forward to buying a used 2020 model with the new updated ecodiesel and anticipate by that time i will probably have about 200K to 250K miles on this one. I believe if I maintain it properly it should still be running strong at that time.
     
  9. woofie2

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    Diesels are an interesting beast, they have their own needs. My first summer job working at an implement dealership, they had two trucks, each driven by the their own driver.
    One was getting new injectors and head gasket, from "driven too soft". The second getting new turbo and pistons, because they cracked from being "driven too hard" the owner wanted the drivers to alternate trucks each week to even the issues. (other than issues they had similar mileage and good maintenance history, granted these were 2 ton hauling trucks)
    The issue is you can drive a diesel too soft, and you can drive it too hard,
     

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