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Ecodiesel

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Eco Diesels' started by Wareagle32, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Wareagle32

    Wareagle32 Senior Member

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    Thinking about buying a ram 1500 crew cab 4x4 with ecodiesel. Need pros and cons. Will be daily driver. Drive 60 miles round trip to work all interstate.
     
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    Pro: you will save a consierable amount of money using the EcoDiesel, powerful engine
    Con: louder than a hemi but probably quieter than a cummins
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    Looking to buy ecodiesel need help with pros and cons of the truck. Will engine and tranny last.
     
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    Do you plan on doing a lot of long driving? I was talking to a friend whom works at a dealership and (please correct me if I’m wrong) if you don’t drive them for long enough time frames you get a message on the screen saying you need to go for a 30-60 min drive


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    awesome fuel mileage the trans is as good as in the hemi but you have to drive a fair distance when you drive it as it has to regen, either than that you will love it.
     
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    You might want to check the EcoDiesel forum. There are LOTS of engine failures. I had a 2016. Loved the truck, but got rid of it because of all the reports of engine trouble. Seems you either get a good one which lasts for 100's of thousands of miles, or it will blow up and any given time??? Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason. It is a known problem. Hope this helps...
     
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    Plan on being a daily drive takes me 30-40 min to get to work all interstate
     
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    ecodiesel has pretty good fuel economy with the driving you are doing it will pay for itself pretty quick you will enjoy it very much.
     
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    ^^ should be ok -
    Since it doesn’t sound like ur hauling, a gas motor may be a better choice for you. But hey, what ever floats ur boat. I would drive a hemi with a 8 speed and an eco so u can have a good understanding of the two trucks and how they perform and make a decision that best suits ur needs.
     
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    I have a 2015 crew cab hemi. Really like the fuel mileage of the eco diesel
     

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