How many miles have you driven your eco diesel?

sirdumpsalot

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Just over 20,000 since February 1 on my 2021. Been towing travel trailer all over the country and back twice. Had the first oil and fuel filters change at 8,000 and the second at 17,000 or so. As of last week the 4 OEM Goodyear Wranglers (265/75/18) and crappy donut spare are gone. Replaced with 5 Michelins. The spare is now an identical tire on an identical matching alloy rim.

NEW RAMers: WARNING!!!!!!!
That "Full Size Spare on a Steel Wheel" is NOT what you expect. Its a narrower, lower profile donut. Don't be surprised by it out in the middle of nowhere. Especially towing off road. RAM's idea of a "full size spare on steel rim" is a crime. The spare is not only narrower and lower profile, the tread pattern is nothing you want out there in the rain or even on hard dry dirt. Its got practically no tread. What is criminal to me is that this tire was put on a $60,000 truck with a full trailer tow package.... Something like A 245/55R20. "Full size" my ares!
are you using Tow/Haul mode? Surprised you don't have to change the oil at a faster interval
 

Doug Ram

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are you using Tow/Haul mode? Surprised you don't have to change the oil at a faster interval
Tow/haul mode, yes, it's always engaged when towing. I have the 3.92 gear ratio and am not a speedster. I closely watch the temps on the vehicle information screen and check oil levels before and after each day when towing. But, and its a big one, we live in the middle of nowhere in the Finger Lakes of upstate NY. The nearest grocery store or gas/diesel station is 15 miles of highway driving. We do very, very, very little city or suburban driving. The only idling it does is when I am moving and hooking up boat trailers around the beach or moving the RV.

I love this truck. Torque, great mileage, luxury ride. Before new tires I got MPGs of 28 to 30 when not towing and 12-13 when towing, depending on grade and speed. Recent trip to Virginia along I-81 I kept to speed limit and got 33 mpg, hand calculated. I expect the MPGs to go down a little bit with new gripier Michelin tires.
 

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Tow/haul mode, yes, it's always engaged when towing. I have the 3.92 gear ratio and am not a speedster. I closely watch the temps on the vehicle information screen and check oil levels before and after each day when towing. But, and its a big one, we live in the middle of nowhere in the Finger Lakes of upstate NY. The nearest grocery store or gas/diesel station is 15 miles of highway driving. We do very, very, very little city or suburban driving. The only idling it does is when I am moving and hooking up boat trailers around the beach or moving the RV.

I love this truck. Torque, great mileage, luxury ride. Before new tires I got MPGs of 28 to 30 when not towing and 12-13 when towing, depending on grade and speed. Recent trip to Virginia along I-81 I kept to speed limit and got 33 mpg, hand calculated. I expect the MPGs to go down a little bit with new gripier Michelin tires.
do you use a fuel additive or anything? 28 to 30 is pretty dang good
 

Doug Ram

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I use something in winter to prevent fuel jelling. I forget what exactly; its a gray bottle sold everywhere around here. The winter mix diesel sold around here just doesn't always cut it. We don't have a garage, so between home and where I work, at a local ski resort, it can be 10 degrees colder than the nearest city, which is Syracuse, certainly no global hot spot either.
 

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Videos about Ecodiesel mods, mostly made by Shawn Capson
This is mostly for the the newer members on this site


 
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VernDiesel

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GTyankee, That stuff never panned out to be a problem ie a solution. Shawn has long passed on. He was well intentioned. D&J naturally didn’t have success in selling Shawn’s ideas and stopped. No one has made the effort to get the videos some of which are good removed.
 

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Been a while since I’ve popped in here.

2017 Eco
71,000 miles
Only problems to date have been;
-Turbo underboost code, (GDE fixed that for me)
- Oil temp sensor bad (40$ For new sensor)
 
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