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If memory serves, the dealer was trying to replace the entire fuel system on that truck. I've heard of that one time in that thread. Doesn't mean it couldn't happen but a repair like that is about a .001% chance given the number of Cummins engines on the road. I would call that an outlier and not the norm and wouldn't personally consider it in my decision making. There's always an outlier somewhere.That's your preference, but most people would buy used and not even blink. Also a new hemi is like $7000 directly from mopar, which is still cheaper than doing injectors.
I live in Canada, but many in the USA have rusty trucks as well. DEF issues are not related to "up north" in any way.
Slightly bigger truck, my brother drives a peter built (small box truck) and recently his company had to spend $32,000+ (CAD) within a few months; turbo, DEF issues, something else I'm forgetting.
Another guy on this forum was also quoted $30,000 to fix his cummins. I don't remember the thread but I can try and find it back. I can buy 3 new hemis for that price.
A diesel mechanic on YT (Alex from The Getty Adventures) drives a power wagon but absolutely loves Cummins. He fixes a ton of them and other diesels, mainly in busses and trucks like that but it's the same 6.7 cummins in Ram vs a bus. If you watch his videos he'll tell you the truth about diesels, you need very deep pockets.
I think the point is: there are only 2 real problems with the hemi, broken manifolds and lifter tick. Manifolds are cheap to fix (permanently) and lifters happen to < 3% IMHO. Beyond that it will run pretty much guaranteed without repairs for $250,000+ with standard maintenance. It's definitely the cheaper option. No turbos, no DEF, no injectors, no gelling diesel in the tank (for those who experience winter) etc etc.
I read the forums too. Folks up north have a lot more issues with DEF since it can freeze and cause problems.
The 3.6 is a light duty truck, I had two and never again, 269 pounds of torque is very poor. You would have been more pleased with just the 5.7 no E-torque.Help Please, I bought a 2022 1500 BH with the 3.6 eTorque and am hauling a fiberglass boat and trailer (approx weight 3000lbs). I fear I should have bought a HD truck and am considering doing so. I'll be taking 1 or 2, 1000 mile trips per year hauling the boat/trailer. The remainder of the time I'll be using the truck as my primary vehicle and usually do 10,000 to 12,000 miles per year running here and there. If I do buy the 2500 what kind of fuel mileage can I realistically expect with the 6.4 Hemi or the 6.7 diesel? Any input or lessons learned will be greatly appreciated.
So glad I don't live there anymore, for so many reasons. I am headed up that way soon though. I'll have to watch for biodiesel.As can biodiesel, which is mandated by many states due to agribusiness lobbyists. High gel temp and short storage life make all but daily use, high load applications untenable for diesel engines anymore. Here in Minnesota, biodiesel is mandatory. Their is no pure No. 2 diesel to be found. Anywhere.
$220 wowzers here in high price Portland Oregon area local dealer offers Rotella T-6 15w40 or 5w40 oil changes for $179.00 including tire rotation...