Ecodiesel reliability - as cited by Ram drivers

  1. WXman

    WXman Well-Known Member

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    Diesel in the Jeep: 23 MPG avg. with 50/50 split city and highway stock, 26 MPG avg. with 50/50 split city and highway tuned. 14 MPG while towing ~7,000 lbs.

    4.7L/5.7L V8 in Ram: 13 MPG avg. with 50/50 split city and highway. 9-11 MPG towing ~7,000 lbs.

    Diesel fuel obviously is more expensive than 87 octane gasoline. But still, there was some savings there on fuel usage alone. Once or twice, I got 500 miles out of a tank of fuel in my Jeep.
     
  2. NFRs2000NYC

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    Again, my single anecdotal experience of our 2014 GC Diesel is 85000 trouble free miles. Yes, i realize it is an anecdotal example, and yes, I realize that parts for diesels are more expensive, but it doesn't seem that their failure rate/trouble rate is any worse than most other engines. My JKUR with the pentastar had to get the oil filter housing replaced, and the 2012 folks had their heads replaced en masse.
     
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    Just in my small group of people I know that have it in the ram it's been a hassle for most of them. The most recent has been driving a loaner jl while they replace the engine in eco diesel. All the issues with them is what solidified my decision to not wait. If the 3.6 was a slouch I might have been more tempted to wait but with the new 8 speed I've yet to want for more power or torque especially in 4low.
     
  4. SamIam

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    I have heard every opinion on the spectrum. From really good to really bad about the ED. I was convinced to buy the JLUR ED but my consideration was purely financial. Knowing all diesels can do and how it has more torque than gas, I wanted a diesel. But my JLUR was 51 and change out the door with all options, going to ED was probably going to add another 5K and that was something I was not going to do. So I went with 3.6 and it has performed really well during this 3 months. No trouble whatsoever and gas milage is decent for a Wrangler. around town I get up to 19 and highway up to 23 and sometimes 24 mpg. And this is my 5 Wrangler. Never had issues, I drive off-road but don't abuse it, so it performs well. I'm a happy camper...
     
  5. Jlu2019*

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    2014 ram ecodisel owner here 80000 miles. no grenade but a few engine related issues that i would like to share. first the emission cheating scandal and subsequent recall this yet to play out fully we will see how this goes. Second i had to have my catalytic converter replaced, when it failed it put me into a 300 mile until vehicle is disabled fault. second and the most concerning is the service electronic throttle sysytem fault that puts you into limp mode, it happens when its cold outside. my dealer stated maybe one year FCA will finally figure this out just a few weeks ago when it happened to me. all of these issues is what led me to start looking at JLUR and i am HEAVILY leaning to a 3.6L for simplicty and reliability.
     
  6. BenDiesel

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    Just remember the 3.6 is drive by wire aswell
     
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    The 3.6 is a workhorse and I never had any issues with it. I do my own oil change, and take it to the dealership for tire rotation and balance. I really like it and with gasoline around 2.15 here in Central Florida, it's a decent option. Beaches are close, Ocala national forest is less than 1 hour away, Florida Keys 3 hours away. I really enjoy the daily driver aspect of the JLUR. And they just came out with the lowest cost of ownership for 5 years. Thank God for this awesome country and it's awesome creativity...
     
  8. #diesel

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    This is a perfect example of why I abandoned any hope that anyone could make a reliable, modern diesel. Having a blast in my ‘19 JLUR six-speed.
     
  9. BenDiesel

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    I'm gona put this here because I don't know why not?
     
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