what specifically are you worried about? As a technology, diesel is very proven for longevity. While I would feel better if it was the RAM engine, curious as to what issues you are talking about.So I had been looking at the diesel for a while and it seems like the way people talk about the Engine/Exhaust system these have a limited lifespan until costly repairs are expected. What is everyone’s plan as these start getting into the 70-100k mile range?
this is not true, do you own a diesel?Just a reminder the worst thing for these DEF Systems is town only driving and idling. The exhaust needs to heat up to clean out the particulate filter that causes most of the issues. I've seen Jeeps and Rams with less than 7k miles have the "Service DEF System" pop up because they don't drive anywhere. You need to either drive with a heavy foot or go on a decent length road trip to have the exhaust heat up to clean out that filter. You can probably find EcoDiesel Delete systems by now, but if you live in an Emissions testing required area, or care about your warranty, it's pointless.
Also, how the dealer cleans them out, is a Re-Gen. Basically they park your vehicle outside, it's hooked up to a computer, and it runs at about 3,500-5k for an hour or so. Sounds awful for the motor but that's what all the manufacturers do.
I hear a lot about the longevity of the DPF filter across various sources. Not specific to the Ecodiesel necessarily but just the technology in general.what specifically are you worried about? As a technology, diesel is very proven for longevity. While I would feel better if it was the RAM engine, curious as to what issues you are talking about.
This has got to be the most idiotic statement I have read on this forum.Diesel is done. The emissions regs starting in 2007 ended everything. The emissions equipment has become too complicated, expensive and fragile. All the major oems have been busted for cheating regs out of desperation beyond the uber complexity. Everyone who has owned a 2007+ from any maker has learned the hard way. Might take another decade for everyone to figure that out. They still sell them because there are still clueless chumps - who, despite about 14 yrs now of internet chatter - are willing to pay an extra 6k up front and at least as much for repairs later - to live out some childhood fantasy
of being a trucker.
Ford just killed the Diesel Powerstroke option on the F-150, a mere 3 years after introduction. Why? The gasoline and gasoline/hybrid engines are cheaper and have better paylod/towing and comparable fuel economy.This has got to be the most idiotic statement I have read on this forum.
(in response to "Diesel is done..." comment from NBB)