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RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

Mich800 seems the to be catalytic converters and EGR coolers from what I have seen on the other forums. Have not heard about the fuel filter housing issue with the Cummins, what is the issue? I work in the QC department now and can tell you we have vendor sorts going on every day. Just like every car company out there, yep even GM Nutz SMH. No one has incoming inspection anymore, the vendor certifies the parts are in spec and they come in to the plant and go right out to the floor. If an out of spec part is not caught during assembly it ends up in a vehicle and is just a ticking bomb for the customer. These again is the way it is done at ALL the car companies no mater the brand. Don I have a recall on my Fridge that is for the fuel filter housing that they say could catch fire but don't have a fix yet.:S
transamz9 02/28/15 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

Bucky I hope you don't go to work for another dealer then. They all have recall parts that are on back order. GM more so then FCA and Ford. I did say this " Getting parts seems to be the biggest issue with this engine. Only one plant is making it right now and parts are hard to come by. " What do you do for the dealership? Not supply chain management I'm guessing ;) Now a days all manufactures share parts from the same vendors. So when******happens the vendor not only still has to supply the assembly plants but now they have to make parts for the recall, not an easy task. The only issue I have had with my truck was the U-connect froze up. When I stopped for coffee I turned the truck off and when I restarted it a few minutes later it was fine and has never done it again. I do have to take it in for the ECM DEF re-flash one of these days. Not a big deal for me but I'm sure some other people would make a big deal about it. Don What part is hard to come by that is holding up the repairs you are referring to? BTW, it is the fault of the vendor they are in this situation. Assuming they provided defective parts and Fiat did not spec an improper part. But this is the case with any manufacturer/OEM. I'm waiting on a fix for my fuel filter housing recall on my 13 Ram Cummins.
transamz9 02/27/15 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on the noise my 2006 Explorer 4.6 v8 3V is making

I didn't listen to the videos yet but I will almost put money on a heat shield or cat rattling on the inside. It's happened to every one of our F150s. I did have one making a bad noise once and it ended up being one of the lift brackets mounted on the heads. I was vibrating at idle. With the engine running take you hand and grab the lifting brackets and it should stop. If not, when the truck is off and cooled down take your hand and smack the exhaust up next to the cats in different places and on the heat shields. You have something that has come loose and making the noise.
transamz9 02/23/15 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 59 1/2" too tall? Need advice NOW Please !

The truck should squat at least 2" so you should be just fine. My 5er runs a little bit nose high on my 3500 but it's all good.
transamz9 02/22/15 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins - $11k for 200k miles?

I The auto trans. is the worst part of that truck. Think again! The 48RE is a pretty good transmission with regular service. I think you are stuck on the automatics offered in the earlier Dodges. Check it out, they ALL (Dodge, GM, and Ford) have had their share of problems with their automatic transmissions! Your right they all had their share, but the 48RE is by far the worst. I've been pushing over 450 hp through my 48RE for years towing well over it's rating with no problems. I would say that it's pretty tough my self. They don't have the best programming but they are tough.;)
transamz9 02/22/15 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: If a pickup truck has been "Lifted" and tricked out...

Hey Grit Dog, If you would read my next post you will see that do in fact have a level kit on it. The Picture you see is with the truck lifted 2.5" in the front and 3" in the rear sitting on 22 pounds of air in the bags. Now it's not a monster lift but it is "lifted";)
transamz9 02/19/15 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF in Ram

I would not consider a DPF equipped diesel truck without DEF.I have been driving a '13 without DEF since Aug.'13. No issues. The previous '08 DPF eqiped no DEF one I drove for 2 years had no issues either. 2013 model Ram Cummins has DEF. You must be running a 2012.I did not say it was a Ram. They are IC Navistar school buses. The comment was about diesels trucks not specifically a Ram,Chevy,or Ford. The new '14 school buses that the school crop. bought are def equiped. I'm sorry, I had the OP's question in my head when I posted.
transamz9 02/19/15 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: If a pickup truck has been "Lifted" and tricked out...

OP, Here's my lifted tricked out truck and I am far from some young kid. I would put it up against any 2500/3500 SRW truck on this forum towing, ride quality, or ready to tow condition. You need to do your homework though on the upgrades that have been done to it and why. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/truck%20pix/DSCF0257_zpsb0c7a815.jpg What lift kit did you use and how high.Height and wheels and tires are standard looking.What tricks did you do,black lights? I just went with a 2.5" level kit up front and my air ride suspension in the rear. The tires are a little over an inch taller than factory and almost an inch wider. Yes the wheels are factory (I like them). The first week I got it I blacked the lights out, added stainless rocker trim, bed rail stainless,tubular step bars, and an exhaust tip. Since then I have added billet grill inserts, bull bar, level kit, 4-link air ride with on board air, replaced step bars with oval bars, MBRP turbo back exhaust, K&N drop in, Bully Dog GT tuner, 7 inch touch screen CD/DVD/MP3/Bluetooth/GPS/Back Up Camera,upgraded speakers with sub (all amplified), some interior LED accent lighting and some back up lighting so my DW can see the boat trailer when backing down the ramp.
transamz9 02/19/15 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF in Ram

I would not consider a DPF equipped diesel truck without DEF.I have been driving a '13 without DEF since Aug.'13. No issues. The previous '08 DPF eqiped no DEF one I drove for 2 years had no issues either. 2013 model Ram Cummins has DEF. You must be running a 2012.
transamz9 02/19/15 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Implications of a replaced "chip" in diesel TV?

Tuner is a more correct term. Yes, since uncle sam got involved the price has skyrocketed. There now over a thousand dollars. The problem is that is only a start. Add upgraded transmission, exhaust, intake and you can sink 7-8 grand into a truck easily. And for what? A few HP increase. :h I only have about $1200 in tuner and exhaust and still running my 10 year old factory stock trans. I have a little more than a few hp over stock. It's all in how you use them.;) OP, with most tuners you can just remove the program from the truck and then unplug the tuner and it will be back to factory settings.
transamz9 02/18/15 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: If a pickup truck has been "Lifted" and tricked out...

Um... I am just trying to buy a nice tow vehicle. Nothing fancy, just reliable, honest and strong and diesel. I have to focus on early 2000 models due to budget, so I have to be picky and don't want to get one that is beat. Great info though! Good looking lifted dodge... gurgle. I will tell you that you will pay a premium price for a properly "lifted and tricked" truck or low mileage bone stock in the early 2000 models. They are sought after pretty hard because of emissions (lack of) and the problems that were had out of some of the later years of 2000 models.
transamz9 02/18/15 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: If a pickup truck has been "Lifted" and tricked out...

OP, Here's my lifted tricked out truck and I am far from some young kid. I would put it up against any 2500/3500 SRW truck on this forum towing, ride quality, or ready to tow condition. You need to do your homework though on the upgrades that have been done to it and why. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/truck%20pix/DSCF0257_zpsb0c7a815.jpg I dont think most would look at your truck as "lifted" as seemed to be implied by the op and "tricked" or loud. Without a lot more info I know I would think more like this one below when someone says "lifted and loud". Not speaking for op or anyone else but from time to time people are more so referring to trucks like this and not yours. Yours doesn't look like it has any lift at all. It's nice but then all Dodges are nice. http://i.imgur.com/r5WDlP0l.jpg Thanks for the complement. I still say that without more info a lot of people are making blanket statements. Lifted is lifted. Tricked is tricked. Because of pulling my fifth wheel mine is only lifted 2.5 inches with 34 inch tires. I have to run the rear of the truck a little low (squatted) so the 5er does not run too nose high. It is riding on a custom 4 link total air ride rear suspension with on board air. It also tuned and has a turbo back MBRP exhaust so it is "loud" too. The OP needs to give a little more info before a true educated opinion can be given.;)
transamz9 02/18/15 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Capacity Comparisons For 2015 Trucks

The issue with the shuttle. Reality us, that HW SUV IIRC as to what it was, may very well could be certified by an engineer to d that day in and out. While some may say hog wash, reality is, moving said shuttle at 1-3 mph day.in and out has a different spec than towing at 60 mph! Same with the tires on my bobcat 10.5-16.5 tires in an LR d can Cary 4500 lbs. It if you read the teeny tiny fine print, the limit is 3000 lbs if speeds over 25 mph are ran. Same as a typical truck tire in the same size. Specs can vary based on usage. Just as for MY use, the said towing specs are a crock of smelly stuff out the rear of a bull! How often have you had this Bobcat on two wheels? I did a good rendition of chubby checkers twist once, does that count?!?!?! On the rear wheels. Never figured out how to do on the fronts only........ Who is this Dr Dwyer? Some have not read spec books on specing BIG trucks either. Marty You've never had the front bucket loaded to the point that it gets the rear wheels off the ground? The point I'm trying to make is that a skid steer will overload it's tires on a regular basis. By the size tire you posted you have a smallish sized skid steer probably in the 7-8000# range. Add a 2000-3000 pound load to the bucket and you are overloading tires in a lot of conditions. Have you ever had one blow because of the weight you are applying to it?
transamz9 02/18/15 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: If a pickup truck has been "Lifted" and tricked out...

OP, Here's my lifted tricked out truck and I am far from some young kid. I would put it up against any 2500/3500 SRW truck on this forum towing, ride quality, or ready to tow condition. You need to do your homework though on the upgrades that have been done to it and why. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/truck%20pix/DSCF0257_zpsb0c7a815.jpg
transamz9 02/18/15 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Capacity Comparisons For 2015 Trucks

The issue with the shuttle. Reality us, that HW SUV IIRC as to what it was, may very well could be certified by an engineer to d that day in and out. While some may say hog wash, reality is, moving said shuttle at 1-3 mph day.in and out has a different spec than towing at 60 mph! Same with the tires on my bobcat 10.5-16.5 tires in an LR d can Cary 4500 lbs. It if you read the teeny tiny fine print, the limit is 3000 lbs if speeds over 25 mph are ran. Same as a typical truck tire in the same size. Specs can vary based on usage. Just as for MY use, the said towing specs are a crock of smelly stuff out the rear of a bull! How often have you had this Bobcat on two wheels?
transamz9 02/18/15 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF in Ram

DEF systems were introduced in 2013 for the pickups and 2014 for the chassis cabs. The Chassis trucks had it before the pick-ups. I think they started in 11 or 12. The pick-ups started in 13.
transamz9 02/18/15 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

I didn't find this 2013 study listed in this thread. Interesting food for thought, but glad I bought a diesel for my TC ;). University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute Pretty interesting study. I'm sure the diesel owners will chime in and dispute the results. Also, I didn't see where the author included financing costs for each vehicle and add that into the 3 & 5 year TCO. Add that in then most of the diesel trucks would have no "financial" advantage. I highlight financial as this study is only that. I don't think that any of us diesel heads are claiming to save money by owning one but we are saying that in the end a diesel don't cost any more than a gas but using your terms, the financial advantage in most of our cases is that we get a more capable truck for the same money. A diesel don't make sense for some but it most defiantly does for others.
transamz9 02/18/15 08:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: What was Ram thinking

My 2005 does not have Dodge on it anywhere and I have owned it since new and I have not removed any badges.
transamz9 02/17/15 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: What was Ram thinking

A couple pictures of a proposed upper scale model to be (maybe) offered, followed by 5 pages of predictable b@tching, chest thumping, whining, and attacking. Come on spring time, warm up. We gotta get out there and do some camping. No speculation. This model is a go. Most to the individuals that expressed they do not like the design are Ram people. So the question is why take it so personal if there is not a 100% consensus on your preferred brands design. I know I am not a fan of every design to come out from my preferred brand. I'm with you. I am a Ram guy and I do not like the new design. I do not understand why the OEM of any of the brands feel they have to advertise the brands in such big ways. People that are brand loyal don't need to have the names look like billboards across the tailgates. The people that don't care which brand they drive don't pay attention to the names on them no matter how big they are posted. I guess what makes it look so bad to me is they have not change the truck itself any, just added a different grill and tailgate. If they had done a big redesign on the body and everything it may not have been as bad. IDK, maybe it will grow on me. I do know that the new GM design was a home run. I have liked it since the first one I saw. Ford is the same as Ram to me. They changed the grill, tailgate and hood and pretty much left the rest the same except the F150. It is a home run too. Very nice looking truck.
transamz9 02/15/15 03:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck mechanic opinion...

A lot of shops will sell you a Idler arm because they are an easy sale. They are like Ram Ball Joints. They are mis-diagnosed a lot. It was probably fine.
transamz9 02/14/15 05:45am Tow Vehicles
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