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Posted: 07/10/19 02:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never had an issue with any of my Dodge/Ram trucks. 1996.1998,2001,2011.2016,2018. I worked them all very hard, they love it. Good luck with whatever you do.


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I have a 2015 Ram 6.7 with 55,000 miles. I've had a couple minor engine codes that required a dealer trip. Only major thing was they had to replace the after treatment system. This took a week to get parts, but they gave me a rental vehicle and covered the cost under warranty.


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Airstreamer67 wrote:

I'm holding onto my '96 F250 diesel. It's as reliable today as it was back in 1996 when I drove it off the dealer's lot.


No doubt. They were pretty bad. [emoticon] It’s kind of like saying my horses pull my wagon just fine. Sure does, but try it with a 5000lb TC. Oh wait, don’t ... the brakes of that era were pretty bad compared to the newer trucks.

A close friend had a ‘96 and upgraded to a ‘16. I’ll take his word for it that it was a huge upgrade. Anyway, the thread was about 2015s, so I’ll be quiet now.


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We have a 2015 F-350, CC, DRW, 4x4, 6.7l. This is my first diesel, first dually, and first Ford; so, I don't really have anything to compare it to. It is a dream to drive! Whoever made the comment about the engine brake and the cruise control was spot-on. I turn on the tow/haul mode and set the cruise control at whatever the speed limit is (unless it's over 75) and go. She just goes without complaint over any grade. Over 70k on the odometer with 0 time in the shop other than basic maintenance. Love it!


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Funny part, I did not care about engine brake as driving in US, I did not hesitate to "let it ride" no matter the speed it could get on US freeways.
But this summer I drive north via Canadian highways and engine brake not used for 2 years of owning the truck, now gets it hard workout.
Some happen to electric cabin heater, what being $170 option was easy to order for Las Vegas, but never used. Now over 2 years later it become very cozy on British Columbia mornings. .. even in the summer.





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Y'all, there's alot to be said for the older iron. It's not bad and in some cases like OBS Powerstrokes, 7.3 Super dutys and 12V Dodges, it's pretty dang good. I could say the same for GMT400 trucks (minus the 6.5 turdbo diesel...).

BUT, if those touting the old trucks (I got one myself, last 5.9 diesel, 6 speed, tuned to kick some @ss) cant or won't recognize that the new iron is more powerful (stock), safer, more comfortable and more heavy duty all around, then your opinion is not really valid.


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Beside 6l Powerstroke I don't recognize any engine of last 20 years that is not reliable.
But it is new emission equipment with tens of sensors that being newer technology can show baby teeth.
Just like earlier CPS on 7.3l

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Funny part, I did not care about engine brake as driving in US, I did not hesitate to "let it ride" no matter the speed it could get on US freeways.
But this summer I drive north via Canadian highways and engine brake not used for 2 years of owning the truck, now gets it hard workout.
Some happen to electric cabin heater, what being $170 option was easy to order for Las Vegas, but never used. Now over 2 years later it become very cozy on British Columbia mornings. .. even in the summer.

Use all the time, or it will carbon up.


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Use all the time, or it will carbon up.

Is that a real fact, or myth?
The books say the engine brake is using turbo fins to close the air flow.
The fins work all the time adjusting the turbo, and I actually rebuild turbo on my car at 180k miles, what turn out not necessary as there was nothing wrong with it.

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I am 'prolly one of the few who, despite my user name, has had a problem with t a Cummins. As such, I will NEVER recommend a dodge/ chrysler protect ever and will dissuade to anyone to never, ever purchase a product from them after they screwed me on my truck.

I have only 116K on my Cummins and it needs to be replaced to to their technician's ineptness that ruined my motor; the corporation will not take responsibility even with service records going back to 70K miles of trying to resolve... that said,

To the OP: RUN, do not walk, run away from the Dodge truck.


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