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Been looking at my GM pickup, transit I drive at work, none show both idle and drive hrs. This must be a Ram fummins option?!?!?.....ooops....errrrrr Cummins option?!?!?

The trucks I've had with hr meters only list hrs combined. I've been in the 20-30 mph relm. I don't personally do a lot of interstate driving as a percentage.

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2019 Ram 3500
12,112 miles
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Idle 45
Drive 332

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Been looking at my GM pickup, transit I drive at work, none show both idle and drive hrs. This must be a Ram fummins option?!?!?.....ooops....errrrrr Cummins option?!?!?

The trucks I've had with hr meters only list hrs combined. I've been in the 20-30 mph relm. I don't personally do a lot of interstate driving as a percentage.

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2018 Cummins
Idle: 736
Drive: 365

Bought it with 56k on it about 2 weeks ago.

You sure those are correct? 56,000 miles in 365 hours is 153.4 average mph!
Even 736 hours is an average of 76 mph, not realistic.

736 is the idle, not the drive.


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mudfuel07 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

mudfuel07 wrote:

2018 Cummins
Idle: 736
Drive: 365

Bought it with 56k on it about 2 weeks ago.

You sure those are correct? 56,000 miles in 365 hours is 153.4 average mph!
Even 736 hours is an average of 76 mph, not realistic.

736 is the idle, not the drive.

It still has well over 1000 drive hours. Probably a minimum of around 1400 if it was mostly highway miles.
These trucks are known to have defective hour meters, some of them. And yours is one of them.


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On my 2014 Ram , if ya hold the button down you can zero those numbers and start all over ! Maybe ya'll are miss-understanding those gizmos ?

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On my 2014 Ram , if ya hold the button down you can zero those numbers and start all over ! Maybe ya'll are miss-understanding those gizmos ?


No need to clear IMHO. But if you do I guarantee the computer will keep the score!

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mudfuel07 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

mudfuel07 wrote:

2018 Cummins
Idle: 736
Drive: 365

Bought it with 56k on it about 2 weeks ago.

You sure those are correct? 56,000 miles in 365 hours is 153.4 average mph!
Even 736 hours is an average of 76 mph, not realistic.

736 is the idle, not the drive.


Has the computer ever been replaced??
With 365 drive hours and 56,000 miles 56,000 / 365 = 153.42 mph average speed something isn't right.


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rhagfo wrote:

mudfuel07 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

mudfuel07 wrote:

2018 Cummins
Idle: 736
Drive: 365

Bought it with 56k on it about 2 weeks ago.

You sure those are correct? 56,000 miles in 365 hours is 153.4 average mph!
Even 736 hours is an average of 76 mph, not realistic.

736 is the idle, not the drive.


Has the computer ever been replaced??
With 365 drive hours and 56,000 miles 56,000 / 365 = 153.42 mph average speed something isn't right.


I already explained the issue. It’s not uncommon for these trucks to read the wrong hours.

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On my 2014 Ram , if ya hold the button down you can zero those numbers and start all over ! Maybe ya'll are miss-understanding those gizmos ?


Say wut?
Ummm, no you can’t “zero out” engine hours…..
Lol.
Where would you even come up with something like this?

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