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I just completed a test cycle with Royal Purple's Max-Tane booster for diesel engines. The magazine's Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab has nearly 140K miles on its odometer now, and the common rail injector system has never required service. The turbocharger has also been trouble-free. With regular preventive maintenance, fuel filter changes and periodic use of gDiesel fuel when available, there has never been the need for injection system service. We have run octane boosters when taking long trips or hauling. This year's run to Moab for the Jeep Safari plus two subsequent trips to Southern
Hello Moses, I am a first time diesel owner as of Friday of last week. I tow a 10,000 pound tandem axle trailer for my plumbing company and I put 171,086 miles on my 2006 Dodge Ram crew cab SLT 1500 with the 4.7 pulling this rig. Due to a thermostat failure I did major damage to the motor and did not have time to rebuild that motor even though I just rebuilt the tranny at 156,743 and put new computers in it 3 weeks ago was getting ready to order a fully rebuilt motor from a reputable sorce but this happened a little to soon. So I put on my big boy pants and bought a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 dul
The main concerns when starting a diesel engine in cold temperatures are oil viscosity and the stress on crankshaft bearings. In the lifespan of a properly maintained engine, over 95% of the engine's bearing wear will be attributed to cranking and start-up. This applies to both diesel and gasoline engines. Any reduction in start-up stresses and loads will extend engine life and performance. Your oil choice is a good place to begin. In recent years, there have been several breakthroughs in oil development. Since viscosity choices must match the climate, the latest crop of "winter" oils
Moses, you and some of the other guys may have already heard about this, but given our recent discussions on the merits of a diesel, i thought this was very relevant. I got an email a couple days ago, and it was about the new Dodge Ram EcoDiesel. According to the email i got, Dodge is coming out with a 3.0l diesel that is strictly for the 1500 series trucks and promises to give as good or better mileage as the current gas engines in the 1500 series. Unlike the inline 6 in the bigger Dodge Ram, though, this one will be a v-6, and after reading up on it a bit, it looks like it will be a Bank's s