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Old 06-15-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Any RAM 1500 Diesel Owners?

Has anyone used the new RAM 1500 3.0 L diesel for towing?

Seems like the ideal size for part time towing and good mileage.

It's new, so any info on mileage and maintenance issues welcome.

It's time to decide whether to trade the Burb in ... or keep it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:27 AM   #2
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Not yet, but I hope so for next year. I have the 2.8l cousin to the 3.0l.

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Isnt the 3L from a sprinter?
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I'm surprised that being a diesel, it can only tow #9200, I thought it'd be able to tow a little more then that.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:17 AM   #5
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The 3.0l is not from the sprinter and 9200lbs in a stripped down model is good! It is only a 3.0l! My 91 7.3l F350 had a tow rating of just over 10,000 lbs. With the banks turbo added, I took that rating as a suggestion, though.

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Old 06-16-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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Isnt the 3L from a sprinter?
Not sure the overall pedigree but ...

Sprinter made by Mercedes, who bought Dodge who are now making RAM.

Would like to have some real world info if some folks have one, or drove one.
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Haven't seen one come thru the shop yet. They must still be kinda hard to find.

And an FYI, Diamler sold Chrysler back in '07 or 08, diamler and freight liner are still together and have a sprinter line. So its highly unlikely that diamler is helping any with components anymore.

From what I've seen its a VM Motori engine.
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Believe it is VM Motori S.p.A. and Italian engine mfgr. Chrysler uses some of their other engines.
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Remember Chrysler is now owned by fiat. So probably some kind of fiat motor


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Since 2013, Fiat owns 100 percent of VM Motori S.p.A.

http://wardsauto.com/blog/ward-s-10-...ram-30l-diesel

http://jalopnik.com/the-ram-1500-is-...esel-200215031
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