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Old 01-04-2016, 11:30 AM   #41
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For all new owners of the Ram Cummins diesel engine trucks and the new Eco-Diesel 1500, I would check out Turbo Diesel Register. Com web site. There is a wealth of information on that site and it is geared towards people who want to get the most life out of their trucks. I have been a member since Nov 07, when I purchased a 08 new and this is the best site on the internet for the Ram Cummins equipped truck.
Do you know what is the difference between the Turbo Diesel Register forum and Diesel truck Resource forum? They seem very similar. I've been thinking about joining one of them so I am curious what you think.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:00 PM   #42
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Do you know what is the difference between the Turbo Diesel Register forum and Diesel truck Resource forum? They seem very similar. I've been thinking about joining one of them so I am curious what you think.
Basically the same. Both are good. Just as with this forum take some of what you read with a grain of salt.

Watch for the ones with 40+" tires, pulling sleds or drag racing and then bad mouthing Dodge transmissions etc.
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The number one thing you can do is join Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com I can guarantee you will not regret it.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:25 PM   #44
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Yes I heard chebbies are under the hood. Heard there a real pain to. But if the op said he bought a dodge then it's right there next to the fuel filler spout. Congrats on the new truck!
The fill is there indeed. First time was a bit of a pain, but you get used to it. Yeah, I'm still grinnin' too!
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I have not put a drop of diesel fuel in my F250 without Lucas fuel treatment to keep the injectors clean. I recommend that along with changing the fuel filters every 15,000 miles.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:40 PM   #46
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Diesel Vs. Gas are totally different

In my earlier days, I was the Cummins Corporate National Sales and Marketing Mgr. for the launch and next 4 years of the Cummins 6BT- 5.9L engine in Dodge Ram pickups.

One of our major issues was trying to train customers , sales people and mechanics on how to take care of diesels in automotive applications.
My recommendation is to read the manual carefully and check out sites like the " Cummins Turbo Diesel Registry " for the real facts on Cummins diesels.

I am currently looking at the new NIssan Titan XD with the Cummins 2 stage Holset turbo.

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Old 01-04-2016, 01:41 PM   #47
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The number one thing you can do is join Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com I can guarantee you will not regret it.
Just be aware that DieselStop is basically a ford forum. Good forum, just Ford.
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Not sure about cummins diesel but after replacing the egr cooler at 50k miles I found out that idle time on the 2011 Ford Powerstroke is to be kept to a minimum. Since I have heard from numerous ford mechanics warning about idle hours. Now have a new Duramax and mechanics say nothing about this. The suggestions about getting some mechanic time is a good one along with the forums.
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That will burn you if you think that's a true standard for diesel. I've seen green as gas and many other colors as diesel. Just pay close attention to what says diesel. And better yet don't fill the def tank with diesel or the diesel tank with def. That can get some people too.
X2!!!!!! The color of the pump handle is NOT a good way to know you are pumping diesel. We have seen green, yellow, and black. Once we pumped 30 gallons of regular gasoline into the diesel truck. Very fortunately, DW noticed before we got back into the cab to try and drive away. The station said it happens frequently at their station, and handed us a business card of someone who knew how to remedy the situation. In less than 30 minutes, they arrived with a van, and inside the van was a food quality 55 gallon drum marked every 5 gallons, and an electric pump and hose. They fed the hose down the filler pipe and sucked out all 38 gallons that was in the tank. We dumped 5 fresh gallons of diesel in from a container and drove to the diesel pump, filled up, and drove on. They charged about $50 and kept the fuel which they planned to separate and use. They also brought two bottles of Motocraft diesel fuel conditioner. We used one full bottle on the first fill, and half the next bottle on the next two fillings. Truck never missed a beat, and has 98,000 miles on it now. Needless to say, this was an expensive refueling stop.
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My advice is to keep on hand a extra fuel filter while traveling along with the tools to change it.If a fuel stop looks dirty the fuel can be as well,drove a 7.3 powerstroke for UPS that had over 500,000 when I retired. My 2005 Duramax fuel filters a peace of cake to change even on the road.Good luck and have fun !
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