Ram 1500 3.0L Diesel Thread
I figure that I would start a thread on the new Ram 1500 diesel with the 3.0L VM A630 engine. The purpose of this read is to share information and not to flame this vehicle. I already seen enough flaming about this motor and everyone who flames it has no experience with it.
This vehicle, in my honost opinion, has potential to be a game changer. This motor has more power than my old 6.9L and 7.3L before the aftermarket turbos were installed, and could possibly still have more power.
Being a current VM owner in my Jeep, I know of the few problems. Most of the problems, from research by Green Diesel Technologies, has to do with the aggressive EGR that is required by our EPA and Daimler Chrysler's suggested use of 0W40 as the oil of choice. I am hoping that they have worked on that, although reading the Owner's Manual, I see they recommend a 5W30.
I am hoping to purchase the Outdoorsman package. My reasoning is factory 17 inch LT tires. I will be towing my Roo with it, and when financially right, upgrade tto something below 7500 GVW.
I would like to hear about others who have an interest in this vehicle. I have been following this vehicle closely and done my research on it, even making a gearing chart for towing purposes (comparing it to my Jeep).
I hope we can keep this civil. I know how truck guys can be loyal to their brand, or even their engine.
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