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Oil Service, Phantom Sounds and More About the Stall Problem - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,110
edited April 2015 in Ram
imageOil Service, Phantom Sounds and More About the Stall Problem - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

It's time for our 2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel to get another oil and filter change, but there were a couple of other items to attend to.

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Comments

  • grijongrijon Posts: 147
    Great post, Dan; thank you!
  • gslippygslippy Posts: 514
    $60 for an oil filter = bad.
    6/32" remaining on your tires after 30k miles = outstanding.

    Thanks for a good update.
  • Great update, thank you for addressing the fuel issue, it was what I was most interested in learning about. Great job.
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Posts: 863
    Ah yeah, nothing like a $170 oil change. Geez, 11 quarts. Is this a RAM or a Porsche? I thought it was bad having to buy $25 worth of Mobil 1 + an $8 Honda filter. AAA. LOL.
  • Thanks for the update.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    Thanks for the post, but I'm still having a very tough time believing the treatment you got when the issue first manifested itself and since then are representative of what Joe Average would see.
  • jaguar36jaguar36 Posts: 15
    What about all the other things they mentioned as not acceptable? The transmission fluid, DEF Fluid, and cabin air filter? Did they not harass you to change those? And didn't you just fill the DEF?
    Lastly, how is the spare tire tread in the yellow? I don't recall you ever using it? Are they saying its not good from the factory?
  • fordson1 said:

    Thanks for the post, but I'm still having a very tough time believing the treatment you got when the issue first manifested itself and since then are representative of what Joe Average would see.

    nah, the Edmunds.com at the top of all their paperwork couldn't sway people to act differently ;)

    I thought they went into these places under regular names to see how the rest of us lived

  • I'll bet the ticking was caused by a DEF regen taking place. I've heard that same sound on my 2013 2500 Ram - it seems to coincide with extended driving or towing - both of which are prime times for regens occurring.
  • I'll bet the ticking was caused by a DEF regen taking place. I've heard that same sound on my 2013 2500 Ram - it seems to coincide with extended driving or towing - both of which are prime times for regens occurring.

    You mean DPF. And that could be a real possibility. The DPF regeneration raises the temperature if the exhaust to really high temperatures. The ticking noise could be the sound of those components expanding and contracting from the high temps then the subsequent cool down. Great catch truckjunkie, I bet you're right.
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