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Is the EcoDiesel a good engine?

The 3.0 Eco-Diesel is a remarkable engine. It has lots of torque which provides power to tow, it provides excellent acceleration, it’s fun to drive, and it gets 30% better fuel economy than a Hemi V8, with comparable performance. Advantages: +6-10 MPG improvement in Ram over Hemi V8.

Why did RAM discontinue the EcoDiesel?

What Happened? In January 2017, the EPA alleged that FCA violated the Clean Air Act with emissions software that allowed illegally high levels of nitrogen oxide, a smog-forming pollutant, from the EcoDiesel V-6 in Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500s. Several months later, the Justice Department piled on with a civil suit.

Which Ram 1500 engine is best?

5.7-Liter HEMI V8 (With eTorque) Since the eTorque system is such an inexpensive upgrade over the base V8, this is the engine we’d recommend. We loved the low grumble of the V8 engine but it’s thirsty when driving in normal traffic. The V8 HEMI with eTorque seems like the best fit for most buyers.

How many miles will a Ram 1500 EcoDiesel last?

300,000 miles

Is the EcoDiesel a lemon?

On the other hand, the EcoDiesel engine is a lemon according to the Automobile Protection Association and Lemon-Aid.

Is the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel worth it?

The 260-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine isn’t the quickest thing in the world, but it’s fun. At $5,000, the engine is the most single most-expensive option it has, but it’s worth it. It’s not the quietest thing in the world, but there’s something so soothing about that diesel chug. Fred in the Rebel.

What oil does a ram EcoDiesel use?

2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel (the all-new “Generation-3” Ecodiesel) owner’s manual states: “We recommend you use 5W-40 synthetic engine oil such as Mopar or Pennzoil Platinum Euro that meets FCA Material Standard MS-12991 and the API SN engine oil category is required.” That’s a direct quote from the 2020 Ram 1500 Diesel …

How much oil does a ram EcoDiesel take?

What is capacity of the engine oil of the EcoDiesel? The vehicle takes just under 11 quarts of oil.

How often do you change oil in EcoDiesel?

* Oil Changes must be completed at 10,000 miles or within 500 miles of when the automatic oil change indicator illuminates, whichever comes first.

How often should you change fuel filter on Ram 1500 EcoDiesel?

Replace fuel filter every 30,000 miles/36 months when using conventional no. 2 diesel or up to B5 biodiesel blends. Replace fuel filter every 20,000 miles or 24 months when using a biodiesel blend greater than B5.

How much is an oil change on an EcoDiesel?

An oil change costs about $200. The 3.0L Eco-diesel requires synthetic oil and quite a bit of it. In Ram applications, it takes 10.5 quarts.

How do you reset the oil life on a Ram 1500 EcoDiesel?

I have a 2016, 1500 eco diesel. To reset the oil change indicator I simply go to the oil life screen on the dashboard, then simply push and hold the right arrow on the steering wheel for about 5 sec and it will complete the reset.