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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13268154 09/02/19 10:34 PM
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I bought a 2015 4x4 crew new in 2017. It was a leftover without all the bells and whistles. They practically gave it away. The guy said everyone wants shiny rims and bumpers etc. I knew I was putting aftermarket stuff on it anyway so I bought it. 27 mpg on my way to Austin from Houston. First thing I did was get a green diesel tune. It added 2-3 mpg and 20-30hp and eliminated turbo lag. Since then I've added 4" lift, 35" nittos. Lost some mpg but still more than any truck you can find with 35's. 70k miles late and the only thing I do is change the oil. Zero issues. Best truck I've owned. The tune also doubled my def life.

Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13268606 09/03/19 12:39 PM
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I just turned 61k on mine. Had a steering wheel button replaced that was glitchy from the factory when I first got it. Other than that, the truck has been a pleasure to drive and I just got a $3k check for the emissions stuff. Couldn't be happier personally.


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13273015 09/07/19 09:45 AM
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Still waiting since May 13th to wrap up my no longer than 6-8 week recall check processing. Love the truck. Hate the bull [censored] from RAM. Dealer won't even discuss the pedal lag issue. They suck


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: bigfishwilb] #13275624 09/09/19 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bigfishwilb
Still waiting since May 13th to wrap up my no longer than 6-8 week recall check processing. Love the truck. Hate the bull [censored] from RAM. Dealer won't even discuss the pedal lag issue. They suck

My servicing dealer didn't put it into Ram's system for a month that they'd done the recall work. So that could be part of your delay and there isn't much Ram can do about that.


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: patriot07] #13278043 09/12/19 01:29 AM
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Just read this article. Not sure I believe it but let's hope it is correct.

https://www.tfltruck.com/2019/09/ra...ecodiesel-emissions-recall-fix-official/

Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13279248 09/13/19 01:54 AM
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Mine ran better after the tune. Weird. I hope they don't force another flash.


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13281324 09/15/19 12:55 PM
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Got my check. FINALLY!
Mine is definitely not running the same as it did before the tune. Now trying to figure out what to do,


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13281325 09/15/19 12:57 PM
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Really need to know more about this green Deisel tune. My truck has extended warranty until 2024 or 125k miles. I only have 46k on it now.
Any info about this tune I see greatly appreciated. does it void my warranty?


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: bigfishwilb] #13282033 09/15/19 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bigfishwilb
Really need to know more about this green Deisel tune. My truck has extended warranty until 2024 or 125k miles. I only have 46k on it now.
Any info about this tune I see greatly appreciated. does it void my warranty?


I did mine the week after I drive off the lot. They cant void a warranty if they can't tell anything has been done. That's the beauty of the green diesel tune. All they can do is reflash. Green diesel has a process for that too.

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I also suggest the transmission tune by GDE as well. Well worth it

Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13282352 09/16/19 11:33 AM
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If FCA wants to know if a tune has been applied, they can tell. Their standard procedure is to download all of the data off of the ECM and send it to the engineers at FCA, which will show an aftermarket tune. According to the forums, it seems like most of the time they do not do this, even for major warranty work like engine replacements. So it's low-ish risk, but not no risk. The tune isn't physically detectable in terms of being able to look in the engine bay and see an add-on or replacement part, so that's a bonus.

I would advise keeping your OEM ECM in case there are more flashes down the road required by FCA. You can always stick your factory ECM back in the truck if you need to and you have it. If you replace the ECM and don't keep your OEM version, then you're at risk of having to send it to GDE again if your dealer flashes over your GDE tuned ECM.

Glad you finally got your check.


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13282837 09/16/19 06:27 PM
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Thanks alll. I will reach out to GDE to inquire some more. Much appreciated


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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: raptor] #13282968 09/16/19 08:29 PM
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Ya I just do the core return. Takes about 10 min to install. I feel the reason you see all these diesel issues is the fact they are so restricted from the factory. I've had zero issues with mine. 70k miles and half if that was on days I idled 6-8hrs also.

Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: Jarrett Latta] #13284559 09/18/19 01:38 AM
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Hey Bigfishwilb,
I also live in San Antonio. What dealership did you have such a experience at? I still have to have mine done and do not want a bad experience if I can avoid it.
Thanks,
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Re: Ram 1500 ecodiesel [Re: Lightnin] #13285341 09/18/19 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Lightnin
Hey Bigfishwilb,
I also live in San Antonio. What dealership did you have such a experience at? I still have to have mine done and do not want a bad experience if I can avoid it.
Thanks,
Lightnin

Curious as well, bought mine at San Antonio Dodge on IH 35 between O'Connor and Judson roads.

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