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cummins2014

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LIKE2BUILD wrote:

BurbMan wrote:

Seriously considering pulling the trigger on a 2015 Ram 3500 SRW diesel...
Any known issues with the 2015's? In my limited reading it seems like folks have fewest issues with the Cummins.

I have a 2014 Ram 2500 long bed Cummins/68RFE, which is pretty much identical to the '15 you're considering. The crew cab is huge with a ton of leg room for the rear passengers.

At 149,000 miles mine is still going strong. I've had 17 recalls repaired, which does seem a bit excessive, but I pretty much just dropped it off and picked up after work. One of the recalls replaced the entire catalyst system in the exhaust!

DEF is easy to find. Also, you can always fill up in the truck lanes at truck stops. In my experience I would suggest sticking with Peak Blue and don't use cheap stuff. Maybe this was just a one-off situation, but I purchased some cheaper off-brand stuff at a local farm store and filled up right before a trip. 500 miles away from home I got a check engine light related to the DEF system. Everything ran fine, but it was still bothersome. When I got home I drained the DEF tank and refilled with PEAK and I've never had another problem since.

I did have to modify the radiator hose. On this model they used a dual radiator system and the plastic Y fitting on the upper hose cracked. I replaced my with a billet aluminum aftermarket unit. I'm not sure if the '15 has the same setup but if it does you'll want to proactively change that Y.

I towed our fifth wheel around the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and the truck was amazing. When using the Tow/Haul and exhaust brake the truck would nearly slow itself down completely without using much brake pedal. I was able to climb a 10% grade nice and steady and the temps never moved. Without any power mods this truck had more than enough oomph to go wherever I wanted.

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17 Recalls on a 2014 Ram 2500. To date my 2014 Ram 3500 has had 12 recalls. Apparently the 2500 has had more then the 3500. Just ran the Vin#, and here is a list of mine . V06 V44 T79 T51 T25 R76 R40 R23 R36 T05 P26 P15.

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" I'm not sure if the '15 has the same setup but if it does you'll want to proactively change that Y."


They went back to a single radiator in 2015.


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2016 CTD here with about 52K miles. It's been a reliable truck so far. Mine is a 2500 2wd. Did not want or need 4x4.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:


They went back to a single radiator in 2015.


Why?


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FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:


They went back to a single radiator in 2015.


Why?


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FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:


They went back to a single radiator in 2015.


Why?


Don't know. My 15 really cools well at 35K combined at 100 degrees.

13/14's had issues with the two coolant "Y" pipes cracking.

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First off Don, cumming from a GM, you need to learn to speel Cummings motor correctly! That way you can piss off them Cummings deezal fans.
Any way, I'm up way the heel too late here on the left coast, I'm going to bed!
No, I have not been drinking.....I should claim to have been eh?!?!?

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blt2ski wrote:

First off Don, cumming from a GM, you need to learn to speel Cummings motor correctly! That way you can piss off them Cummings deezal fans.
Any way, I'm up way the heel too late here on the left coast, I'm going to bed!
No, I have not been drinking.....I should claim to have been eh?!?!?

Marty


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2018. No recalls. No warranty claims. So far anyway.

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2018. No recalls. No warranty claims. So far anyway.


2018's probably going to be known as the Golden Child of the 4th gen's as my 98 12V was of the 2nd gen's.

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