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Old 08-07-2016, 08:27 PM   #29
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I pull a 29' AS with my crewcab and I'm 50' bumper to bumper. Getting in and out of auto pump islands is very iffy. Unless I am familiar with which islands have the second hose for diesel I can't maneuver my rig through all the obstacles to find which island pumps have my diesel. Its just easier most of the time to pull up to a truck island. All have taken my AmEx so far. Comments about using the low setting on the pump is spot on, that diesel comes out fast. If there is an 18 wheeler behind me he still won't wait as long as if I was an 18 wheeler. And it is a good opportunity to do the windshield and have a quick potty stop after I've filled up.


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Old 08-09-2016, 08:13 AM   #30
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Newbie Diesel question

Originally Posted by KJRitchie View Post
The newer Rams have two filters, one way up under the frame by the fuel tank and the other in the engine compartment. Looks like a pain to change. The more I read this thread the more I wonder about my buying decision but then I haven't towed extensively with mine and have only purchase diesel (#2) locally while solo. Big trip coming up next week. Hoping for an uneventful tow.



I don't regret the decision to buy my Ram 2500 diesel for a second.

Just turned 22k miles since purchase in November, about a third of that towing. Have been across Texas to Cali, through Death Valley, then up to Portland, and back across through Wyoming and back to Tampa.

I've done one service so far, at six months. Had both fuel filters done as well as the oil/filter change at a dealer in Portland.

I have had to add one quart of oil in that time, which I chalk up to break-in consumption.

Zero issues; engine pulls like a train.

I've enjoyed the tech as well. Last month I finally realized it had a feature on uConnect where you can search for an address on your phone, and then send it to the truck. (I had this on previous vehicles). You can then click 'go' on the truck's "Send 'n Go" app and navigate to that address.

I've been doing that the night before lately, so that the day's waypoints are already in the Nav system the next morning for our drive that day.

Pretty neat.

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