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Old 03-06-2015, 11:51 PM   #15
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Let's try to stay fairly close to the original topic of this thread, the report about a TSB on the 2WD RAM 1500 Ecodiesel. We have plenty of contentious diesel-or-not and Brand X/Brand Y threads on AIRForums, and more than a couple of them had to be closed.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:01 AM   #17
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Obviously Bob, you haven't been around any new diesels. They don't smoke or stink at all.

Back to the topic of this thread-
I'm a member of the forum RAM1500diesel.com and I have followed the issues of exhaust fumes in a few of the trucks. I was even contacted by the reporter from the Detroit news station. I even thought that I could smell exhaust fumes in my truck a few times, but I think that was caused by reading too much internet forums. Maybe I was following Joe Kenworth too closely. I did have the dealer inspect the exhaust system, just in case and all was good.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:14 AM   #18
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Glad they found the problem. Flaws happen - nothing's ever perfect. How the manufacturer deals with it is crucial. My TV is a GM product and I'm disappointed in the way they handled the key issue for years. Good on Ram for acting quickly.

I thought too that the request to validate the story was a good one - shockingly, some things on the interwebs aren't always true :-)

As for diesel (and cigar) hatred :-D ...

Aren't all exhausts (diesel, gas, car, truck, cow, human) sort of an affront to the nasal passages? Why single out diesel? Though I've imagined if I could convert to "French fry oil" the exhaust would make me salivate :-)

Cigars - have to admit - guilty in the past (quit last summer, just before the U.S./Cuba handshake...). I have always loved the smell of a good cigar and probably always will. At campsites - fires (which also smell wonderful to me) probably generate more toxins by volume than exhaust or cigars but being outside, I don't worry about it. There are those for whom fires, cigars, perfumes etc. are just problematic and I'm sorry if those have ruined an otherwise pleasant camping experience for you or anyone Robertsunrus.

Which brings me back to the Ram. Exhaust leaking in to the cab of the truck which is usually sealed isn't only annoying, it's potentially deadly. Hopefully the problem is solved for good. I love the idea of that truck and where it's headed.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:51 AM   #19
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To bad no one makes an electric vehicle with a 500 miles range, cargo capacity of 1000lbs and a towing capacity of 10,000lbs. Really does not matter, someone here would still find something to complain about.
Takes too long to recharge.

But as another poster mentioned above, the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) required now have eliminated the smoke and smell. Look at the exhaust pipes on a new diesel, the inside is perfectly clean.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:40 AM   #20
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Ha ha, that's a good one - stinking cigar!

I pour diesel cologne in the tank so as not to be too offensive to the jelly fish. I'll defend my 7.3L with Edge push button original and towing programs until it reaches about 750,000 miles on the odometer. Thanks Howie! 22mph highway with a feather foot on the flat. Tow 60 mph in OD about 98% of the time, 14.6+-mph. To this day, an old Excursion still can really handle the mother of heavy Airstreams with the best in the pack. A 34' S/O of course. Puff puff.
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Hi, what makes me sick is your stinking diesel fumes. I think all prospective diesel vehicle buyers should be required to drive 1,000 miles behind a diesel vehicle with their fresh air vents open. Then decide how much you like to pretend that you're Joe Kenworth. To me this is like when you drive thousands of miles to see the Grand Canyon or the Delicate Arch, Etc. and some @$$ less than ten feet away from you, at this beautiful sight, lights up a stinking cigar.
The new diesels starting in 2011 use DEF and a catalytic converter. I had a 2007 F250 that was really stinky. With my 2012 F250, I cannot tell by the exhaust that it is a diesel at all. As a matter of fact my 2011 Taurus exhaust smells bad compared to the F250. Both of them are stored in the same garage.

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If you drive one of them stinky diesels, you are usually in front and you aren't on the receiving end of bad exhaust
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What makes me sick is all my Diesel driving friends.



Hi, what makes me sick is your stinking diesel fumes. I think all prospective diesel vehicle buyers should be required to drive 1,000 miles behind a diesel vehicle with their fresh air vents open. Then decide how much you like to pretend that you're Joe Kenworth. To me this is like when you drive thousands of miles to see the Grand Canyon or the Delicate Arch, Etc. and some @$$ less than ten feet away from you, at this beautiful sight, lights up a stinking cigar.
My cigars don't stink.
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While diesel engines produce a lot of nasty stuff to make only a very small amount of carbon monoxide.
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Buy a CO detector for $30 off Amazon and put it on your truck.

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Easy guys we're getting a little testy here re the tech bulletin source. We're all friends here...I think the man just wanted the source...I think you would too. Happy trails. jon
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I have the Jeep Grand Cherokee Dieseal 4x4 and it Stays in the shop! When it does drive it's Great just can't trust it on a trip!😟😡
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Hi from AZ. . . friends don't let friends drive Rams or Dodges or whatever they're called these days. . .. . . regards, Craig ( Happy Fix Or Repair Daily driver)
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