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post #11 of 18 Old 12-08-2014, 09:39 PM
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Yea, my dad's hemi in the winter is sub 14 mpg. Warming up which is necessary, absolutely kills mileage.
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Wow 14 is bad, well I just started getting a weird smell in the cab after truck has been running a little while. :-(
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Wow 14 is bad, well I just started getting a weird smell in the cab after truck has been running a little while. :-(
You need to get the truck back to the dealer. Diesel smell in the cab is likely a break in the exhaust system near the turbo. Seems to be an almost epidemic problem that RAM is working on a permanent fix for.

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Shoot ok will take it first thing tomorrow
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Wow 14 is bad, well I just started getting a weird smell in the cab after truck has been running a little while. :-(
the smell could be rust proofing from the engine bay being in the air and going through the vents.
i had a few new vehicles and found this to be the case.
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the smell could be rust proofing from the engine bay being in the air and going through the vents.
i had a few new vehicles and found this to be the case.
Ya give it a couple of highway runs and see if it is consistent over several days.

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took it to dealer and it's just things burning off since its new. They did do three flashes to the truck though and I've only had it 2 weeks. I guess the u connect was one of them.
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Fuel mileage is quite variable based on driving practices. If you let things idle to "warm up" that drinks fuel and does not warm up. You cannot idle a diesel and expect it to warm to any degree. You must run the darn thing. Maybe not hard at first, but run with a little load and some rpm.


All my past diesels, including this Eco., took 5 - 10 miles to get up to operating conditions. During that time they all sucked fuel way above their expected fuel consumption patterns. Some of you literally drive to work or whatever and barely if ever get the thing to operating efficiency.


If you only make short runs, you will be better served with a gas engine. Diesel engines like it hot and pulling a load. Simple as that.
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