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Some are saying Diesel reliability and problems along the years may not be worth it, but I think it's worth it, what the worst that can happen?



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Only time will tell

Diesels in general are pretty reliable.
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Some are saying Diesel reliability and problems along the years may not be worth it, but I think it's worth it, what the worst that can happen?
One of the biggest potential costs on a modern diesel is the high pressure fuel system. You have to keep your fuel clean and be aware of where/when you fuel up.

Ford seems to have a habit of hanging $8K repair bills on customers to fix theirs, citing "water in fuel" or contaminated fuel. Ram and GM don't seem to be doing this. Do an online search for "Ford HPFP" and you'll get a very quick introduction to what I'm talking about.
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I never get fuel after heavy rains, and always go to the same filling stations when in my neck of the woods. On long hauls, I always go to major truck filling stations of which some now have DPF pumps (which I dont need).

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One of the biggest potential costs on a modern diesel is the high pressure fuel system. You have to keep your fuel clean and be aware of where/when you fuel up.

Ford seems to have a habit of hanging $8K repair bills on customers to fix theirs, citing "water in fuel" or contaminated fuel. Ram and GM don't seem to be doing this. Do an online search for "Ford HPFP" and you'll get a very quick introduction to what I'm talking about.
thanks for the info i will have to look into that. Have you ever used an APP or anything that points out fueling stations with good/clean fuel? Something like that could help a bit.



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hm good to know being my first diesel.. i didnt even know this problem existed
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I too heard the horror stories. I am on my 3rd 2500, 2nd one with a common rail injection system. I tend to go to places where there is good volume of diesel usage. Never had water in fuel indicator go off in the last 16 years.

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how does the water get into their fuel tanks? i figured the tanks would be sealed shut?
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I think one way, which might not be as common, is when people let their vehicles sit for a while and condensation builds up in the tank.



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