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Just curious if anyone out there has any concerned about the cost of replacement parts for the 3.0 Motori vs the Cummins? From what I've seen you can find parts for the Cummins going for a song, probably due to their proliferation throughout the HD lineup for years.

Now as for the Motori 3.0 its a relatively new engine to north america and its only other use is in the Jeep GC where it does not enjoy a particularly favorable uptake rate.

Just curious what you guys are thinking...
 

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Your standard maintenance parts like filters and belts should be within a normal range. Major replacement parts will definitely be costly. Lets hope this engine proves itself to be as bulletproof as most of diesel engines. I own a 2005 Dodge Sprinter with a Mercedes 2.7L 5 cylinder turbo diesel. The van has 200k miles on it and the only thing that went out was a serpentine belt tensioner. New one was $125 plus installation so not cheap for a simple part (all imported from Germany). I'm predicting the same situation here. On a positive note, with these new Rams, we have at least 3 years of worry free enjoyment.
 

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being a new engine you wont have as easy of access to say used parts. but new parts i fully expect dealers and warehouses to stock them
 

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Do you think they could have made this truck available in more nations to reduce the cost of parts?
More trucks to supply parts to, less cost for us ;)
 

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Not sure if we would be able to find that out now at this moment, seems like it could take some time before they go into detail on that
 

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i wonder how much of the engine is actually made from italian parts.
The factory is in Italy, As of now it is a small applicaton. I remember reading somewhere, and forgive me I cant remember the source, but they are looking to expand capacity at the plant as it seems that since Motori has become a fully owned FIAT subsidary they will be the prime source for diesel mills for all of FCA.

I do wonder what sort of supply constraints there will be seeing as Motori is supplying engines for the ghibli, GC and RAM 1500...
 

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The motor is from VM Motori in Italy. They were also the ones who made the 2.8L for the Jeep Liberty in 05-06.

IDParts has a direct relationship to buy parts from VM, but the parts for the RAM and WK are currently exclusive to Mopar. Until that relationship expires parts will be expensive.

Right now filters and such are 4x higher than they should. I expect prices on those things to come down over the next 12 months to more reasonable levels.
 

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The motor is from VM Motori in Italy. They were also the ones who made the 2.8L for the Jeep Liberty in 05-06.

IDParts has a direct relationship to buy parts from VM, but the parts for the RAM and WK are currently exclusive to Mopar. Until that relationship expires parts will be expensive.

Right now filters and such are 4x higher than they should. I expect prices on those things to come down over the next 12 months to more reasonable levels.
ouch... did not know. not cool
 

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That sucks, this will also make aftermarket parts makers price their filters and such just under OEM pricing, but of course you can always get the really low grade stuff for cheap, but how many really want to go for those
 

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being a new engine you wont have as easy of access to say used parts. but new parts i fully expect dealers and warehouses to stock them
Don't hold your breath; back in 2011 my 08 3500 needed a DPF, which is a common failure point. Took more than week to locate and get shipped to the dealer, plus another 8 or so hours to get in. If not under warranty would have cost me nearly $3,000, and am betting the same, or more, for the ED.
 
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