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This article answers basically any question that you could have about the EcoDiesel engine. Great for anyone who is looking for details on the engine.

Thanks for posting this up for us.
 

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Next time a Ford guy says "that's a new untested engine" show him this.:cool:
 

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yea it was supposed to be the new heart of the Diesel Caddys for Europe... I don't doubt VM knows what they are doing...
 

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Garrett makes the turbo in our engines. Yet, the end of the article says it's Honeywell that makes it.

Does Honeywell make Garrett?

Good information. Sure thank you for sharing.
 

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It is good information, but, I know there are some people cross shopping the eco boost, you have to admit that Ford's "testing" of the eco boost engine was impressive. I would also like to see some testimonials. I am interested in buying this truck, but I want to know it is a 250K mile motor and preferably more. I think that is a reasonable expectation.
 

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It is good information, but, I know there are some people cross shopping the eco boost, you have to admit that Ford's "testing" of the eco boost engine was impressive. I would also like to see some testimonials. I am interested in buying this truck, but I want to know it is a 250K mile motor and preferably more. I think that is a reasonable expectation.
Good question. The motor has been used in Europe for quite a while. Do some searches on VM Motoi to get information about the company and the motor, you won't find long term reviews from North America for another 6 or 8 months.

It's been used in marine and commercial areas for many years. There are some refinements for the RAM application but the base motor has proved itself in my opinion.
 

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Never knew Garrett was a Honeywell product. Shows how uninformed I am.

As for reliable engines as SD1 questions, reminds me of the all-time clunkers. Early 80's and GM markets a diesel on a 350 gas block. Disaster.

Late 80's and Ford makes 302 gas engines with Brazilian rings and pistons. Disaster and I had one. Ford was miserable and fought me even after they admitted the problem.

2001 and GM comes out with the Duramax. I bought one. Disaster. Major breakdowns of 10 injectors. Quite a feat when the engine had only 8 cylinders. Then the Allison blew and, well, that's not an engine. GM did give me a few thousand for the trouble. That was a "drop in the bucket" but something.

Ford introduces their 6.0 diesel. Stupid son of mine bought one, it trashed, they played around and were beyond the ignorant for him so ... he buys another??? Of course it also blew up and he lost a bunch of hide along with his shirt. Ford was again the most ignorant company of all to back their products.

Now Ford has the Ecoboost. it operates on premium fuel for towing and runs a real high rpm. Runs good if you can take the noise under tow and the hideous fuel mileage. Pray you don't have turbo issues. Know of three and two are nothing but trouble. As usual Ford is miserable.

I have no clue if Chrysler/Fiat has made a bummer. Probably did. I just don't know of it. Don't even know of a single Ecodiesel with major issues, resolved or unresolved. Time will tell and some of the motors are over 20K right now.

Emissions on all the new diesels uses lots of sensors and computer controls. To me it's a time-bomb ticking. I say buy a GM gas-engine pickup or maybe a Ram with the Pentastar V6. That's a great engine with a short but good history of reliability and economy. Can't blow a turbo or fill it with water (Ford) when there is none.

GM's are uninspired pickups, a bit pricy but workmanlike with less technology and less performance/mileage.

Better yet, don't buy anything and take the bus.
 
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