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EcoDiesel Exhaust Cam durability issues?

This guy uses his Ram EcoDiesel quite extensively, and recently posted an issue at 148k miles where the exhaust cam would slip and ultimately lead to valves breaking down and plowing into the pistons. This guy is pretty knowledgeable on these motors, too; a lot of interesting vids on YouTube.

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This guy uses his Ram EcoDiesel quite extensively, and recently posted an issue at 148k miles where the exhaust cam would slip and ultimately lead to valves breaking down and plowing into the pistons. This guy is pretty knowledgeable on these motors, too; a lot of interesting vids on YouTube.

Interesting.


Take it with a grain of salt. If that gear slipped, the engine would not even run. Did he say it might have been caused by crankcase pressure? That's ridiculous. The only way that gear could possible slip would be if the HPFP was completely seized. His pump & injectors were fine. There's much more to this story that we may never know.
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Re: EcoDiesel Exhaust Cam durability issues?

The guy also uses aftermarket accessories on his engine, including the use of a tuner (which may of contributed to his engine failure). He also chose to not run any of the MS11106 certified oils AND had a few other questionable mods. I've seen all his videos, and for a very brief time he was posting that he had filled a lawsuit against FCA for his motor taking a crap on him.


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Re: EcoDiesel Exhaust Cam durability issues?

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The guy also uses aftermarket accessories on his engine, including the use of a tuner (which may of contributed to his engine failure). He also chose to not run any of the MS11106 certified oils AND had a few other questionable mods. I've seen all his videos, and for a very brief time he was posting that he had filled a lawsuit against FCA for his motor taking a crap on him.


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Im sorry you are mistaken, ive never stated or claimed to file any suite against fca for any reason.

And i do run all certified fluids by fca in my vehicle. At the time my truck was released they were not certified, but the same formulas from my coolant to transmission fluid are all certified. So nothing was in vain.
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Re: EcoDiesel Exhaust Cam durability issues?

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Im sorry you are mistaken, ive never stated or claimed to file any suite against fca for any reason.



And i do run all certified fluids by fca in my vehicle. At the time my truck was released they were not certified, but the same formulas from my coolant to transmission fluid are all certified. So nothing was in vain.

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Re: EcoDiesel Exhaust Cam durability issues?

I will admit that when I first saw this video I was taken aback and I feared for the investment that I had made by purchasing the ecodiesel. With that being said I have been unable to find any other precedence of the like and this base engine, the 630, has been used since 2011 in European Jeeps, Chryslers and high performance applications for Maserati. Now, I understand that the engines do vary from the US version but they're all DOHC which means they all have the exhaust cam and hopefully this is evidence that all of our engines aren't doomed to fail in this manner. Again I know that design changes are often implemented but at the same time manufacturers don't want to spend more than they have to so hopefully they haven't made any changes to the cams and this is a fluke. Here's for hoping anyhow!
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