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Old 10-04-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Default 6 cyl Dodge diesel truck ?

I read, awhile back, that Dodge would be soon coming out with a 6 cyl diesel engine in their Ram trucks.
They touted it as..........." power of a V-8 with the economy of a 6 "........( reminds me of Ford's add on its Eco Boost 6 cyl)

I have heard nothing since about it.
Anybody know WHEN/IF Dodge is releasing the 6 Cyl diesel engine in the Ram trucks ?
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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Dodge has the 6.7l inline 6 cylinder turbo diesel from Cummins as an option in their 25/3500 trucks.

But they're bringing a 3.0l V6 turbo diesel as an option for the 1500.

2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Review: Car Reviews

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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They implemented this engine over 20 years ago. It is under 6L in displacement, has 12 valves and is good for millions of miles.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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Those 5.9 are great engines. I can lug my 03' down to 35mph in 6th gear (manual tranny), towing a 5,500lb travel trailer at 6,000ft above sea level up a small grade.

It get's 20mpg unloaded which ain't bad for a 9,000lb 4x4 truck.

No timing belts or chains to replace. Pity diesel is so expensive now-a-days.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:20 AM
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Location: Birmingham
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The Cummins has been an inline 6 since the beginning and is only in the hd 2500 and up trucks.

the V6 that they (Ram) are coming out with for the 1500 is made by VM Motori, an italian company. GM has the rights to use this engine too so expect to see it in Silverados and Sierras soon.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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I so miss my 24valve 5.9L Cummins
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: The Boro, TN
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It's automatic
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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It's automatic
When looking at trucks last year, I was told there are no more manuals in 1500 trucks regardless of the brand.

That irritated me ,also.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Midland/Dallas
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When looking at trucks last year, I was told there are no more manuals in 1500 trucks regardless of the brand.

That irritated me ,also.
Really? That sucks! The 3/4 and a 1ts are slowing doing away with manuals as well. Heck, their trying to replace the manuals in big trucks with autos. Is America really that lazy or unable to learn to drive stick? Sorry, didn't mean to get on a rant.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Really? That sucks! The 3/4 and a 1ts are slowing doing away with manuals as well. Heck, their trying to replace the manuals in big trucks with autos. Is America really that lazy or unable to learn to drive stick? Sorry, didn't mean to get on a rant.
The biggest logical reason I have heard for manuals not being offered is that automatics are more compact. The epicyclic gearsets in modern autos allows for more gears without range splitting than a manual in a given space. More gears allows for slightly lower RPMs in light load situations and slight improvements in fuel mileage. A torque converter is also smaller in diameter for being able to transmit a certain amount of torque than a regular single-plate clutch. That's why the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 (the only light-duty trucks still offered with a stick) have the diesel detuned from 800 ft-lbs to 650 ft-lbs with the stick. You could put in a suitably stout manual but it would be larger than the slushbox and take away from space in the super-ultra-mega-extra-club-cab.
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