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Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by TPC Services, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    So whens Dodge going to fix the piece of crap Cummins they have now that gets worse mileage then my 03' or 05' 5.9 ever did an the new Fords diesel that is a 8 cly and gets 22 mpg city/hwy mix driving. It has a poor turbo in it that soots up and when they go to fix it they replace it with the old 5.9 turbo that can not spool up to meet the 6.7 motor which makes it a turn now off the line and now a turd trying to pull a 15K trailer up a mild hill!!! Hell I've heard Chevy's got a new motor coming out that will put out about the same as the Fords 390hp and 730 torque. HELLO DODGE/ CUMMINS anyone home!!!! :dizzy: Really thinking about going back to FORD!! Better frontend and better milage Diesel.
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Go for it, we don't care what you do.

  3. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Thanks, I think I will. You keep up the good job of giving Great advise and helping out your posting #'s :gunsfiring: what a tool!!
  4. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I think you're the first person I've ever heard complain about the Cummins. Best of luck with the Ford 3 different engines in 7 years.
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    I have a buddy with a 6.7 and has notin but good things to say about it. Runs it hard and has had zero problems.
  6. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    22 mixed on the Ford my ass

    And GM's had the same platform for 10 years, the new one's the same thing. A few minor changes through the years with injection and tuning, but still the same 6.6 it's always been and probably always will be.
  7. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    put a 6.7 turbo back on and work the truck hard and dont let it idle too much. also keep the e-brake on and keep your rpms up. (dont lug the motor) it should still be under warranty. sounds like your dealer is the problem.
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I have an 03 ram 3500 cummins that has been great other than some injector problems. From the quite a bit of reading I have done on the different cummins forums it seems that the 6.7's have a lot of turbo and emissions equipment problems. The people that run them mostly on the highway have better luck with them.... the guys that do alot of stop and go driving around town (like me) can't keep them out of the shop. I dont really trust any of the post emission diesel engines..... not sure what im going to replace the 03 with when the time comes.
  9. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    Careful now, unlike the Super Duty platform (12 years old), and 3 different motors, GM has an all new frame and a 10 year old proven motor behind it.
  10. bryanR

    bryanR Member
    Messages: 57

    22mpg my ass is right. avg that ive seen are 15 highway - 12 city
  11. 04f250fisher

    04f250fisher Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I love my cummins. my 5.9 gets 17 around town and havent had any issues.
  12. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I meant the Dmax engine platform, not the chassis. Maybe you're not aware, but I'm pretty much the biggest Dmax defender on the site.......................... :drinkup:
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    The OP drives a Tundra...kidding
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I gotta get me one of these Cummings diesel things.
  15. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    get with the times youll never look back. :drinkup:
  16. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    Haha...wow did I F that one up! :eek:

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    in for the higher post count.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    don't worry they will be cumming around the mountain when they come
  19. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440


  20. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    TO you (22 mpg MY ASS ) non-believer’s, I’ve talk to around 4-5 guys that have the new 2011’s and they all same that’s what they are getting. Yet I have yet to find one dodge 6.7 owner to tell be he’s even getting close to what the old 5.9’s where getting in mpg!! To the ones that are saying they haven’t had any problems with there’s is that you are liking getting 15mpg or less city mix and 18mpg maybe 19mpg downhill on a good day) ( NON- MODIFIED) Woopsie I forgot ( less then 10mpg with the plow on). not saying all the cummins are bad, Hell my 05' got 21-22mpg hwy wise and was over all a hell of a lot better motor then this 6.7. Sorry to say but you put a 5.9 an a 6.7 with a 15k trailer on it an that 5.9 will out pull that 6.7 up a large hill every time!! (Seen it done it). So your all telling me that you’ve had no front end problems hanging a 8’2” or larger V Plow off your dodge 3/4 an up 4 doors trucks. (BEFORE YOU MODIFIED THE FRONT WITH AFTER MARKET PARTS) your full of it !! Then I must just be beating the living hell out of mine then.