dodge encourages us to brake the law, check engine light related
So I just went from a 2004 ram 1500 with hemi to a 2011 2500 cummins HO this past September and after just 3 month and 5000km check engine light comes on WTF bran spankin' new truck and already something. Brought it to my dealer, had no F ing idea what was the issue so he deleted the codes and gave it back to me. 1 month later, light comes back on, dealer still useless erases the codes again and gives it back to me. 3 weeks later light comes back, I bring it back to the dealer, he erases the codes, gives it back to me. 2 weeks after that, guess what, ya the nice engine shaped yellow light comes back on trying to tell someone that something is wrong so I give my dealer so much crap and ended my sentence with '' you guys a good for nothing and costing me 650$ per day my truck is in your garage'' (i"m a contractor loosing my truck for 1 day = I have to stay at home) To his defense he replies ''we have no diesel technician and can only do oil changes here'' WTF.
Now to the good part, brought the truck to another dealer who has a diesel tech, he finds the problem in 1 day, all the sensors, EGR and the complete diesel filtering BS was full of soot. He cleans everything up, and this is his recommendation to me, THIS IS GOOD
"You cannot baby a 6.7, if you are not towing at least 8000 pounds, you gotta burn your tires coming off a red light or stop sign, if the limit is 100kph go 120, pass anyone in your way, basically drive like a race car driver, it's the only way you will burn all the crap built up in the filtering system, drive it like you stole it. What can you say to that!
Way to go dodge engineers, you add all these sensors, filtering BS to make the environment cleaner and to make the trucks "better", but we need to drive WFO all the time so no soot clog's that system which not only robs us HP but fuel mileage to. I love dodge, never had issues with my past 3 trucks but for this one, in my books I give the engineers a great big fat F.
OH and I'm sorry in advance for all the tickets I'm gonna get, but dodge made me do it.