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Old 09-24-2010, 05:01 AM
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I am considering going to a Gen II_III Cummins powered Ram to haul my 1993 24.5ft Jayco Eagle 5th wheel as I my 2001 5.2 gas Ram seems a tab anemic doing the job. I have heard some horror stories on the cost of keeping a diesel serviced. My wife's cousin who has a newer Diesel Ram says he's going to go back to gas as soon as his warranty runs out as one of the filters that had to be replaced on warranty was a $2300 item.... "BANG" my case, with my wife, to goi over to diesel power just got filled full of bullet holes. Supposedly a Superchips tuner caused this filter to clog, what ever one it is. I am at loss as to which filter he's talking about. I worked as a service writer at a Cat Truck Engine shop and if any of the service filters would have cost that kind of money we would have had rioting truckers every where. I keep hearing that maintenance service on light trucks (Chev, Ford & Dodge) is twice as expensive as a gas powered truck. Is this so
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I'm wondering if it's not the DPF, Diesel Particulate Filter, not quite sure how much those run, but perhaps someone here has a better idea.

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