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246,000 on my 2011 Laramie. Just had the the first issue about 600 miles ago with cylinder 5 lifter failing and eating the cam.. had everything replaced and feels and sounds like new again. Love the truck since I bought her 7 yrs ago.
 

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216,000 miles? That's impressive. Have you had to do any work to it? What kind of oil and filter are you running? That's the highest mileage 3.6 I've seen yet.
 

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Thanks I love this transmission and motor combo. I hadn't had any problems till I hit 214k and I started to smell burnt oil and saw it leaking under the trans pan, turns out it was the oil cooler and the dealer said my flex plate was cracked and fuel pump was getting week so I have them replaced and good as new, as far as oil and filter I use mobile one and wix oil filters
 

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My son has a pilot car business. He did work for a heavy haul company driving their eco-diesel over 200 K with over 7K engine hours. It carried a 100 gallon diesel tank plus tools & supplies & often had a 1,000 pounds in the bed. Now he has a 17 Chevy Cruze diesel & loves the routine 50 mpg. He wants to get his own ED truck so he can get back to servicing the wind energy field and still average 30 mpg. The excellent 8 speed has been a hugh improvement.
 

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2012 2/4 wheel, Just turned 100246 mi. Both manifolds replaced, passenger side at 64000, warranty, drivers side 98000, out of warranty. My dime $420.00. Used Castrol 5w/20w every 3000 mi. and Mopar 899 filters. Been all over the country with it ready for my next 100000 mi. love it!

 

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Is 2005 model year a 4th gen? If so I got 234,000 miles.
Love it.
Looking to replace it tho, at either a steal on an '18 Big Horn, or factory-ordering a '19 Laramie with bells and whistles....
 

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Is 2005 model year a 4th gen? If so I got 234,000 miles.
Love it.
Looking to replace it tho, at either a steal on an '18 Big Horn, or factory-ordering a '19 Laramie with bells and whistles....

No, '05 is a 3rd gen, but good to see you got so many out of yours.


Rams as we know them came out in 1981, which was the first year they used the name Ram for Dodge trucks. In reality they were the same truck as the D/W series that came out in 1972 with intra-generational updates. So a 1st gen Ram is a 1981-1993. There were quite a few refreshes in those years, both for styling with the changes in grilles, and powertrains with the introduction of EFI.



Starting with the 3rd gens, the HDs of a given generation came out a year after the 1500s. So the 2nd gen 1500s ran from 1994-2001 model years, and the 2nd gen HDs ran from 1994-2002. The 5.7 was designed to be a heavy duty truck engine and replaced the 8.0 L V10 and 5.9 L V8 Magnum engines, which is why it wasn't available for the 2002 1500s, because they were still making the 360 and 488 for the 2nd gen HDs that year. You could actually get a very early 2003 HD with the V10 and the 360 was offered in 2003 1500s along with the 5.7 and 4.7. 3rd gen V10s are rare as hen's teeth though. The mid-cycle refresh for 2nd gens was in 1998 when they went from the metal mirrors to plastic ones and the 12 valve Cummins was replaced by the 24 valve midway through the 1998 model year.



3rd gen 1500s ran from 2002-2008, and the 3rd gen HDs ran from 2003-2009. So a 2009 1500 is a 4th gen, but a 2009 HD is a 3rd gen.


4th gen 1500s are 2009-2018 model years, and the HDs are 2010-2020 (unless something happens that delays the release of the DK).
 
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