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|01-28-2020 06:42 PM|
|Grit dog||Fuel goes in the big hole, DEF in the little one, accelerator on the right, brake on the left, truck tells you when the oil and fuel filters need changed. Let er rip!|
|01-28-2020 06:33 PM|
Easiest one - Donít forget youíre driving a diesel and accidentally fill up with gasoline and vice versa. It happens A LOT more than it should.
Keep up with maintenance, keep her clean. Youíll be fine. Welcome to the Ram family.
|01-28-2020 04:57 PM|
As far as additives, in case you are in a cold climate (32 or below) you might consider using a good anti-gel during each fill up. Put the desired amount per instructions of anti-gel in the tank before fueling. The fuel stations should winterize their diesel fuel, but you can't always count on that.
I know some chose to put an oil additive in as well. If you use quality diesel rated oil and oil filter there is no need for any oil additives. Good diesel oil has the proper additives in it.
There are a lot of knowledgable folks on this website to share their knowledge.
Enjoy your truck.
|01-28-2020 04:12 PM|
Read the manuals, do what they suggest......put it in drive, sit back and enjoy the ride. Your new truck is pretty smart and will do what it needs to do, with a minimal amount of input. Don't over think it and stress yourself out.
|01-28-2020 03:54 PM|
|01-28-2020 07:34 AM|
i do use ps diesel kleen every other fill up. who knows. this thing may take a crap on me tomorrow, or at 80k miles. i'm not changing
my driving style
|01-27-2020 09:35 PM|
Originally Posted by elephantrider View Post
|01-27-2020 09:33 PM|
|01-27-2020 09:21 PM|
|texaschief||Thanks for the suggestions. Anything I need to know about additives or treatments? See lots in the parts house.|
|01-27-2020 11:23 AM|
def fluid is the main difference, along with rigorous maintenance schedule. fuel may be a bit more expensive. I drive no different, or special, or any other way. I take the dreaded trips to the grocery store, oh no!! I daily mine to the fullest. yikes!!!!
seriously, just drive it. you'll have a full warranty.
just enjoy the tractor 🙂
|01-27-2020 11:11 AM|
|troverman||Really, there is nothing special. Compared to a gas vehicle, you will have to add DEF very occasionally and change both fuel filters every 15k miles or so. Oil changes will be more costly. You might want to plug in the block heater if your temps drop below zero. The regenerations are automatic.|
|01-26-2020 10:40 PM|
Do your best to keep idle times down and short trips to a minimum if possible. Don't be afraid to get on the skinny pedal every so often to keep that vgt turbo free from any possible soot build up. Do this with common sense of course don't just floor it all over the place you can do it safely by doing it from a roll if that makes sense.
Every so often getting it on the highway or toll road for a bit to keep everything burned out is also a good idea if you take short trips often. There are definitely ways to make it last as long as possible but it is a pain sometimes.
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