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Has anyone had this problem? What are the causes?
I have a 2005 CTD 2500 quad cab short box 4x4 auto. The entire chassis is coated with oil. Even the tailgate! Also the oil pressure gauge went to 0 at a stop sign.(idling) Under acceleration the pressure came back to normal levels. Also the check guages light came on. The cab of the truck smelled of diesel exhaust all day and it seemed to be burning much richer than normal. Frankly I am perplexed. Any ideas what is wrong?
 

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Better get to the dealer ASAP (preferable towed). Sounds like an injector cracked and is filling the crankcase full of diesel. Have you check the oil level on the dipstick??

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I pulled the dipstick it was hard to get a reading on it. I think you are right it is engine oil mixed with diesel. This might be expensive! Thanks
 

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Doesn't sound good, i'd get 'er in asap, keep us posted.
 

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sounds like a broken injector or pump seal - would change oil before driving it any further - bearings absolutely hate fuel
 

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You need to insist on a new engine if you have warranty left. The first thing to go in these situations is the cam journals in the block. It is a very costly repair and requires complete engine disassembly. If it is not too far gone, you can line bore the block and have bushings installed. If it is too far gone, it will require a new block.
 

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it doesnt sound good but ill tell you if you still have warranty and the motor still runs. you wont be getting a new motor unles you have jonny cockran standing next to you. i had my crankcase fill up with fuel from a bad cp3 and they changed the oil and fixed the problem and on my way they sent me. i was too screaming for a new motor...nope but good luck
 

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it doesnt sound good but ill tell you if you still have warranty and the motor still runs. you wont be getting a new motor unles you have jonny cockran standing next to you. i had my crankcase fill up with fuel from a bad cp3 and they changed the oil and fixed the problem and on my way they sent me. i was too screaming for a new motor...nope but good luck

I would recommend pulling an oil sample before your next oil change. This will doccument high levels of iron if you have a problem with cam journals.
 

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Well there is no warranty left and no goodwill (10ks over). The truck starts and runs. I think I caught the problem early enough. It is at the garage now. The thing that bugs me the truck has all highway mileage has hardly towed anything, and is well taken care of regular oil changes and maintenance. The dealer I purchased the vechicle from sucks!!! Rarely the same service writer is there for more than a month.
We have a small fleet of trucks (Fords, GMC's) This is our first Dodge it will be the last. I have a (6.0liter) SICK Liter as I call it. The dealer is great. They have good willed alot of repairs and are very helpful and even admit that engine sucks. The dodge dealer no good will at all. I am not a Ford man or Gm for that matter all have their pros and cons but I am alittle sad to say that I will not add another Dodge to the fleet. (fustrated) and on my way to being broke by this repair! After all of this I would easily take my chances with a Ford or GM
 

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sorry to hear you wont be get'n a dodge anymore......but you might want to think about put'n a cummins in your other trucks.....cuz thats the most reliable diesel out there......good luck.:thumbsup
 

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These motors can take some abuse. I had fuel in my oil for a few months and had to drive 700 miles a week with it. I just changed the oil every 1000 miles. I was gaining a quart every 200 miles and anything over 1/2 throttle would spew stuff all over. Finally found the issue (couple of bad injector o-rings wallered out the hole the connector tube sits in) and have put well over 20k hard miles on it since then and oil analysis keep coming back fine. So get all nervous that your motor is gonna die tomorrow. Keep the driving to a minimum, change the oil, and get it fixed ASAP.
 

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I have had to line bore 3 in the last 6 months because of this very issue. Fuel in the engine can wreck an engine. A CR engine will reduce the engine oil to nothing more than black diesel fuel in the matter of a few miles (less than 10). I have one on the lift now with this very problem.
 

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yep shame on cummins for putting t injectors in these things...its very sad
 

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I have had to line bore 3 in the last 6 months because of this very issue. Fuel in the engine can wreck an engine. A CR engine will reduce the engine oil to nothing more than black diesel fuel in the matter of a few miles (less than 10). I have one on the lift now with this very problem.
Not saying I recommend running it. Not at all. But if this is just now happening and he gets it in the shop ASAP then there's a pretty good chance that the motor will still be fine and to not worry to much about it. I definitely don't recommend doing what I did.
 

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Not saying I recommend running it. Not at all. But if this is just now happening and he gets it in the shop ASAP then there's a pretty good chance that the motor will still be fine and to not worry to much about it. I definitely don't recommend doing what I did.

I can understand your reasoning, but a CR is a completely different animal from a VP. It could be the differance between hauling it to the shop and paying for injectors, or driving it there and spending $10,000 to rebuild the engine.

I have had customers gamble it and be fine. I have also drained 7 gallons of dirty diesel fuel from more than one severly damaged engine.
 

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the '05 came with a 7 year/115000 km warranty from Dodge and a separate Cummins warranty (not sure how they work together) ... are you certain you have no warranty? how many miles/kms do you have on it?
 

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My 06 came with 3yrs 36,000 and the cummins came with 5yrs 100,000 I think
 

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My 06 came with 3yrs 36,000 and the cummins came with 5yrs 100,000 I think
yes, so did mine ... that's only your basic warranty though ... not your powertrain which is 5 yrs 60,000 miles. Plus the 5 yr 100,000 mile Cummins warranty. They reduced the warranty starting in '06. Just pointing that out.
 

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Problem Solved!!!
An O-ring let go in injector #6 and was filing the cylinder with diesel fuel. The truck is out of warranty so no help there.( For every good dealer there are 10 bad. No problem selling them! Service I will leave it at that!) The shop that is working on it is checking all the injectors and is going to put new o-rings in all. I hopefully will be up and running in a couple days. The tech said these engines will take some abuse. We will see.
 
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