Originally Posted by optiwizard
yeah but that's not acceptable. You buy a diesel to be dependable not be plagued things that stop you in your tracks. For the price tag on these trucks it shouldn't have any problems ever!
Keep in mind its a whole new world for diesel engines (not just in trucks).
In a perfect world, the new ones would be as dependable as the old ones.
However, the emissions have become so strict in the last 10 years, there is much learing that is being done to make these things work right.
The number of parts attatched to a new diesel is absolutely mind blowing. When there are more parts on the engine, obviously there is more to break. It kind of reminds me of an 80s gasser engine; a whole bunch of junk on top of an old technology motor.
On the other hand, for $50+k you think they could make a EGT sensor that wouldn't fail
(BTW, these have been updated)