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      02-06-2010, 12:20 AM   #12
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Drives: 2010 e70 X5 35d
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Renton, WA

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On the Cummins, I think the ones that have fuel pump issues are the 1998.5 and later "24 Valve" Cummins. The '94 to '98 Cummins were all 12 valve motors with a Bosch P7100 mechanical pump. That particular engine, other than the "killer dowel pin", are bullet proof. Someone came up with a KDP fix with a jig, and that cured that problem.

I had a '98 Ram Cummins, bought with 98,000 miles on the clock. I sold it with 135,000 and had ZERO problems with the entire truck. I even cranked up the power with no ill affects. Factory crank HP was 180, mine dyno'd 250 at the wheels with less than $500 in upgrades. Factory PSI on the turbo was something like 16-17. I had mine turned up to 40.....

I also had a '95 Ram 1500 4x2. Never had any problems with it for the 3 years I owned it.

My current Dodge product is a 2003 Durango with 65,000 miles. No squeaks or rattles, and it is in great shape. A few minor problems that were all fixed under warranty (water pump at 30,000*, Reverse grear in tranny at 50,000.) Overall, I've been happy with it.

*PS - The water pump in 2007 335i shit the bed after 18,000 miles, so in that respect the Dodge kicked the BMW's ass......
2010 E70 X5 35d
Alpine White on Black with Dark Bamboo trim
ZAP | ZCW | ZPP | ZPS | ZRC | ZTP | 322 | 328 | 330 | 386 | 4AZ | 4UB | 655 | 6FL | 6NF
2008 Ducati 1098S Red naturally....