No still a six speed and which one is dependent on hp. The current Ram has 7500 mile max oil change intervals so doing something to keep the exhaust soot from the EGR out of the oil and doubling the interval I think is significant. Also switching to SCR keeps diesel dilution of the oil minimized.Did they put the 8 speed in it yet? My little TDI does 10K oil changes on 4.5 quarts of oil. I think these days everyone has gone to synthetic and push out the oil changes.
I am pretty sure that in the fine print that they have up for all of 3 seconds that it says its a V6 and not 4x4 that gets 25 MPG.I did see a Ram add where they pimping 25 MPG. Pretty impressive for a v-8 truck. That's better than the Ecoboost Ford F-150 I think.
Yes the manual trans is still an option.The original post states ram heavy duty. Isn't v6 and 8 speed stuff in the "half ton" You still can get a standard shift in the heavy duty if you order the diesel can't you? I have enough made in Mexico stuff in my Deere tractors even if they are assembled in Georgia. I did kind of look at the specs for the 2009 and again in 2011 model 2012 I just didn't want 250 or 2500 series. I will have to give them credit for being up front about needing a weight distributing hitch to tow larger loads where ford does not really disclose that unless you know to look in some towing supplement not in the brochures or even asterisked.
We have 2011 Jeep GC and I have heard nothing about the head problem. Is it 2012 only?From what I've read about Mopar and our new 2013 Jeep with the Pentastar v6, they are doing away with the other smaller engines and using the Pentastar exclusively throughout the line-up. I believe it will be in the trucks as well. They had a major issue last year with having to replace heads. Driver side would start ticking and eventually burn a valve...or something. The '13s have the new and improved head...but we got the extended warranty anyways.
I believe its with the 3.6 Pentastar . I know for sure it was the 2012 Wranglers as that was the first year for the Pentastar for them. The heads being replaced had a number on the casting (fairy easily seen) that ends with AA or AB. The 2013 heads casting number ends with AC.We have 2011 Jeep GC and I have heard nothing about the head problem. Is it 2012 only?