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Dirt Digger2
01-11-2009, 08:00 PM
does anyone know how to check the hours, or even if it is possible to check the engine hours on a 2006 Dodge 2500 w/Cummins??

thanks

WH401
01-11-2009, 08:16 PM
Turn the key to on, like you were going to start it but don't start it. Make sure the odometer is showing and not the trip odometer. If the odometer isn't, push the button once so you change to the odometer. If the odometer is already showing, push the button down and hold it, after 5 seconds the engine hours will display.

JMLandscaping
01-11-2009, 08:23 PM
anyone know how to do that on a toyota tacoma??

Lakewlc
01-11-2009, 10:31 PM
2005 f150???

Dirt Digger2
01-12-2009, 12:30 AM
thanks WH...i'll give it a try tomorrow when the glow plugs are warming everything up

WH401
01-12-2009, 12:50 AM
thanks WH...i'll give it a try tomorrow when the glow plugs are warming everything up

No problem, anytime. But don't do it while your waiting for the glow plugs cause we don't have any. We have grid heaters that are much more reliable and efficient. :hammerhead::usflag:

TXNSLighting
01-12-2009, 01:58 AM
Ha!! I was wondering if anyone was going to catch that!

Dirt Digger2
01-12-2009, 09:09 AM
ahhhh..good to know...this is my first Cummins

WH401
01-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Well congrats then, I hope you like it.:cool2:

Dirt Digger2
01-12-2009, 11:25 AM
I do so far...bought it on Friday evening and already have 250 miles on it...and a full day in the snow

It should be a big step up from the Fords/Powerstrokes I am use to driving...HAHA

TXNSLighting
01-12-2009, 01:51 PM
I do so far...bought it on Friday evening and already have 250 miles on it...and a full day in the snow

It should be a big step up from the Fords/Powerstrokes I am use to driving...HAHA

It wont be a step up all around...just engine wise. Truck wise you stepped back. :laugh:

Gravel Rat
01-12-2009, 03:41 PM
You will be wishing you bought a Ford when your whisting down the freeway and see body parts falling off your Dodge :laugh:

There are a few problems I don't if they ever cured with the newer trucks is the 4 wheeldrive can be not reliable. The axle interlock doesn't aways want to go. I know the guys with the older Dodges make sure its in 4x4 before they need it. The other problem is wearing the front tires out like the truck is out of alinement. I know a few guys and my brothers truck does that.

Suspension wear is another problem many guys deal with maybe the newer trucks are better but the first version of the 4 link suspension wore out quick.

Keep in mind you will probably have the last reliable Dodge Cummins P/U truck with the newer ones being nightmares with the emmission contolled engine.

seabee1
01-12-2009, 06:24 PM
:usflag:you got my couris up !and had to check my 2001 hd ,just had to leave the key off and push the and hold the trip gauge knob at least 4 seconds and it came on . just had to look in the owner's manual .