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Whelp, i cant believe its coming already but i'll be rolling over 100k in just over a month here. I've had the car for just over 2 years now and I have only had 1 issue which was an exhaust sensor at 22k which was warrantied. Bought the car new at 43 miles and I've been changing the oil every 6k and ive done my fuel filter change, new tires at 72k. I put a KN intake on it at 40k miles and had a map CEL issue which went away when i switched to the AEM dryflow filter instead of the oil covered garbage filter KN provided, cleaned the map sensor and no issues since.

this car has treated me extremely well
I plan on putting the Trifecta tune on it later today when i get home and purchase it. (unless you guys don't recommend this)

I know they recommend the timing belt, tensioners and water pump at 97.5k but what other items should i be considering for maintenance at this mileage?

when do they recommend changing the injectors?

has anyone had their transmission flushed?

I'd like to keep the next 100k fairly problem free and I'm all for preventative maintenance, if its needed

has anyone done the timing belt themselves instead of at the dealer? how much was the dealer for your timing belt service?

I appreciate all feedback here guys!

thanks,
Justin
 

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Search tool is your friend, it's all been covered extensively.

Glad to hear your car has treated you so well

You shouldn't have to touch the injectors unless there's a problem

I'd skip the trifecta tune if it were me...
 

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I recommend the OZTuner tune. I finally installed it on mine and running the 30HP tune gives the car a little more oomph, but most importantly dials out almost all of the hesitation off idle making the car much more enjoyable and less stressful to drive. My wife likes it a lot with the new tune!!!
 

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If it's not broke don't fix it. Approaching 100K without problems, I'd keep doing what you were doing (no tune). Changing the timing belt is way beyond my level, I'd let the dealer do it.
I've done timing belts before on my other vehicles but my dad had books with the alignment marks and such(hes a mechanic), doesnt seem to be anything of the sort posted on the forums so i am not going to go in blind, id need the service manual. I might agree with you, this time seems to be best to let the dealer do it
 

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You understand that video is of a serpentine belt replacement....and not a Timing belt replacement....right?
It is also a 1.4 lol. I am an idiot and need to pay closer attention to the titles lol. Did not realize it was a diesel.
 
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Don't feel too bad, when I called a DEALER to get a quote on a timing belt change, they quoted me $130 and said the job takes about an hour........um yea, they were talking about the serpentine belt.
 
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when do they recommend changing the injectors?

has anyone had their transmission flushed?

I appreciate all feedback here guys!

thanks,
Justin
Several responses so far regarding the timing belt, I'd be curious to hear input on the above two questions as they relate specifically to the CTD.

I ran my 06 Ram Cummins diesel 205,000 miles on the original injectors. The only way I knew some or all had gone bad was on a long trip towing jet skis. After a stop along the way I found black diesel oil spewed all over the underside of the truck and jet ski trailer.

Pretty common sign I later learned from the mechanic, one or more injector goes bad allowing fuel into the crankcase, it continues to fill until fuel/oil mix spews out a crankcase vent or overflow. Scary part is the truck ran perfectly even with the bad injector(s) so had it not been for the overflowing oil, I could have driven a LOT of miles with fuel mixed in the oil (not good).

Not sure if this situation is what would happen when the 2.0 diesel injectors go bad. Definitely wouldn't be a bad idea to keep an eye on oil level after 100K. If you ever notice oil level RISING, it may be a sign to look at injectors.

As for transmission flush, I have no experience with that. I've always dropped my pans and done new filter and fluid.
 
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