I have a 1996 ram 2500 2 wheel drive standard box. This truck was ordered with the old and reliable 318 8 cyl. gas engine. We use this in our business here in BC Canada.
I haul a 20 foot flat bed trailer out of the mountains on Vancouver Island with up to 20 8 x 6 inch x 18 foot cants of red cedar.
We just finished a 10,000 KM ( 6213 mile ) trip The engine used three liters of oil ( .79 gal ) of oil.
Fuel economy was in the 20 mile per gallon range. I have never had a more reliable truck. We change the oil every 5000 KM ( 3000 ) and the transmission oil every 12 months. Regular maintance is all we have done and the truck just keep on going. Dodge builds a great product.
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This has been a fabulous vehicle. You
may hear me coming a mile away, but
that seems to keep pokies out of my
path! Heavy, strong, and durable.
I intend to keep this one for many
years to come.
My only problem is wearing out the
brakes -- she's so heavy, it takes a
lot of brake to slow her down.
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