1991 Dodge D250 SE 5.9L Cummins diesel from North America


It is made to Work


I have changed the shocks, they were original!

I have repaired the door panels.

Fuel tank sending unit had failed, replaced.

Alternator is new.

General Comments:

I purchased this truck I had spent its life traveling to and from paint jobs for a professional painter.

It fires up on the first revolution of the engine, even in 10 degree weather.

The only engine problem is the rear main seal leaks when shut down.

For working a vehicle, it would be hard to beat any dodge with a Cummins diesel engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2005

1991 Dodge D250 Ram 5.9L turbo diesel from North America


An excellent truck with the right engine


To say nothing has gone wrong would be a lie, but the few that have were not that bad.

When I first bought the truck it was well neglected as far as regular maintenance, but otherwise very solid.

All it needed was new belts, hoses, brake kits, complete fluid changes, a few light bulbs, and new tires.

At 150,000 I replaced the universal on the drive shaft.

At about 170,000 the front end / steering components had to be replaced due to normal wear.

Minor rusting on the rocker panels and in the bed, but not bad for a vehicle in New England.

General Comments:

The Cummins turbo in this truck is an unstoppable power house, if only it were a manual with 4WD.

Outside of general maintenance the hardest thing I had to do was adjust the valve clearance and lash. It took me almost six hours to get it right.

The fuel economy of the diesel is worth the price at the pump, $1.51 per gallon, but 600 to 800 miles on a 22 gallon fill up is all right with me. That exceeds factory numbers by a decent margin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2002

22nd Jan 2004, 13:58

I have a 1991 Dodge diesel pickup truck. Great truck!!!

It has a lot of power, but the best fuel mileage I have gotten was 21 mpg. How did yours get 27?

12th Jul 2004, 08:19

Last night my front right wheel nearly fell off while I was backing out of my driveway. How lucky I was that I was not going fast. The swing arm just broke into two. An hour later, and a skillful tow truck driver, the truck was moved and the street unblocked. I noticed that at 170K you had the steering replaced. Is this recommended, common? My 1991 D250 has just about that many miles.