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Old 02-16-2007, 12:19 PM
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Hey, I am new to this forum and I am on here to get all the help I can get. I Had a 2004 Excursion with a 6.0l in it 8 inches of lift and 37inch BFGs. I had nothing but issues with it over and over again. Typical stuff like 3 times for headgaskets once for new heads, new EGR cooler because it leaked and Hydrolocked my engine, a couple of new injectors and the last was a broken piston all within 28000 miles. Ford warrantied everything but the last one(broken piston) they say it is because of my off road exhaust and because they think I had a progrmmer on it. So I ended up having to pay for a new short block and labor roughly $8000. I have a law suit against Ford motor company for about 1yr now. I need to find as much dirt on this P.O.S of and engine as I can to prove that I am not at fault here. Any ideas? I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks,P
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:26 PM
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did they show you the piston or could gaurantee what broke it ,the exhaust wont do it , im wondering when it hydrolocked from antifreeze when the egr blew out if it stress cracked that piston but took a little time to show itself, that makes more since to me
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:34 PM
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Yes, I did see the piston and it was broke right in half. I agree with you and feel that from it hydrolocking is what caused this piston to break. Ford just needs to suck it up and make there customers happy. Between my parents and I in the past 12 years we have bought more than $500,000 worth of Ford vehichles and it is sad that they can treat loyal customers like this.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:57 PM
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the funnie thing is ford is also suing international over the 6.0l because of all the recalls it has had 6.0l has the most re-calls out of any other motor. their is a write up on this i will try to find it and post it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:27 PM
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To me, they would have to prove in court that your exhaust, and supposed programmer were the direct cause, of the failed piston. No, exhaust can't hurt anything in the engine, maybe if you went to 1" turbo back or something LOL.

Sorry to hear that you have had so many problems with your truck.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:33 PM
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Well we all know that the exhaust only help reliability because you create less heat on moving engine parts. They will come up with anything just so dont have to pay. Its a big corporation and they are just trying to scare me from going any futher with this.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:10 PM
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keep on Ford about this. someone that i work with also had an 04 6.0. he had so many problems with it, that he took Ford to court and got his money back. he is now a Dodge owner!!!
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