HPOP?? vs. Dynomite
Hi my name is Rusty,
I have been a ford 3/4 ton to 1 1/4 ton owner for over the last eighteen yrs. These are tuff trucks and get used well over what they probably should. Working in a dealership up north in high school, I have owned the 6.9 on up to the 6.0. I loved them. In Dec 07 I bought a plane ticket and flew back home to P/U a 04 F-450. I live in OK and drove the truck back. It had roughly 110,000 miles on it. It cleared oasis and a car fax. Good truck, trustworthy dealer, my fav brand vehicle????? untill Wichita Ks. Drove all day no problems. I stopped and fueled in Wichita and got something to eat. Come back out....no start. Sat for about twenty minutes and it started right back up. First clue!!!!!!! Since that point. I have repaired this tuck to the point that I have pushed it outside and am ready to give up. I have read through these post and hope to keep this truck going, but convince my company management now????? By April I had my regular driver back in our 99 350.(It has 357,000 miles) and we trust it more then the other "newer" truck
1.I have done the EGR Cooler
2.Then an Aftermarket EGR cooler
4.Again the 2cnd time(except spent the extra for studs thanks to you guys.)
5.Replace entire wiring harness.(after small fire)
6.Replace all modules. ALL!!!!
7.Replace ficm again
So about two weeks ago I notice an oil leak on 'OL Trusty and cannot find its source. I scratch my head but looks like coming topside rear of motor. I check oil its down a quart so I fill him up send to one more stop and then it is back to the shop again. Of course it doesn't start. Now from reading up here I would assume that it is the HPOP but am wondering if there are any books or factory manuals available. I would love to take to the dealer and spend another $3000 but really? Why? M-Chan68 and some other regulars have been light years ahead of the dealers in giving truthful and beneficial information. I read on reply though that I had to say hang on a minute. We buy these trucks and are sold on the reliability factor. Down time on our jobs because of rushed product is like when you techs have one on the lift and parts are days away. Is it your fault no....You did your part. Went to school, took the certs., continue training. So you have a huge time and resource investment when it comes to your job. That is how I feel about these trucks. I have had dealerships laugh when I tell them what kind of truck I have and what it's doing. If you guys can muddle through my whining here and throw some info on the what next, I will try to repair in house. I am roughly $35,000 out on repairs without the purchase price.