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post #1 of 7 Old 04-03-2007, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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To pay or not???

My 04 F350 has 139000 miles, I bought it used. Towing my travel trailer, was 140 miles from home, and it dumped all the coolant out the exhaust in the form of smoke(steam) and water running out the tail pipe. Headgaskets right? Had it towed to a local garage, mechanic and owner said it wasn't the headgaskets but the EGR Cooler. Charged me over $2000 to change it and put in a new radiator. He said my old one was clogged. Took over a week. I picked it up and drove it home, next moring 1GL water in coolant tank,next day 1GL water in coolant. Enough is enough http://www.powerstrokeforum.com/foru...milies/mad.gif
I took it to the local ford dealer, Diagnostic both head gaskets were blown and head possibly warped. I have an extended warrenty that should pay for this $6200.00, but did not pay for the above 2K. I got mad and stoped payment on the check. Of course the guy wants his money, should I pay? Opininons? Mine is if the guy had diagnosed the problem right in the first place my warrenty would have payed him, and I would have my truck now. But since he didn't mabe I should just pay for the parts, and not the labor.
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My 04 F350 has 139000 miles, I bought it used. Towing my travel trailer, was 140 miles from home, and it dumped all the coolant out the exhaust in the form of smoke(steam) and water running out the tail pipe. Headgaskets right? Had it towed to a local garage, mechanic and owner said it wasn't the headgaskets but the EGR Cooler. Charged me over $2000 to change it and put in a new radiator. He said my old one was clogged. Took over a week. I picked it up and drove it home, next moring 1GL water in coolant tank,next day 1GL water in coolant. Enough is enough http://www.powerstrokeforum.com/foru...milies/mad.gif
I took it to the local ford dealer, Diagnostic both head gaskets were blown and head possibly warped. I have an extended warrenty that should pay for this $6200.00, but did not pay for the above 2K. I got mad and stoped payment on the check. Of course the guy wants his money, should I pay? Opininons? Mine is if the guy had diagnosed the problem right in the first place my warrenty would have payed him, and I would have my truck now. But since he didn't mabe I should just pay for the parts, and not the labor.
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If your stop check worked, he is not going to Sue you when he was wrong and did the wrong work.... He would look silly trying...
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dont know the whole situation but i can tell you that coolant running out of the exhaust is definitly egr cooler , and oil cooler ,head gaskets usually only blow out the reservoir, depending on how bad egr cooler was blown out and how hot engine got ,it is possible to cause further problems such as headgaskets etc. , not trying to take his side , what im saying is , he probably did fix what he saw at the time and being the exhaust full of coolant and really couldnt drive the truck to diagnose any furter until engine was back up and running without pumping coolant out further problems would have been hard to know existed, hope this helps

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Fair comment, maybe the fixer was in the right, in fixing what he saw wrong first... I had not thought of the multiple causes at once, seemed low in odds... Ranger
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Note: I repeatedly asked him if he thought the head gaskets were bad, even asked if he did the exhaust gas analsys that the ford dealer did to determin the gaskets were bad. He only said the head gaskets were not bad or the truck would not run, we all know they will!. Even now he says the gaskets were not bad when the truck left his shop. With the history of this motor I think the bad gaskets caused the other problems, and would eventually cause them to happen again in time. Fixed is not fixed when it will lead to future failure. I'll probably end up paying more than 8 grand extra just because I wanted a diesel to pull my travel trailer, and I can't afford it, my only income is a social security disability.
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