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Old 03-08-2010, 01:49 PM
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I went from having an egr valve issue to having a lifter fail which caused the oil pump, camshaft, rocker arm, you name it, it broke. So far my bill at the dealership is $3,000 just to tear it down and figure out what went south. But they are estimating $7,000-8,000 for it to be fixed.
Just doesn't seem right, I only have 112,000 EASY miles on it. Heaviest thing I tow is a load of pine timbers every now and then to the jobsite.
Should I go for the fix with my mouth shut, or is there any use at asking FORD why? While under warranty, I've had injectors fail, fuel pump fail, computer fail, and what gets me a bit curious is it overheated at 94,000 miles, so I drove it for 3 miles to the dealership and they replaced "a bad hose" No telling if that was the culprit that weakened the lifter or not. Who knows. I'm just pissed!!!
2005 f-350 6.0 112,000 miles
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:20 PM
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Raise a stink, but be civil about it. They may offer to pay for half of the repair. Ford good-wills repair work from time to time to keep people happy with them.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:27 PM
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that blows bro...
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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I'd be pissed too. I think if I had to pay the full bill I'd seriously consider a Cummins swap. You can do it yourself for under 10g's might be a wash but you would have a better engine. Definately ask Ford for for some kind of comp and go from there. Good luck.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:13 PM
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Haha, JJR, you read my mind. I was thinking of getting it fixed and swapping the entire truck out for a dodge, but it would be tough to see the sweet body of the ford go, 4dr short bed dually. Got any good places to look for info on the cummins swap?
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:14 PM
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...that is, if ford is unwilling to work with me
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:17 PM
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the new zues ECM looks pretty crazy... saves you from the messy hack job wiring harness.. plug and play with common rail cummins
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:58 AM
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Excuse my language, but Fu#* the local ford dealership! First of all, if it takes you $3,000 in labor to find that the engine is all kinds of broke (when you could clearly tell by missing pieces of rocker arm and bent push rod), then you may have a problem and might want to send your mechanic back to grade school. Secondly, after I decide to have my truck towed from the shop and you offer me $8,000 for a 2005 crew cab short bed fx4 bad *** grille guard lariat 112,000 miles with a foul engine? Blue book is $23,000 with an engine. Every estimate you give me for the engine goes up $2,000 with every phone call. Now its up to $8,000 to fix it, and you want me to take $8,000 for the entire truck? A big F to the U! I can't wait to get it home this evening and get it ready for a cummins. First thing I'm going to do is make the manager of the service department smell my smoke when I get it installed! Ford, this battle has just begun.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:39 AM
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well i just had head gaskets done on mine the 3rd time and when they got the heads off found a cracked piston. my truck has 108k on it and ford told me tuff crap. i know that this crack was caused from when the last injector went to hell. they just put new injector in and the guy ran it. that was at 76k i bought it at 92k and it ran great until i started towing then it would puke coolant. well just got it back last week. empire diesel did it for me and it runs like a top. plus was cheaper than the dealership.
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