My hubby and I purchased our first ever diesel truck (we always have had gas engines) about 2 months ago. Sadly, we did not realize when we made the purchase that the 6.0L was a problem child.
Anyway, we purchased a used 2005 Ford F250 6.0L Super Duty Crew Cab from a Ford dealer and a few days ago had to take it to our local Ford dealer to have a diagnosis done as we have had no cab heat while the truck idols and just have not been able to figure out what was causing that issue.
So, sadly our truck was diagnosed with "bad head gaskets" with a repair cost of over $2600.00 dollars. Also, our technician told us that the EGR Cooler had been replaced in 2008 along with the Oil Cooler and the Oil Cooler was again also replaced in 2010. I was totally shocked and needless to say the truck is no longer under any warranty.
I called the Ford dealer that we purchased our truck from in October and explained the situation to them, I suspect that the truck was sold to us with the bad head gaskets and the good news is that we are taking the truck back to the dealer on Tuesday and they are going to try and work with us on the costs associated with this repair.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should be asking the dealer on Tuesday as far as any other concerns that they should take a look at on this truck? I am very apprehensive at this point of even keeping the truck and if they have to pull the cab and make the head gasket repair, what other things should I have them do while in the repair shop?
Any help is appreciated, I am thinking at this point of just getting the truck fixed and turning around and trying to sell if off if that is even possible.