Need advice on Reman engine
I bought an 03 f250 fx4 6.0 September of last year. I drove the truck maybe 2 weeks before i had a no start situation. Had the low pressure pump and front cover replaced. I ran it until January before the engine started thumping out the intake. Found out a rocker arm, or push rod broke took out the cam and sent metal throughout the entire engine. Well i went with a 6.0 Reman (not going to put any names out just yet) engine. It came with Arp Head Studs and Black onyx Head gaskets. The shop installed the engine and ran it for about an hour and noticed the head gasket on one side is leaking. They told me it was leaking so bad the engine Barley runs. Well the engine has a 1 year warranty i call the company who sold me the Reman engine and they told me they do not cover over heating. I told them the engine didnt run for more than an hour. They said the shop must have over heated it that they pressure test every block before it leaves their facility. I asked about the failure rate of the onyx gaskets and he said they havnt had any problems with the black onyx as long as the heads and block are properly prepared which he said they do and they dont have any issues. I asked would they at least send me a new set of gaskets and i would like Oem Ford gaskets instead of the Black Onyx. I wont get an answer until tomorrow.
I have been reading alot of stuff about the Black onyx Failing but could they have failed right out the box like this? The shop my truck is at is a pretty high regarded Diesel Shop so i really don't believe they overheated the engine within an hour. At this point i believe im just going to replace the onyx with oem ford gaskets. The labor is going to be a killer since they had to lift the cab to install this engine now im guessing everything is going to have to come back off. Does anyone have any ideas on what could have went wrong? It dosnt look like the Reman company wants to stand behind their work. If they wont at least send me replacement gaskets i will be sure to let everyone know who they are and not to buy from them. It was an instant blame game. I just hope the head isnt warped.
Last edited by rabid85; 06-26-2012 at 04:12 PM.