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How Many?

I am just wondering how many radiators those of you with the 6.4L have gone through. I am on my 5th one.
The last time it got replaced the jacka$$ at the dealership didn't clamp down the transmission line hoses and it blew tranny fluid down the road and left a huge puddle at the gas station. I was pissed and had it towed back to the dealership 45 miles at their expense. Yesterday I was getting my oil changed and I was over 6 quarts low in tranny fluid and over a gallon low in coolant. What gives??

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My grandpa's 450 is on its 3rd radiator, 2nd tranny, and has also had the motor pulled for a seal that went out on the engine.
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I was under the impression that Ford got a new vendor for their radiators. I have the venturi T thing and expected that would help. I live in Texas and I figured the heat was cause a pressure build-up and was the biggest reason for them to blow a seam. Now I just wonder if there is something structurally wrong with the truck. I have less then 10000 miles left until my warranty goes out. I have over 67,000 miles.

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New radiator, venturi T update, and new programming at 45000 miles. 3000 miles towing and 10000 total on my second radiator. No fluid loss.

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I just took my 08 F350 in to the dealership due to the radiator leaking on the left side (1st radiator issue). I was told by another 08 owner that Ford had a recall on them. Went to the Ford web site and plugged in my VIN # nope no recall! Is this an issue all 08 diesel trucks are having or what?
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I had my radiator changed under warranty and have not had any issues. I live in HOT Las Vegas and tow to CA and have not had any radiator issues. Sorry to hear that you guys are having some troubles.
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2008 job 1 with original radiator (13,000 miles). Have had the venturi T done also.

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I ws on my fourth rad by 40,000km. Not overly hot here, but truck works hard (36,000lb tridem, dually gooseneck, with bobcats). Have 105,000km on it now haven't had any problems with the rad since then.
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I ws on my fourth rad by 40,000km. Not overly hot here, but truck works hard (36,000lb tridem, dually gooseneck, with bobcats). Have 105,000km on it now haven't had any problems with the rad since then.

Big, how's your fuel mileage at that weight? Any mods?
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Mileage is decent (for a pete or kenworth) not so good for a 450. 5 -6 mpg while towing big trailers. 8 - 9mpg towing small trailers 10 - 11mpg empty. I am using the devil for a programmer (edge race evolution), it adds enough power but mainly I need it for dpf delete. Used to use the DPF-R with the edge juice with attitude, but that didn't work so well together. I have a AFE stage II airbox, DPF delete exhaust with a magnaflow straight through bottle, edge race evolution with a banks airbox and intercooler coming soon. The mileage is horrible but for what my truck is (2008 450 with 4.88 gears and 22.5" alcoas 36" tall rubber) and the weight that it pulls I cant complain.

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