How Many? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-25-2009, 07:37 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-25-2009, 07:39 AM
Banned
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,850
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-25-2009, 07:45 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-02-2009, 11:40 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Alabama
Posts: 1,571
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New radiator, venturi T update, and new programming at 45000 miles. 3000 miles towing and 10000 total on my second radiator. No fluid loss.

9000 miles towing and 55000 miles total on truck. IC just changed due to TSB 082501. no other problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Marshall, AL
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-19-2009, 10:58 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 407
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-19-2009, 01:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central CT
Posts: 244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2008 job 1 with original radiator (13,000 miles). Have had the venturi T done also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:16 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 124
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG450FORME View Post
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-01-2009, 05:03 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Last edited by BIG450FORME; 12-01-2009 at 05:12 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors