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Old 07-17-2009, 08:08 AM
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2008 Ford F-250 radiator issues

Good day fellow Forders,
I have 2008 F-250 that is burning through radiators faster than tires. I will add that I use MT's as well. This is the third radiator and it is being installed as I am writing this. My truck has 76,000 miles. I am attempting to prevent further red-***. I know I am not the only one.
Is there an aftermarket that works and if there is, what is it and is there a high performance Intercooler that will work with it. Cough it up guys before I start spending the kids college money. Thanks, Ken
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:17 AM
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Did they warranty any of them?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:18 AM
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Yes, My problem is that one day they won't. I think this new one will do the same thing.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:28 AM
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I have had the same concern. Mine was changed once around 45,000. How long will they warranty them?

Might be worth talking to these guys...

928-681-6717

mcculloch@alumrad.com.

I have had a lot of radiators fixed. That's still an option.

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Old 07-17-2009, 10:11 AM
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According to the mechanic it is only supposed to be 12/12000. We all know how long it takes to get 12000 miles. I had to raise a little hell this time. Also I have been doing business with the same dealership for a couple of years and that may have made the difference.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:08 AM
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Does your truck have the Venturi T installed? Here is a link to what your bottle should look like.
Does this have the Venturi T?
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i have had 8 installed in my truck- finly had to replace head gaskets. cured
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They are having problems with the thermostats sticking with pressure spikes. Make sure that your dealership installs new t-stats this time. And just so you all know the T-stat are covered tell 5 yr-100,000 miles, also covers "caused" damage.....radiator.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:49 AM
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Mine has finally started leaking

I have a Job 1 truck with 48k miles on it. The radiator has just started to leak a little. Worst case I have seen is about a 3" diameter puddle after about a 50 mile trip. Dealer says that it is not covered by warranty. My questions are:
-How quick do I need to get this taken care of?
Is this going to get progressively worse?
Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:23 AM
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I have a Job 1 truck with 48k miles on it. The radiator has just started to leak a little. Worst case I have seen is about a 3" diameter puddle after about a 50 mile trip. Dealer says that it is not covered by warranty. My questions are:
-How quick do I need to get this taken care of?
Is this going to get progressively worse?
Thanks for your help.
Check with another dealer.

By following this forum, many have gotten the replacement done under warranty up to 100k. Check your diesel supplement manual, it should state all engine-related parts covered up to 100k/5yrs. for the 6.4L, including the rad.

Maybe someone with radiator/warranty experience can chime in...
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