I just got whacked on a new DPF...help!
Owner in Nashville area of a 2008 F250 6.4 with lifts, AFE, Superchip etc. Last week I'm driving along with no warning other in retrospect noticing some very limited oily leakage in the driveway...and the truck starts beeping like front end loader in reverse and shuts off then a voice comes on telling me it's safe to pull over which I did. Truck would not crank...power but ignition was shut down by onboard computer I reckon. I called local dealer in area of metro Nashville I was in and they sent a wrecker and brought her in.
I got called a few days later that the diesel particulate filter was ruined and it was because of running the superchip at performance....too much unburnt fuel..that this was the only time they ever saw this and that the PDF was 1900 plus labor and it would take 4-6 days and so forth. I was stunned but being a very busy fellow as a rule I just sucked it up and moved on. When I picked it up today it was 3000 bucks total...that is the highest repair bill I have had on any car in my 52 years including Porsches, MBs, and the always broken Range Rover. What the sam hill is going on here? This is a diesel truck with 50K in mileage...almost all highway. I had a warranty problem with a transmission Prefilter acting up last month and they fixed that as drivetrain warranty but told me the chip voided this and even if they would try for warranty that Ford would ask for the computer record to see what happened. This is nuts. I love the truck styling and interior is very comfortable but this new 6.4 is not my fav to be candid. I liked the 7.3 better. My mileage has never been good even before the chip which I put on at 40K 10K of chip driving and it cost 3000 bucks...30 cents a mile surcharge
basically anyone have any thoughts on this...it just smells I have owned many diesels...including big marine diesels like MAK and Werkspoor and autos like Cummins and Duramax as well as the aforementioned earlier Ford diesels but this experience has soured my taste on this truck and this motor any advice or explanation or what to do now would be appreciated