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so my dad has a 08 f450 king ranch crew cab. At 97k it had a engine go bad. Ford didnt warranty it and he had to buy a engine out of a salvaged truck.... That was big bucks.... 5k miles later it breaks the fly wheel.... Paid for that out of pocket also.... And now its broke 2 & he has been told the best option is a new block... He is lookin at either a ford reman or a jasper. ?... Can he get a brand new one from ford??? Please let me know what his best option is. ?.
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wow i thought i would get a bit more help than this.........
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You should call rudys diesel performance. They can build a short block or a new motor. They are very knowledgeble and know what they are doing. I am not familiar with jasper. Hope this helps

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anyone wanna help?
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There is no way for any of us to know why your uncles truck is breaking "flywheels" or more likely flex plates. For all we know it could be a torque convertor issue or some missing dowel pins.

You can't by a "new" shortblock from ford anymore. Your only option would be an remanufactured enhanced short block.

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i would definately make sure that the dowel pins are there. i had two 6.4's break flexplates and both engines had spun bearings and needed short blocks. i would not get a jasper engine, never hear good things about them. i have worked for ford for 5 years now and replaced many of 7.3, 6.0, and 6.4 with ford reman engines and rearly see a probablem with them, if there is one tho they have a 3 year 100k mile waranty!!!
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agreed. our list of shortblocks all have spotless records.
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There is no way for any of us to know why your uncles truck is breaking "flywheels" or more likely flex plates. For all we know it could be a torque convertor issue or some missing dowel pins.

You can't by a "new" shortblock from ford anymore. Your only option would be an remanufactured enhanced short block.
its my dad's, not uncle......... and i know you cant tell me why its doing it ... but that was not my ?????? i asked for opinions on what company he should buy a reman from
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ya the dowel pins are there and it has had 2 torq converters
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well if the dowel pins are in and its had 2 converters than i would guess it is something in the yard engine you got.
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