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Old 10-11-2013, 06:07 AM
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Why so soon!!!!

Hello all! It's nice to be part of a forum to discuss cars, trucks, sports and whatever else but I must say I didn't want to be on here for my issue so soon! I have only had my 2008 F-350 for a week and have now towed it home due to a chocolate milk mixture coming out of the coolant overflow reservoir. I lost power on the road and the truck would just rev to 1500 and then drop to a 1000 and the same thing again and again. After I shut it off and restarted it I got the power back and started to drive home but decided to shut her down and have her towed. I didn't see any oil/coolant mixture on the dipstick though so I'm wondering how bad it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Just want to mention one more thing as a guy that holds integrity very high on the totem pole. I read on this forum about a guy defending ford and the 6.4 motor who mentioned that someone didn't change a fuel filter and the hp fuel filter went on his truck and the repair cost was going to be 14K. This is obscene! With todays technology how can such a minor component ( I know it has great importance to the running of the vehicle ) have such catastrophic results. Why isn't something put in place to shut everything down if a failure like this hands? It's ridiculous how much of a cash grab is involved with these manufacturers.
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Sounds like your oil cooler ruptured. You will need to flush the system really well to get all the crap out of there and then replace the oil cooler.
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Sounds like your oil cooler ruptured. You will need to flush the system really well to get all the crap out of there and then replace the oil cooler.
I've heard that it's a big job, can you confirm that. If I haven't seen the mixture in the pan could things be ok internally? Cheers!
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Yea unfortunately its a big cab off job. I would imagine you will be ok flushing all that crap out then replacing the oil cooler.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:58 AM
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Yea unfortunately its a big cab off job. I would imagine you will be ok flushing all that crap out then replacing the oil cooler.
How could I expect anything less! Have you heard of anyone putting the new 6.7 in these earlier models? I don't want to go through this bull**** every couple of years. Cheers!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:03 AM
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How could I expect anything less! Have you heard of anyone putting the new 6.7 in these earlier models? I don't want to go through this bull**** every couple of years. Cheers!
Honestly man you don't hear about it much. Its not terribly common for them to go bad. If you flush the system, switch to an elc coolant, add a coolant filter and watch you deltas you should be ok. Maybe one day BPD will make a kit for the 6.4 that makes the oil cooler external like they have for the 6.0. That way if there is a rupture you will not contaminate the oil and coolant. In the mean time OEM is the only way to go for a ruptured cooler.
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Honestly man you don't hear about it much. Its not terribly common for them to go bad. If you flush the system, switch to an elc coolant, add a coolant filter and watch you deltas you should be ok. Maybe one day BPD will make a kit for the 6.4 that makes the oil cooler external like they have for the 6.0. That way if there is a rupture you will not contaminate the oil and coolant. In the mean time OEM is the only way to go for a ruptured cooler.
Thanks for all your help and keep me posted if you find a fix.
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Thanks for all your help and keep me posted if you find a fix.
No problem. Good luck!
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Most everything can be done with the cab on but the recommendation to the Ford dealers is a cab off for a more efficient high grade repair than what would never be achieved with a cab on. Wouldn't you want that instead?

Cab off is not a big deal for the typical owner and I am not sure why people jump to the conclusion that it is. Now if you got an ambulance or tow truck...a little more tricky.

The 6.4 is a maintenance *****. You get what you give with it.

Lastly Navistar designed the motor and Ford implemented it. Even though Ford has dropped Navistar they (International) continues to build trucks with the 6.4 motor even after Ford cut it 3 years ago considering it a success as many other 10's of thousands of other owners do (since they do not come on here to gloat how well things are running).
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