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Big problems 2008 Powerstroke

26.000 miles on my F350 2008 and I lost power suddenly on the highway (near Amsterdam, the Netherlands - .

Turned out that diesel got into the oil through a worn diesel injector. Due to too much pressure 2 injectors were pushed out, oil all over the side of the car. Replaced all 8 injectors, but still problems:

- Engine running away (almost crashed), couldn't turn it off
- Huge loss of pressure
- Not running on all 8 cylinders

Now probably need to change the engine entirely. Seems to have to do with the International built engines/injectors that can't stand anything but some special diesel fuel types. Anyone heard of this?

Really disappointed with the Ford. Was the first in Europe, now the first to sell maybe...
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did you press the brake down when running away?

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sure, but it went into the red rpm zone and it's not easy to get it out of gear then and control it
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The dealers I spoke with, as well some owners, told me that thus far the 08 engine is fantastic. Fuel economy is a bit lousy yes, but I really like my new 08 compared to my 03. In just about every way. I am trying to break in the engine properly, and then she is gonna be put to the true tests.

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So all that work and you're keeping the trash can of doom on the exhaust?

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can an engine be damaged if it red lines with the oil in the cyl?

might be warped heads or some internal damage?
does it smoke any?

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My USA based dealer has 4 2008's with the same problem, also there's various threats on the internet relating to the worn injectors, fuel pump and other leaking issues, causing serious extra damage to the engine.

The lack of power in cylinder 8, even though the injector is replaced, is what worries me most, it's being taken apart next week, but in my experience it's a hole in the piston.
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My USA based dealer has 4 2008's with the same problem, also there's various threats on the internet relating to the worn injectors, fuel pump and other leaking issues, causing serious extra damage to the engine.

The lack of power in cylinder 8, even though the injector is replaced, is what worries me most, it's being taken apart next week, but in my experience it's a hole in the piston.
If it is a hole in the piston,you can take off the oil fill cap while it's running, and see how much blow by you get out of it. It might tell you something, and it's easy to do

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So you said something about the fuel.....does that mean you were NOT running ULSD?

And you think this os INT/Fords problem? Why not do as the manual says?

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I thought western europe had beaten us to USLD type standards. I've been working around several US installation in Germany and seen plenty of 6.0's and 7.3's but haven't seen a 6.4 (yet).



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Do the European versions have a redline on the tach? My domestic US 2008 6.4L has no redline indication on the dash, which I thought was strange.

Anyway, good luck with Ford and the potential new engine.

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