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Old 06-16-2009, 06:14 PM
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When Should I Finally Give Up

I have an 08 F450 that tows my bobcat T250. 1st engine blew (bent rods, cranshaft, etc.) at 16,000 miles. 2 weeks later a whole new engine. At 36,000 miles the 2nd engine blows (same problem as above with 4 cylinders.) 2.5 weeks later I have a new engine. Everytime they have had to shut down the assembly line to get the engine. Last night at 46,000 miles the engine blows again and the torque puts hairline cracks in the windshield. Now it needs it's 4th engine in it's life and has only 46,000 miles on it. When should I finally give up and lemon this damn thing?
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:25 PM
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I have an 08 F450 that tows my bobcat T250. 1st engine blew (bent rods, cranshaft, etc.) at 16,000 miles. 2 weeks later a whole new engine. At 36,000 miles the 2nd engine blows (same problem as above with 4 cylinders.) 2.5 weeks later I have a new engine. Everytime they have had to shut down the assembly line to get the engine. Last night at 46,000 miles the engine blows again and the torque puts hairline cracks in the windshield. Now it needs it's 4th engine in it's life and has only 46,000 miles on it. When should I finally give up and lemon this damn thing?
When should you? Probably after you blew the second engine!
Are you serious about this
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:29 PM
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Now since you have had the same problem 3 times. Is the truck stock or does it have any mods?
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:30 PM
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probably around 36,001 miles
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:32 PM
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I am absolutely serious. After the 2nd engine Ford paid 1 payment and gave me a 250,000 mile warranty to guarantee it wouldn't happen again. Now here we go again. This is the only truck available that can handle the 20k weight we have to tow. Everytime this happens we are stuck without being able to move our Bobcat.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:33 PM
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Completely stock with the only modification being XM stereo.
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How often is the oil getting changed?

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Lemon that sucker, maybe they can just switch you with a new one. Again lol
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:57 PM
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We used to follow the oil change schedule at 10k or less depending on how much we tow. We only tow the bobcat once every 2 months for 300 miles or so. Other than this it's standard city/hwy driving. After the 2nd engine replacement we starting babying the truck to make sure - because we couldn't afford anymore time down. We did oil changes every 5k using only synthetic oil.
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We used to follow the oil change schedule at 10k or less depending on how much we tow. We only tow the bobcat once every 2 months for 300 miles or so. Other than this it's standard city/hwy driving. After the 2nd engine replacement we starting babying the truck to make sure - because we couldn't afford anymore time down. We did oil changes every 5k using only synthetic oil.
The only 6.4's that I've seen blow up or bending rods were ones that weren't serviced regularly. Like to long of a time period between oil changes. Not calling you out but that's what I've seen. Are you sure who ever you take it to is actually servicing it?
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