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Fuel system replacement
Hey guys, new to the forums here. Stumbled across them while doing some research on my 6.4. I'm hoping you can offer me some advice.
A little backstory:
I bought a used 2008 F250 a week ago. The test drive went well. I had a buddy of mine with me who has a 6.4 for an every day driver. Everything seemed to be working fine to the both of us. No check engine lights, ran good, sounded good. The guys at the car lot did tell me that they had to replace the fuel filters because they were filthy. I am wishing now I would have checked the filters after the test drive.
About 20 miles form the dealership, I noticed an extreme loss of power. I was close to home, and the dealership was already closed. I parked it at home for the night. I got up the next morning and drove it around the block a few times. Everything seemed to be working fine. No more power loss, but the check engine light was now on. I decided to drop it by the local ford dealer to see what was going on. They called me back with a hefty price of almost $12k to replace the entire fuel system. Apparently the fuel pump let go and there are now peices of metal throughout the entire fuel system.
I have explained the situation to the lot that sold me the truck, and they seem completely unwilling to help. I find it hard to believe that they didn't know about this when they sold me the truck, but my hands are pretty much tied from what I can tell. I feel like a fool for not getting the truck inspected pryor to my purchase. Live and learn I guess. Just wish I could have learned this lesson when $12k wasn't on the line.
My questions are: Do I have any options outside of replacing the entire fuel system? Such as replacing damaged components, and then flushing the system somehow of the metal debri?
Does 12k sound a little extreme for an entire fuel system replacement, or is that about right?
Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give.