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Old 07-29-2010, 06:38 PM
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Dealer blew my 6.4L up @ 9000miles

Dealer blew my 6.4L up @ 9000miles
2008 F250 6.4L completely stock with 9000miles on it. The truck ran smooth and no signs of anything after a 200mile trip the day before and the next morning I jumped in and it just crank and crank with no start. I got it towed to the dealer because of a crank no start problem. 2 weeks later the dealer finally said it was the HPFP injector pump. After replacing that, they said they had it running but the pump was "loading up" and they claimed it was some kind of bad sensor. Another week went by and now the dealer said they had to tear down the truck again because they did a compression test and not sure what is wrong with it. My question is did they hydrolock the motor if the tech didn't check the cylinders after replacing the HPFP and fuel was in the cylinders? What are my options because I dont want a rebuilt motor in a truck with only 9000 miles.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:22 AM
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I don't think that engine is still being manufactured. Most likely, you will have a remanufactured engine put in. Ford replaced my block at 24,500 miles with a remanufacuted one. I don't think it is as tight as a new engine because my fuel mileage went from 11 to 12 mpg but that could also been because my fuel system was trashed. I now have 1000 miles on my block/fuel system with no problems. I'm waiting to see what problems come up in the 6.7 before I trade mine in. The 6.7 uses the same hpfp so I may buy a gas motor for my next F250. With all the hpfp problems Ford has, for the life of me, I cannot figure out why they would continue to use it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:32 AM
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International still makes the 6.4, just not for ford as the contract is over. You can still get one, but at your own expense.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:36 PM
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Not surprised by that. I wonder if international is using the hpfp to run the engine.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:55 PM
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The problem has been found. A bad fuel pressure switch or sensor inside the valve cover dumped fuel into the motor resulting in a bent rod and # 8 piston won't go all the way up. Post more after dealer hears from FORD.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:21 AM
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That is exactly what happened to my engine except I had metal in my injectors which caused them to stay open. They replaced the block and fuel system in my truck. My dealer said there was not a big price difference in parts between a complete engine and replacing the block and fuel system but a lot more labor for the block route. Took the dealer about 5 days to get it done. Gotta break in the new engine again too.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:25 PM
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The verdict is a short block and 1 new head. I totally dont agree with the dealer or FORD. Why go through all this trouble to reuse one head when 2 new heads and short block would be the better way for the long run. A new truck with a rebuilt motor is no better then a used truck with a new motor so why buy new.....................................
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:53 PM
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That sound right to me. Why replace both heads if only one is damaged? Ford's responsibility is to fix whats wrong and they are doing that. With your low mileage, you will never know the differance or experience a problem becaue of it. It took my dealer about 5 days to get the job done but yours may be done faster. You will want to visit the shop when your cab is off and your engine is being dismantled. It's an amazing sight. The only thing i felt like the dealer could have done better is to take better care of all my "radiators" in the front. They get bent up and dented. It's not too bad but that's the first thing I saw when i lifted my hood to inspect the engine work. I don't sweat the little stuff but someone anal would have thrown a fit. They fixed my truck and I could not complain. How long has the dealer had your truck now? You may be aproaching a buy back if more that 30 days in the shop?
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:07 PM
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remans are just as good as new.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:44 PM
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You may be aproaching a buy back if more that 30 days in the shop?
Dealer has 30 days to fix otherwise you can have them legally buy back the truck?
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