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Old 06-23-2012, 07:42 PM
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I have a 2008 f450 and last week i was pulling a hill and lost power, i noticed a white cloud of smoke out the exhaust and then smoke started coming from under the hood. upon first inspection i noticed #6 glow plug had blown out, so itook it to our local ford dealership and they suspect that i may have melted a piston and they want tear it down to the point of failure which is about $1500 and to see if the factory warranty will cover the repair. the problem being that i have mods done to the truck that may void the warranty, i have a h&s mini max and DPF delete. so my question is has anybody had this same problem and did the factory warranty cover it. I dont want to waste my money paying ford to tear it down if they are not going to cover the engine. thanks Dan
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:58 PM
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That is a tough one... I would have to say not, unless you are their best customer or they are the best dealer around they are going to look for any reason to void the warrant on a 20K long block. Unfortunately the Mini Maxx and DPF give them a good out. My advice is let them do the tear down but make it clear that if it is a no warranty job its going to a diesel repair shop. I know hundreds across the US and Canada if need be.

Hope this helps, good luck and keep us posted
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Thanks Dave , I own a full service shop so that makes it even harder to want to pay someone else to do the work , everyone I have talked to is pretty much telling me the same thing about them not covering the motor. Thanks Dan
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Ford probably won't cover it. If you need a reman, I can get one to you for about half of what Ford charges. My web site says that we only do 6.0L's but since so many 6.4L's are coming out of warranty, we're starting to build those too. Asheville Engine Rebuilders - Home
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