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post #1 of 27 Old 03-15-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Post F550 6.7 problems

I really wanted ford to get this one right but it sucks.

3 trucks 2011 f550s Bucket Trucks

all less than 25,000

all have had a turbo replaced aleast once(2 weeks in the shop each)

2 have had trannys replaced(1 week in the shop)

All have horrible turbo lag(Shop says nothing they can do).



They are junk!

We had three 05 chevys 5500's before these and all had over 200k on them and never had any problems. (All had injectors around 100k)


I am tired of the chevy guys giving me hell, but there are right FORD CAN'T BUILT A DIESEL OR TRANNY THAT WILL LAST.

My advise DO NOT BUY A F550 AND EXPECT TO USE IT TO WORK!

Only good thing i have to say about the f550 is ford has covered every dime of the repair. I just have to eat the down time.

????? ARE THE 2012s Better??????
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Odd. Haven't heard anything bad about the trans really. Just the tuning issue that the update fixed.
The 450s and 550s have been reported to have bad turbo lag, and not sure what the fix was.



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I didnt hear anything bad about them either. I have read the the the turbo shaft breaking, like mine did, is common in 550s.

Only thing good is ford service is doing a great job keeping a poor product on the road.
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So did you just come to gripe or ask for help?
I understand it's a forum, used for good and bad, but you just been bashing. If you want some insight, share info, or to even just shoot the bull, that's one thing. But what you're doing don't expect a warm welcome.
I'm just trying to warn you, and help you change your tone before you get even angrier.
Personally, I'd like to hear what the trucks do every day, who drives them, how they drive them, if the GVWRs were followed, and what the mechanics were saying and why.



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Gripe to warn others

And i asked a question, I want to know if the 12s are better.

Dont get me wrong, i am bleed blue, but after the 6.0s and these f550s i am about bled out.

Oh the trucks get drove all day five days a week. Same guys drive them that drove the chevys.

mechanic says these are not the only ones having turbo shaft failures. As for tranny he says it was factory defect? Just glad to have new ones. Hope there are better.
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We haven't had one tranny problem yet but I have done a couple turbos though. Can't say if the 12s are going to be any better but there is a calibration out that should help with some of the lag.

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Glad to hear that they can fix the lag. I will ask the dealer about it. thanks
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Please keep your trucks progress posted and let us know if the updates are working or not. I appreciate your input, even if it gets the natives stirred up.

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Please keep your trucks progress posted and let us know if the updates are working or not. I appreciate your input, even if it gets the natives stirred up.
I appreciate input too, as long as it's constructive



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I say go ahead and gripe. You should be allowed to when you spent a ton of money on 3 trucks that I'm sure the salesperson said the "latest and greatest and reliable."

I love my truck but the way Ford handles fixing them is terrible. At the dealer where I usually get parts, the manager and parts guy laugh and tell me my 6.0 is junk and should have bought a 7.3 all the time. One guy told me to "jack up the radiator cap and put a new truck under it." All I want when I go there is parts, not a bunch of BS from two people that probably couldn't tell a 6.0 from a 7.3 if they were looking at them side by side.

I think the way Ford handles customer service is what gets people very angry.

But any info about why stuff broke or how it was fixed is good for everyone here so let the anger out and keep everyone updated.

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