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post #1 of 25 Old 02-28-2014, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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12yr Ford guy, Chevy next time!!!

I have had a 2006 6.0 with no problems until over 150,000 miles which is expected. I bought a 2008 6.4 and replaced 4 radiators every 15-20k miles (3-4 months I turn about 50k miles a year). The first one was under warranty 100%, the second one Ford paid half, the next 2 I paid out of pocket $1,800 each. When I noticed a leak again I traded it for a 2012 6.7. The service manager swore that the new engine was Ford made and much better and I would not have issues like I did with the POS 2008 6.4 because they changed to a different radiator. Well, I just clicked 80K miles after almost 2 years and the radiator is leaking in the same spot. Ford said they will pay $600 but I think it is BS. Come to find out it is the same radiator as the 6.4's

I really, really, really hate saying it but this will be my last Ford product I every buy. Next truck will be a Chevy. Looks like ill be driving this POS for another 3-4 months and trading it in for a 2500. God I hate saying that but none of my Chevy buddies have had any major problems like this. It has been aggravating to say the least.
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post #2 of 25 Old 03-02-2014, 11:45 AM
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That sucks, best of luck. I'm coming from an 04 chev 2500, great truck. I sure hope I don't have your luck with mine, or I will go back.

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That's why guys put in the mishimoto all aluminium radiators. Or have one made cheaper than $1800.

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Shouldn't have to for a $8500 engine option.!

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This makes me genuinely sad. Sounds like you've got bad luck. All my Ford's have been great to me. The part that makes me most sad though is the fact that you're going with GM. A company that should've gone bankrupt due to poor decisions. I think the new Chevys are sooooo ugly and are typically owned by d-bags at least down here. IMO if you own a 2008 or newer Chevy, you also support Obama. Maybe that's harsh.

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Shouldn't have to for a $8500 engine option.!
And you dont think Dmax's have their share a big issues.

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I've had the same type of arguments with GM in the past. Hard to beat any of them!
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Is it me, or does the Chevy 2500 have the same cab as the Chevy 1500? Same with Dodge?
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I wish I could take my ford cab and put it onto a Duramax chassis. My duramax rides soooo much smoother and I have a 2005 duramax with 230,000+ miles with next to nothing done to it. When I went to go buy a new truck, I hated the new GM body style, the urea tank hanging down begging to be ripped off, and the interior of the GM's are lacking in room and Just seemed cheesy to me. I've heard alot of good about the 6.7's so I hope mine lasts as well as my last 2 duramaxs did.

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You better be a little dude, those cabs are tiny...I think my '04 F150 crew had more interior room than my buddy's 08 Silverado crew 2500.


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