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Did I get ripped off????
New to the diesel world...purchased a 2001 F250 7.3L with a rebuilt engine. Had it checked out and for the most part all was fine.
This is my first repair after having the truck for 1 year and placing about 15,000 miles (all with a toy hauler).
Coming home from a trip, I noticed blue smoke coming from the truck (on I-25 and there was so much smoke it stopped traffic). I pulled the truck over right away and turned it off - there was oil all over the ground. Got a tow to the local shop - one of the high pressure oil lines failed (a hole was rubbed on the left bank). I also had leaks from the value cover gaskets (both sides).
To fix this - cost was $2,722.89 (1078.35 labor and 1,447.34 in parts). This did include a new drive belt (old one soaked in oil) an injection flush and a powerwashing of the undercarriage.
I know repairs on a diesel are expensive, but I just want to know if I got ripped - more so to know if I should go back to this place