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Old 08-14-2008, 06:21 AM
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Angry HELP! 6.0L powerstroke diesel thrown rod less than 7000 miles on remanned block...

Have a 2003 F-350 Superduty with 6.0L powerstroke diesel. It decided to throw a rod with 7000 miles on a remanufactured block with no warning. Truck has been dealer serviced and maintained. Bought and use for tow vehicle-has less than 40000.
June 2007 heard a knock.
Truck has been in dealer many times for towing performance problems.
Finally changed dealer, new dealer asked for truck with trailer attached and determined had a defective turbo and rear main seal.
Replaced turbo and seal.
Had 30000 mile service preformed.
Shortly after heard knock in motor.
Dealer had for over month.
Had to dissect and convince Ford to replace short block.
Dealership replaced short block under warranty.
Truck again serviced in late May with no problems noted and none noted by me.
Accelerating onto highway on way home towing 30ft 5th wheel, bang, rod went through block with no warning.
NO indications whatsoever that this was coming.
Dealer saying not covered under warranty because block only had a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty (rec'd truck back with replaced block 07/19/07 just threw the rod on 07/28/08).
Truck has no aftermarkets...ironically have 2002 Chevy Silverado with 6.0 gas motor and 410 rears which is still towing (over capacity now) despite having low mileage Ford tow vehcile bought specifically to tow...
Dealer said, the short block, had I purchased it, would have had a 75000 mile warranty, but due to being replaced under warranty only gave a 12/12.
Thought with new short block was ahead because of new fluids, redo by dealer and newer designed head gaskets Ford was using to get rid of problems with '03s.
Dealer came back and said Ford was more cooperative than they expected. Ford willing to put new long block in if dealer pays $2000 and we pay $1000. Never heard of this before.
Long block to come with 2 year unlimited mileage warranty.
Still waiting for more specific details.
Don't mind paying grand, but what exactly am I getting for grand?
Told service manager that I am not happy with buying this warranty and am afraid that I will be in same boat at end of 2 yrs.
Am I going to get better?
Have inquiries in about Federal Lemon Law...
Any suggestions?
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:44 AM
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Well the lemon law isnt going to cover it because the time frame is to long for the first engine replacement. Ive never seen a new block do that and have replaced several myself. My guess is that someone who rebuilt it at the factory(fred Jones) didnt torque something right or something was bad with the new block. But for $1000 I would do it.
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dayum... sry bout your troubles. hopefully they get u all squared away. u will love the way ur 6.0 pulls at 100%, but if ur tired of ur troubles i suggest a 99-03 7.3 or a duramax to do your towing duties.
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Well the lemon law isnt going to cover it because the time frame is to long for the first engine replacement. Ive never seen a new block do that and have replaced several myself. My guess is that someone who rebuilt it at the factory(fred Jones) didnt torque something right or something was bad with the new block. But for $1000 I would do it.
X2 on the they problally forgot to torque something.
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A Ford reman motor has some things in it that I would never dream of putting in a motor that I was building. To me, with a reman motor, the only things that might be used again are the crank (thoroughly tested) and the block (and heads if it is a long block). I personally think that every other part ought to be replaced. Ford doesn't think so. They "remanufacture" cam shafts, rods, push rods, etc when they rebuild an engine. That is probably the worst idea I have ever heard. So to me, if a Ford remanufactured engine threw a rod, it is really not too surprising.

Just my humble opinion.

Eli Benson
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:58 PM
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IUStroker6.0 - LOVED this truck before "fixes" started being done. It this truck still ran like it did the 1st 6 months of ownership, I would have NO complaints. This is NOT the same truck that I purchased and towed to FL with in less than 30 days...
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We have been told that we have a case against Ford Moto Co.. Clock starts from 1st complaint on "engine". We were told to go a head and have truck repaired; suit is against Ford Motor Co. not dealership; looking at 3-18 months for case to conclude. NJ lemon Law if 1st complaint was within 18 months, if not said would be covered by Magnasson-Moss Warranty Act (Federal Lemon Law)...
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