Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
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Stubborn 6.0 drivers?
Ok soo i have a friend(older lady who i try and help out) who has an 04 6.0 well she bought it about 6 months ago and its been nothing but trouble.. broke a wheel, needed new tie rods, etc. Well finally her trucks eating coolant like candy(noticed it myself) and she took it to her 'mechanic' and apparently he did a pressure test and said blown HG's.
Fast forward, hes not a diesel mechanic, and his 'uncle' is retired ford diesel mechanic.. aka who knows what he thinks he knows.
Now thankfully she got her 'warranty' company to agree to pay for the headgaskets and etc.. i havent heard from her about the egr and oil cooler, she said he said the oil cooler is fine, i find that hard to believe and she said he isnt concerned about the coolant...
I tried to tell her at least 5 times NOT to put that ford gold sh** back into her motor, and make sure the egr and oil coolers arent clogged and etc.
This same mechanic charged my other friends 1200 bucks to change their up pipes on their 02 7.3, that is INSANE, i could have done it for next to nothing with a friend of mine.
She trusts this guy too much just cuz she goes to church with a friend of hers. I know hes not trying to rip her off but I think he doesnt know what hes getting into.
She refuses to ask him to put ELC in the motor... so im at the end of my rope im not responsible i did what i could... I can honestly see this thing blowing up again in a year or two. I wish people werent so dumb and used common sense...
And that being said im ending my rant.. anyone else have any stories of issues like this? Im just trying to be a good friend..
Last edited by Dietoremain; 01-18-2011 at 08:51 PM.