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My luck has been bad and ugly, so far.
Bad: I bought my 07 F250 at 130k miles. It's a great looking truck - which it'd better be, considering all the trouble I've had. It developed a slight knock that I thought was an injector sticking, and the knock gradually increased. (It threw a code for the injector.) I changed the oil, and decided to order some RevX. The truck refused to start when I stopped at a gas station on the way to work. Work is 225 miles from home, and I was about 20 miles from work. I had the truck towed to the Ford dealership. 133k miles on truck now. I was wrong about the injector being the problem.
Ugly: Truck is towed to Hub City Ford in Lafayette. The truck's under warranty, so I tell them to do what they have to do. It's not getting oil pressure, so they check out the oil pump. Needle bearings in the oil pump. The warranty company says they won't cover anything until they have the root cause of the failure, so the motor has to be torn apart. So, engine comes out and is disassembled to get to the lifter that failed. Warranty company looks at it and says it's a preexisting condition and refuses to cover anything. So, I have the truck towed back to Texas.
I dropped the truck off at a shop in Houston, and it's been issue after issue. Not with the shop, but with the motor. First they were going to use my block, but the lifter bore was damaged. Then my cam is damaged. Then they couldn't find a block for an 07. The turbo had too much shaft play. Then when they put it back together, it doesn't get enough oil pressure. They'd reused my front cover, and the oil pump face was scored, so it didn't make pressure right away. The shop had spares, so they replaced it.
The truck should be out tomorrow, but it's been in the shop for 3 months. It's more than a little frustrating, and it's really, really expensive. I did have the usual precautions taken in the rebuild: Studs, headgaskets, EGR delete, new oil cooler. I also had a 3788 turbo and SCT X3 put on it. All in all, I just want it to be the reliable truck that a Ford is supposed to be.