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Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada
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TSB's, recalls and warranty... oh my!
After becoming the proud owner of a truck that has spent more time away in the shop than at home in the driveway, I've become a little jaded/hesitant on the whole thing. I still have warranty until Feb 13 2009 and would like to ask you knowledgeable guys some questions regarding service history and any recalls/tsb's that this truck may have had.
At first I had asked for an oasis report from the dealership and all they gave me were the build dates and the in service dates on the truck, no other information was available they said.
At this point, I've found out that the 6.0 engine is a 2003 model as the truck's build date was Jan 18 2004 and it has the 2003 sticker on it. After doing some searching on TSB's and recalls and possible issues with this engine, I've become hesitant, though the mileage is low (ish), I'm concerned that none of the issues that became apparent on these engines were addressed. I took my concerns to the dealer and he said that each truck could even be the same build date would have different issues crop up because they were built in different truck plants. I can see the logic, but an absolutely clean bill of health and zero issues on its' history report make me wonder. Did the dealership just not give me the right report?
Things such as the harness fraying (something I just paid out of pocket to fix), the plastic intake tube (the one that says 8.0nM) I read a tsb that said to replace this tube with the one that has 12nM written on it. They just changed that tube with the same 8.0nM one. The list can go on and on and on and I don't want to bore you to death. If there are some tips on how I can approach this issue prior to my warranty being up, I'd like to hear them.