2008 problems? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-22-2010, 07:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Peninsula-Bay Area
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2008 problems?

This may have already beem posted....but....this thread is for those who have trucks to list the problems in the 2008 job year trucks......I am looking at a 2008 f250 with 8k miles and am wondering what kind of problems I will run into with the 08 year is there anything I can do to prevent these problems so that I don't have any issues with the truck in general? Thanks for the help....would like to know if I would be making a mistake with buying a 2008 with the problens they are known for?
Thanks
-Bubba
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-23-2010, 09:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Peninsula-Bay Area
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
so im guessing no one had a problem with their trucks?
any help is great, wondering if i should jump on this deal
thanks
bump
bump
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-24-2010, 08:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 407
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My Job 1 08 runs great. I'd be concerned that with so few miles that the truck sat too much for whatever reason. Trucks need to be driven.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-24-2010, 09:02 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 292
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The biggest problem with the 08's was the radiator, have them pull an oasis report to see if it has been changed. Also, drive the truck to operating temp and look underneath, up front, drivers side at the bottom of the radiator and see if it's dripping. There were a few 08's that had intercooler and injector problem but I think for the most part it was a fairly small number, the dealer can also check the VIN to see if that truck has bad injectors. I'd say for the right price I get it, after all it is still under warranty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Peninsula-Bay Area
Posts: 1,428
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks for the help, i looked up online for the recalls and since it is still under warranty so if i have any problems due to it not being driven than i can just take it in to the dealer for repairs.....what is operating temp on these trucks? like the actual degrees?
thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-26-2010, 08:52 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: OREGON
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bought my 2008 brand new, 22k been a great truck! but did have the radiator swapped out could get better mileage anyone have any ideals?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-27-2010, 07:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nederland, TX
Posts: 244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG RED BUBBA View Post
what is operating temp on these trucks? like the actual degrees?
thanks
I'm in Southeast Texas, where we're running in the 90's during the day. My EOT and ECT are both running right at 200 F while not towing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Omaha Ne.
Posts: 168
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My 08 job 2 has been a great truck so far.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 06-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Jenkins, KY
Posts: 330
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Love my truck, and I drive it nearly every day. Avearge about 2500 miles a month. Even though i've had a few things replaced, I don't have one bad word to say about it. Yes, it gets 12mpg, but it's a 8000+lb truck with 650lb-ft torque. I didn't buy it for fuel mileage and I knew that before buying it.

Had a new radiator, new intercooler, and new headlight (fogging up) around 20k miles. A new turbo (cab off) around 24k miles on my truck. The actual turbo housing cracked which started seeping oil which I honestly think was my culpret to bad oil reports from Blackstone. I took it in the first time with the same complaint as the second time and that's when they changed my turbo. They checked everything else the first time and changed the radiator/intercooler/headlight. After getting my turbo replaced, I had nearly zero % fuel in oil the next oil change.
It's bone stock. 30,300 miles on the clock as of now. Running like a scalded dog! The power of these trucks (compared to say like my old F-150) is absolutely amazing in stock form to be such a big truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 06-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posts: 297
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a Job 1 2008. It's a great truck. I've had a radiator replaced and EGR valve too. Other than little stuff like a chirping Idler pulley, It's been great. There are a lot of these trucks out there and the problems are small in comparison to the numbers. If the price is right, do it. Just keep up with the maintenance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors