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post #1 of 42 Old 07-28-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Anybody wanna buy a 6.4?

Cause I am beyond fed up with this truck. Lets just say today wasnt the best day to start with and coming home from work and unloading all my tools from the truck then parking it and having this happen just really ended the day off on a great note

The amount of problem threads Ive made lately cause of this truck is astounding. My OBS broke waaaaay less than this truck has been and the main reason I bought a new truck was to avoid constant breakage. My truck was just at the dealer getting fixed TWO F**KING DAYS AGO.

These threads can give background for those that dont know what has been going on the past two months. I think the truck has been in there for 6 of the last 8 weeks at various times.

Dying 6.4 among other things - Powerstroke Nation
Still not fixed!! - Powerstroke Nation
This is just pitiful work - Powerstroke Nation
Coolant Leak?? From where? - Powerstroke Nation


So yeah two days ago I had the coolant leak from the front of the engine, take it in and they replace the seal on the upper radiator hose.

Now my truck is bone stock right now. So today I get home from work like I said. When I pull around to park I get out of the truck and here what sounds like a bucket of water being dumped on the driveway. I look under the truck and coolant is just dumping out from the passenger side of the engine. Not the same place as the last leak

On top of that my squeaking that has been driving me insane randomly came back today and is worse than before!

Now I cant see coolant leaking from the top of the engine but it has coated my frame and is everywhere. I undid the cap to my degas bottle and it was not even pressurized. Looks like the truck is going to the dealer on a tow truck tomorrow.

Im so fed up with this, Im ready to just dump the truck.

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sorry to hear matt. maybe get it fixed and trade it on a 2011!

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God it seems like that everyone should just stay away from all 08 6.4's. I mean I know there are some 09-10 6.4's out there that have problems but I don't see as many as I do the 08's. Sorry about your truck. If you get rid of it what are you going to get?


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How many times has the same thing been fixed in the past year? What does the Lemon Law state? three times in one year or something?

I would also call Ford customer care and express your frustrations with the truck and push for Ford to put a courtesy extended warranty on it. I know that a few have done it on here included yours truly.
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sorry to hear matt. maybe get it fixed and trade it on a 2011!
Thanks, I would love to trade it in for a 2011 but with going back to school in a couple weeks there is no way I could afford the payments

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God it seems like that everyone should just stay away from all 08 6.4's. I mean I know there are some 09-10 6.4's out there that have problems but I don't see as many as I do the 08's. Sorry about your truck. If you get rid of it what are you going to get?
Yeah thats true. Honestly I wont get rid of it, I cant afford to. Its still not paid off and I cant get on another truck payment right now. If I for some reason did Id get a nice clean OBS. I can fix whatever breaks on those since Ive fixed just about everything on my 95 and they are just easier.

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How many times has the same thing been fixed in the past year? What does the Lemon Law state? three times in one year or something?

I would also call Ford customer care and express your frustrations with the truck and push for Ford to put a courtesy extended warranty on it. I know that a few have done it on here included yours truly.
The same thing hasnt been fixed. Its honestly been all different things. Before I bought it the EGR coolers and radiator have been replaced.

This year its had
Head gaskets
Both turbos replaced
FRP sensor and harness
Passenger glow plug harness
Passenger Fuel injector harness
Up pipes
Serpentine belt
Seal on upper radiator hose

Cab has been off twice.

Now who knows whats going to be fixed. Some of these fixes arent little ones either. Since I bought it in october its been at a dealer for a total of about 3 months. Which is completely ridiculous

Ford customer care will be getting a call tomorrow for sure

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Ford customer care will be getting a call tomorrow for sure
1-800-392-3673 if you don't have that memorized by now.

Level 1 support may deny it off the bat(request to have Ford put a courtesy warranty on). If you get Level 1 to escalate it to Level 2, I would say that you are good to go. I hit so many different Level ones that they gave-up and escalated.

My main concerns were:
- Bringing in the truck every other week
- The stuff that is going out on the truck currently, I could never afford to fix and make payments to Ford at the same time.
- Have had other Ford diesel trucks and this one(we know its this year 08') has by far been the worse.
- Bought a NEW truck so I wouldn't have to deal with these headaches

Good luck and I would call back everyday till they give
Oh yeah, have your VIN number ready
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Thanks for all the tips, I appreciate it. I will be calling tomorrow

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I bet you are at a loss for words right now. I would take the truck and run it through the side of the a ford dealer ( make sure it gets totaled ) collect insurance and buy another truck. Jk, hopefully you get it fixed by school man! good luck
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bummer...hope you get is squared away

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