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Old 03-20-2012, 03:31 PM
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very bad things. very tough choices.

well what I thought was the 6.4 tick turned out to be a roller lifter seizing. Faced with the following choices
1. replace cam, lifter, all associated parts, about 6900.00
2. have new short block installed, 8999.00 w/12 mo warranty only from the heads down, not including the heads.
3. see if someone wants to buy it and fix it and just get out from under it. I owe 12,000.00 on the truck.
wishing id never seen this truck. I bought it because my gas burner was getting a lot of miles on it and I've always heard that diesels were good for 500,000 miles. the mechanic says he doesn't understand why the lifter failed because the inside of the engine was the cleanest he's ever seen. just sick and now I have also missed 2 days at my store and am 525 miles from home.


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Old 03-20-2012, 09:44 PM
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man that really blows. I hope things work out for you.
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well what I thought was the 6.4 tick turned out to be a roller lifter seizing. Faced with the following choices
1. replace cam, lifter, all associated parts, about 6900.00
2. have new short block installed, 8999.00 w/12 mo warranty only from the heads down, not including the heads.
3. see if someone wants to buy it and fix it and just get out from under it. I owe 12,000.00 on the truck.
wishing id never seen this truck. I bought it because my gas burner was getting a lot of miles on it and I've always heard that diesels were good for 500,000 miles. the mechanic says he doesn't understand why the lifter failed because the inside of the engine was the cleanest he's ever seen. just sick and now I have also missed 2 days at my store and am 525 miles from home.


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Ouch! Man, that hurts. Sorry to hear it. I assume it's out of warranty or we wouldn't be having this conversation. How many miles on the truck? Here's an idea that might work. Get that mechanic's analysis of your engine in writing then go to the Ford regional rep to see if he can help at all. You might get lucky. At most, you'd have wasted a phone call. If that doesn't do any good, you have the other options you mentioned. Good luck!
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:16 AM
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How long was it ticking for?
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:30 AM
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started making an intermittent ticking/squeaking noise about a week and a half ago. then it went away. came back with a vengeance on sun. truck has 190000 miles so ford is t going to care


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Old 03-21-2012, 05:32 AM
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Do you by chance have a video of the sound?
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:36 AM
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started making an intermittent ticking/squeaking noise about a week and a half ago. then it went away. came back with a vengeance on sun. truck has 190000 miles so ford is t going to care


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They might, at least maybe part of it. It's worth a phone call to find out.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:37 AM
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Also to the op is your dpf and egr deleted?
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no delete ( was going to do that next week)


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just curious how did they determine the lifter was going bad?
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