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2 engines toasted in 3 weeks due to bad EGR coolers
When will Ford take responsibility for their piss poor design? I mean, I use my truck to make a living. I thought I had blown my first engine due to some tech's wrongdoing. However, when I had the engine replaced they showed me it was a faulty EGR cooler. I already had my check from the maintenance shop to keep my mouth shut. i wasnt losing any money....
So I got a Ford dealership to install a new engine with a 2 year unlimited mile warranty. Seemed like a pretty good deal. i wasnt out any money.
Well new engine in (after waiting 2 weeks) and i start taking my truck back to the house. 350 miles into the trip, im overheating...AGAIN! needed a new radiator (or so they said). had it repaired and then picked up my gooseneck. made it from alabama to the middle of New York city with a very light load, stop at a rest area, and BOOM. a plethora of white smoke and rough idle upon cranking. after letting it idle for about 30 seconds, it would smooth out and no smoke. Well, I had to get it to a shop to have it checked out. so i pull out of the rest area and slowly, carefully head to the exit.
in a surge....and this is not BS, my temp shot to high then I hear a pop and a bunch of rattling. needless to say, I was cursing more than a sailor on the day he was getting redeployed. White smoke. No coolant. And no warning.
the shop checked it out. bad EGR cooler. Less than 1500 miles from having a new engine, new EGR, new regen filters....the works.
another blown engine. thousands of dollars lost. and my heart broken.
i should have bought a dodge. and regretfully, i seriously mean it.