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Old 08-13-2013, 06:30 AM
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My Buddy's .4

I am a 6.7 owner but I have friend/coworker who purchase a late 6.4 model F250 CCSWD 4X4. Anyhow he sends me a note this past weekend that his truck went into limp mode and the dreaded wrench lit up on the dash. He got it to the dealer and after some diagnostic and discussion they asked when the last time he had his fuel filter changed. He said not that he could remember. 54k miles. He is also getting white smoke during regens. I was flabergasted when he told me he had not changed his fuel filter and that he relied on teh dealership. Said he changed oil religiously at dealer. So he got his truck back and worked fine for a day and teh wrench came back but no limp mode. I am worried that somehting may be wrong with his fuel system. He said he also blows white smoke on regen. I also suspect he is doing too much round town. I have modded many dodge cummins in the past but have kep my 6.7 stock. The best thing I bought for it was an Edge Insight. Do you think he is toast and will Ford try and void any motor work because of the fuel filter issue?

EDIT - Sorry meant to say 6.4 in the title. Can't edit those unless the Moderators can change it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:46 AM
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Hard to say at this point.Does he have it back at the dealer?
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:56 AM
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Do you think he is toast and will Ford try and void any motor work because of the fuel filter issue?
Do you know what DTC's the truck threw?? And I wouldn't think he would be toast on any engine work, if he has all service records and it was kept up to fords maintenance schedule, I wouldn't be worried. Looks like where ever he's been taking the truck in for servicing, was dropping the ball on the fuel filters maybe?? Thats why its best to service your own truck so you dont have to worry about the BS. Good luck to your friend
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It depends man. If there is rust in the fuel system due to either not changing fuel filters, or not emptying out the water separator, he will most likely be screwed by Ford. There are many threads on here about fuel contamination and Ford screwing over their customers. However, in Ford's defense, if he hasn't been keeping up on the maintenance then it's not their fault that something failed. If he has been taking it in to get service done, he should still be following through on what was actually done and keep the receipts. Then he will have an argument if there are any warranty problems.

Once he does get it fixed, it would behoove him to read the manual, make a log of the maintenance and fill it in when things get done. I made an excel file that I keep track of everything I do on all of my vehicles. Too hard to remember what mileage I changed the oil at on 5 vehicles.

Keep us posted. Oh and find out what codes it threw.
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