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Old 03-20-2014, 05:23 AM
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Never buying used again...

Bought my 2008 in March 2013...so far:
New Engine
New Fuel system

Went to install a locker yesterday and found a shot pinion bearing, pitted and chipped ring gear, among a few other things.

Can't wait for the transmission to break in half and cost me another $5000.

I'll never buy another used Powerstroke...because I'll never be able to recover from this one...I paid $26,500 for it...I will have another $21,000 in it after the rear end gets rebuilt. If the tranny goes then I'll be over the original purchase price!

oh and I think I have an injector going out...getting a "Cylinder/contribution code" brand new Ford units with 22k miles. junk junk junk
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:44 AM
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Damn dude. Sorry to hear about all that. I actually was curious what I had in mine and I'm running at about $42k invested. Luckily I haven't had anything major break yet (knock on wood)...


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Old 03-20-2014, 05:46 AM
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wow

my used 6.0 just past 100k miles never left me stranded once

sounds like yours was abused i mean how do you trash the rear end gears ?
but also sounds like the purchase price was bellow average ?


did they put all new injectors in with the motor ??? edit NM i see you put all new injectors in
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yeah, it was owned by a farmer in Louisiana (i found all the original paper work in the glove box so I found him on the EWG website). As far as the rear end goes I don't even know how that happens. I know they had horses (still can see the outline of the window sticker that has the farm name and a big ol horse head and a gooseneck ball). I don't know if I just got lucky or what but major parts are failing and I've changed ALL the fluids multiple times etc etc. I bought it with 136,000 and it had all the emissions stuff on it, but I'm pretty sure it was put on after it was traded and went to auction. The tail pipe had been spray painted etc. I'm just hoping that this rear end is the last big thing and I can get this injector fixed without it breaking a piston...if it hasn't already.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:30 AM
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first step is admitting you may have over paid, but I can appreciate your frustration.

the used market is a real gamble these days.
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first step is admitting you may have over paid, but I can appreciate your frustration.

the used market is a real gamble these days.

Overpaid? The used market at that time for equivalent vehicles was anywhere from 29k for stock or 35k with the tuner and deletes. The truck is absolutely immaculate inside and out as far as interior and exterior wear is concerned. My King Ranch interior looks and feels brand new. I mean the seat is still firm and bouncy, hell I thought maybe a woman drove it because the seat showed no wear...but then again....maybe that's why it's been thrashed...
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hell I thought maybe a woman drove it because the seat showed no wear...but then again....maybe that's why it's been thrashed...


I'll admit that auctions do tend to drive the price up, but I picked up a 06 CCSB for 15 and there were KR for under 20.

None the less, you have every right to rant (not that you needed approval)
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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I'll admit that auctions do tend to drive the price up, but I picked up a 06 CCSB for 15 and there were KR for under 20.

None the less, you have every right to rant (not that you needed approval)

6.0s and 6.4s demand a very different price point...


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I would most likely not buy a used PS unless I knew the person or the truck, what people do to these trucks then when thing start going wrong they put all the removed stuff back on and then dump it, dealers make them look good then the next guy has tons of issues, I'm able to buy new and that is what I have always done, good luck with the truck, good thing about it after you replace everything will be new again.
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6.0s and 6.4s demand a very different price point...


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Fair enough sir. my apologies.
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