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Old 03-26-2014, 04:27 PM
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Issues since day 1. Blessing in disguise?

Ok we'll let me start with some background. Bought my 08 6.4 a couple months ago. Had 130k miles. 3 days after the purchase I lost heat and had a terrible squeal. Took it directly back. I got it from a Chrysler dealer so thru sent it to the nearest ford shop. They put thermostats and a belt on it. No luck. Then they tried a waterpump. No luck. Found out after 3 seperate times in the shop they changed oil cooler which was plugged solid. And squeal was a exaust gasket. They paid to fix both of those. Then it started to regen every 50 miles and throw an engine light. 3 more times in the shop trying to diagnose they replaced the egr valve. Still regening almost every other day. Now they've given me the option, trade the truck back in, or they'll pay for the egr/dpf deletes and programmer. Just wondering about your guys opinion with all the issues I've had, would I be better off trying my luck with a different truck or take the offer for the deletes?


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sounds like a problem child. no guarantee the problems will go away with the deletes. might take a chance on it for the right price and at least a written short term warranty. if its regen'ing that often youll most likely have fuel in the engine oil.
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you didn't say what model...if a king ranch i would keep it. the regen is a prolly slowly plugging dpf....deleting would eliminate all that....you don't say if your neck of the woods has inspections...if they do...then I would dump it. do an oil change...how much comes out will give you an idea of % dilution....I don't think you'll find much....unless you have been regening ever 50 miles for a thousand miles...my 2c.
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It's an xlt. I'm exempt from inspections so thts not an issue. I changed the oil about 1000 miles ago and it looked good. It's regened about 4-5 times since then. About 25 miles each.


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I would dump it and start over.
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reg cab...extended or crewcab?....what did you pay for it? what did oasis say...did you get one? at 130k and dpf never changed there's your regen problem.....if they will stick in a Spartan pipes and aircleaner and the bodies in good shape I'd keep it if the oasis report didn't show a history of shop time.
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It's a crew cab 4x4 from Florida. No rust. Paid 21000 out the door for it. They are willing to just cut the check for the amount for it. I want to do spartan tuner, full exaust, and egr delete. If I get enough out of them an s&b intake also. The agreed to $1800 last time on the phone. But with talking to the sales manager yesterday I think I can get close to 2500. They already spent 5000 in shop fees for all the other repairs. They just want out from underneath it now. Their profit margin is gone.


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I had no oasis, just the carfax of repairs. Nothing major, was all maintnence. Oil, fluid changes, etc.


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carfax might not show warranty work. I'd get an oasis report from Ford dealer.
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Man that's a tough one. You do not want a 6.4 with problems. Do you have a reliable private diesel tech or diesel shop you can take it to and pay them to make sure that the emissions equipment is the problem?
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