Yep, It was bad fuel that burned these 2 but the contribution test that was done after was good. Now from what I've been reading, since I had bad fuel and it killed 2 injectors, more of them or all the rest may be susceptible to failure.
Now people don't hate all over me for what I'm about to say.
This truck is 13 years old and the previous owner took very good care of it. I have all the maintenance records and the logs in the owners manual has been filled out by the shop that worked on the truck. Except for when the egr cooler was deleted but I'm going to un-delete it in the spring.
I don't mind doing regular maintenance and replacing parts when they fail. I spent 6 years working as a Tractor Trailer / Heavy Equipment mechanic, but that was 30 years ago and they are different animals now. I expect some failures, that's the nature of the beast.
Here we go... Get ready for it...
My 2000 Chevy Suburban 1500 with a plow on it has only left me on the side of the road once (fuel pump) in 19 years and 256,000 miles. It's had it's fare share of new parts: power steering pump, 2 alternators (plowing will shorten their life), idler pulley, front end parts... you get the point. Some accessory fails, replace it and get back on the road.
My hope is that I will have the same or better experience with this F-250 as with the Suburban. I'm hoping that I'm skittish about the reliability of this truck (it is running great) because I've spent so much time reading on this forum about every little thing that can go wrong. I have a feeling that the number of members of this forum are a small percentage of Powerstroke owners and hope that the vast majority of owners are just using their truck and not having any reliability issues so they don't chime in on these forums.
I've wanted a diesel pickup ever since the late 80's when Dodge first started using Cummins in their pickups.
So, honest opinion. Are most of the 6.0L Powerstrokes out there problem free (aside from things like power steering pumps and stuff like that), or does this forum represent a large percentage of owners experience?