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post #1 of 27 Old 11-14-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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6.4 buy back after issues

I bought a 08 F250 6.4 last month. It’s In great condition with 120k on her. However... it’s been into Ford 4 times in 32 days! I have only driven it 120 miles. The first time was the oil cooler. Covered under warranty. Then the day after I got it back the radiator blew! That too was replaced for free. Then back the day after I got it again as it was losing coolant! The tech didn’t tighten a clamp. Ugh... that too was covered. THEN, after 2 days, the wrench came back on. Back to Ford. Now they say the entire cooling system, every hose, clamp, wire and component needs to be replaced. I bought the truck from a Dodge dealership for 17k. They have already spent 7k in repairs. I saw the bills from Ford. Now this new fix will cost .... 11k! Damn! The good news is that I’m not responsible for the bill, the question for this group is this... Do I push to get it fixed? Understanding that now I would have a completely new cooling system, radiator, Egr, egr coolers, oil cooler etc. OR push for a different vehicle??? Also,I did purchase a 5 year 30,000 warranty that covers all the major know issues. So I have that going for me as well.

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well its a 6.4 so your almost guaranteed to fighting issues the remainder of your ownership.

probably should have done more research before buying a 6.4 or you'd know that its the worst diesel engine you could get in a truck
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1) I wasn’t asking for your insults 2) you never even provided your opinion

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2) you never even provided your opinion
He provided his opinion, you just didn't like it
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1) I wasn’t asking for your insults 2) you never even provided your opinion 3) clearly your a Chevy owning troll 🖕🏻
I understand where you're coming from. I also think he may have been trying to say IF you buy another truck, don't get another 6.4L. Your reply was still funny though, I needed the laugh this morning... thanks.

Since you have the warranty, go for the repairs, it will most likely cost you a lot more to get into another vehicle. Unless you go back to the Dodge dealer where you purchased the truck and see if they can get you into something without it costing you more money. Did they have anything else there you liked?


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Oh trust me, all I can do is laugh at this time 🤣. I am actually heading over to the dealership now. Maybe it shouldn’t be a hard decision but it kinda is. I have read a lot of good about this truck IF these problems are addressed and most of the plagued issues will be new. To your point, it will cost much more to get into another diesel. The only real other option would be a F150. Which I have owned and enjoyed.
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1) I wasn’t asking for your insults 2) you never even provided your opinion 3) clearly your a Chevy owning troll 🖕🏻
1. No insults, just trying to inform you of the most likely future outcome of 6.4 ownership, it’s very easy to find negative reviews on the 6.4 from the internet or any actual diesel performance/dealership. Nearly impossible to find anyone/shop that has faith in the 6.4

2. Every response in a forum is opinion

3. Your new here, I understand your “insult”. I do own a 6.2 but also 3 fords and my daily 6.7 Cummins. I guess I’ve been a troll since 2008 with 8,000 troll posts
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I agree with him not insulting you, just generally warning you of possible problems. The 6.4s are a problem child. If you have the warranty I don’t see why you don’t push it. If they say no move into another truck or risk it with the 6.4. I daily And tow a 6.4 that has a lot of the earlier problems fixed with mine. It is expensive though and I keep savings back in case I have an issue Luckily I rarely run into a problem other than common ones that hit normal superdutys like exhaust, suspension, batteries, etc. I love my 6.4 but that doesn’t mean I’m not concerned about something failing. I got against most and say if you keep clean maintenance it will do you well. There isn’t a problem with pushing the dealership or warranty to replace the parts, hope for the best and if it doesn’t work out go from there. Cooling systems are key on these trucks to be kept up with. If emissions are intact it’s even more key with the egrs and dpf.
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It sounds like they are just wanting to throw parts at it. If they blamed the leak on a "loose clamp" after replacing the radiator, there are no "clamps" that one could leave loose on a 6.4 involved with the rad that would leak coolant. There's one spring clamp and two push on rad connections. They could have misspoke but it could be a sign that they don't know what is going on.

They may be sticking it to the warranty company to make some money with the rest of the repairs. Did they ever say what the wrench light is for or the actual cause of it? Or just it needs 11 grand worth of work to go away?

You may end up with a truck that is still a problem after all of the repairs regardless of who pays for them if they can't pinpoint the actual cause of the problems. Leaking radiators are very common and if not ran dry, won't cause any more problems.

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What was the exact code?
And was there any other issues with the cooling system aside from the wrench light coming on? Was it overheating?

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