Ol' Sootie, easy to say when it's not your money or livelihood we are talking about here. Thanks for your concernjust fyi, this happens to all manufacturers, not just ford.
nut up to the fact and try and get a good deal on a used engine. attempting to pour scorn on a global company is a bit fruitless LOL
You can type in 2012 engine failures in the search feature right here on this forum and find failures. Let's not pretend they don't happen. The percentage is probably small given the number produced, but when it happens to YOU and the dealer is telling you it will cost $24,000.00, trading it in for another one is not at the top of my list. I'm sure it is an awesome engine when it runs as it should but not too many folks can take a hit like that when/if it does self destruct. Too rich for my bank account. I realize that any thing mechanical can suffer a breakdown regardless of manufacturer, but the cost associated with these newer diesels is beyond ridiculous.Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market. looks like 5-6k for a used engine
Find a wrecker selling a 2012 engine and get that put in at a recommeneded independent shop.
The 6.7 is actually a really good engine and is awesome with the deletes done to it. One of the reasons the early engines failed was due to heat from fuel being sent into the dpf during regen combined with weak valves.
Your timing on buying a new truck was bad. Take it for what it is and move on. If you search for 2012 and newer engine failures, you will not find any, for 2011 there are many. Ford found the flaws, refused to acknowledge the problems, repaired under warranty and changed the materials used for late 2011 and newer.