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Too many chiming in with "you should have bought a $5,000 POS like mine" instead of a new truck.

If you wrecked your '00 7.3 engine in 2001, the engine replacement bill from the dealer would have been about 20 grand. I recall hearing about a guy taking his '97 powerstroke to the dealer and getting a 15k bill for repairs that weren't engine replacement.
 

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Glad you're so easily amused. Is owning one a requirement?
Not at all. Just find it funny that people that people without 6.7s love to flock to the threads in which there's problems so they can tout that "oh my 7.3 with stock hp of a current honda civic, that rides like a train and turns like a school bus, certainly doesnt have any problems"

Of course. When you lack power, lack comfort, and lack technology, there's less stuff to break. There's nowhere near enough time in these 6.7s to make a fair comparison whether or not they will be reliable. You find problems with any truck forum. If one was single handedly better than the rest, everyone would own it.

As much as it sucks, what happened in this thread is a cliche and common issue for the 2011s. However, this is the first time I've ever seen an engine replacement priced at over 15k on these trucks.
 

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Not at all. Just find it funny that people that people without 6.7s love to flock to the threads in which there's problems so they can tout that "oh my 7.3 with stock hp of a current honda civic, that rides like a train and turns like a school bus, certainly doesnt have any problems"

Of course. When you lack power, lack comfort, and lack technology, there's less stuff to break. There's nowhere near enough time in these 6.7s to make a fair comparison whether or not they will be reliable. You find problems with any truck forum. If one was single handedly better than the rest, everyone would own it.

As much as it sucks, what happened in this thread is a cliche and common issue for the 2011s. However, this is the first time I've ever seen an engine replacement priced at over 15k on these trucks.
Dude, chill out. I don't see anywhere in this thread that anyone posted what you're saying about "my old truck's better than your new POS". I just suggested the OP put a used engine in it and get rid of it. The man has a three year old truck that he paid $60K for that he's still making payments on and the dealer wants to charge him $24K to replace the engine in it. I'm just amazed at the cost of things that go wrong on these engines.
 

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Not at all. Just find it funny that people that people without 6.7s love to flock to the threads in which there's problems so they can tout that "oh my 7.3 with stock hp of a current honda civic, that rides like a train and turns like a school bus, certainly doesnt have any problems"

Of course. When you lack power, lack comfort, and lack technology, there's less stuff to break. There's nowhere near enough time in these 6.7s to make a fair comparison whether or not they will be reliable. You find problems with any truck forum. If one was single handedly better than the rest, everyone would own it.

As much as it sucks, what happened in this thread is a cliche and common issue for the 2011s. However, this is the first time I've ever seen an engine replacement priced at over 15k on these trucks.


I didn't see much of that? Moreover several people are here in this thread, because they are either considering a new '14/15 6.7 truck or staying up with what is happening out of general interest in PS Diesels, or keeping up with the times so when they do upgrade, they know the issues.

Again more over, the comments here really have been made on principle of the matter. I don't think it matters if we are discussing a '49 half ton or brand new f550. The fact, and 'moral' of this thread, has nothing to do with the engine being a 6.7. It is about the principle of the situation.

The man has payments to be made and now has an estimate of $25G to repair, which for all we know he simply can not do. Offering a suggestion of used is very reasonable. And, if the wallet dictates, like it has to so many of us at one time or an other, it is a good suggestion.

I feel for him. Tough spot. Been there.
 

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Dude, chill out. I don't see anywhere in this thread that anyone posted what you're saying about "my old truck's better than your new POS". I just suggested the OP put a used engine in it and get rid of it. The man has a three year old truck that he paid $60K for that he's still making payments on and the dealer wants to charge him $24K to replace the engine in it. I'm just amazed at the cost of things that go wrong on these engines.
I guess in my post in this thread took a small jab at the 6.7 verse the 7.3 but it was not calling the 6.7 a POS, I'm not a huge fan of the new 6.7 but in time and one day when I need too replace my truck, hopefully the Ford diesel will have all the bugs worked out.

I do think a 24K replacement bill is getting the shaft:nod:
 

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oh my 7.3 with stock hp of a current honda civic, that rides like a train and turns like a school bus, certainly doesnt have any problems"

Of course. When you lack power, lack comfort, and lack technology, there's less stuff to break.

I think you could have just said, "Nana, nana, nana" and saved some typing.
 

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All I have to say is I will never purchase a new vehicle unless it can be emissions deleted, period. That's is definitely the #1 issue with these new diesels.

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wholesale price on a brand new 6.7 shortblock from Ford is about $4500... modern diesels are expensive, but unless you're having warranty work performed, the dealership is the LAST place you want to take one!
 

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If that's the case then Ford should at least step in and ask that dealer to stop raping the man. Articles like these really give Ford a black eye from the publics perspective. I hear how wonderful this engine is from many owners but when you read about this failure and how the repair cost is over half the value of the truck, how can you expect anyone to want one? And I'm not buying into that BS about how, "Dodge and Chevy are having these failures too". I've looked on the Dodge Cummins forums trying to find issues because I have been considering buying a new dually and I'm NOT finding fuel system problems or dropped valves. It does seem that Ford and Dodge diesel trucks have less failures and run better once they have their emission systems deleted but I'm not sacrificing MY warranty to do that.

Yeah, guess I'll just hold on to my "7.3 with stock hp of a current honda civic, that rides like a train and turns like a school bus" for a while longer.
 

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I really appreciate all the support. It certainly could be debatable for some but for me to buy this truck, I am not a happy camper with the quote and the $5,000 offer from Jason at ford. Btw, whoever should need his number it is 866-631-3788 and his extension is 77782. They require you to use a ford dealer for service if they are willing to help and the best quote I've been able to get is $19,468 plus tax. I don't give a flying flip if it is 3 years old or 4 years old, who gives a damn. This truck should not be totaled (engineless) at 124,000 miles. No modifications, no mud and has been serviced as required. I'm still beside myself as I make another payment tomorrow. My insurance which is geico will not cover it and the ford guy calls me everyday with the same take it or leave it offer. I am taking this to the next level S of tomorrow morning. Whatever that means and or takes.
 

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You are living the nightmare that haunts every new diesel owner. I could never afford a 25,000 repair. No way. I would be feeding the kids Romin with a 10,000 repair bill. I feel for you bro.

Oh yeah, and 5,000 from from Ford when their dealer is over charging 10,000 just adds fuel to the fire. Wait fire??? Things do catch on fire...
 

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one thing that is going to hurt your cause is mentioning that you're posting all of this on forums. if ford does end up covering it, you're going to make it public which will open up a can of worms for them.

your best bet is to play the broke and quiet loser that can't afford to spend $500 on your truck without taking out a payday loan.
 

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I keep hearing Clint Eastwood's voice, "You've got to ask yourself one question--Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?!
 

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Dude, it sucks that they still want almost 20K:eek:hnoes::eek:hnoes:

Like I said before, I'm feeling your pain didn't mean my truck is better than your's if that's how it came across.

What about towing home, buy another truck, stop payments and let them repo the blown truck.
 

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What about towing home, buy another truck, stop payments and let them repo the blown truck.
Yes because that's what one should do, completely wreck your credit from a repo... how is it the banks fault and why should one screw over the bank?
 
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