A friend of mine has had a car hauling business since 2008. Originally he had two Dodges, a 3/4 ton 2003 and a 1 ton 2006. He upgraded to a 2012 1 ton Ram and has put 196,000 on it in two years. He's only had a water pump fail and an automatic headlight sensor. Dodge has pulled market share from both Ford and GM over the last two years. They're doing something right.I laugh at the thought of people jumping ship to buy a Dodge. I owned one. Crap engine and trans. I do not have enough space here to write about all the problems I had with my 2008 6.7 dodge. I'm back with Ford and here is where I'll stay.
I think you're probably right I_AM_RP3.Maybe the guy got fed up and jumped ship to another brand. Although that is unlikely as I'm sure he would have voiced more displeasure on here. Others could have been right in that ford reached an agreement with him and one of the terms was a non-disclosure agreement. The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
You may, slight possibility, run into an exhaust valve issue. There was a small batch of 2011 trucks that had bad ones installed. Theres another thread on here from another member and he had the details of how many, and possibly the production dates IIRC. As his was one of them.I have a early build 2/10 2011 F250 KR with 82k on it and I read all 18 pages. I am getting this deleted and tuned first thing after the holidays have passed. I hope to hell I never have this happen to my truck.
Even if he was required not to say anything.. I would think he would come back just to read up what others are saying without posting. The fact that he hasn't come onto this site at all since May leads me to think he was full of it.Randy, the OP has never followed up with this thread. This leaves one to wonder if he was required by Ford not to respond, or, and I say this with reservation, it could be a hoax.
That's exactly what happened to mine according to the mechanic at the dealership. I've been living in ignorant bliss just assuming this new engine is the equivalent of the old 7.3 which is still running great at over 320,000 miles and 16 years. Now that my confidence is shaken a bit, your post is good to hear.2011's had a few problems dropping valves and glow plugs breaking off falling into the cylinder.
If you get a complete 2015 engine you'll be doing very well. A LOT of internal upgrades and not to mention a much better turbo.
EGR, DEF, DPF deletes certainly help your engine and with proper tuning you get excellent fuel economy.