If you want an excellent truck go Dodge. I went to my local mechanic for something unrelated and he noticed my seal to my transfer case was leaking and had been for a while. I feel like a moron for selling the truck so cheap but was just so tired of dumping dollar after dollar into the truck. If you own a 6. I got the truck back and it performed very well this time but I kept smelling diesel fuel coming inside my cab.
Hauled it off to the garage. So, just yesterday, I pulled the engine. Sorry I made some errors in my statement above, it has less than 29,000 miles. It took Ford more than 5 weeks to fix it and 2 different dealerships of hassle. The issues related to the 6.
I purchased my 2005 Lariat 6. I got the truck back and drove it about a week and it started doing the same thing. Ford needs to fking fix this shit. I go to court today. Limp it into the dealer.
Never again will I walk on to a Ford car lot. And as a dealer I will not buy a truck with a 6. I test drove it and it ran fine. Everything from the injectors to the cylinders have been failing. Paid 38k in July of 2014 heading to Utah Dec. As I was waiting a mechanic stopped by and said that the oil cooler probably went bad.
Also, about every three fill ups or so I use either Kleen or Sea Foam treatment in the fuel. The second time still under warranty injectors and injector tubes this time to the tune of 5200. I have lost a lot of good customers that went out and bought the ford trucks with the 6. Ford told me it was junk! Changed that and the oil cooler then decided to pay attention to the maintenance and stop neglecting it. Within a week another injector went up, same scenerio, towed, rent a car, etc. The bolts were not designed to hold this weight of an engine and hence, we have major issues.
Some of these may not have been needed but I wanted to start with what I know is good and go from there so I replaced them anyway. So in the real world unless your turbo sounds like a freight train dragging a tank across the tracks, a simple disassemble and clean all the soot off will put it back it working order! So I decide to keep it now I have to spend 6000 to make it run. Point the finger where it should be pointed. And it is shitty of Ford to not fix this out of warranty. Emptied tank and refueled but no chanhe.
My truck is a Crew Cab, Lariat model. I keep doing mods because no one wants to buy it and no dealer will give me any thing for trade in. I get lots of calls that ask me if I have done the upgrade on it, but I have not. We back again on wenesday December 31st, 2014 to fix and bring it back. In 2012, we got a hold of some bad diesel.
Good luck with your trucks. Got the first email saying they still had the car I asked about on Monday. If you go back with the 6. Only option our deisel guy said is to put the same engine in and resell immediately. Ford should reimburse consumers for their expenses related to engines with design flaws from the factory. Just some lessons hurt a lot more than others;o I find this sad and amusing. I own a small construction company and have a 2001 Dodge 2500 with the Cummings which I used until I bought the F-350.
Problems with the diesel engine are said to include damaged injectors, necessary turbocharger replacements, decreased resale value, and frequent breakdowns. Well, I have 2006 f350 6. But everthing has gone wrong with it. They are remain and if they tell you different theya are full of it. I have a 2006 F 450 with the 6. My 2005 F250 Super Duty, with 90K miles is in the shop, with the cab off, and the diesel torn down to the block.
Does anyone know if there is a law suite pending, or a class action against Ford? At 127,000 on my 2005 f-350 I had water in the oil. The truck had 60,000 miles on it. Only problem I have with the truck? Thank you, Sherry In july we bought a 2006 f250 6L, after having it for not even 3 weeks, we replaced injector 8 and ficm. I would appreciate having his contact information. I have customers over 500k and one at almost 800k on an excursion! I live in Denver Colorado.