Ford is an absolute disgrace!!! The vehicle was maneuvered off the interstate without incident. I got the truck back and it performed very well this time but I kept smelling diesel fuel coming inside my cab. Michael, you also need to be looking at the electrical system…. What The Hell as they advertise Customer satisfaction. I purchased my 2004 6.
While you were into your truck so deep you have saved yourself the money You are now going to part with more money to tear it back down and check the heads for crackes, pressure test and check for flatness, if you are blessed the will only need a head job. Never put an off brand in your truck. His blog above indicates a nationwide suit under review currently. The vehicle continued to stall without warning and the engine could no longer be started. Ford already has been paid by the manufacturer of the engines due to the defects, it was an out of court undisclosed amount.
Today while driving down the road it again blew out the radiator and is acting just like it did when it blew the head gaskets before. Joining the Lawsuit: We found a law firm called Goldwater that was gathering information for the lawsuit. That when shit goes wrong if I have to pull the 6 down the government shit will come off of it. I put it on the 7. It is starting to blow white smoke when I first crank it up and keeps on until it warms up, then it is fine.
I took off the turbo plastic intake, and it started again and I ran it for 20 mins. Ford now claims the egr cooler failed causing the head gasket to fail again. I have a 2006 Ford F-250 Lariat Turbo Diesel. I bought my f-250 6. Would love to sue the shit out of Ford. Every time that I took it out of town something would happen to it.
We are currently considering trading it in, but have been offered substantially less than the value of the truck due to these issues. I have met and talked with countless people who have maintained them religiously yet complete motor failure has been seen before the 60k mile mark. A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ford Super Duty Truck or Excursion owners. I hear so many guys that bring in their truck to my specialty diesel shop and claim that it blew the heads under normal operating conditions. In the shop every month while under warranty. Do your self a big favor and find yourself a good diesel mechanic and stay the hell away from the Ford dealer… I bought my truck brand new in the summer of 06.
Remember I was faithful with all my services. I have heard good things about the 6. . I have heard nothing but good things about the new 6. Number 8 injector broke up the screwed up the piston. Within a week another injector went up, same scenerio, towed, rent a car, etc. Previous owner was an oil company I bought it from a friend who wholesales cars ahe traded it for my v6 mustang.
In 2012 it blow a head gasket in had the bad head bolts it was 3200. He told me as long as no fluids were mixed, drive her on home and we would worry about the rest later. I still own a 1999 f-250 with the 7. You guys this you got it bad. Needless to say the truck run fine no issues other than fuel mileage wish it got more with the cost of diesel that would be nice. The only problem that popped up now is filling up with fuel it foams back and takes forever to fill up. I kept my 2001 7.
Anybody looking for a good hauling truck to put a new motor in? Although intermittent this occurred numerous times. Through the first 4 years there were 2 turbos installed on it, two new head gaskets supposedly a new air cooler because the district manager from Kansas City told me that they had trouble with them being too small. I tow a heavy bumper pull enclosed race car trailer, and a 14k 5th wheel with it. Its 2013 and only has 60,000 miles on it. If I new that over the year it would cost me 15 grand to keep this thing on the road I would have taken it to the scrap yard. This truck only had 72,000 miles on it when it blew out the first set of head gaskets along with the radiator. Rebuilt the front end once.
Would there be any chance that something was wrong prior? I blame myself 100%, I should have never purchased another 6. We would like more information about what we can do at this point. I spend alot of time in rural locations between 50 and 100 miles from any service facilities in all kinds of weather. Turned out an injector needed to be replaced. Top end rebuild and a few other repaired to trans. Plus everyone would agree 7.