People like to blame Ford for not being able to produce a low emissions diesel that runs on pot smoke, group love, and world peace. With my truck the entire chain of events began with a delaminating and rusting tank. On and On Ford has screwed us to the wall on these trucks. Within 180 miles of purchase, total boat anchor. Ford owners have been arguing that the 6. I always run power source in it. I have heard of a few people who had a crack in the engine and that was where the water was going.
Not to mention the ridiculous amount of times the truck has left me stranded on the road and all the towing expenses. It is starting to blow white smoke when I first crank it up and keeps on until it warms up, then it is fine. You guys this you got it bad. Go pound salt up your ass Ford, I would rather drive a 30 year old Toyota than purchase anything from you god damned crooks. .
Tried draining it and putting good diesel fuel back in. After a few days we got the verdict…several injectors plus some other stuff…just to get it to the point of being able to limp it home. Number 8 injector broke up the screwed up the piston. An oil temp guage would have been a help. For those that have already gotten screwed, I feel your pain, and that sucks. We at diesel power products do not do the swaps, you can check out the site called for more info. The dealer replaced the fuel injectors, the turbo charger was replaced four times, the head gaskets, and the rear end rings however the failure was not corrected.
Third time just off of warranty, injectors again, 2300 this time. It will kill them quick. I am sick of this mess. The truck broke down in May, one month after I purchased it. I have only 132,000miles on it and I already replaced 3 Transmissions 1 at 8,000 miles, 1 at 68,000 miles and 1 at 115,000 , one turbo, injectors do to faulty gas tank that deteriorated , Gas tank, 10 alternators, 4 starters.
Finally after years of a merry go round, I found someone who gave the real scoop. I have had several trucks from Ford and loved them all. I would really like to be a part of the existing lawsuit. I know the truck was not worth it, but I had no chiose. About an hour from the shop, the black smoke started to roll.
Luckily I was able to drive out of it without contacting the vehicle passing me or roadside obstructions. This deal mechanic has worked for ford around 20 years. Brought a 2005 Ford F-350 6. Ford eat shit and die!!!! This is no lie I have replace the motor, the turbo three times , Have new o rings and shaft in new motor. I had to have it towed, then rent a car until it was fixed. So I can make money to live….
I have 04 250 sd 1 set injectors under warranty, 3 sets out of my pocket. I need to replace two vehicles in my fleet and will not consider a Ford due to these problems. They have to be set up for the tasks you plan to do with them. On another occasion the vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the pressure unit for the diesel pump needed to be replaced. The consumer also had constant problems with the cooling system. Started back, stopped for fuel, and coolant was low again.
Trucked dumped me in snow vile Utah in the frumpy little town. Turns out the trip from the dealership to work a 330 km trip kills the engine loosing compression in three cylinders. The vehicle has been to the dealer seven previous times for the same failure. I have a project that is a transmission rebuild away from basically being new and with about 1500 I could get it accomplished. I still own a 1999 f-250 with the 7. I took off the turbo plastic intake, and it started again and I ran it for 20 mins. People are scared to death to buy them so I can sell just the motor and transmission if you like.
He drove onto the emergency lane and checked the coolant which he found to be very low. Says Advance has a 5 dollar cap and their parts are quality. But what scares me is the stories that I read here. But it does take an amount of being an educated and knowledgeable person, time, and money to overcome the problems. So I decide to keep it now I have to spend 6000 to make it run.
The truck is no longer under warranty. I had to get it towed to a shop where they replaced the fuel pump and filters. Finally, the dealer informed him they were not going to replace it again and it was normal for it to leak. I own a small construction company and have a 2001 Dodge 2500 with the Cummings which I used until I bought the F-350. My brother in law has a huge farm and they all have bigger fords, and my Dad has always owned once since I was a kid.