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Old 04-24-2007, 23:09   #1 (permalink)
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'04 F350 engines dies..why so soon

bought new 2004 F350 diesel.....has died with 150k miles on it

water got into the cylinders, white cloud exhaust, so its probably a cracked head? or head gasket?

this shouldn't happen so soon, I heard mileage can be a lot longer before issues

- comments ?
- was this a defect ?
- do I have any warranty options left ?

- what should do know ?
- new engine?
- used engine ?
- new truck ?

Thank you !
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Old 04-24-2007, 23:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '04 F350 engines dies..why so soon

I would pull the heads and do some checking and then the engine if it needed to come out. You have a lot of options. Rebuild this one, buy a salvaged one or buy a rebuilt long or short block. With 150,00 I would buy a rebuilt long block if it turns out you need an engine.

New truck? Whats the overall condition of the one you have? Worst case it may only need an engine. 35 to 50,000 for a new one would be reason for me to explore my possibilities. But then I'm a poor person lol.
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Old 04-24-2007, 23:33   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '04 F350 engines dies..why so soon

Thanks Sand1.......just dont know why, this just shouldn't happen so soon, probably a defect (yes, the I believed the quality is job 1 pitch...was it on TV or the salesman in the plaid suit)....hey....is there a good japanese truck out there yet, its probably a lot better than this Found On Road Dead (FORD) roadkill.... :-)
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:42   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '04 F350 engines dies..why so soon

Ford has had major issues with the 6.0L diesel.
Complain to Ford and see if they can't help you out. Worth a shot.
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Old 05-02-2007, 19:59   #5 (permalink)
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Before you go ripping the heads off, check the EGR and cooler. The EGR system on the diesels tied into the cooling system loop. If the EGR cooler failed, it would put coolant into the cylinders. I'll tell you right now that Ford will not offer any after warranty assistance at 101,000 miles, let alone 150,000. If the engine is indeed bad, contact RMP Remanufacturing. They rebuild the engines for Ford, and will offer the exact same warranty as the dealer, and probably a better price than the dealer.
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