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#932 of 1236 Broken/Rusted manifold bolts on V8 and V10
Oct 03, 2007 (8:07 am)
253 of 256 Ford F- Series Rusted Broken Bolts on Manifold by gdtaliq Oct 03, 2007 (8:03 am)
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I have a 2001 F-250 with the V10. Noticed a clicking on the passenger side of the engine. Found 5 broken (Rusted) manifold studs on that side. Found 4 on drivers side. Only have 50,000 miles on vehicle. Talked with a number of other F- series owners from 1998-2003, with both the 5.4 and V-10. All looked and found same problem. Dealer is pricing the repair at about 500.00 per side, if everything goes well. 1000.00 total. Extreme could be as high as 3000.00, if cab has to be removed. How many other F-series out there have the same problem? So far 100% of the owners I have talked with have the same problem
#933 of 1236 Re: Broken/Rusted manifold bolts on V8 and V10 [gdtaliq]
Oct 03, 2007 (1:03 pm)
I just look at my v10 1999 and they look good and I am in the North East and salt is our big problen.
#934 of 1236 Re: 2004 and 2005 6.0L Experience? [lzrdking98]
Oct 03, 2007 (4:53 pm)
I bought the 5.4L Triton. I decided on the basis of the two vehicles available that met my criteria (and I could afford). The 7.3L was 4x4 (don't need) Supercab and a creampuff 2002. The 5.4l was a super clean 2005 crew. Crew has more room, regular was $2.63 and Diesel was $3.04. Broke my heart not to get the diesel, but economics are economics. On limited experience the cumulative calculator shows 15.3mpg. I might have gotten 17mpg with any of the diesels, and I think for sure any hauling would come out better on the diesel. But I don't haul very much, and when it comes time to haul hay in, the 1990 is available.
The 6.0s will obviously never be around as long as the 7.3 was. If problems with the 6.0 were not why Ford and International replaced with a 6.4, then precisely why did they?
Why are emergency vehicles using the 6.0? Maybe because the Dodge chassis isn't as tough as the Ford (most likely reason) and you could only get a Ford with the 6.0? GMC doesn't have a good diesel reputation in that market.
Obviously there haven't been many (if any) 6.0s get as close to 400k as my 7.3 has. When there are a number of them at that point and still running and presenting no problems (only the injector pump and vacuum pump replaced on my 7.3), I'll certainly admit they are a good engine.
#935 of 1236 Re: 2004 and 2005 6.0L Experience? [texased]
Oct 04, 2007 (4:02 am)
6.4L was developed so that they could use the ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel, and meet the new emissions standards.
#936 of 1236 6-liter in ambulances
Oct 04, 2007 (2:43 pm)
The problems with the 6-liter diesel usually come from a couple of things. One is messing with the engine, adding chips for more power. The other is towing heavy trailers. Ambulances with the 6-liter don't do either of these, so maybe that is why they seem to have better luck with this engine.
#937 of 1236 Re: Broken/Rusted manifold bolts on V8 and V10 [gdtaliq]
Oct 09, 2007 (9:36 am)
Yes I have a 2001 f250 superduty as well with the v10. Bought brand new in Massachusetts and it was in the salt and snow for a couple of years. Now in FL and the manifold bolts are snapping and i'm getting some major leaking from it. Went to a ford dealer and they said, it would be easier to replace then engine and not much more as far as cost. It only has 60k on it, and I don't want to repalce. I've had no luck finding anyone that will touch it. Not sure what to do, and I don't like driving it the way it is.
#938 of 1236 Re: Aftermarket Gauges [keroburner]
Oct 09, 2007 (12:58 pm)
I saw your reply and wanted to let you know, I to have a stick and love that tranny, but I did a temp gage and found that on very steep long grades my tranny will heat up. I helped it out a lot by putting Amsoil synthetic in the tranny. Our six speed manual has a pump just like the autos and will heat up.
#939 of 1236 3/4 ton to 1 ton dualley conversion
Oct 09, 2007 (1:11 pm)
First of all, has anyone done this? I want to get a 40' triple axle trailer, but wanted to convert my truck to tow it safely. I've already done the full Banks mod including the exhaust brake. My truck is a 99 f-250 superduty with a 6-speed, 4x4. I wanted to do a aluminum flatbed and was hoping to be able to extend the frame somehow so I can make it a long bed. I want to put a 1 ton dualley axle under it. Seemed like the modification wouldn't be to hard.
#940 of 1236 Re: Broken/Rusted manifold bolts on V8 and V10 [johnst41]
Oct 12, 2007 (10:02 am)
I have begged, pleaded and whined to Ford. They will do nothing, except at 88.00 hourly rate, but with no clear estimate of total cost, because of unforseen prblems that they might encounter. So much for Ford caring about their customers. Lots of luck.Hope you have better than me
#941 of 1236 Re: Broken/Rusted manifold bolts on V8 and V10 [gdtaliq]
Oct 14, 2007 (12:27 pm)
How old, how many miles?