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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Truck
#244 of 403 2 bad 6.4 diesel engines
Oct 28, 2008 (5:41 pm)
I have a 2008 F250 Super Duty at 13,000 miles the engine went out with a hole in the piston(dealer said the glow plug tip broke off and fell in the cyclinder) Ford installed a new motor????. At 14,000 miles this engine goes out going down the road with no warning(Ford says that the #8 piston has a hole in the piston????.
I was wondering if maybe the computer has more fuel going into the #8 piston which causes the firing of the diesel fuel to wear a hole in the piston.
I have been driving fords for years but now I am begining to think about changing over to something else.
#245 of 403 Re: 2008 F250 over exhaust temp. engine quits running [bigdaddy101]
Nov 03, 2008 (3:41 pm)
Bigdaddy101- can you let me know the outcome of this? F450 with 22K miles in in the shop now with a blown engine. Ford says due to oil not being changed. they also found a hole in the radiator that they are claiming responsibility for due to a factory defect. When towed in it had no coolant. The reason for the tow was flames shooting out of the exhaust and Ford 1st said it was the radiator, then later in the day changed their minds & said the engine was blown. This makes no sense!
Nov 05, 2008 (4:33 am)
Also was told that the radiator was the cause of the engine blown, said they had a hole in the factory seam of the radiator. Talked with the service manager, he said they were not any fluid in the radiator. But the gauge didn't show hot neither did the smell of antifreeze show up at anytime. They put a rebuilt engine and a new radiator in the truck. He said the coolant does not get to the back of the engine and that since it is tucked up under the firewall that it why the #8 piston area gets the hottest and burns a hole in the piston. Will wait 13 to 14,000 more miles and see if it does it again.
#247 of 403 05 F350 Switches
Dec 19, 2008 (5:47 pm)
I have an 05 and I am installing the 4 axu.switches in the dash.
I cannot find the plug in under the dash but I found the ones out under the hood.
There are 2 plugs that plug into the brake box but cannot find the one for the switches.
#248 of 403 check engine light
Dec 21, 2008 (8:03 pm)
My check engine light comes on constantly in my 08 F250 6.4liter Powerstroke. I took it to the dealer, they said to drain the fuel/water separator. I did and the light went out. I have been averaging 10 mpg towing 10,000lb. I went to Circleville, Ohio with my trailer empty and my check engine light on and got 7mpg.I drained the water separator 3 times but the light never went out. I loaded a 7,000lb truck on my trailer, the light went out and I got 10.2mpg on the way back. I have 45,000 miles on the truck now. Has anyone else had their check engine light come on constantly?
#249 of 403 Re: latest mileage results 08 [diehardford]
Jan 09, 2009 (7:39 am)
ford just released an update for the 6.4L engine computer. My brothers f250 now gets another 150 km a tank. I had a 2006 6.0L put a K&N ait flow kit in it was getting 937 Km a tank highway. The filter paid for itself in fuel savings an increase of almost 200 km a tank highway, cost was 400 canadian. I did install myself in an hour,really easy to do.I now have a 2008 f350 6.4 and I'm installing a roush cold air intake.I will give you an update on the mileage increase in a week or so. The only other recommendation I have is duel exhaust.
#250 of 403 getting better gas mileage
Jan 09, 2009 (8:18 am)
ford just released an update for 6.4L engine computer. It gave my brothers 2008 f250 an extra 150 km a tank.I installed a k&n air flow kit in my 6.0L 2006 and was getting an extra 200 km a tank higway. I will be installing a roush cold air intake in my new 6.4L 2008 next week.I will post the increase in fuel mileage. The only other add on I can think of is duel exhaust.
#251 of 403 08 Ford program update
Jan 10, 2009 (6:53 pm)
I received a letter from Ford today stating ''Ford Motor Company is providing a no-charge Customer Satisfaction Program ( Program Number 08B07) for your vehicle.''
'' What is the issue?''
''Your vehicle may exhibit drivability concerns, including elevated idle during DPF regeneration,minor cruise control speed fluctuation,automatic transmission shift quality (if equipped) and a false check engine indicator light.''
I thought the cruise control fluctuation was caused by a lack of power. It doesn't flucuate until you hit a hill. Maybe, hopefully they will turn the power up closer to what they said it is supposed to have. I have a Ford Performance Trucks magazine that dynoed the 08 F250 and showed a stock 292hp. and 286lb-ft torque. That is a far cry from 350hp and 650lb-ft they advertised. By comparison the old 7.3 liter powerstroke showed 184hp and 388lb-ft. It takes a heavy load to affect the cruise on it. This should not be!
#252 of 403 2008 F250 Super Duty w/ leak?
Jan 11, 2009 (10:45 am)
My '08 has a leak just under the front bumper on the passenger side. The fluid appears to be clear, grease less, oderless, and colorless. Today I noticed the coolant overflow container was bone dry. Anybody having issues with this. I need advise! FYI, I was told my '08 had a special recall for a radiator stop cock valve. This was executed about 2 weeks ago at my dealer, Rancho Santa Margarita Ford, here in Cali. I recently read that some contributors hear on the forum had jettisoned engines from what was suspected as radiator leaks. Your input is greatly appreciated.
#253 of 403 2008 F250 Super Duty w/ leak?
Jan 11, 2009 (10:57 am)
My '08 has a leak just under the front bumper on the passenger side. The fluid appears to be clear, grease less, oderless, and colorless. Today I noticed the coolant overflow container was bone dry. Anybody having issues with this. I need advise! FYI, I was told my '08 had a special recall for a radiator stop cock valve. This was executed about 2 weeks ago at my dealer, Rancho Santa Margarita Ford, here in Cali. I recently read that some contributors here on the forum had jettisoned engines from what was suspected as radiator leaks. Your input is greatly appreciated.