. Once the pickup reaches running temperature, it starts normal. I follow all Preventative Maintenance schedules. They have installed data recorders twice and replaced the engine oil cooler. This truck is not cheap to operate; however and if you want a good truck — love and take care of it, and it will be great to own.
Perhaps someone out there has that info. I just believe that Ford Motor Company will eventually payoff. The problem is at the o-ring in the middle of the 2 pieces. Now has 96k on it. They changed the oil twice and marked what they inspected. The heat gets transferred from the oil, through the metal separating the layers, and into the coolant, thus cooling the oil. I would be happy if ford would buy back this never ending money sucking 6.
They installed a new fuel pump and filters. Every time that I took it out of town something would happen to it. We just had the oil changed a few weeks ago like suggested every 3-5000 miles, and now it just blew a lifter and is a complete loss. Only option our deisel guy said is to put the same engine in and resell immediately. The factory water pump uses a plastic impeller that can break. My question is does anyone know what will be next to break? Now use a stethoscope and listen for leaks. Your local dealer should be nice enough to run one for your if not then try another dealer.
They are the absolute worst!!! Michael, you also need to be looking at the electrical system…. The heat gets transferred from the oil, through the metal that separates the layers, and into the coolant. I drove home tonight and while in by drive way at home tonight I verified this again. I am another victim that purchased a one owner 2005 F350 6. We would like more information about what we can do at this point.
The vehicle began smoking and is not operational. O-rings should never be reused under any circumstance. Just plain sick and tired of being bleed to death!. Second opinion just meant more money out of pocket. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate and the failures were intermittent. I noticed some coolant missing recently and put about a gallon of fluid in the resivore. Heads and gasket were perfect! If ones bad change them both.
The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe because he could be stranded. In 05, International went through and redesigned many parts of the 6. Forget a copper washer or have 2 in that hole? You are one very lucky person and I hope your truck continues to treat you the way all Ford trucks should. People are scared to death to buy them so I can sell just the motor and transmission if you like. Remove belt in 10 seconds and walla it starts. Zero volts might indicate wiring or connector issues.
Does it have some other type of electronic ignition? With all this said, I have believed the perfect truck for me anywqy would be a Ford F350 crew cab, with the Cummins 24 valve common rail installed. If the root cause of failure is fixed every time they seem to stay together quite well. This truck has been such a disappointment and money pit for so many and Ford Motor Company has turned their back on their loyal customers with an air of arrogance and deceit. Also if that doesnt work unplug the fan above the radiator on the drivers side and try to start. 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. The possible causes could be located in the low-pressure or high-pressure section.
Remember I was faithful with all my services. Problems with the diesel engine are said to include damaged injectors, necessary turbocharger replacements, decreased resale value, and frequent breakdowns. But it does take an amount of being an educated and knowledgeable person, time, and money to overcome the problems. I bought my 2007 F-350 King Ranch as a one year old used truck with only 12,000 miles on it. To understand why, you need to understand how the oil cooler works. I knew I had a problem.