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#5379454 - 10/25/14 05:44 PM Ford 6.7L owners
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
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I have a 2012 ford F250 lariat 4x4 and had some minor and 1 serious issue, for the record I have 21,000 miles on it. I still love the truck but I had to do something I usually would never do, modify the exhaust system and installed a programmer. Why did I do this, because I was left on the side of I-10 with my wife and 3 kids because one of the four thermocouples on the exhaust went out which will shutdown the truck. I also discovered another alarming fact, the bearing in the turbo are ceramic and some owners have experienced issues with the turbo going out because the ceramic bearings are turning to dust sometimes getting ceramic debris in the intake and ruining pistons and valves. To have piece of mind I'm looking for an after market turbo with steel bearings, its an expensive fix but will be much cheaper than replacing pistons and the turbo together if it happens out of warranty. I guess I'm a little gun shy after having the 6.0L that I finally got Ford to buy back under the lemon law.

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#5381027 - 10/26/14 07:54 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
flyboy2 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/06
Posts: 225
Loc: Keller Texas
Man…. sorry to hear about your troubles. It really sucks to spend that kind of money to buy a truck just to have problems with it. I have the exact truck as you except mine is an 2011. Really no issues with mine except the passenger side folding mirror went out. Been very pleased with mine so far and have several friends with them as well with zero problems. Hope you get yours resolved with no further issues.

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#5381296 - 10/26/14 09:45 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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Registered: 10/10/10
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we had a 2012 tell us to pull over and stop, it restarted after about an hour the mechanic said the sensors sometime will reset it quit 3 more times getting home! then the next day my 2008 did the same thing you cant make this up almost the same spot on the hiway!! 2008 would not restart after cool down had to be towed next morning towed to dealer $880.00 later and three sensors replaced! 2008 only has 98000 miles on it !! extended war. didn't cover it! I also have a 2002 with 7.3 with 300000 miles runs like a brand new one !

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#5381346 - 10/26/14 10:04 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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When my truck went in the shop the sensors were on nation wide back order so that tells me I'm not the only one. This could happen to any make of truck with DPF on it its not just the fords. The warranty is a gimmick so I'm not to worried about the delete kit. I don't understand why it voids the warranty when your actually improving the reliability of the engine, all the emissions components actually put intense stress on the motor, the EGR and the DPF. THe EGR re-introduces hot spent exhaust gas into your coolant system then back in the intake when the best thing for an engine is clean cool air. The DPF kills the the turbo by choking the exhaust building extreme heat up to 1300deg. My truck was getting highway/city 14mpg average and 18mpg straight highway at 80mph. After the delete kit highway/city 16mpg and 19.5mpg highway and the EGT's are running about 430deg. With the DPF the norm was 700 and I seen it spike to 1300 towing and drop back to 700 once you get up to speed.

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#5381968 - 10/27/14 09:58 AM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23348
Loc: Texas
At this point in time, I would spend 20k on buying a used pre DPF dodge or fort and spend another 20k making it new again before I would consider spending 40k on a new diesel.
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#5382033 - 10/27/14 10:18 AM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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GRAMPS!!!

Registered: 03/26/12
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Have a 2012 F250 and 2015 F250 and never had a issue..knock on wood, sorry to hear that. Sounds like it was a bad part from the get go, I change both fuel filters every other oil change so every 14k miles.
Hope u got it respolved
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#5382807 - 10/27/14 03:49 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
spg Offline
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REDCHEVY,

The later model diesel trucks have far superior transmissions than the earlier model (07 or earlier). I actually tried that with a 04 cummins 1ton and the tranny just couldn't handle heavy towing after replacing the clutch twice I turned it into a farm truck. The cummins with a stick 6 speed is one the best towing trucks ever built IMO, I still love hooking something to that truck..........1 problem is its a dodge and the cab and seats are falling apart.

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#5383038 - 10/27/14 05:50 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 718
you want get any warning till the dash lights up and tells you to pull over and stop safely never seen it before then it happened twice in one weekend on 2 diff. trucks! like someone at ford pushed a button somewhere! that's the technology they will have to shut you down if the cops are chasing you !! they practiced on me last week!

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#5383243 - 10/27/14 07:37 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
spg Offline
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trjscout I got the same message, that why I'm deleting the DPF, I want to tell my truck what to do........The truck will not tell me what to do. Its sad when the Ford mechanic tells you to delete all the emissions crap and leave the programmer on the lowest or stock HP setting and the truck will last twice as long. Another reason we need to get a hardcore Republican next pres term to at least stop what else is coming.

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#5383359 - 10/27/14 08:19 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2282
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Delete, delete, delete. DPF, and EGR!!
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#5383662 - 10/27/14 09:55 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
cibolo Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 2910
Loc: central texas
well I work for a Navistar dealer and I wish we could scrap all the emissions crap. But they are not going anywhere and will just get worse. The 6.4 once you remove all of that is a beast but when you go to replace the compound turbo set up get ready to get a bank loan.

The ford 6.7 is the best diesel I have ever owned. I did have the truck go into limp mode on two separate occasions due to contaminated DEF fluid. All I did was wait a little bit and disconnect the batteries and it re set the computer and I was on my way. Other than that it ran like a champ.

I have a 6.0 again now since it stays parked most of the time but in about 3-5 years when there are more of the 6.7's out there used I will buy a used one and delete everything.
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#5383768 - 10/27/14 10:28 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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I like my 6.7 to, even more now. I've priced a turbo from Maryland diesel performance roughly $4k, that's a dent in the pocket book. I haven't pulled the trigger yet thinking I may see how the stock turbo hold up. Shouldn't be a big issue since I run the programmer on the lowest setting and I don't treat the truck like a dragstar. Only worries is when I'm hooked up to a 30ft gooseneck with a 90hp tractor on it. I pull it short distances around the house but make one or two trips to S.TX which is a 6-7hr trip one way. By the time I'm done with this truck it will be worth more than my house, air bags with compressor, brush guard, H&S delete kit, 50gal aux fuel tank, getting out of hand.

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#5383888 - 10/27/14 11:09 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
cibolo Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 2910
Loc: central texas
i can get you a deal on a turbo if you want a factory one. You might be surprised not the price. I had to get a head for a 6.4 the other day and the Ford dealer was the cheapest and I work for a Navistar dealer. Navistar had a deal with Ford and I don't know how many times I have called on a customer and see a Navistar box with a Ford number taped over it. I call it in and my cost is higher than what the customer paid for my Navistar built part.
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#5384061 - 10/28/14 06:50 AM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
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Registered: 10/30/08
Posts: 17275
Loc: Tx
I was driving down the highway and came upon my father in law on the side of the road in his 12 250. Same deal, it told him to pull over and it crapped out. His was just out of warranty but Ford fixed it without charge. He did have to pay for the tow...

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#5385778 - 10/28/14 09:00 PM Re: Ford 6.7L owners [Re: spg]
cibolo Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 2910
Loc: central texas
one thing to make sure is not to pour the UREA/DEF fluid in to the tank. This will cost you thousands and Ford even has a part number for this kit to repair and replace most of the fuel system. This is not covered by warranty. This was a real bad problem down south in the oil patch. My wrecker customers where towing a bunch of them in since the ford pick up where the first ones to have this system since Dodge and GM got a pass because they took the bail out money.
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