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Old 11-20-2015, 02:19 AM   #15
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Hi, first off the man in the video seems to be a very bitter man. Blaming Ford for problems caused by bad fuel is just wrong. It's like feeding your baby spoiled milk; Who's fault is that? I will agree that the only extended warranty to buy is one from the manufacturer of the product. I have worked at new car dealers since 1968 and seen it all. Most problems [not all] are caused by owner neglect, abuse, and Mickey Mouse after market junk. There are hundreds of thousands of each vehicle out there and the mechanic only [usually] sees the bad ones; And that is how he makes his money. Obviously the good ones aren't in the shop, but happily driving down the road. The only bad Diesels that I saw at the dealer were ones that were chipped and modified. The very first failed Ford Diesel that I saw in the shop, never had an oil change. The original grey oil filter was still on it. This mad man makes it seem like every Ford Diesel out there is going to blow up next week.


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Old 11-20-2015, 08:53 AM   #16
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Fwiw, I mentioned two Duramaxes above, one runs now, and the other does not.

The one that does not is a 70,000 mile truck with an exploded piston, it was never "chipped".

The one that does run has about 160K on it, it was chipped for the 60K that I drove it. (The Edge)


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Old 11-20-2015, 09:04 AM   #17
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Not sure who the guy is in the video, but I'm not impressed with what he has to say.
The rancher side of my family has been using diesel trucks since they first came out and continue to do so because they find them a better option than gas for a plethora of reasons. When I needed a truck, I followed their lead. No vehicle is perfect, but I appreciate my 7.3. We had HMMWVs in the service that we tried to beat to death in SW Asia and later in the Mojave training people in simulated combat, appreciated those also.
For me this discussion is another version of which tow vehicle is best, which tires are best, which hitch is best, etc.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:46 AM   #18
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The guy in the vid likes 7.3s.... But does say they are dinosaurs...


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Old 11-20-2015, 10:22 AM   #19
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Fwiw, I mentioned two Duramaxes above, one runs now, and the other does not.

The one that does not is a 70,000 mile truck with an exploded piston, it was never "chipped".

The one that does run has about 160K on it, it was chipped for the 60K that I drove it. (The Edge)


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Is that truck is a 2005? That year they got some bad pistons.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:24 AM   #20
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The guy in the vid likes 7.3s.... But does say they are dinosaurs...


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Old 11-20-2015, 10:28 AM   #21
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Here is a ford 6.7 piston.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:28 AM   #22
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Hmm, just got a letter from Chrysler about their extended warranties for my 2015 Ram CTD. I didn't get one at the dealer because it was through a 3rd party administrator. I wonder if I should consider. I don't plan on putting many miles in the next 3 years while under bumper to bumper warranty since I still work and its not my daily driver. I just drive it to work once a week or on weekend camping trips. During the winter months probably will put only 120 miles a month on it.

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Old 11-20-2015, 11:01 AM   #23
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Is that truck is a 2005? That year they got some bad pistons.

Yea it is. I hadn't heard about about the piston issue until now.

I wonder if GM will give me a new long block?

just dreaming...


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Old 11-20-2015, 11:03 AM   #24
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Here is a ford 6.7 piston.

The forward (as pictured) rod bolt failed, causing massive engine damage no doubt.

Scrap one $12,000 long block.

The piston in my DMax turned into a thousand pieces.

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This is all BS. Lol.....

You can find this type of bashing propaganda for any brand.Truth is they are all pretty good and it is just a matter of owner preference.Modifying these new computerized diesel engines is a huge mistake as shown in the forums.
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I have owned Ford Diesels since 1992 and I have never had one into the shop. Just maintenance, tires, and fuel.

I currently have a 2013 F-250 Platinum with 60K on it. I have put about 30K a year on it and have traveled a little over half that mileage pulling a 27FB International Airstream.

I get about 19 highway / 16 town. Towing I get 13 highway.

Never owned a better truck but I can't wait for the 2017 all aluminum F-250. This looks like a killer vehicle and I love the stronger frame, better brakes, bigger axels, as well as all the new tech and cameras.

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Some makes, models, and equipment are more prone to problems than others.

The ridiculous hoops that make things more and more complex as a rule do not help reliability.


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Old 11-20-2015, 11:30 AM   #28
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I prefer the inherent smoothness of an in-line 6 (like the Cummins) to any V8 gas or diesel made. The next size up in smoothness would be a straight 12.

The original 5.7 Cummins for the Dodge pickups had a turbo charger built by our licensee, Holset Engineering, in Huddersfield, UK. There were few issues with the turbocharger that was based upon the designs used for the larger six cylinder Cummins of the day. We also built them for the other engine manufacturers including Mack, John Deere, Continental, International Harvester (original source for Ford's diesel engines but they were modified by Ford), Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel etc.

That UK licensee eventually was purchased by Cummins to bring the turbo charger design and manufacturing in-house.

The first secret for turbo life is starting the engine without a throttle blip until thirty seconds after the oil pressure builds up enough to lubricate the shaft in the turbo (the normal engine pressure at idle). We had 2" turbos turning over 200,000 rpm and they need oil for those speeds. The six inch turbos on the Continental M-60 tank engine turned around 60,000 rpm with the design challenge of having to run at maximum power with the turbine housing cherry red and not failing when the engine went under water fording a river.

The second secret is on on engine shutdown. Let the engine idle and drop the EGT to 300 degreaser less before shutting off the engine so the oil does not cook onto the turbo charger shaft.

To enhance operating life, the EGT (exhaust gas temperate gage) needs to be monitored to keep the number below 1,200 degrees to prevent damaging the aluminum compressor wheel.
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