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Old 06-03-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Ford DieselCare+ 7 year/200,000 mile warranty

Just curious, with the economy and gas prices what they are, is the extended DieselCare Plan a good buy (at $1900)? It is transferable, so it would add value to the truck if sold. I am just about at 36,000 miles, the cutoff to get the plus plan.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Shopping for extended warranties

We're also approaching 36K miles with our F350 & plan to take a 5500 mile trip this summer . . . .

Are you talking about Ford's own ESP extended warranty plan? From what we understood from our Ford dealer, there are two categories of warranties & coverage:

1) The ESP, which covers electronics, drive train, tranny, & a host of other "non-maintenance things" beyond the 36K/3 year "new car" warranty;

2) The Ford DieselCare Plan, which covers issues beyond the 100K "new car" warranty on the diesel engine only.

The ESP coverage can be purchased for a variety of time periods/mileage limits whereas the DieselCare Plan is for an additional 100K.

Check the contracts - I believe these warranties are transferrable (for an administrative fee, of course)

Also, from what we were told, the ESP coverage can be purchased anytime before 36K without an inspection; it can be purchased after 36K with an inspection, cost of which is paid for by you! The Diesel care has to be purchased before 100K is reached.

If any of the Ford owners have heard a different story, would be interested in hearing it.

As well, private companies offer extended warranties; we have had several good feedback reports on Ford's ESP warranty - no feedback on private warranties
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1) The ESP, which covers electronics, drive train, tranny, & a host of other "non-maintenance things" beyond the 36K/3 year "new car" warranty;

2) The Ford DieselCare Plan, which covers issues beyond the 100K "new car" warranty on the diesel engine only
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#2 - I'm referring to the diesel only plan that covers 7 years or 200,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If anyone knows where to get a good price on it, please email me. I know Ford dealers set their own prices.
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#2 - I'm referring to the diesel only plan that covers 7 years or 200,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If anyone knows where to get a good price on it, please email me. I know Ford dealers set their own prices.
I've got the diesel care policy that adds another 100k to the engine's warranty. It may be purchased up to your first 100k miles, but the clock starts turning the day you purchase it. So, if you have less than 36k miles now you may want to wait unless you're really racking up the miles fast.

The policy price is negotiable. Call Tri County Ford in Buckner, KY and ask for a guy named Boone. I think his first name is Daniel, but I may just be remembering the Alamo (or Fess Parker for you old coots). Last Fall when this policy first came out someone on DieselStop.com shopped dealers across the nation. He talked this guy into a group price of $1300 cash. He sold a bunch of policies, and may still be willing to at that price. Just tell him you heard about the price on DieselStop.com.

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...I am just about at 36,000 miles, the cutoff to get the plus plan.
hi 'views...

there are several threads on this specific warranty, and here's one...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...els-37343.html

the 'plus plan' u mention does cover more than the powerstroke 100k OR the basic extended plan...

but most dealers want 800-1000$ for the 'plus upgrade, AND you've got to buy before basic 36month/36k expires.

while u may save 80-100$ searching dealers/calling and so on...

if u are gonna buy it, buy from the shop MOST LIKELY to provide the majority of your service needs.

i considered the basic plan but passed since it really only expends the powerstroke side....

NEITHER plan (basic or plus) includes enough stuff 4 me to buy...

but your ratings, usage and piece of mind may be different.

i've now used the p/s 100k coverage twice,

and the 100$ customer copay, is only a little more than the price of an oil change, which was needed anyway...

mostly i think this extended warranty helps ford sell used trucks from this 6.0 line,

where confidence/reputation isn't high based on the early years, which are NOT covered anyway...

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The companies selling extended service contracts are in this business to make money. Therefore, they have calculated that the odds favor them. So, the odds therefore favor you by NOT buying coverage. Just food for thought.
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Two years later

I've now had the opportunity to use my Diesel care Ford policy. The first time was for a high pressure oil pump that went out while traveling. The dealer replaced it, and had me on my way. They didn't care I hadn't bought the policy from them.

The second time was for replacing all 8 fuel injector jets. The dealer had to work to qualify seven of the jets because their performance level wasn't quite low enough for warranty people to ok the job. After calling the manufacturer, and being told they should replace all injectors the Ford warranty people agreed. The job cost the warranty people over 5k, and cost me -0- not even a deductible. This was not the dealer I bought the policy from, and he had no problems where I bought the policy. I also need to add that I keep all of my service receipts in the glove box. The service writer had to send copies of them to the warranty people to show that I had maintained the vehicle.

Insurance isn't for everyone. It is for me, and they have always paid off for me.

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The companies selling extended service contracts are in this business to make money. Therefore, they have calculated that the odds favor them. So, the odds therefore favor you by NOT buying coverage. Just food for thought.
A few years back we had a summer home on a lake on western NY state and our neighbor owned a company that sold extended service contracts.
I can tell you that he did VERY well financially.

I don't recall if we ever met his wife, but he had a fulltime housekeeper/mistress who stayed there fulltime while he was often away attending to his other homes and "business".
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On my 2011 F250 I bought the F250 ESP Premium warranty, maily because this a new year truck for the engine. Possibly other revamped interior specs...eventhough it's close to the 2010 model....but peace of mind is a wonderful thing. I paid 1620, supposedly their cost, for a 4yr 100,000 miles warranty that covers OVER 500 componets beyond drive train. I will hit the 100,000 mark before the 4 years anyway.

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On my 2011 F250 I bought the F250 ESP Premium warranty, maily because this a new year truck for the engine. Possibly other revamped interior specs...eventhough it's close to the 2010 model....but peace of mind is a wonderful thing. I paid 1620, supposedly their cost, for a 4yr 100,000 miles warranty that covers OVER 500 componets beyond drive train. I will hit the 100,000 mark before the 4 years anyway.

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I was going to post that I generally skip these sorts of extended warranties, but because of the brand-new nature of the 6.7l I'd probably go for it if I were buying a Superduty this year or next. It's not that I expect problems with it, but if I'm going to be an early adopter I like a little insurance. It seems we're in agreement.
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I am not a believer in any extended service policy. If I look at all the things I have owned over the years I can not remember an instance where it would save me money. For that matter i don't carry road service coverage either , other than a towing add on on my vehicle insurance which i have submitted one claim on in 30 years.

My present tow vehicle ( Dodge Cummins) has 555,000 and my engine repairs have not amounted to the cost of that policy.
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I was not a believer in ESP. When I got my used F250 last July I was offered a policy that I didnt take. 3 weeks later lost the tranny in Va. beach. $4,000 out of pocket. Sal.
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