Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Kaysville UT USA
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The HPFP problem has affected less than 1/2 of 1% of the trucks out there and as stated, for the most part was caused by error on the part of the driver. Usually DEF or Gas place into the diesel fuel tank. It is a very expensive failure, that is typically not covered by warranty, So it garnered a lot of attention and speculation on the websites. But very few owners have really had to deal with it.
I don't know that we have a true failure rate for HPFP that have just failed on their own, with out an owner operated error. But it is a very small percentage.
My concern is will this problem become more common after the trucks start hitting 100,000 miles. ( or some other high mileage) In the past, I have usually traded off trucks every 100,000 miles, But I'm tempted to keep this past that mileage and hope that I don't run into outrageous repair bills. A $12,000 repair on a used truck worth $25,000 may just put it in the scrap yard. That will be a difficult decision to justify rebuilding a fuel system on truck with lots of miles.
As far as the tranny shifts. I had 3 hard shifts on my truck, mostly during cold weather. The TSB fixed mine and for last 40,000 miles I've not even thought of the tranny. Again most drivers are very happy with their trucks. If you happen to get one that does have some problems with shifting, It seems to be a difficult problem to tract down.
15 F350 CC Lariat SRW LWB Ruby Red, Ultra Predator Wheels with Toyo 295/65R20, BAKflip Fibermax tonneau, Diesel Products LED lights in the rear bumper and 20" light bar in the front bumper, Firestone Airbags and Airllift Wireless compressor.
11 F350 CC Lariat SRW LWB Tuxedo Black Sold at 145,000 milesl
Last edited by Painted Horse; 01-04-2013 at 12:06 PM.