Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
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I have not been on here since my 99 7.3 days, but have owned every power stroke engine since.
Up until this last Sunday I always bragged about how damn reliable this 6.7 had been since I bought it new on a trade in of my 2008 F350 srw 6.4.
SHE HAS LET ME DOWN. No more bragging rights can pour out now. I am obviously out of my factory warranty in time and some mileage. All I can now say is.....u should have bought the damn extended warranty. I thought this thing was bulletproof. Never any mods, all stock, regular synthetic oil changes.
Cruising the highway with the wife and kids, headed to an Orchard Supply Hardware store, going out of business sale.....going about 70 it started doing a couple 3mph fast slow downs, so I started getting over to the slow lane. On the way over, it started a slight knocking under acceleration and deceleration mostly. It got louder as I pulled off the freeway to the shoulder. Didnt even get it in park before it suddenly died.
Let it sit for a few minutes while I take a look under the hood and underneath the truck. Nothing obvious. Fluids were at proper levels.
Try to crank it over, the batteries strained and wouldn't budge the engine, no crank. First thing I thought was, damn it, my alternator died out or maybe my batteries finally let go after 7 years. Guessing that maybe low voltage could cause a injector misfire issue and cause the knocking. Had a buddy bring me batteries and installed them on the side of the freeway.
Go to start it, and all the lights dim as the new batteries struggled to barely turn the engine over but not start it. Tried again and it barely cranked over but started with one hell of a knocking accompanied by a shrill grinding.
At this point, I knew what was up, and had it towed to a dealer close by.
Didnt get a diagnosis email today, but did get an estimate for a long block and labor.....$22,000.
No brain surgeon here, but only 69,000 miles.....no way this engine should be dead. I've done my homework, and have found that more than a few early 2011 first gen 6.7 had some major catastrophic failures.
QUESTION. Anyone know if theres any leverage with FOMOCO on them having extended warranties relating to the faulty glow plugs, valves cracking, or crank bearings spinning..? I'm assuming my issue is gonna be related to one of these items.
This just sucks. Help heal my pain here with any advice. I know I may just have to suck it up and tear it down and buy a new engine or trade the truck in.
99 1/2 F350 Crew Cab LB. GTP38R BB Turbo, BTS trans. Cowl Hood, ORT winch bumper, Warn 15000 lb, PIAA lights, SUV harness, ARB lockers front and rear. Currie air compressor. Hypermax; 5" exhaust, 3 1/2 downpipe, taper core intercooler. Tymar type intake. DI; 6 pos. chip, essex fuel system, regulated return, "Mini Me" injectors. AMSOIL Synthetic oil throughout & Dual Bypass. A-Pillar gauges. 8" EDGE lift, Weld rims, 39.5/16.50/16.5 PITBULL Rockers. FOX shocks. Side and front windows tinted. Valentine-One radar detector. Clarion DVD in dash, Hifonics ZUES and OLYMPUS amps pushing 1800 watts, 4-10" and 2 sets ADS separates F&R.
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Last edited by diesel_dawg; 11-09-2018 at 08:12 AM.