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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.

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Dan,

Sorry for the headache! Don't know anything about help from FoMoCo, but doesnt hurt to ask? Sadly, its too bad you didn't come visit the site more often. Its a pretty well known issue for the early 6.7L engines manufactured prior to 3/2011 that had the faulty exhaust valves. I had one of those, and traded out of it at 100K miles into my 2016 for that very reason. With that said, there are many still going strong too.

That aside, you might look for a 6.7L from a wreck?

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Sorry to hear this Dan. True, some early 2011's had catastrophic failures, but few being the key word. But when you're the unlucky winner, few is a relative term. Mine also is an early build and I had to mentally prepare myself for a worst case scenario but at 175,000 miles, if it blows up tomorrow I'll just chalk it up to a high mileage failure and go the used engine route. They can be had for $6000.00 and up depending on mileage plus whatever the cost of labor. Still the strongest diesel I've ever driven so I'm not going to knock it. Good luck with the decisions you have to make and keep us posted on the progress.

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Welcome to the club Dan. You could have copied my story almost word for word. Read my story here...https://www.thedieselstop.com/forums...d-good-651657/

I really feel for you. I will say, the new 2019 is a dream to drive. But I am still highly disappointed and pretty down about my old truck. It just shouldn't have happened.

Good luck, and let us know what you end up doing.

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UPDATE. SERVICE REPORT ATTACHED

2 dead cylinders and 4 with low compression. Hmmmm.

They did not open it up, so I am assuming they did compression check through the glow plug holes. Wonder if they found any broken off. If they did, it certainly was not in the report.

Ugggg, I should have kept up on my old faithful diesel stop reading...... I honestly wanted to trade this truck in for months for a crew cab utility DRW F350. It is a part of my service business anyways, and was reallistically only used as a grocery getter or an occasional trailer puller anyways.

All those years of synthetic oil changes for nothing....my heart hurts. Guessing even amsoil would not have saved this thing from early model year shi**y design flaws.

Now the question is......utility F350 or get a F150 since I am mostly the boss man of my business now, and dont really need a big heavy duty truck for a daily driver.....
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Hey- at least they adjusted your tire pressure. You can sleep better knowing that has been done. Iíd get a gas F150 for your needs.spend some of the $10k motor up charge on creature comforts.


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Hey- at least they adjusted your tire pressure. You can sleep better knowing that has been done. I’d get a gas F150 for your needs.spend some of the $10k motor up charge on creature comforts.


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🤣🤣🤣. Tires are good..... Motors fu**ed. It will push down the road just fine.

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UPDATE. SERVICE REPORT ATTACHED

2 dead cylinders and 4 with low compression. Hmmmm.

They did not open it up, so I am assuming they did compression check through the glow plug holes. Wonder if they found any broken off. If they did, it certainly was not in the report.

Ugggg, I should have kept up on my old faithful diesel stop reading...... I honestly wanted to trade this truck in for months for a crew cab utility DRW F350. It is a part of my service business anyways, and was reallistically only used as a grocery getter or an occasional trailer puller anyways.

All those years of synthetic oil changes for nothing....my heart hurts. Guessing even amsoil would not have saved this thing from early model year shi**y design flaws.

Now the question is......utility F350 or get a F150 since I am mostly the boss man of my business now, and dont really need a big heavy duty truck for a daily driver.....
Boy...again, sounds like you carbon copied my diagnosis. It sounds like the only difference is, my engine made it to 78,000 before it went.

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I have a 2011 F250, but with flat oil dipstick, meaning late build engine/truck. My truck has 76k miles now. Tow our RV fiver. Because of this got another term of Ford Protect ESP plan to cover drivetrain. Intend to keep truck a bit longer, I own it, not the bank. Our RV fiver co-own by me n bank. So...

Had a friend who had 2011 F350, and his engine blew. Dealer said pre heat heater tip burned off, Caused BIG engine failure. Had the round oil dipstick, so early build engine. Thereís more to this, his story, and desperate situation (full timing w RV, truck n trailer broke away from wrecker, extensive damage to both) truck n trailer both totaled. Then he dumped the F350, got Ram dually. And new trailer.

Tough way to go.
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