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Hi all, new to the forum. I was led here trying to search what happened to my truck.

We have a small family business with a bunch of ford trucks, three 7.3's two with over 450K miles. One is a stick shift F250, all original with 485K. An '02 F750, '00 F650, '85 F600.

Enough backstory... I picked up my F250XLT 4X4 with the 6.7 in January, it's a work truck. I have 27K miles on so far using Rotella T6 for all the oil changes. I was towing my gooseneck with a load of seed on it when the oil light came on idling up to a stop light. I coasted to the shoulder and shut it down. I was waiting on AAA for the tow so I checked the oil level, it was at the bottom mark. The undercarriage from the front sway bar back was covered in oil.

This happened on Thursday. They tore into it yesterday, and will let me know Monday. My brother-in-law has a 6.7 with 200K on it, so I think they are good trucks. But for now I'm banging gears in the old stick shift 7.3 (we've dubbed it "the classic").

I'll post the news when I get it.

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Well I have to run by the dealer to get my things out of the truck.

Broken crankshaft, 2 weeks for a new engine in the middle of harvest.

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Yikes. I suppose if there is any good to it, it happened early in its life. Maybe? Good luck with it anyway...sorry to hear of the troubles.
 

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Snapped a crank and threw a rod or clunk of it thru the block.
These low mass class cranks are not working out well.
Glad it happened to you under warranty. Maybe you will have better luck this go around.
Hopefully the tow truck driver cared about our environment and used Sta Dry to pick up as much oil as he could. Those spills are horrible.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I'll let you know how it pans out.

The engine broke out of the front timing cover, so the only oil lost was when it was running. It was at the low mark on the dipstick when I checked it after shutting down. We have a '13 F250 6.7L with 205,000 on it with no problems, so I hope the new motor follows suit.

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Sad news, but thankfully under warranty. It seems from what I read there is really no failure of this engine that does not result in complete engine replacement. Hope they have 100,000 spare engines in stock somewhere.
 

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Glad you're under warranty. I had the crank on my '79 t-bird break dead center in the thrust bearing (302). I was at 13K miles on a 12K mile warranty, I told to take a hike by the dealer.
 

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I only look at the 6.7 forum about once a month, but even at that frequency I've seen around 25 threads of engine replacement. I can't think of one thread on engine replacement on an old 6.9 or 7.3 diesel despite them being 20-30yrs old. Is there anything on this engine that is servicable whithout entire replacement? If the water pump goes bad, $24,000 for an entire engine? Ford must love this concept. Chevy Vega or Ford Pinto engine reliability in this day and age.
 

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Well, it turns out the oil pump came apart and I'm getting a new long block. I have been without the truck for 16 days now in my busy season.

I have a case number with Ford because the dealer is being a pain. The tech told me he fired the truck up and pulled it into the bay after I shut it down on the road due to no oil pressure. He then said it seized up on him. I'm not taking the truck back until everything in the oil flow is new after all of the trash is in the oil system.
 

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Ford will not put in a new turbo, however they offered a 5yr 75,0000 ESP warranty. I countered with 8 year 150,000 because I'll put 75K on it in less than 3 years. We'll see what they come back with.

I'm just annoyed because that nice reliable feeling about having a new vehicle is gone.

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A 8yr 150,000 warranty is basically a $48,000 value. Going by the normal engine life/cost of replacement at $24,000 each time give or take. If they agree to that you will be in good shape.
 

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Nice Nick. Sounds like it ended up about as good as it could have. Thanks for keeping us updated.
 

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Well, I should get the truck back either today or tomorrow. That will make it an even month that I've been playing musical chairs with vehicles...

Ford finally agreed to set me up with their 7 year 200,000 mile diesel care warranty:

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/maintenance/Diesel_Engine_CARE_Brochure.pdf

That makes me happy that at least I'm covered should if anything should come up.

Nick
I know I’m late to the party, but I’m glad this was handled for you, nick289!

Any idea of what that costs? I have the 5/100K/4K warranty and it might be nice (if for nothing other than entertainment value) to know the cost of the one you received.
Prices may vary, 2015_PSD. Please contact the Ford Protect Sales Information Department at 1-877-794-6434. They’re available M-F 9am-7pm EST.

Deysha
 
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