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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
138,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2003 Ford F-250 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112012

F-250 Lariat 6.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles


I think that if not fully recalled, this problem should be rectified by at least offering earlier 6.0 owners a free oil cooler, egr cooler, egr valve, water pump, fan clutch, serpentine belt, radiator, heater core, thermostat, head gaskets and studs, $120 of DECENT coolant that is no silicate...not low silicate, hmm and a butt load of O rings and gaskets to seal up loose ends. If they do this, they will know what soooo many of us have gone through by paying out the ass to fix a mistake that could have been avoided, I mean come on, this motor, (International 365vgt) was a great and proven motor,,,,but I believe they ran an ELC coolant like a CAT certified no silicate, and had adequate cooling systems. Cant blame international here, I love my truck and will spend the money to make it right...The way it should have came out of the factory! The money that ford should be spending instead to correct a grave injustice to all us loyal ford owners with 4 in the driveway. 1967 Mustang, 1991 SHO, 1997 F350 7.3, and off to the side rotting and awaiting funds..2003 F250 Lariat with 6.0.

- , Pine Grove, CA, USA

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