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29,400 miles
Total Complaints:
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2008 Ford F-350 engine problems

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2008 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 202010

F-350 XL 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,500 miles


Truck still running like a turd. Have not taken truck to ford because they say that they don't have any solution. Truck runs good about one week a month the other three it smokes and runs like a four cylinder. Now the oil level seems to be rising meaning injector failure. Over fueling leads to oil level rises and eventually a blown cylinder or two, anywhere from 12,000 to 20,000 dollar repair. I am sure ford will try to get out of fixing my truck. As a consumer what do I do try to get rid of a faulty truck and loose my rear on trade in or wait it out until I have to remortgage my house to fix it.

- Joe U., Jacksonvile, FL, US

problem #6

Jan 062010

F-350 XL 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,700 miles

No surprise truck back at ford, still blowing smoke under acceleration and regening several times a week. Called ford mechanic,bring truck in and we will diagnose it. Ford has determined a certain level of smoke is normal because they can not fix the problem or just dont want too. Ford says during regen or exhaust self cleaning smoke present is ok, however during regen fuel mileage goes to heck, loss of power, and truck smokes like a mosquito spray rig.

- Joe U., Jacksonvile, FL, US

problem #5

Oct 212009

F-350 XL 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,700 miles

Just a couple months later and problem resurfaces, back at ford for smoking and loss of power during acceleration, ford determined the third egt sensor was contaminated, ford fixed under warranty after having the truck for several days.

- Joe U., Jacksonvile, FL, US

problem #4

Jun 022009

F-350 XL 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Took truck to ford for recall on intercooler, mechanic to change intercooler while I wait, then mechanic says I knocked a hole in your radiator, good news want cost you a thing, bad news I dont have a radiator. It will take a week to get one, ford wouldn't extend warranty courtesy because I bought truck when it was 6 months old, tried to rent me a focus for 48.00 a day while truck was being fixed although they created problem by damaging radiator while changing intercooler.

- Joe U., Jacksonvile, FL, US

problem #3

Sep 092009

F-350 XL 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

After ford replaced intercooler for truck smoking and loosing power they determined egt sensors were contaminated from water from defective intercooler. Ford kept truck for a week or so and reprogrammed computer after sensors were replaced. Problem still present and inconvenient.

- Joe U., Jacksonvile, FL, US

problem #2

Sep 162010

F-350 XL 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,300 miles

A couple of months goes by truck running good and then blam one big piece of doo doo again. Truck is regening 4 times a week, called ford and sure bring truck in and we will look at it. Mechanic says that he thinks the DPF or diesel particulate filter is contaminated for those non diesel gurus out there the DPF is one big catalytic converter with a fancy name. Take truck in and a week later mechanic tells me as the consumer that I dont know how the truck operates. The on board message center is supposed to tell the driver when the truck is do for a regen cycle, when the cycle begins, and when the cycle ends. Warranty department says the back pressures on the DPF are still in spects although they are close to being maxed out so no replacement of DPF approved at this time and I need to watch the message center closer because truck is doing as required. Funny thing is that my truck in the two years I have owned it has never displayed those messages. Only message displayed is "cleaning exhaust filter". Ford also says to drive the truck 50mph or faster for a period on 10 to 15 miles or 10 to 15 minutes uninterrupted during a regen cycle. This sounds easy enough if you only drive on interstate but during city driving it is impossible to drive uninterrupted during a regen cycle. It is amazing that ford blames the driver of not knowing how the vehicle operates after two years. Truck still looses power, blows blue grey smoke, and misses, especially when towing a couple thousands ponds. ie a four wheeler on a 5x10 single axle trailer. Come on for real a one ton 4x4 diesel pickup that struggles to pull 2,000 pound and ford's response is drive it until something happens. I have herd enormous reports of how ford tries to pass the buck by moisture in fuel, or bad fuel, driver error. Really!!! As a consumer I only have 2 choices of fuel in diesel, number 2 ultra low sulfur or off road diesel, and everybody knows offroad diesel is died red for dot purposes so how can a consumer contaminate his or her fuel.

- Joe U., Jacksonvile, FL, US

problem #1

Dec 102010

F-350 Lariat 6.4L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,500 miles

truck ran sluggish ,i changed both fuel filts. Seemed to be better,then occured again,next day. On mondayDec.13.sent to ford dealer, they reset ECM,TCM ,called me on 12/16 said its seems to be o.k. .. I suggested it was an injector problem. SO I picked it up on 12/17 drove fine...... That evening decided to change oil... last @22000, now its @ 264xx mi. Drained out approx.22-23 u.s.fucXXing quarts, laden with diesel fuel.. (The System Takes 16qts.) W.T.F. kind of mechanics are wrenching on theese trucks???... Yeah and the dipstick is a pice of crap too, like reading a coat hanger.

Called Ford Right Back and was instructed to bring it back..........????

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- lastforddiesel, Crete, IL, US

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