I'm looking at purchasing an '08. I have two picked out and they both have 75,000 miles. Both are Lariats and both are priced almost identical.
Truck 1 was manufactured in 3/07. It also has navigation, sunroof, and the shorter front air dam.
Truck 2 was manufactured in 8/07. It doesn't have navigation or sunroof but it does have the taller air dam.
On another forum site, multiple members refer to Job numbers of their trucks. Supposedly, Job 1 trucks have the shorter front air dam while Job 2 models have the taller air dam. It's of their opinion that Job 1 trucks have more problems; especially with the radiators.
1. Is there a tried and true way of telling which Job number a truck is?
2. Is it really a big deal?
3. Since price is virtually the same, is buying a Job 2 truck better than a Job 1 truck, even though the Job 1 truck has the navigation and sunroof?
My job 1 has radiator problems. Otherwise, it's been very solid. I have 121,000 miles on it.
Job # dates for the '08 model year are listed in the 6.4 Tech Folder. Go check it out, there is also a summary of the changes listing the job 1, 2, 3.
I purchased the tall air dam used from somebody here on FTE that did'nt like it. Some say that it can give a 1 mpg gain if you drive interstate a lot.
I would get an OASIS report on both trucks and then buy the one you like and not look back. I have a co worker with a job 2 truck identical to mine, he had his engine replaced due to a blown EGR cooler.
2015 F350 CC KR SRW LB 4x4, 3.55ELD, ordered 9/4/14, home 10/24/14. Factory 5th wheel set up, VIAIR #10009 kit, train horns, ride-rite air bags, CB, Strobe lights, BedRug, BakFlipG2, TransferFlow in-bed 50gal tank, 2 Kicker 10" subs, Polk 1" tweeters, tinted front windows, Tuxedo Black Monotone option
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.