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2009 6.8l V10 issues? What to look and watch out for?

 
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:09 PM
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2009 6.8l V10 issues? What to look and watch out for?

So I'm in the process of searching for a truck, my top candidate is a 2009 F250 XL, its optioned how I want and is a good clean slate, it's got 97k on it but the seller appears to have a lot of fleet trucks, so it might be a lot of idling hours on the motor.

How would I find out how many hours are on the motor, also what do I need to check and watch out for with this motor?
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by stevenmwardjr View Post

How would I find out how many hours are on the motor, also what do I need to check and watch out for with this motor?
I've read an advanced near-dealer level scanner can read the PCM's accumulated hours of operation. Not sure if FORScan can do this but a good shop with advanced level scanner would be a good place to start I'm thinking.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by stevenmwardjr View Post

How would I find out how many hours are on the motor, also what do I need to check and watch out for with this motor?
You can get the info off the console display. Ford says the motors are good for 4000 hours.
 
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:42 PM
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My 2009 f350 has about 130k, 3100 hrs. So far, no oil consumption. Engine oil analysis shows no abnormal wear.
 
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by DesertSmoker View Post
You can get the info off the console display. Ford says the motors are good for 4000 hours.
You say 2009 XL has the accumulated hours on the console display? I have one but have yet to see the hour meter, how do I get that to come up? My 07 lariat 6.0l comes up when I cycle through the dash display but the 09 hasn't popped up when I do that?

Sorry for the Hijack but this may help the OP also.
 
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:07 AM
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Mcrafty,

I have to do an oil change this up coming weekend so I will try to figure out how to get back to the hour meter display.
 
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:16 AM
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On my 2008 I just push the dash button on the cluster and it comes up at some point. Should be the same for the 09. Not sure if the truck needs to be running or not.
 
 


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