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Old 11-01-2007, 02:50 PM
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I've officially been "Stroked"

Just when I had faith in Ford that they had 6.0 cleaned up well enough to buy one this happens. I blew my first injector on the '07, only 18000 miles. Its pretty depressing really. I think I might go back to Dodge after the 1st of the year.
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wow pretty harsh, that sux though sorry to hear that
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:18 PM
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Covered under warranty?
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:39 PM
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18k, still well within the 36k whole truck warrenty, and the 100k powertrain warrenty.

While I like the dodge cummins, I would stay away from the 6.7 cummins right now. Tons and tons of plugged DPFs and blown turbos.
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:10 PM
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Just when I had faith in Ford that they had 6.0 cleaned up well enough to buy one this happens. I blew my first injector on the '07, only 18000 miles. Its pretty depressing really. I think I might go back to Dodge after the 1st of the year.
THIS BELONGS IN THE 6.0 L FORUM. LEARN YOUR FORUMS

I'll bet that when you get your Dodge and blow an injector you will lose faith as well, I assume. Why do you give up so fast, put up a fight or something. I.E. FIX THE DAMN THING
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:34 PM
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Just when I had faith in Ford that they had 6.0 cleaned up well enough to buy one this happens. I blew my first injector on the '07, only 18000 miles. Its pretty depressing really. I think I might go back to Dodge after the 1st of the year.
Its not Ford that let you down. It's Navistar's (International) problem child!
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:26 PM
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THIS BELONGS IN THE 6.0 L FORUM. LEARN YOUR FORUMS
I put a quip in there about "going back to Dodge" to spark interest/debate/educated opinions about which is better. I think this would be better suited here for such talk.

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I'll bet that when you get your Dodge and blow an injector you will lose faith as well, I assume.
I would be pretty down if I had a Dodge blow an injector at 18K but every Dodge I have owned has pretty much been problem free other than the fact the body broke down around the motor. I am however, in better financial condition than I was in '98 so I can get things traded off before said case happens.

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Why do you give up so fast, put up a fight or something. I.E. FIX THE DAMN THING
Calm down, its in the shop as we speak.

Furthermore I am thinking maybe of going w/ either a Chevy Dmax 3500 or maybe, just MAYBE a F F350 w/ the V10.

The Chevy is #1 to expensive I think, #2 I have had HORRIBLE luck w/ Chevy's in the past and its more of a mental block to get over for me to buy one more than anything.

The F-350 is a nice truck and all but I dont know if the V10 is enough motor for what I do with my 1 tons. I pull a heavy trailer ALOT in the spring/summer, usually somewhere in the 14-17K lbs department 2 to 3 times a week. A V10 dually would probly do the trick I am thinking and cost me about 10K less than the Dmax. What do you all think?
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:58 AM
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I think you get what you pay for...no pun intended.

Why the beef with the duramax? Why is an injector such a let down? It wasn't a turbo or a completely blown motor... it's like a spark plug. Ya, it's important, but not really the end of the world and not a sign of things to come. Lb7's Duramaxes have had injector issues as have the cummin's. Are you loosing faith?

Why even consider a V10? Do you really miss the safety and reliability blanket of poor gas mileage of the V10 (I'm asuming the last truck with the V10 treated you well.) and the "no-go" compared to the diesel? There is a huge tradeoff there IMO.

You know in your heart and in your wallet what you can and will do. I am not one to jump ship esp at 18k even though it is disheartening. I would put an injector in it and drive on if it were me. If other problems come up, then I would ditch it. But right now I would stay the course.... If that helps at all?
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:18 AM
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The 3V V10 hardly provides "no-go" compared to the 6.0L, or any current diesel for that matter.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:43 AM
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The 3V V10 hardly provides "no-go" compared to the 6.0L, or any current diesel for that matter.
I've driven quite a few 2V V10's and they performed very well in our application.

( 3/4 ton, supercab, long box, with 2 quads on a deck on top of the box and survey gear loaded inside the box )

Do they still build the V10?
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:24 PM
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I think you get what you pay for...no pun intended.
I kind of agree... to a point.

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Why the beef with the duramax?
No beef w/ the Dmax, just GM in general, I had 2 trucks and they both were lemons, like I said, more of a mind set than anything.

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Why is an injector such a let down? It wasn't a turbo or a completely blown motor... it's like a spark plug.
Its a let down because when I pay 47 grand for a truck I would like to think that I can get more than 18K trouble free miles out of it. Its not like its a used truck or a project truck, I bought this thing BRAND NEW for a lot of money therefore I think I should be entitled to a little peace of mind.

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Ya, it's important, but not really the end of the world and not a sign of things to come.
Not the end of the world no, and hopefully not a sign of things to come.

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Lb7's Duramaxes have had injector issues as have the cummin's. Are you loosing faith?
The 6.0 HAD issues too, I thought 4 years was long enough to get them under control, guess I was wrong, thats the worst part.

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Why even consider a V10? Do you really miss the safety and reliability blanket of poor gas mileage of the V10 (I'm asuming the last truck with the V10 treated you well.) and the "no-go" compared to the diesel? There is a huge tradeoff there IMO.
I have an '03 2v V10 and I love every minute of that damn truck. Best gas vehicle I have ever owned. It will haul *** if i want too but it can also pull better than any other gas on the market. 12 MPG is fine by me, I dont buy a truck for the mileage, I buy them to get the job done. I have heard the 3V V10 has far more power than mine and gets better mileage, sounds good to me. Especially since its so much cheaper at the sticker price than a brand new Dmax.

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You know in your heart and in your wallet what you can and will do. I am not one to jump ship esp at 18k even though it is disheartening.
Like I said I would have to wait until the 1st of the year before I trade anything at any rate.

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I would put an injector in it and drive on if it were me.
I dont have a whole lot of choice on that one since its covered by warranty.

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If other problems come up, then I would ditch it. But right now I would stay the course.... If that helps at all
It does.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:54 PM
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Yea I wouldn't sweat an injector man. If it was re-occuring then I would be more concerned or make ford replace them all or something. But from my understanding it's kinda like day-surgery for your truck :-)
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:56 PM
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Yea I wouldn't sweat an injector man. If it was re-occuring then I would be more concerned or make ford replace them all or something. But from my understanding it's kinda like day-surgery for your truck :-)
Just to side track this abit,

How is the new rig treatin' ya so far DMAX?
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The 6.0s were known for blowing turbos, headgaskets and bolts. I don't think they were very bad on injectors. But an injector is no big deal, 1 injector goes bad at 18k, while the rest are fine. Its still under warrenty and its neglidgeable. s**t happens. Now if 5 injectors blew, both headgaskets blew out, and the turbo vains gunked up all at the same time, then I would be let down
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I've driven quite a few 2V V10's and they performed very well in our application.

( 3/4 ton, supercab, long box, with 2 quads on a deck on top of the box and survey gear loaded inside the box )

Do they still build the V10?
Yeah, the 3V V10 will be available in Super Duties until replaced by a Boss V8.

2V V10s can still be had in the E-Series.

I've driven bucket trucks (~18,000 lbs.) with both the 6.0L PowerStroke and the 3V V10, and honestly the 3V feels stronger than the 6.0L to me.

http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/2007...otout5mpg.html
http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/2007...otout7mpg.html

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