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Old 09-22-2019, 11:30 AM
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My son got an F250 Diesel, mack daddy pickup was his pride and joy, now a year later he is talking about selling it, while its still in warranty. Has had several pesky problems, and is now seeing the warts under the fancy makeup. I don't know all the details, but the honeymoon is definitely over on this truck.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:57 AM
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Well that sucks, so much for turning the other cheek!
This will be the third try. My visit Monday ,after work, is not going to be very friendly.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:03 PM
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My son got an F250 Diesel, mack daddy pickup was his pride and joy, now a year later he is talking about selling it, while its still in warranty. Has had several pesky problems, and is now seeing the warts under the fancy makeup. I don't know all the details, but the honeymoon is definitely over on this truck.
The only way I would by a diesel in any type of non commercial is if the dealer sold and serviced many of them. Many do not see enough for the techs to gain experiance on them. The emmision systems are just outrageous. School is great, but , hands on is where you really learn. My company is really fanatical about sending guys for training. I quiz them when they come back!
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:16 PM
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Used to be, anything out of the ordinary really peaked the interest of a good mechanic. That seems to be gone. '06 F150, 185K with no issues except those funky plugs which I changed myself. '15, 56K, no problems with the 2.7liter. Still just as fast as day one. But that .07 F450 w//6.0 liter diesel.....that is a whole nother story. $20K out of my pocket and I finally had to solve the problem....which there was a TSB out on. The short vent pipe on top of the rear fuel tank would suck in dirty water, sand, grid, mud, salt, manure....you name it....which in turn screwed up the sending unit, fuel pump, both filters, fuel injectors, etc. etc. Since we repaired it with a "longer vent hose", no further problems. FORD was of zero help. 1917
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:08 PM
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Blew the ground off one of the spark plugs. This is the second time this has happened in the last 1500 miles. Dealer said it was my fault and that I had broken it off during installation. How did it run then? Anyway they said they couldn't warranty this issue as I had changed the plugs. By this time I was bit angry. I insisted they contact tech support and met with considerable resistance. They grudgingly agreed and low and behold there is a service bulletin dealing with this. It is an updated version of the one I found when the original misfire occurred. It is now getting new, and upgraded , heads to deal with the plug issue and the oil consumption I was crabbing about in the first place. By the time we get it back it will have been in the dealer over a month.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:28 PM
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:20 AM
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Of the vehicles I've owned, the reliability from worst to best goes as such;

'88 Ford Escort Pony (Murphy's Lawmobile)
'98 and '02 Dodge Neons
'07 Saturn Ion
'92 Dodge Shadow America
'07 VW Rabbit
'12 VW Golf TDI (current daily driver)

I didn't own my '11 Honda Element long enough to get a reliability idea, as it died prematurely in a car accident , it would have been statistically the best...

overall, the VW's have been the most reliable to date, both were manufactured in VW's Wolfsburg, Germany plant and both have relatively low-tech engines, the Rabbit had the nearly indestructible 2.5L Five cylinder engine and 5 speed manual transmission, it's now owned by a local college student who adores it.

the Golf TDI uses the 2.0L turbodiesel motor, which is legendarily reliable (not as indestructible as their 1.9 though..), the only worrying point on the TDI is that it uses their needlessly overcomplicated DSG Dual-Clutch "Automated Manual" transmission, it generally *feels* solid, and has none of the slop and wasted power of a conventional torque converter auto, or the horribly unreliable and soulless CVT garbage, but it's not a true manual which is what I prefer

Time will tell if the DSG holds out, if the local dealer has a reasonably priced manual Golf TDI I will probably trade out, as I loathe automatics, the DSG is an acceptable compromise, no torque converter or CVT crap for me, though
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I have a 2017 F150. 5.0 Engine. Bought it new, truck has right at 25,000 miles on it. Recently I got into it started up and headed out....I noticed it was running rough. It acted like bad fuel. I topped her off with premium and took off down the road. Same issue, rough running, significant miss, no power etc....

Called dealer and took it in. Turns out a rodent of some type got up in the engine bay and chewed on one of the ignition/electronic wires. They replaced it and itís good as new.

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Old 09-28-2019, 10:02 AM
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I have a 2017 F150. 5.0 Engine. Bought it new, truck has right at 25,000 miles on it. Recently I got into it started up and headed out....I noticed it was running rough. It acted like bad fuel. I topped her off with premium and took off down the road. Same issue, rough running, significant miss, no power etc....

Called dealer and took it in. Turns out a rodent of some type got up in the engine bay and chewed on one of the ignition/electronic wires. They replaced it and itís good as new.
Dad's year old Ford truck all of a sudden wouldn't do over 50mph after staying at the hunting shack for a few days. Turns out mice had built a nest in the air filter thus restricting the air flow. Now we put out poison baits around/under camp to keep the lil turds in check.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:32 AM
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Truck has now been down since the second week of August. No end in sight. We did have for a total of 9 days between trips to the dealer when it was not repaired correctly. They finally contacted tech support after I refused to take the truck. Low and behold tech support knows about the issue and states to put heads on. I told them they had better pull the heads as parts of spark plugs had likely damaged the piston. They did not do so. After waiting three weeks for the heads the engine was disassembled. I was correct the piston are damaged and it needs a complete engine. No idea when it will come in and the repair will be completed. Now a second vacation is going to be ruined. We were supposed to leave to go bowhunting next friday.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:36 PM
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Middle daughter just picked up a 2020 Acura RDX today. Sweet ride. She loves it. Big sister just got her new Acura ILX this week. I think the salesman made his quota this month on my daughters.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:54 PM
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Revamped Lincoln MKX is now a turbo 2L or a turbo 2.7L Nautilus. Those testing said the ride was unsettled perhaps from the gangsta 21" wheels now on it. Ya think?
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:04 AM
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Revamped Lincoln MKX is now a turbo 2L or a turbo 2.7L Nautilus. Those testing said the ride was unsettled perhaps from the gangsta 21" wheels now on it. Ya think?
Thin tires suck.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:02 AM
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And the hits just keep on coming. Truck still not done. Over 40 days now. Car was using coolant. 2019 Escape 14,000 miles using coolant. Block is cracked into a cylinder and it is getting an engine. No idea when it will be done.
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