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has anyone had problems with the Diesel or Gas Ford

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dieselfreak, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. dieselfreak

    dieselfreak Member
    Messages: 60

    has anyone had problems with the Diesel or Gas from ford because i am thinking about getting the F350 Diesel 4x4 and was just wondering if there were any problems with the diesel or the gas engines or the transmissions

    thanks for the help
  2. SatZ28

    SatZ28 Member
    Messages: 88

    I have an 7.3PSD 02 F250, with 72K on it in 26 months. They fixed a couple of oil leaks under warranty. I would not hesitate to buy another.
  3. cc2004

    cc2004 Member
    Messages: 50

    We have 3 ford.2 deisel and 1 with the v-10
    My 2005 has the new deisel motor which is the one we brought to Florida to help with hurricane clean up.
    I have to tell ya,it is the best truck we have had yet,motor wise.

    I don't care what you are hauling with it(and that's all it did for 3 months) if you hit the pedal it hauls ass like there's nothing on the back of it very,very strong truck.

    Never had a problem with the deisels or the gas
  4. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    We have #2 2004 F350s with the 5.4,k.n.,gibson exhuast.9ft fishers,2yrd sanders they have been great trucks.One has 13k on it the other has 4k.Good power,ok on fuel.Great prices
  5. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    The newer pre-05 6.0 diesel engines have had a good amount of issues, but I know from experience that the older 7.3's are a stout engine. The trannies are also pretty good, but overall these trucks can handle very heavy loads. My buddies 96 F350 Diesel (7.3) has a 1000lb steel slab in the back of it for the winter (traction) and the truck doesn't even squat a 1/4" and doesn't effect the power at all. He also has a Fisher MM1 9' for it.
  6. sgthawkusmc

    sgthawkusmc Member
    Messages: 76

  7. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    No problems with mine.
  8. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Diesel problems

    Brother in law is a ford tech. Last yrs diesel had some fuel delivery problems. I am sure ford has them solved by now. I have a t444E (international diesel and ford use to purchase that engine) and have no issues with it. Great engine is neat how ford and Int use 120 vac to fire the injectors. 2 oil pumps one for engine one for injectors. If ya run low on oil the fuel shuts down due to low oil in the high pressure pump.
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Ford diesels have had all kinds of problems for 04 and 05- incorrect front main seal causing oil leaks, turbo chargers exploding, turbo oil feed lines leaking, overheating, so much that Ford will not be looking to continue useing Navstar engines. Transmissions (auto) also have issues- ther is a national recall issued (yesterday I believe or it will be issued in the next few days) on the autos from the planitary gear pins backing out. There are also issues with severe delay for shifting into reverse and defective transmission controllers.

    I would stay out of Diesel Fords for a couple of years. Where I work days bought a diesel 04 van and has had the trans completely replaced, controller replaced x2, turbo replaced (had to have one built specifically for it in Detroit), turbo line replaced and front springs replaced (they installed 1/2 ton springs in a 1 ton truck) all in less than 5K miles! Tranny died in less than 500 miles. Out of the 15 vans sold in this region over 1/3rd of them have the same problems according to Zone.
  10. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    close to 30,000 miles and still smiling :waving:
  11. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    We have over 45 ford trucks in our fleet.We have 6 04&05's in our fleet and have had only 1 problem with 1 truck that was under warranty and repaired in 1/2 day at dealer.as for this so called recall -there is none. Navistar is supplying ford with the 6.0 and will continue to supply.I have just gotten a 04 250sd 5.4 and am actually surprise at the amount of power this truck has .As of today I have about 958 miles on it and have no problem with this truck at all .And I like the turning radius on the 05 better than previous years.
  12. fordsrbetter

    fordsrbetter Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    great truck for me I will by another one when this one shows some signs of problems. still uses no oil amazing. i can't even describe how this thing pushes snow. just a great work truck
  13. Dieselgeek

    Dieselgeek Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Just talked to my roommate, and 2 guys his brother works for blew out each of there trannies in the new 05's. Brand new within a few thousands miles, and both trannies are already toast. So take that how you want, I'm a ford fan myself, but don't trust automatics and never will, so I'll be buying a hand shaker when I get mine. As for more information relating to powerstrokes, check out... http://www.thedieselstop.com
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2005
  14. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    We have 1999 F250 with a 7.3 with iver 200,000 and still running strong.
  15. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    You have been lucky OR you don't have enough milage on it yet- less than 1K miles.
    As to the recall if it hasn't been issued yet it will be. I am in the Auto industry and was told about it from a service manager at the local Ford dealership AND my neighbor who is a transmission specialist at a local shop that does most of the municipal tranny work for the county as well as lots of the warranty service work for another local Ford dealer (as well as a couple other make dealerships) and all the tranny modifications for MPC (who builds 90% of the police vehicles for New England).

    Buy what you want- I will never personally own another Ford vehicle after the one I had several years ago and all the problems I have seen with them owned by other people. Every company has some problems, some more than others. If you are brand loyal not much will change your mind (I was a Ford guy until I owned one)
  16. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I guess those Dodge trannys hold up much better ;)

    I know a guy that just picked up a new Dodge and it's been in the shop every storm, he did have a Chevy :gunsfiring: :D before and never broke down.
  17. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    The old 7.3's are a completely differnt annimal than the new 6.0's. Its like bassing experience from driving a 75 Chevy with a th400 and a 350 for 20 years without a problem and using that as a basis to buy a new chevy.

    I will say the new fords axel in the big trucks have a great turning radius :nod: My dad bought a 05 550 since he had a 2000 550, hopefully I wont be telling him "I told you so" I am personaly still leary of the new 6.0 diesels. It would have been a tough decision for me if they made the 7.3 when I bought my Duramax since at the time power wasnt a major decision maker for me. Boy am I glad I bought the Duramax though :nod: Power is adicive and the allison is a much better trans than the fords offering.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2005
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    You might want to check the Ford Forum about problems with tranny's. Ford is having major problems with the new 5 speeds. There are a couple threads going there.

    The majority of problems with the 6.0's was with the first run back in '03. The greater majority of those problems have been taken care of. So far I am happy with the engine, it's the tranny that is a worthless piece of crap.
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    The recall isn't for the engine, it's for the worthless transmission they have and also for the 4WD shift lever that won't stay engaged.
  20. jeffwoehrle

    jeffwoehrle Member
    Messages: 56

    18,000 flawless miles on mine. Happy as a pig in...

    Tow/haul mode in the torqueshift is fantastic. Shift points are just as if you were running a manual, without the effort.