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Old 02-08-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about the Ford 250 King Ranch?
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Could you be a little more specific?
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This'll answer some of your questions.
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A member on another truck forum has been monitoring a fleet of 2011 F-550 company trucks with the 6.7L diesel that was one of the first batch of 6.7s put into service. Here is one of the first trucks at 35,000 miles with no heavy towing - it's equipped with a mechanic's service body. Exhaust valves are cracked and pieces are dropping off into the cylinders. This was not the only cracked exhaust valve found. The block is not repairable, nor is this cylinder head (obviously).

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Here's an exhaust valve in another cylinder that's cracked but hasn't dropped a piece off yet. The crack is visible in the upper right valve at the 9:00 position.

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Aye Chihuahua!! Those are sad pictures. Thanks for posting Rusty. Looks like Ford may need a bit more engineering on thier new diesel.

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Rusty,

A link to the forum where those pictures were posted would be helpful. I'd like to read some of the discussion.

I wonder if the OP has been scared off yet?
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A link to the forum where those pictures were posted would be helpful. I'd like to read some of the discussion.
It's a Dodge Cummins forum, so be prepared for the snide comments and brand loyalists - that's why I didn't post the link initially. Buried in the chaff is some good first-hand insight in this company's initial Ford 6.7L experience. So, here ya go.....

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It's a Dodge Cummins forum, so be prepared for the snide comments and brand loyalists - that's why I didn't post the link initially. Buried in the chaff is some good first-hand insight in this company's initial Ford 6.7L experience. So, here ya go.....

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Thanks, Rusty. After our truck experience after the Williams rally last summer, I'm in a 'keep or replace' decision mode and need all the information I can get.
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Here's a close-up of the cracked exhaust valve shown in post #5.

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wow you are biased, where are all the other cummins 6.7 broken parts?
a service truck takes a beating and its usually because the guy driving it doesn't own it, it gets long idle times, wot takeoffs,
bet i could break a duramax or cummins if it wasn't my truck

your over the side there and i would expect better of you...

all things mechanical will break. period

thats why put engines in service trucks for testing, who better than to put a beating on a truck or system.
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Pardon me, but I have intentionally tried to present nothing but factual information in this thread. I have said nothing derogatory about anyone or any manufacturer. If that makes me "biased", then so be it. I don't think it does anyone any good to take the "whistling past the graveyard" denial approach when problems crop up, regardless of the brand of truck or engine involved. Would you, as a potential consumer, rather NOT know what's going on with this all new design engine before you lay your $50-$60K+ on the table? That was the OP's question, wasn't it?

You might want to re-read this thread and rethink your attack on me for presenting only the facts.

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Rusty is right Ford has Issiues with their Desiels.

My brother drives a company truck that is an F350. That has a Utility bed. After he left his job near my house. He blew a plug on Passenger side that blew out all the oil. Seezed the motor. This was a 2010 model with 35000 miles. With fleet maintenance. Ford has issiues with their desiels.
Also brother is close to 60 yrs old. He is easy on any vehicle he drives.
I drive a 2006 Dodge 2500 Cummins 5.9. No problems.

I have a bunch of co workers that have Ford deseils. They get between 10-15 MPG. My Cummins gets between 19-21 MPG. Those are not towing numbers. Towing numbers are even bigger split..

In my opionin Dodge is a better truck. My 2006 came with a 36 gallon tank. I can run nearly 700 miles unladen. Try to do that in a Ford or a Chevy.

Plus those don't have the torque of of a Cummins.
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