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Old 07-27-2020, 12:55 PM   #1
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Ford F250 breakdown

Hello, On my last trip with my 5th Wheel my Ford F-250 broke down with an apparently blown engine. My regular mechanic said the engine is definitely gone based on the symptoms I gave him. My question is what is my next step? I'm torn between paying for a new motor or buying a new truck. I welcome any advice. Thanks!
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What year F-250 and what engine, gas or diesel?

If it is an old F-250 turn a new truck might be needed anyway. If it is a newer truck I say get it fixed.
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I’m not sure what older is. The year of my truck is 2007.
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I'd consider a 13/14 year old truck,an older truck. My son bought a 2020 F250 diesel and he had it less than 2 weeks, when it broke down on him - just died. Dealer and Ford says it needs a new PCM.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:48 AM   #5
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need more, what motor, condition of the rest of the p/u, rust, paint, interior. A new crate motor done right would cost around 7k all said and done if gas.
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If the rest of the truck is in good shape, fix it.

It's worth nothing without an engine, but it will be much cheaper to repair it than buy a new one.

I am so disappointed with the "Throw away" mentality these days. It's one of the reasons a lot of the younger generations are getting so deep into debt.

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Many considerations here.

First, what is the body and drive-train condition less the motor? What condition are they in? How many miles on the odometer?

Having been the same route as you many years ago, I will tell you the truck isn't worth squat without it running. You'll get next to nothing selling it as a motor-less truck.

How long do you want to keep driving it? 13 years old now.

If you have the $, I would cut my losses and sell it less motor, and step up to a newer year. You will never recoup the $8k repairs in the long run. You will get a more advanced technology vehicle and a great towing machine.

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What engine?? What were the symptoms?? If its a V10, these are a very robust engine.
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2007 is not too old to get it fixed. 1997 is too old.

Ford used three engines back in 2007 - a 5.4 litre Triton V-8 and a 6.8 V-10. Both engines I think the spark plugs with blow out but that was it. They also used an diesel engine 6.0 with lots of problems.

Agree with - if the truck body is in good shape get it fixed, especially if it has the 6.8 V-10 or 6.0 diesel. The diesel engine you can get it 'bullet proofed' while getting it fixed, or at least semi bullet proofed.

I am not sure, but if you get it fixed it will be worth 20k right? If you don't get it fixed it is worth 2k.

If you decide to get a newer truck I would shoot for a 2011 or newer. The Ford 6.2 litre boss engine is fairly reliable. Ford introduced their powerful 6.7 diesel engine but in 2011.
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Depending on the condition you wont get into anything newer for under 10k. Check the wreckers near you, alot of those have a 90 day warranty on parts. That would save ALOT over a remanned long block. Im curious to know what motor myself, the 6.0 doesnt usually have catastrophic failure. Its almost comical, you can have a 6.0 "dealerproofed" for like 4500$ and thats actually cheap compared to what can go wrong with other diesels.
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The Triton V8 had some valve train components that would wear out causing the timing chain to eat the guides and then eat into the aluminum of the block and heads. Dealer charges about $3000 to change timing chains and guides but if your oil is glittery and your oil filter is extra heavy it is too late.
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IMHO if the OP had the 5.4 Triton Engine in a big heavy F-250 it is probably good that engine blew up. IMHO that is one underpowered truck with an engine that made way more noise than forward acceleration. IMHO even in the F-150 that engine was weak.
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That motor sucked a big one, however if you lock out the cam phasers and have it tuned accordingly it will surprise you. A very noticeable amount of torque! But one shouldn’t have to do that to to begin with....
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