Originally Posted by 45acp
Fummins time? Such a badass truck with such a pos engine
Meh. The engine isn't that bad. It pulls fantastic and the transmission that backs it is amazing. We tow some heavy ass trailers that really limit what kind of trucks we can run. If I did go Cummins it would have to be hopped up or I'd need something late model. I finally sold my last 7.3 because it literally couldn't get to highway speeds with the out LQ trailer.
The F250 was completely trouble free for the first 130k miles. I knew it needed an oil cooler but we had just sold my 02 7.3 and needed it the weekend it failed. It really falls on me for chancing it. I certainly didn't think it would rupture and mix oil with coolant. But lessons were learned. So two years later I finally put an engine in it after buying a complete parts truck and now have all sorts of spare stuff for both trucks and my van.
The F350 is bone stock. It's been pretty great. We bought it at 100k miles and it now has 167k. It dropped a #7 and #5 injector after having a battery issue. I put the spare FICM on it after #5 went bad but it still might have a voltage issue. It's just one of those things where things snow ball with these trucks if you don't catch issues quickly. Probably the worst part about it is they still work just fine when there's a problem so most people get themselves in a lot of trouble that way.
So far I've been using used injectors from the spare engine that came out of the F250. I think it's time to bite the bullet and buy new parts and just do a bunch of preventive maintenance on the F350. We use these trucks too much and travel too far.
I have gone back and forth with the Cummins idea and it really comes down to transmission issues. Nobody has come up with a way to make the 5r110 shift correctly with a 5.9 in front of it due to the way it senses load. I don't hate the 6.0. It is a very complicated engine that I have a very good grasp on at this point. So I guess I'll just be like those Audi weirdos and enjoy my quarky cheap trucks that nobody else likes.