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Powerdude wrote:

I have news for you. There is no perfect truck, and there is no "right" brand. They all have problems.


I agree, they all have problems.

My LBZ has the infamous steering clunk, weeping tranny and engine oil cooler hoses. SUPER freaking annoying to me for a $40K truck.

But here is the big difference:

My weeping hoses do not leave me stranded along side of the road like a headgasket does.

My steering clunk does not take out the entire engine when water starts to pour in from cavitaion of a front cover.

My weeping hoses don't turn my engine into a sludgy mess when the EGR cooler takes a dump.

My steering clunk does not bend the rods in the engine when the EGR cooler leaks into the cylinders and hydraulic's the engine.

Yes, they all have problems, and I will have to live with a steering clunk until I get it fixed under warranty by GM. Speaking of warranty, my GM dealer said they would fix all of my annoying problems for free.


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Posted: 03/07/12 09:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hoping for good luck for you getting it fixed - what ever it is. Keep us updated.


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Posted: 03/07/12 09:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two days in a row? Your truck should not regen that frequently unless your commutes are not long enough to allow sufficient cleaning of the DPF in one cycle.

I have been told that it can take up to 25 miles of non-stop driving for a full regen process to occur. I don't ever remember my truck taking that long, it seems to complete a regen in 10~15 miles.

The latest Ford program only gives you a 10 second message that a regen has started. In the old days the message was present during the whole regen cycle. If you are busy driving your truck, and paying attention to the road, you can miss this brief message with the current programming.

If your commutes are short, you may try taking your truck for a long drive to allow it to have a chance to fully evacuate the DPF.


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how come you havn't had it into the dealer yet?

they should at least do a scan on it.

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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

Powerdude wrote:

I have news for you. There is no perfect truck, and there is no "right" brand. They all have problems.


I agree, they all have problems.

My LBZ has the infamous steering clunk, weeping tranny and engine oil cooler hoses. SUPER freaking annoying to me for a $40K truck.

But here is the big difference:

My weeping hoses do not leave me stranded along side of the road like a headgasket does.

My steering clunk does not take out the entire engine when water starts to pour in from cavitaion of a front cover.

My weeping hoses don't turn my engine into a sludgy mess when the EGR cooler takes a dump.

My steering clunk does not bend the rods in the engine when the EGR cooler leaks into the cylinders and hydraulic's the engine.

Yes, they all have problems, and I will have to live with a steering clunk until I get it fixed under warranty by GM. Speaking of warranty, my GM dealer said they would fix all of my annoying problems for free.

I agree, my batteries seem to be getting weak, POC Cummins


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Posted: 03/07/12 05:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I drove the truck home on the highway tonight. It was about 15 mi of highway and 3 mi of local roads (still 35-40 mph but occasional stop lights). No smoke at all. The usual drive to work is about 17 mi. If it is the regen problem, I can have my DH drive it to work once a week. He is a 52 mi drive (each way) of mostly highway. We usually have him take his car for fuel mileage and I like driving big things, he likes driving small things. We are trying to figure out how to get the truck into the shop as we can't survive on one car due to our work/daycare schedules. We work in healthcare so coming in late or working from home are not an option. We will have to rent a car. Trying to get that arranged, speak w/ dealership and eat lunch in a half hour lunch break (only break I get) is not easy. I'm hoping to get it in on mon and just let the truck sit in the driveway for the weekend. Thanks again for all the advice.


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