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Old 01-10-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Need dead F250 Crew Cab transported

I need an '05 F250 Diesel Crew Cab shipped from Summerland Key to Virginia Beach.

My 6.0 "ate it" in the Florida Keys last month. I suspect I got some post Irma fuel or just another 6.0 issue. I've have a broker, Auto Shipping Group listing it on the broker network now for 2 weeks without any hits at around $550.

I just filled out a "Uship.com" form on line to try that to see if I can get the truck up to Virginia Beach Ford that way.

Key West Ford is swamped with post Irma work and they can't get to it for "weeks" and I figure it may be DOA so if I have it here in Virginia I can at least use it as a trade.


Any recommendations for transporters?
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I wouldn't say it's completly done does it try to start at all or just turns over I work on powerstrokes
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I need an '05 F250 Diesel Crew Cab shipped from Summerland Key to Virginia Beach.

My 6.0 "ate it" in the Florida Keys last month. I suspect I got some post Irma fuel or just another 6.0 issue. I've have a broker, Auto Shipping Group listing it on the broker network now for 2 weeks without any hits at around $550.

I just filled out a "Uship.com" form on line to try that to see if I can get the truck up to Virginia Beach Ford that way.

Key West Ford is swamped with post Irma work and they can't get to it for "weeks" and I figure it may be DOA so if I have it here in Virginia I can at least use it as a trade.


Any recommendations for transporters?

Why not take it to Palmetto Ford truck in Miami? They are the leading experts on ford trucks down here.
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I need an '05 F250 Diesel Crew Cab shipped from Summerland Key to Virginia Beach.

My 6.0 "ate it" in the Florida Keys last month. I suspect I got some post Irma fuel or just another 6.0 issue. I've have a broker, Auto Shipping Group listing it on the broker network now for 2 weeks without any hits at around $550.

I just filled out a "Uship.com" form on line to try that to see if I can get the truck up to Virginia Beach Ford that way.

Key West Ford is swamped with post Irma work and they can't get to it for "weeks" and I figure it may be DOA so if I have it here in Virginia I can at least use it as a trade.


Any recommendations for transporters?
I wouldn't take it to a Ford dealer.... lots of good independent shops that bulletproof the 6.0's between the Keys and Virginia.

Also listen to suzuki140... I don't know him but I know a little about old Ford diesels and he is always spot on.
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Shorter Tow to Suzuki140 than VA.!
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #6
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I wouldn't say it's completly done does it try to start at all or just turns over I work on powerstrokes

She wont crank- just clunk. battery is good. My observations that the coolant jug is normal level, oil is normal level and looks good- no gray milkshake, and I had normal coolant temps lead me away from the usual 6.0 blown head gasket. The under load black/gray smoke then white under "light load" and black under some load leads me to believe I may have had an injector hang open. After sitting for a day this resulted in hydro locking the engine with fuel, (vice water due to head gasket failure).


My impression is that reason 6.0s pop head gaskets and studs is due to high load operation, or being chipped and then loaded up. This engine is stock and other than trips to HomeDepot to pick stuff and church on Sundays this engine has almost never been loaded up.


I was referred to "Quality Auto & Diesel Repair, INC." in Stock Island. I'm gonna have the truck moved there Monday and have them check it out. If it is a head we'll figure from there. If it is fuel it might be an easier fix. Quality said they can check for injector faults in memory and also can pull glow plugs to see if cylinder has fuel or water in it.

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She wont crank- just clunk. battery is good. My observations that the coolant jug is normal level, oil is normal level and looks good- no gray milkshake, and I had normal coolant temps lead me away from the usual 6.0 blown head gasket. The under load black/gray smoke then white under "light load" and black under some load leads me to believe I may have had an injector hang open. After sitting for a day this resulted in hydro locking the engine with fuel, (vice water due to head gasket failure).


My impression is that reason 6.0s pop head gaskets and studs is due to high load operation, or being chipped and then loaded up. This engine is stock and other than trips to HomeDepot to pick stuff and church on Sundays this engine has almost never been loaded up.


I was referred to "Quality Auto & Diesel Repair, INC." in Stock Island. I'm gonna have the truck moved there Monday and have them check it out. If it is a head we'll figure from there. If it is fuel it might be an easier fix. Quality said they can check for injector faults in memory and also can pull glow plugs to see if cylinder has fuel or water in it.
If it's an injector the glow plug can be removed to blow that fuel out to figure out what cylinder is hydro locked look at the exhaust manifold there will be fuel running out of that cylinder leaking out into the exhaust.Hopefully the injector tip isn't cracked and dumped fuel and melted a piston I have seen injectors not be torqued properly and compression blows out the fuel o-ring on the injector and fuel leaks by the injector into the cylinder and hydro locks the motor.If it has a failed EGR cooler the coolant level would be low in the degas bottle and you smell a sweet smell in the exhaust and it be white when running all the time I take the EGR coolers out and tig weld in a stainless plug in both ends on the EGR cooler.Coolant can still circulate through to the oil cooler but no coolant will leak into the motor even if the cooler ruptured plus it looks stock just have to have custom tuning to shut the check engine light off if it's on a 05-07 truck.Far as head gasket failure goes the problem is there is not enough head bolts to keep the heads clamped down only 10 head bolts per head and if they are pushed hard the head bolts will stretch and cause the gasket to fail that's why they need arp head studs.Failed EGR cooler will also cause head gaskets to blow because the coolant is basically boiled out of the motor when the cooler fails I have a 2006 6.0 it's head studed EGR removed and I run a custom tune on it.As long as the shop you have it towed to knows what they are doing you should be good I have seen some shops take people for a ride and replace parts instead of diagnosing the problem I have ford ids it's the same software ford uses it can do stuff that even a $10k snap-on scanner can't do and I know I have one lol.One thing I like about ids is the power balance test it shows you a graph and how each cylinder is performing if the engine is missing that cylinder will be dropping down on the graph.Other neat feature about ids is you can turn the compensation off which is a program ford designed so if you have a cylinder that has weak injector and is causing a miss the program will add more fuel to another cylinder to compensate for the miss so you can turn that off and really see what cylinder is missing.
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mccabes fleet maintenance ...ft myers .. does 6.0 repairs
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Shame you cant get back to VB I would say take it to powerstroke specialty over in Chesapeake those guys are really good with powerstroke engines.
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Shame you cant get back to VB I would say take it to powerstroke specialty over in Chesapeake those guys are really good with powerstroke engines.
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put a pic of it up and how much you want to sale it for
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:43 PM   #13
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My next move. Diagnosis on Monday. Once we get the failure and root cause i'll know if I need/want to sell it.
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Locked up starter?
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Locked up starter?
Don't think so. the symptoms from before the lock up were pretty dramatic with smoke and detonation tick. She either has one cylinder full of fuel or the detonation from over injection (injector failed open) that she toasted a cylinder or valve.
We'll see Monday when Jamie hooks up the computer for diagnosis. If its a blown head gasket due to 6.0-itis I'll be disappointed as we have babied the engine her whole life. If it is an injector/fuel related failure its probably just a confirmation they don't run well on seawater contaminated fuel. The keys are still cleaning up from Irma.
In cleaning up my downstairs enclosure in DECEMBER I found an open UPSIDE DOWN 5 gallon plastic bucket. When I went to lift it, it had weight to it. As I lifted it off the floor about 1 gallon of water came out. I guess a vacuum had formed in the bucket when it had filled during the flood. Contamination is everywhere.
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If you can't get the truck moved for reasonable $$ you may want to consider renting a tow dolly from U-Haul. Those are good quality dollys. I owned one for several years and it towed very well. There is some adjustment to fit different track sizes.
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If you can't get the truck moved for reasonable $$ you may want to consider renting a tow dolly from U-Haul. Those are good quality dollys. I owned one for several years and it towed very well. There is some adjustment to fit different track sizes.
Definitely an option but Monday will hopefully firm up what I need to do
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Good luck to you! Sounds like Suzuki 140 guy knows his fords.
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Don't take it to a Ford dealer. Check these guys out, great guys that do great work. They're located near Atlanta so the transport cost would be cheaper and the truck would be fixed right.

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