It’s looking more & more like big gas is the way to go in the F-450/-550s, the diesel ones just can’t seem to take it. And gasoline is only 2/3rds the price of diesel (& falling) these days anyway. Agree with the posters above, let us know what happened to it, and I share your Ford dealership frustration!
I was just going to say something like that. Do you need a diesel? What is the combined weight of loaded truck and trailer. I mean a gasser can have problems too, but a cost perspective it will be cheaper to fix.
No we don’t need diesels. In fact back in the day we were just fine with the big blocks.
Here’s the deal though. My crew now has 2 soon to be 3 I hope diesels of fords competitor that are at about the 25-28,000 mile mark with absolutely no problems what so ever and the hands that drive them give them rave reviews. As stated prior we don’t baby them and they get worked hard. Oh btw we did have to relocate the urea tanks on the 2 new ones because they got smashed right away. Other than that we will see.
Latest update on the trouble child is that the service manager called to say they MAY have time to get it in the shop next week but more than likely the following for the diagnosis.
In the mean time another crew offered us one of their new trucks for a couple weeks. 👊