Has anyone here had the luck to have been through the 6.4 diesel radiator replacement ordeal? This issue may also affect the F350's but I'm not sure.
I have a 2008 F250 w/15k miles which is about 3 months out of the 36/36 warranty. Truck just developed a very small leak so I take it to Ford dealer to get checked out. Knew my warranty had just expired but wasn't too worried about it, figured either the leak was something minor or if it was major the 5/100 power train warranty would cover a portion or all of it.
Service department calls with the news that the radiator was leaking and while there are a handful of TSB's nothing would cover it under warranty. My cost to replace the radiator, de-gas bottle, hoses, etc (all mentioned in the TSB that doesn't pay for it) to fix it right would be a mere $2,150 or if I wanted to take the cheap not recommended route I could replace just the radiator for $1,650.
I really do like the truck but if I am going to replace the radiator every 15k miles forget it...Has anyone here experienced this common 6.4 radiator failure and did you have any luck in getting Ford to help with the cost to repair their poorly designed product.
Thanks for any help,