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Old 03-21-2007, 06:54 PM
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Fords on Fire (Major 2008 Recall)

Ford is recalling 37,000 2008 6.4 Super duty trucks because the tail pipes are catching on fire......

Dealers have been told to hold sales of the new trucks till "NEW SOFTWARE CAN BE INSTALLED"

We may just see one of the big three go under........
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:00 PM
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Happen to have a link to this? large claim without a link...... and honestly, the only one that looses in this if one of the big 3 goes down is us, the consumer, less competition, therefore less incentive to build em better.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:01 PM
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http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/21/news...d_recall.reut/

Ford recalls 37,000 Super Duty trucks
Diesel truck version reportedly cause tailpipe fires; owners should bring vehicles to dealerships for repair.
March 21 2007: 7:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday...

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I dont talk B.S...........
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Over twelve billion in losses ...
Fighting as we speak with Navistar over the 6.0 warranty payments
Navistar "Had" the new engines on hold, till this issue was cleared up.....

Now with the big early release of the 6.4 ford gets a major recall and all sales put on hold........

They are hurting.......
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:10 PM
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never raised the bs flag, just good to see you linked the article....... cuts the doubt, right away, and eliminates back and forth arguing.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:16 PM
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Yup thats cool.........
And I could not agree with you more... If we lose them ... we all lose!
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:45 PM
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They're already having a FIT about this over on The Diesel Stop. I couldn't remember if it was a no-no or not to post links to those Dieselstop.com threads, so I didn't...

Admins, if it's OK to post, I'll edit this and post some of the threads. If not - everyone can go over there at their leisure and look under the 6.4L forum.
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The software upgrade will reset the powertrain control module on the Ford trucks. In cases where the system detects unusually high temperatures in the diesel particulate filter, the control module will power down the vehicle.

The aim is to allow drivers to pull safely to the side of the road to allow it to cool before proceeding, Jarvis said.

so lemme get this straight if your towing up a steep grade with say 6000lbs load and the "system" detects high temps the vehicle will power down wow thats a great solution
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:55 PM
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What sort of flames are we talking about here?

I would think that the solution would be to charge $1000 for the option to shoot flames out on command...
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My thoughts exactly; sit by the side of the road and read a novel, then go another hundred yards.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:04 PM
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My thoughts exactly; sit by the side of the road and read a novel, then go another hundred yards.
With a hint of caution not to turn this into the ford bashing thread that I want to, That stinks!! Glad I don't drive a F word...
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Wouldn't it be a little safer to just pollute the air a little more and take the particulate filter out?
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Wouldn't it be a little safer to just pollute the air a little more and take the particulate filter out?
Stacks would probably be the safest of all worlds...
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Now that would be cool to have stacks come as a factory option
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