Update on my truck-
I have lost confidence in that Ford Dealer. I don't think they know what they are doing.
Like I said, it's been there a week. I've already paid them $1400. They they said it was fixed... which it wasn't and couldn't have made it home under it's own power.
Wednesday, they said they would look at it again and thought it was maybe algae in the fuel tanks, would have to drain them, pull them to clean them out. They didn't call me Thursday, so I had to call them again. They said yes it was algae. They hadn't drained the fuel yet. I called Friday. They said the mechanic working on it went home sick.
I called yesterday and they told me they would check and call me right back. (They didn't.)
I called today. They said that I needed the tanks drained and cleaned... and all the injectors replaced. I asked him what the estimate was. They said they had to call me back (didn't prepare one.) They called back and said $4000, that the injectors were $300 each.
I don't owe them anything. They didn't actually do any additional work and I already paid for a "diagnosis..." Which I feel they are guessing at. I paid for them to use their laptop which they said they corrected everything on and was running fine, which it was not. They said they didn't know anyone who cleaned injectors (which I know a few) who they could send out to. They are saying over $2400 for just the injectors.
I can get a rebuilt set of performance high volume injectors for less than what they are asking for a stock set. I could have done that when I changed the glow plugs, but didn't know I needed something additional at the time. It has a big exhaust and a bigger turbo, high volume injectors would fit right in with the other mods and would be cheaper than new stock parts...
$4000 is just too much for me. I'm on disability. So I'm going to pick it up and limp it home, save up money and take my time.
It is frustrating that they had the tools there to easily find out what was going on and... Like I said, I've lost faith in that dealership.
"Don't worry, I saw this work in a cartoon once."
"Usually learning skills and tooling involves a progression of logical steps."
Last edited by MAFoElffen; 10-08-2013 at 04:57 PM.