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Just purchased a 2008 F450. I took it in for an inspection…

Just purchased a 2008...

Just purchased a 2008 F450

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F450 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took it in for an inspection and the dealer found that code 2001 had been cleared before i purchased the truck

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have a scan tool to read the codes?

P1000

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes, number 2 cylinder has 6% compression loss 6 and 8 fuel injectors are failing

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3/21/2018
Eric
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HI,

Ok, are you wanting to know your legal options for purchasing this vehicle that had codes cleared before purchase or are you wanting to know repair costs?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have no options for the codes being cleared, i have spoken to the Attorney General.
Ford is telling me that a short block replacement is around $10,000.
Is that correct? If so, I will have to try and trade the truck in and find something else.

HI,

That sounds right, but give me a couple of minutes to pull up the labor and price for short block to confirm

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HI,

Ok, you are looking at 29.4 hours labor. That will be around $2900 to $3500 depending upon hourly labor rate.

Short block, plus needed gaskets, fluids, etc for the installation runs $8100

So total parts and labor $11000 to $11600

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Is this truck safe to drive? Will it die instantly from the described problems, or just get progressively worse?

HI,

It is safe to drive and will just get progressively worse, but you may not notice any drop in performance or driveability for a few months. Unfortunately there is no way to pinpoint how long it will last like this before it becomes undriveable, but based upon past experience with this engine and these symptoms and codes, you should have at least 2-4 months

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