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GlamisPSD
01-29-2008, 04:25 PM
Need some advice from an experiential standpoint. For those of you that have Job 1 trucks, Your advice and experience on whether you would wait for a Job 2 or Job 3 if you had to do it over again. I have a killer price for a 08 F450 Lariat 4x4 Crew in Black/Stone w/4.30s but it is a Job 1 truck.

For the Job 1 guys, have you had many problems as compared to the Job 2 & 3 guys? All Job responses welcome. I am aware that the Jobs revisions intend to resolve previous Job issues but what is real life?

Tom
01-29-2008, 10:17 PM
job 1 2008 model.
no problems yet in about 8 months.

Slurrr
02-01-2008, 11:12 PM
Job 1 Lariat with 8000 miles, no problems

FORDWILLY
02-11-2008, 02:50 PM
Is there a specific date that the job 3's started being made?

BWilliams
02-11-2008, 04:27 PM
Is there a specific date that the job 3's started being made?
Job #1 = ? (need to look it up)
Job #2 = 07/30/07
Job #3 = 01/02/08

2008F450
02-15-2008, 09:29 AM
06/07 Production Job 1 with 10,000 miles. Love the truck.Job 3 trucks have some kind of timer so you cant sit and idle your truck for a set time.I am not sure of the time frame but I am glad mine doesnt have it

MJ351
02-15-2008, 08:01 PM
Job 2 here, The only issue i had was getting tunes because the pcm in the job 2 harley is a 450 pcm. made it a bit of a pain...

FORDWILLY
02-15-2008, 08:48 PM
The wife and I made it for a short time to the club gathering Sunday in Fontana. It was really cool because she sat in that 450 on display inside by the vendors. She liked it so much she said she would like to have one. Me too. My problem is, that my 01 7.3 is the best darn towing fool of a truck that I have ever owned. And I have had many Ford PU trucks, this 01 being my 4th Ford diesel alone. Trouble free, runs strong, great fuel mileage.------ I am worried that I would get rid of my 7.3 and wish later on that I never did. --- ----Like my neighbor here in Big Bear who cant keep her fairly new King Ranch 6.0 running long enough to pull a horse trailer up the mountain. She simply cant trust it anymore. She has endless problems with it. ----- I keep watching, asking, and reading at this site trying to figure out if this motor is going to be a long term keeper. At my age, being retired, it could be my last truck. -------- We want to pull our 14k 5ver about 200,000 miles more before we are to old. Maybe Ford should offer a 200,000 mile warranty to make us all feel more confident.

mattymx
02-15-2008, 09:06 PM
Well Dad, let me tell you this. There are no perfect trucks. Your 01 and my 96 are about as perfect as they come. but from what all I have read on the new trucks, they are going along well. Lower MPG is the only real issue I have heard and most of that is due to the emissions stuff on them. but as a tow vehicle like it will be for you, there are none better. Have you read anything that seems to point to a constant problem with the 6.4?

FORDWILLY
02-19-2008, 10:08 AM
Ya know Matt, all the info I've found searching all over the web seems to indicate to me that it's probably safe to get back into the water again. I think I'm going to treat the issue like the early 7.3 units that came out with problems. After a bit of time & with a number of fixes, that 7.3 motor grew into a towing legend. Even with the "clean diesel" issues that have to be dealt with now I cant imagine that Ford & International will fail to get it right after that 6.0 mess. To much is at stake for them.

I would like to know a couple of things though. With that new automatic engine idle shut down on Job 3 units, if you get out of the truck and walk away how many "minutes" till it shuts down? ------ At what mileage or years is the customer on his own with any issues that may arise with emissions system issues & costs.-----How long do you hear that Ford is going to stay with this 6.4?-----I wish the 450 would offer 4:11's soon. ------------Anyone know?????

smotrs
06-04-2008, 11:24 PM
06/07 Production Job 1 with 10,000 miles. Love the truck.Job 3 trucks have some kind of timer so you cant sit and idle your truck for a set time.I am not sure of the time frame but I am glad mine doesnt have it
5 minutes according to the manual.

2008F450
06-04-2008, 11:42 PM
It takes longer than that to fuel up. Glad I dont have that feature.

DesertRider
06-11-2008, 11:06 AM
I have that "feature" and it is a hassle once in a while, especially when I'm hooking up my trailer. However, you just have to turn the key again. I have used it to automatically shut down after cooling off after a hard pull when traveling. This usually happens at rest stops.

BWilliams
06-11-2008, 11:50 AM
I have that "feature" and it is a hassle once in a while, especially when I'm hooking up my trailer. However, you just have to turn the key again. I have used it to automatically shut down after cooling off after a hard pull when traveling. This usually happens at rest stops.
I have yet to hear any real complaints about the shut down feature. You can also reset the timer by tapping the brake peddle ;)

smotrs
06-12-2008, 09:24 PM
Plus it saves on gas if you get busy talking to someone while the truck continues to run.

12mpg
09-27-2008, 04:58 PM
i have a job 2 and the only complaint i have with it is the fuel mileage. my 2000 7.3 got 15-18, now my 08 gets 10-14

ljb
10-08-2008, 03:04 PM
I have yet to hear any real complaints about the shut down feature. You can also reset the timer by tapping the brake peddle ;)

I wonder about this....
I've let mine idle for over 15 minutes before, and it's never shut off.
I wonder if they made a change in the job #3's ?

BWilliams
10-08-2008, 04:05 PM
I wonder about this....
I've let mine idle for over 15 minutes before, and it's never shut off.
I wonder if they made a change in the job #3's ?
Yes, Job 3 is when the Engine Idle Shut Down feature was added on the F450/F550's.

2008F450
10-08-2008, 10:29 PM
When does the fuel milage upgrade come from Ford? 10-14 empty and 8 towing isnt that good for my $60K+ truck. And I have over 20,000 miles. It hasnt gotten any better.

orng1
10-09-2008, 03:14 AM
I was also looking at a new truck for my work but I can't get past the mpg. It would kill me as I get 15 mpg towing around 10k lbs in my 7.3L. I'd love to upgrade to something with all the nice features but my truck gets such good milleage that it makes me forget it's missing all those nice features.

2008F450
10-09-2008, 09:44 AM
There has been a few times on the road between CA and CO that i missed my 02. I got 11 mpg towing a 32 ft 5th at 70 mph. I get 8 now with new truck,same trailer and going 60-65. But thats why I leased this truck. I just may buy another 02 or 03 7.3 when this lease is over. I have been a loyal Ford guy for as long as I have been able to drive. If Ford cant make these trucks get better milage I wont buy or lease another new truck from them again. And that makes me kinda sad cause I have bought or leased a new Ford every year since 1998. Whether its been Suoer Duty for me or Explorer for wife.

dieselfumes
01-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Ya know Matt, all the info I've found searching all over the web seems to indicate to me that it's probably safe to get back into the water again. I think I'm going to treat the issue like the early 7.3 units that came out with problems. After a bit of time & with a number of fixes, that 7.3 motor grew into a towing legend. Even with the "clean diesel" issues that have to be dealt with now I cant imagine that Ford & International will fail to get it right after that 6.0 mess. To much is at stake for them.

I would like to know a couple of things though. With that new automatic engine idle shut down on Job 3 units, if you get out of the truck and walk away how many "minutes" till it shuts down? ------ At what mileage or years is the customer on his own with any issues that may arise with emissions system issues & costs.-----How long do you hear that Ford is going to stay with this 6.4?-----I wish the 450 would offer 4:11's soon. ------------Anyone know?????

The 6.4 is on its last year, 2009 is the last year of production.