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Old 02-13-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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Bought a "New" truck

Came across a 2011 F250 XLT Power Stroke with 14,012 miles on it. So almost new old stock!

Traded in my 2010 Sierra 1500 SLE that had 107k on it. Came with a 6 year/100,000 mile extended warranty. They gave me a price I could not walk away from. Even though the tires on it have little use I got them to toss in 4 new Cooper Discover AT3 tires to boot!
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:22 PM   #2
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Congrats.

Didn't that year have an issue with glow plugs? I'd check into making sure any tsb or recall on that was performed.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:33 PM   #3
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Quick start the car....START THE CAR!!!

Nice steal
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:33 PM   #4
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Nice truck that's the same truck I use at work to pull a gooseneck trailer with only differences we have a gas motor. I've been impressed with it whenever I use it I like having a long box just seems handy for when you're hauling lumber/parts.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:41 PM   #5
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Congrats.

Didn't that year have an issue with glow plugs? I'd check into making sure any tsb or recall on that was performed.
You too? I did that prior to purchasing it.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:31 AM   #6
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Very nice truck!
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:35 AM   #7
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Welcome to the ------------

Welcome to the power stroke bunch. Nice looking truck.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:39 AM   #8
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Agreed a good, make that one of the best trucks, for towing! Excellent resale should the need arise to buy another Power Stroke someday!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:30 AM   #9
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I don't want to "dampen" your happiness with the truck as it is a GREAT truck and you will love it but I did want to mention something else. The 2011 and 2012 models had turbocharger issues... Garrett used ceramic ball bearings instead of steel in them. This was fixed in 2013 models but the turbo issues with the '11 and '12 can cause the engine to grenade if those bearings start to disintegrate.

I would make sure it does not already have any turbo issues as a new 6.7 is about $15K installed by a dealer if outside warranty. If the turbo is OK and you drive it like a human you should be OK but it will be something you will have to deal with at some point. If you hear any "whining" sound at low RPM's use that extended warranty to INSIST the turbo be replaced with the upgraded model.

Glow plugs should have been fixed under warranty as they can also grenade the engine if they break lose inside the cylinder.

These are the only issues I am aware of with the "un-tuned" 6.7 and the ones to keep a watch on with the early models. Otherwise it is a great engine and a great truck. I love my F-350 and would not trade it for anything else.

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Old 02-14-2016, 01:08 PM   #10
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Congrats.

Didn't that year have an issue with glow plugs? I'd check into making sure any tsb or recall on that was performed.
I have a 2011 F350 dually diesel and in 72,000 miles.....no glow plug issues, or turbo issues at all.
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:52 PM   #11
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I just traded in my 2011 Powerstroke mainly because it was 2wd and needed 4wd. Here are the issues I had after 59k miles. The EGR cooler was replaced under warranty as it was plugged. Was told by a couple mechanics not to idle any more than necessary. Brakes would warp (pedal bounce) under moderate braking in the mountains but returned normal after 10 minutes of no braking. Some first gear slippage began on starting uphill with 5r hooked up. I loved the truck power and driving other than these issues.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:37 PM   #12
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I ran my 2011 to 80K miles without a warranty claim. But I strictly follow the maintenance schedule. Most of these 6.7L issues involved poor maintenance practices. Ford figured that out and had Garrett over engineer the turbo for 2013-present. Haven't heard anything about the glow plugs.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:19 PM   #13
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Camper John, your comment about most issues being from lack of maintenance is bs. I am a fanatic about maintenance and crawled around my truck routinely. My truck was dealer maintained from day one to comply with warranty. I did not mention a few other things. The drivers side electric seat quit working in the first year, the drivers door speaker intermittently would not work and the transmission made a clicking noise from day one and Ford replaced the drive shaft to no avail so I lived with it as the factory would do no more. Maybe related to the first gear slippage. Not one of my issue was maintenance related.
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My comment was not directed at any single vehicle or owner. I apologize if you took it that way. I have had Power Stroke diesels since 1999, new one every 2 years. My personal experience and what I witnessed through my years working on Fords support my statement about maintenance. My 1999 7.3L was by far the best, but I didn't have any major powertrain issues with any of them. I did have the speaker/seat issue on my 2013. It seems that the harness for the drivers door was improperly installed and chaffed causing a ground. But I can say by far the most common engine issue I saw with trucks in the shop was Air Filter replacement being over looked.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:27 PM   #15
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Very nice truck! Im on my second 6.7 (a 2011 and now a 2016) without a single issue! Enjoy your new beast!
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:53 PM   #16
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(2011 F250 XLT Power Stroke with 14,012 miles). That is very low miles. Why is my question. Could be owned by an older person. Very nice looking truck. Wish I'd found it when I was looking for mine. Congrats!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:17 PM   #17
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Good looking truck Keystone. Camper John said something I liked for I just found a steal on a 99 F250 7.3L with 120k miles that I couldn't turn down. It should be a wonderful upgrade from the F150. I should be able to haul the SS-550 with no problems.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:30 PM   #18
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Congrats nice truck enjoy it.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:00 PM   #19
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(2011 F250 XLT Power Stroke with 14,012 miles). That is very low miles. Why is my question. Could be owned by an older person. Very nice looking truck. Wish I'd found it when I was looking for mine. Congrats!!!!!!!!!
That is what is was. Turns out that I might actually know the past owner. Not real well, but enough to know he takes such good care of everything that his used stuff looks new!

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Good looking truck Keystone. Camper John said something I liked for I just found a steal on a 99 F250 7.3L with 120k miles that I couldn't turn down. It should be a wonderful upgrade from the F150. I should be able to haul the SS-550 with no problems.

Those 7.3L's are awesome! Tuners dream. Power from Sunday to Saturday!
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:09 PM   #20
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Keystone. That's an awesome truck for an awesome price. I don't know why people always have to bring up such negative things when a guy is so happy about finally getting an awesome tow rig. Stuff happens to all makes and models and that's why we all get warranties. Just enjoy and ignore all the negative.
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