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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Air Filter Issue

My son is driving a 2008 F-250 6.4L in Wyoming. Yesterday during some blowing snow and 17 degree temps. The engine shut down! It seems that the air filter canister intake allows snow and rain into the filter cartridge. With the temperature below freezing the air filter frooze solid. They went to the local Ford dealer who told them they had sold 6 yesterday and only had 1 left!

What a BS design and the air filter is not covered under the warranty, $79.00 out of the pocket.

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So bully dog hasn't made an RFI kit for the truck yet???

I really dont see how the snow and rain gets up into the air filter cause the intake ducting is BEHIND the front headlight. On my 05 i had the Zoodad mod on it and there was a straight shot from the grill to the filter and I never had any problems with it.

I also have been told that the 08 filter "sucks" alot more air and its almost choking itself. I put the Airaid on mine already to help avoid this problem. I was up in NM for about a week and didn't run into anything like this.

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That is a very common problem with the 08,s, that is why the job 2 trucks now come with an ugly 1980 copy of a winter front, my new truck has one behind the seat.

Here in canada alot of 08,s have had the filter plugging in snow storms, the filter minder comes on & if you drive long enough starts to cut back power.
Dig the snow out & carry on.
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That is a very common problem with the 08,s, that is why the job 2 trucks now come with an ugly 1980 copy of a winter front, my new truck has one behind the seat.

Here in canada alot of 08,s have had the filter plugging in snow storms, the filter minder comes on & if you drive long enough starts to cut back power.
Dig the snow out & carry on.
Your job#2 came with that black winter grille cover??? I have a job#2 lariat and I didn't get this. Wonder if my dealership will supply me with one or will they make me shell out the 90 or so bucks.

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yall dont fell bad. the shivy LMM is having the same problem
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Yep, some of the Chevy's are having the same issue. I haven't had this problem with mine though and I've been in some blowing snow.

As for the filter in your son's truck. Is there no way to dry it out?

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I am with Russ on this. My friends LMM with do the same. What about drying that guy at room temp and putting her back together? That is a bunch of money...OUCH!!!!
It is a decent system though. I wonder what is going on??
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Anyone have any pics of where it goes?

Oh and why doesn't it affect trucks with the EATC? Do any of your trucks have the EATC?

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So do we have to buy this or is Ford going to give us one for there bad design?

As I have said before I don't drive my 08 much but when I do start driving it Im up in the mountains of Colorado a lot for snowmobling so I would venture to say I will see blowing snow so what gives ???????
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