Blown 7.3L Godzilla Motor

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While waiting impatiently for my new truck I’ve been watching every YouTube video I can find on the Tremor and came across this video.
Might already be posted but if not here you go.
I sure hope it was just a isolated issue, I’d rather not replace the motor in a brand new truck.

 

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it's a "solid" sound, like a rod knock, or something.
I'm sure this is an isolated case. One, we never know what might've happened, beforehand, that lead-up to this event.
Two, it's machinery, and every now & then, bad things are bound to happen.

I sincerely hope this guy gets his issue resolved quickly & completely
Its likely companies will pick up on this guy's misfortune and sell a lot of snake oil additives, claiming, '"this would not have happened if he would've used BS ?Brand Additive" ?
 

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That’s something that would be incredibly disappointing. However, sometimes shit happens and that’s why you have warranties. I would be a lot more concerned if it was a common failure and/or nothing was being done to fix it by Ford under warranty.

It doesn’t take much for something like this to happen. One flaw in the manufacturing process and it could happen to any of us. That’s a different matter from a design flaw. Some of the comments on the you tube site show a fair degree of ignorance.
 

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sounds like a valve slap...bet he sucked out a retainer...
 

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Aww...where's the blower? Seen the video...I don't see why they don't turn the damn thing off before totaling the engine, something seemed off about it all.
 

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Seems like definitely a valvetrain issue here.
 
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I really thought when I read the title it was gonna be a new 7.3 with a Whipple SuperCharger on it....
Sorry about that I should have changed the title, I actually thought the same thing, and is why I clicked on the video in the first place.
 

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agree with those tat posted valve train and not connecting rod - the sound is too high pitched - a rod would sound like a hammer slapping the block and would not survive the revving displayed on this vid - broken rods rupture through the block.
 

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agree with those tat posted valve train and not connecting rod - the sound is too high pitched - a rod would sound like a hammer slapping the block and would not survive the revving displayed on this vid - broken rods rupture through the block.
Also the sound of the tapping sounds about half the speed of the crank. Possibly broken pushrod? Stuck lifter?
 

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Also the sound of the tapping sounds about half the speed of the crank. Possibly broken pushrod? Stuck lifter?
I love the investigative nature of folks on this forum. The balls you need to have to determine the cause of the issue from the sound of a phone-recorded youtube video, it is truly remarkable.
No hard feelings @RaptorTremor please carry on!
 

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I love the investigative nature of folks on this forum. The balls you need to have to determine the cause of the issue from the sound of a phone-recorded youtube video, it is truly remarkable.
No hard feelings @RaptorTremor please carry on!
Hey man just putting in my thoughts. I've blown a few motors in my days. Not saying what it is but what may be possible.
 

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maybe a rocker arm or lifter lost pressure hopefully it's nothing major
 

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Hey man just putting in my thoughts. I've blown a few motors in my days. Not saying what it is but what may be possible.
Haha I’m just messing with you! All good! If it were for me, I’d trust your sound judgement (pun intended)...
 

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I’m guessing it’s because he’s a pheasant!???
 

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While waiting impatiently for my new truck I’ve been watching every YouTube video I can find on the Tremor and came across this video.
Might already be posted but if not here you go.
I sure hope it was just a isolated issue, I’d rather not replace the motor in a brand new truck.

Back in November 2020, took possesion of my ordered 2021 f-250 tremmor w/ the 7.3 Pretty much all options, and boy what an upgrade over my 2014 f-250 6.7. Drove it 950 miles, and on the way home from the office last night, seriours surges, flashing check engine light, and loads of motor noise. Limped to dealer, just got the dreaded text from the service advisor i've known for 15 years - engine blew. Field rep for ford is on the way there, and he will advise direction they will take for a new motor. Unreal. Want some irony? Ok - same dealer put a new engine in our two year old ford expedition because it blew too. Lottery ticket winners have better odds than i am having with cars.
 
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