Finally, after much worry, we got the answer on the truck.
The failure was not due to any driving or towing problems. It was just a failure on a part or parts. There is no way to determine what caused the failure other than to completely tear town the engine and check each part. They will not do that.
The Ford extended warrany representative came down to the Ford dealer today and agreed that it was a failure of the oil cooler and authorized the complete replacement of the engine, radiator, oil cooler and anything else related to the problem. The entire engine and cooling systems was cloged with this grey goop.
Total cost $22,000. Our cost $100 plus $8.30 cents in local taxes.
They hope to have all the parts in about 3-4 working days, and the repair will take an additional two days.
Thank God for Ford extended warranty!!!!!!
We, Linda and I, and Jim and Bobbie are parked at our friends house.
We will keep you updated on the repairs.
love to all of you
Jim and Linda