Ron, since you are a bleed blue ovals, diehard Ford guy, I would strongly suggest looking at one of the new 6.7L power stroke super duty trucks. I am hearing very good things about them. The truck itself is very similar to your 08 but they have made major improvements in the engine with better MPGs and more power!!! Definitely worth looking into if you don't want to go with a Dodge or GM truck. After your problems you might even be able to get Ford to work you a sweet deal to not go over to another brand!!! Worth a try anyhow.