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Old 07-23-2016, 01:26 PM   #11
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I wouldn't be too quick to blame yourself on this one. If you have not done so, Google "ford turbo diesel engine fires". There is a lot of information here on turbo diesel fires over several year models. You may well have recourse on Ford.
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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Ford 6.0 worst diesel ford ever had. A lot of issues with that engine.
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:32 PM   #13
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That 6.0 International engine that Ford chose to up the horse power/torque every year to keep ahead of the Dodge/GM trucks was the real problem. I had 2 of them over the years. That same engine is still powering most international school buses in service without many headaches.
I had a 6.0, then a 6.4 and now a 6.7 (the first diesel that Ford itself built). Never had trucks long enough to have problems but I might keep this one for awhile. The motor is strong and the transmission is pretty tough, although the new transmissions coming out are going to be interesting.
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:45 PM   #14
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I've had diesels & gassers and 8 speed automatic trans.... but I learned something a long time ago... I never use cruise control in the mountains or when its raining...
Glad to hear your family was safe..
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:53 PM   #15
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I'm with most of the replies here. 6% isn't that much of a grade out West here. Shoulda been able to pull that hill down one gear from overdrive at maybe 1700 RPM.


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Was thinking exactly the same thing. Here in BC we pull 7-10 % Grades pretty well everywhere if we leave the coast . In the far north lots of 11-14%. I would concur that the turbo didn't calve because you were abusing it. It had lived it's short life and a turbo if it's going to go will almost always pop under heavy load full boost. Have had two of them blow up in my commercial transport days and both a hard steep pulls. Sorry for your misfortune. I pull with n/a gas 6.2 so don't have a turbo to worry about 😊
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I've had diesels & gassers and 8 speed automatic trans.... but I learned something a long time ago... I never use cruise control in the mountains or when its raining...
Glad to hear your family was safe..
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:45 PM   #17
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but I learned something a long time ago... I never use cruise control in the mountains or when its raining...
Glad to hear your family was safe..
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X 2 or snow for us in the Great White North. When we had our F250 SD we were very lucky that the turbo went while it was still under warranty.


Glad to hear you and your family are safe. Sad end to your wonderful vacation but it could have been so much worse.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:46 PM   #18
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Ford Superduty 6.0

I bought a 6.0 last year (at a great price, and low mileage) and I didn't know about its issues. Google Bullet Proof Diesel, or 6.0 problems. Once those problems are fixed, the engine should be good for 300,000 miles or so. I haven't done that yet, but I plan to.
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Sorry to hear of your troubles. Glad you made it through the ordeal safely. My question is how did you put the fire out or did you let it burn out? Just curious.
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Not your fault. Those turbos will eventually take a dump. My 2007 6.0 (my last ford) had the oil seals blow out at 98k. I wasn't even towing. Lucky replaced the entire turbo under warranty but at 103k the EGR crap was dying so I went over to the Duramax side and haven't turned. Lol.
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