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Old 06-25-2018, 09:36 AM   #1
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I am still looking to buy my tow vechicle. I have heard many horror stories regarding the Ford 3.0 & 3.4 diesel engines. One of the one I am considering now has a Ford 6.7 Liter Engine. Any input (good or bad) about this motor would be grately appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:45 AM   #2
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3.0 and 3.4 are Transit engines maybe in the new F150. Only problem I read about is all the junk they put on them for emissions. DEF and EGR seam to be the biggest. May be others.
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Lots of discussion on the Ford Truck Forum

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I have a 2017 Ford F-350 Dually with the 6.7 and it is a beast. Love my F-350.
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I was a big fan of my 6.7 great tow vehicle, but now it is at the Ford dealer with a blown engine after only 130,000 miles. Do yet have specifics on failure. Heading to the dealer now.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:42 AM   #6
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I am still looking to buy my tow vechicle. I have heard many horror stories regarding the Ford 3.0 & 3.4 diesel engines. One of the one I am considering now has a Ford 6.7 Liter Engine. Any input (good or bad) about this motor would be grately appreciated.
Ford is already on the 3rd revision of their 6.7L engine to improve power and reliability. They have a lot riding on this engine.

I'd like to know why previous poster's 1st generation 6.7L failed at such low mileage. I've heard dropping exhaust valves, turbo failure, radiator failure, and glow plug failure could be issues for 1st gen year models.

My '15 F350 is a love hate relationship. DPF problems not resolved until 17k miles mainly because dealerships thought my problems were from city driving and not enough highway driving even though 99% of my driving is towing my 5th wheel on the highway. Had 3 camping trips shortened or cancelled bcause of emission issues over the past 2 years. Shortly after DPF issue resolved to Ford's satisfaction, had cooling fan failure. Affter that had DEF pump failure not covered under warranty. A month later at 21k miles, had a TPMS fail. In 2.5 years of ownership, this thing has been more in the shop than my Hyundai which had only a quick recall check ;-)


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FWIW, I still feel that my '15 engine generates too much soot when towing a 5th wheel at high altitude. Engine does not do passive regeneration when towing my fiver above 6k feet altitude but does passively regenerate when towing at much lower altitudes, i.e. Texas. I think the engine ECU calibration is not properly calibrated/tuned for high altitude operation resulting in too frequent DPF regenerations and somewhat regular incomplete regenerations where DPF soot reduction is not what it should be. Last regen took DPF down to 75% and one prior to that took it down to 95%.
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Not sure if it is a consideration for you, but I can tell you they are a LOT faster than my Cummins. At least as far as seat of the pants acceleration unloaded goes anyway.
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I’d look into a Dodge Ram 3500
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I’d look into a Dodge Ram 3500
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I think the original poster was referring to the previous 6.0 and 6.4 liter diesel engines as having problems, and the 3.0 and 3.4 were just typos.
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