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Old 10-14-2020, 08:56 PM   #1
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Bit by the Ford 6.0 Liter ?

Bought an 06 F250 about 5 years ago. 45k on the motor. It was only AFTER I owned the truck did I learn of its notoriety@! Well, 90k on the clock now and methinks my pocketbook is about to get MUCH lighter. We should our TT and bought a 5-er mid summer and of the 4 trips we broke down twice. Note: trailer weight one for 6500 to 10,500#...still well within truck's ability.

1) Holiday weekend September truck one to limp mode near Ft Leonard Wood MO. Rescued by some wonderful soldiers. Pulled to a very close RV park (full of soldiers living full time). I had just purchased Good Sam Roadside...whew! They towed truck about 40 miles away to nearest Ford dealer. $65 STC fitting (known lousy part) with $950 in labor. Ugh.

2) Two weeks ago. Pulled to Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Stopped halfway, turned off truck. 15 minutes later started truck and blew HUGE cloud of white smoke. We monitored it and made it to the destination. Next morning and truck tried to hydro lock. Well, we made it home safely...thanks to guidance on the Powerstroke.org. Loose degas cap and unplugged EGR valve.

Last week a local general diesel shop was unable to diagnose...and were unwilling to go very far into it. (Nothing more than part-swappers).

Today, I took it 45 minutes away to a diesel performance shop. They let me speak to the lead Ford tech on the phone and was confident he knew what he was doing. Finger$ cro$$ed a$ thi$ could be co$tly.

Stephen
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:35 PM   #2
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Get it bullet proofed.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:12 AM   #3
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Get it bullet proofed.
That is where all the $ signs come from. I have watched every 6.0L video on youtube since buying the truck. Don't really wish to spend all those $ but I do know there will never be another big issue with there truck once it is bulletproofed.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:28 AM   #4
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I was thinking BulletProof it, but I see Erik already said it and you've already considered it.

If you do BulletProof it, it'll increase the resale value when and if you ever decide to get rid of it.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:38 AM   #5
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I was thinking BulletProof it, but I see Erik already said it and you've already considered it.

If you do BulletProof it, it'll increase the resale value when and if you ever decide to get rid of it.
Agreed. The initial mechanic was surprised to see it bone-stock. The current shop was surprised to see it still had the egr cooler.

The truck was in 99 % perfect condition when I bought it. A retired couple had owned it for a 5-er but it obviously was lightly used: 42k miles in 10 years. It is a bit rougher around the edges now (my daily driver) and I have always diligently maintained it.

Seems the heavier trailer pushed the egr cooler off the cliff (having read most fail within the first 60k miles). And the STC fitting should have been a recall because Ford issued a better part.

I still want to get a few more trips in before the coldest weather sets in. Def need it for Thanksgiving.
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Recent article about Ford knowingly selling defective trucks.


https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...in/3626782001/
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:16 AM   #7
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Recent article about Ford knowingly selling defective trucks.


https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...in/3626782001/
Thanks for the link. Amazed that it was published just this week. I need to poke around to see if I can find currently open lawsuits. If I need a full bulletproof then it might be of value to find a hungry attorney to seek compensation.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:53 AM   #8
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had a 08 forg f250. cost me 10.000 dollars on repairs in 5 years. its gone. got a 2018 chev 2500 duramax 6.6 . out does that ford easily. more power, better mileage . pull a 30 ft puma toyhauler. can am spyder in box , 17.5 bayliner in tow. Superb power.
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I always liked the 6.0 and they have quite a big following now. We still have at least 2 low mileage 6.0's at work. Regardless of what engine you have, it is a 14/15 year old truck and will take occasional maintenance to keep it going. We have a low-mileage 2010 Tiguan and I spend 1-2k in parts (and replace them myself) every spring to keep it in tip-top shape. Still much cheaper than regular vehicle payments.
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Get it bullet proofed.
X2

Mine is new from the block up. Everything. Do it once and use the best parts available. No issues since.

Good Luck. Not subscribed. PM
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I have an '07 that I bought almost 3 yrs ago. It had an oil cooler issue and while he was knee deep in there, I just had him do the whole thing.

$6400 if I remember correctly. The truck has been solid as a rock since then. I've put on about 60k since. No issues at all. I plan to drive it for many years. Well worth the expense.

Do your research, take it to the best shop you can find. My guy offered an unlimited mileage warranty on his work. Basically said.. this is what we do.. ever have an issue, bring it here and I'll make it right. Don't care how long you own it.

Now, I fully understand that probably doesn't extend to normal wear and tear components like injectors, sensors, etc. It's nice to see that he stands behind them.

The same shop told me they won't do that for a 6.4 and the 6.7 even has some caviats along with it.

That speaks volumes to me.
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Old 10-15-2020, 01:33 PM   #13
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Ford F350 2004 Up in smoke!

Been burn so bad with my F350 6.0 that it's pathetic! Mechanics, Ford and the salesman all got me! Loved the truck when she was running! But, Oh boy disaster on the wallet.
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Old 10-15-2020, 01:37 PM   #15
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Bought an 06 F250 about 5 years ago. 45k on the motor. It was only AFTER I owned the truck did I learn of its notoriety@! Well, 90k on the clock now and methinks my pocketbook is about to get MUCH lighter. We should our TT and bought a 5-er mid summer and of the 4 trips we broke down twice. Note: trailer weight one for 6500 to 10,500#...still well within truck's ability.

1) Holiday weekend September truck one to limp mode near Ft Leonard Wood MO. Rescued by some wonderful soldiers. Pulled to a very close RV park (full of soldiers living full time). I had just purchased Good Sam Roadside...whew! They towed truck about 40 miles away to nearest Ford dealer. $65 STC fitting (known lousy part) with $950 in labor. Ugh.

2) Two weeks ago. Pulled to Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Stopped halfway, turned off truck. 15 minutes later started truck and blew HUGE cloud of white smoke. We monitored it and made it to the destination. Next morning and truck tried to hydro lock. Well, we made it home safely...thanks to guidance on the Powerstroke.org. Loose degas cap and unplugged EGR valve.

Last week a local general diesel shop was unable to diagnose...and were unwilling to go very far into it. (Nothing more than part-swappers).

Today, I took it 45 minutes away to a diesel performance shop. They let me speak to the lead Ford tech on the phone and was confident he knew what he was doing. Finger$ cro$$ed a$ thi$ could be co$tly.

Stephen
My .6.0 excursin was an awsome diesel tow vehicle....Power, mileage ...you name it ! At 103k....headin back to minnesota from phoenix thru Kansas city on 35w....the whole shebang went...right in front of new ford dielership ! pulled into there lot with liquids draining !..30 days later $10 grand literplus...and Ford said : cant help you ! Their Newest Diesel is a Ford designed GEM...not a tractor/studebaker product
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Been burn so bad with my F350 6.0 that it's pathetic! Mechanics, Ford and the salesman all got me! Loved the truck when she was running! But, Oh boy disaster on the wallet.
Never take anything to the Ford dealer unless it's for parts. That's where you went wrong.
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There are so many deficiency's built into a 6.0 it's mind boggling!
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Get the truck bullet-proofed, if you can. I had an '04 F250 that had fuel injector issues on three of the eight cylinders, but I didn't want to have potentially more issues later on, so my diesel mechanic did the bullet-proofing and all new fuel injectors. Be sure to pick a reputable shop who has certified Ford mechanics, if you can. Mine insisted on only using newer generation FOMOCO parts and gave me a two year warranty for the job.

A couple months after all that work, the starter went out, so that too was replaced. Other than the original turbo on the truck, I got a brand new engine. Highly recommend to have them replace the starter too while they have the cab off the truck frame. It'll only cost you about an additional $250 for a 6.4L starter that'll work with the 6.0 engine. With the 6.4L starter on my truck, it turned over super fast, plus there's less wear and tear on it and is only a little more than the cost of a 6.0L starter.

For my bullet-proofing and injector replacements, it ran me a little over $6K, and another $600 to replace the starter. Once that was done, it was like driving a new truck and never worked better.
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I had an '02 F250 with the 7.3L in it. Great truck that I kept for fourteen years without hardly a bit of trouble. So many people I knew had the 6.0 and 6.4, and disasters commonplace among them, I felt for a while that I may have to drive a Cummins powered truck ����
Luckily, the FoMoCo got things sorted by the time I really needed another truck. When I traded it in on my current truck, the service manager that drove it prior to the trade, bought it for his dad (who still has it).
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