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Old 10-27-2009, 10:47 PM   #71
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listen to powerstrokehelp.com.my 2005 ex ltd 6.0 with 65k has only had maintenance.my brother who is a ford diesel tech says most of the problems come from lack of maintenance and people who install tuners.also clean fuel is a must and a diesel cetane booster is a plus.these engines run the best on 45 cetane and most diesel at the pump is 40 cetane if that.my truck is completely stock and i use it as my daily driver.it tows my 8500lb airstream like a gas motor pulls a popup trailer.it is critical with this motor to have clean engine oil since the injectors use this oil for there firing.i use standyne performance booster on every tank,change oil and oil filter every 5000 miles,and change fuel filters every 10000 miles.all other ford maintenance is done by my brother by the book.i also read diesel power and will probably implement stingrays recomendations once the truck is out of warranty.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:20 AM   #72
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Bill Hewitt definitely knows his stuff, when it comes to Ford engines, whether it's the 7.3 or the 6.0. A 4 in. exhaust system is definitely on my list of things to do, along with gauges.

Back in the day, when I had money and brains, my 2005 Dodge 2500HD CTD had every bell and whistle possible....I should never have gotten rid of that truck! Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #73
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I currently have a 2001 F350 with only 55K. I have been shopping for a new one maybe dropping down to a F250 for a better ride. It seems like reading this entire thread that most of the 6.0 problems are from 2003-2007. Does anyone know about 2009-2010 models?
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #74
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I currently have a 2001 F350 with only 55K....most of the 6.0 problems are from 2003-2007. Does anyone know about 2009-2010 models?
it might be fairer to suggest that MOST issues with the 6.0 are PRE 2004 or 2005.

the last 3 years of the 6.0 (stopped in '07) have MANY fewer issues.

mine has had a couple of tiny leaks, an oil pump replaced and a couple of recalls.

otherwise it's been a very good truck with 70,000+ miles of towing.
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IF u wanna learn more about the 6.4 L psd here's a thread that covers THAT version,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...now-30023.html

basically that thread applies UP to and including the 2010 version.

the 2011, coming in the spring

with an INhouse 6.7 ford sludge burner

is much different and i'll do a write up about it in 3-5 months.


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Old 11-08-2009, 11:42 AM   #75
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FWIW, Ford will start taking orders for the new 6.7 Scorpion-powered Super Duties next month.

Right now, our 6.0 is in the shop with a dead FICM. We should have it back tomorrow afternoon with new programming to the FICM, PCM and TCM.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:29 AM   #76
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Has anyone seen this coolant? I don't know how much it would cost to change over but I think I might call and find out.

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Old 11-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #77
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Evans is great stuff...BMW uses the NPG+ in their cars, though they rebottle it under their own OE brand.
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:35 PM   #78
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the 2011, coming in the spring

with an INhouse 6.7 ford sludge burner

is much different and i'll do a write up about it in 3-5 months.


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So, uhm, are you getting the new Scorpion? I'll get one, assuming they are reliable, oh, probably around 2019.
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i'll be checking the dealer timeline for orders this week, usually they start with fleet orders before retail customers.

the 05 gets a dealer oil change (15 qts of 5-40 syn) since it's 25 degrees in the home garage...

i really like my current truck (250 6.0 psd 4x4 fx/offroad AT lariat (leather, heat, mirrors) crewcab long bed factory sun roof) a lot.

except for the high pressure oil pump (for the fuel injectors) that failed at 45k it's been trouble free. and a great towing cruiser.

of course it IS haunted too...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...nth-18538.html
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then i'll need to sort of the sell/trade thing.

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Old 12-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #80
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I hear you about the dealer oil change--but I'm a cheap SOB. Its a miserable 48F and raining and I got the girl in the cab and we're changing the brake fluid as I'm quite certain its never been changed. Its basically a filthy dark green coming out (should be clear, pale yellow--depending on which fluid you use). Just don't want any issues on my upcoming trip and boiling the fluid on a steep grade, PP or not, isn't something I wanna do.

I saw your mudflap thread. Quite nasty/comical. I really need to get me some mudflaps.
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Stingray,

Just when I was thinking that Ford might get my next diesel business due to not having their hand in the stimulus jar, your post about the 6.0 diesel engine and what it takes to make it right keeps me in my '05 Cummins. Not one issue in 64,000 miles.
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Just when I was thinking that Ford might get my next diesel business due to not having their hand in the stimulus jar, your post about the 6.0 diesel engine and what it takes to make it right keeps me in my '05 Cummins. Not one issue in 64,000 miles.
Bear in mind that internet message boards tend to lean heavily on what is going wrong with something or other. Most folks aren't going to post if everything is hunky dory, only if the oil pump blew up, or their head gasket went south, etc.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #83
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I just happen to have recently purchased a diesel excursion. So far I love it. I have it on synthetic oil. (rotella). It has 53 k on it. Seems to perform great but what's this additive for fuel? I'm clueless about diesels- this is my first rig. Now with my first Airstream too,(an up-coming restore) so lots of learning ahead...
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Bear in mind that internet message boards tend to lean heavily on what is going wrong with something or other. Most folks aren't going to post if everything is hunky dory, only if the oil pump blew up, or their head gasket went south, etc.

If something went right, believe me I'd post it. I wish I still had my '05 2500HD CTD Ram; if I hadn't had a "cut my nose off to spite my face" moment, I'd still have it...it was a great truck with no problems.

We hauled our horse to Austin yesterday in our 26' steel gooseneck four-horse straight-load Thoroughbred trailer and got 9.5MPG....I was driving 60MPH @ 2000RPM... My Dodge got 15.3MPG towing the same gooseneck trailer and horse.

I'll post something positive about this truck: the King Ranch interior is great!

Of course, that doesn't help, when the truck is sitting on the side of the road.
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