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Old 05-27-2014, 05:55 AM   #43
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Ditto on the above, + where is the proof on the Ford warning IH not to sell parts to Ford customers?

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I was told by parts man on the phone at local IH dealer. Now I just show up with IH parts no.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:40 AM   #44
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I bought an 06 F250 6.0 new. I put a K&N cold air intake on it right from the start. To date with 196,000 miles the only thing I've done besides oil, tires, and brakes is the EGR cooler was cleaned, and replace two glow plugs. This year I added a 4" magna flow muffler, and SCT programer to tow my Excel 5th wheel, GVWR 15,500. I towed it across country and am getting 10-12 mpg. This is the best truck I've ever owned. My mechanic is saying the 6.0 could likely turn out to be one of the best engines out there. Of course the verdict is out still on the new 6.7. What I hear is lots of problems with the 6.3's. Good luck
I agree and own one.
Keep the cooling clean by using IH recommended coolant and the oil cooler will not plug. Causing the EGR to fail. And coolant leaking in the engine creating high pressure failing the Head Gaskets.
Do not Idle the engine causing excessive carbon deposits in the turbo that will stick.
Drive it like you stole it and do not baby it, it needs to work. Mileage has no baring on what cause failures, but using the truck hard could help.
My take on all that is Ford has done nothing but stuck to their principal of blaming IH for their own created problems.
It took us years to eventually blame the coolant for all HG failures. I was part of it 7 years ago, and did the move to late after oil cooler pluged with bad coolant full of deposits. Ford blamed it on castings dust, but I only saw coolant deposits that was flushed out using proper coolant and no aggressive flush neither. My truck has been trouble free for years and I love my depresiation after 7 years.
I did have a trouble free GM 6.5 L for 9 years before this one. And that truck also was a GM curse that almost broke the company. It was GM fault also of not doing the proper repairs. Solved it by modifying it before the warranty was over with after market $150 part.
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Here's what you do: buy a 2004 f350 dually and yank out the 6.0 and swap it for a Cummins.

http://www.fordcummins.com/
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Here's what you do: buy a 2004 f350 dually and yank out the 6.0 and swap it for a Cummins.

fordcummins.com - Increase Horsepower with Ford Cummins Diesel conversion kits
Sure, good idea for some.

But you can spend the same amount of money (because their prices aren't labor either) and have a perfect truck.
I've never understood why you take a nice, newer truck and put in an old 12V.
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I wouldn't do the swap. I've seen some that have. I'm sure the 6.0 is a great engine if operated exactly as Navistar intended.

A local Ford dealer had a diesel seminar a few years back with a Navistar rep. He started out with "The 6.0 ain't your grandpa's diesel. This is a high tech engine requiring regular oil changes, emissions working correctly and fuel additive."
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you can usually buy a 6.0 powered truck cheap after you mention to the seller all the problems they have. they already know about the problems and are in hopes you don't. With that said, the base engine is very tough, and after upgrades that can cost 2-4 grand they can be very reliable. The GM duramax is a well built engine as is the Cummins. they all have there problems and diesel engine problems are expensive to repair.I could go on and on about the GM and Dodge diesels but this post is about the ford 6.0
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I think that's why it's always important to contact all owners of a vehicle. I won't buy any vehicle from a dealer without calling the last owner at the very least.

And especially the 6.0. Otherwise your initial cost is going to be just a down payment.
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All the 6.0 engines were a problem. The only fix is to replace the 6.0 engine with a cummins engine.
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As mentioned in previous posts, the 6.0 is a good engine, it's just the poorly designed and executed emissions stuff the Ford engineering team added to it. It's an easy fix if you don't live in an area where emissions testing is mandatory and don't mind leaving a little smoke behind. I drive a 2004.5 Duramax, that year had a few quirks and engineering disappointments too, but it's still going strong
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All the 6.0 engines were a problem. The only fix is to replace the 6.0 engine with a cummins engine.
What about the VT365? Were they as bad in their application?
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All the 6.0 engines were a problem. The only fix is to replace the 6.0 engine with a cummins engine.
Several family members and many customers that I had when I worked at a dealer will show you to be absolutely wrong. Several hundred thousand miles on each of them with pretty much only maintenance performed. But im sure you knew that and just trying to stir the pot. However it is futile.
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All the 6.0 engines were a problem. The only fix is to replace the 6.0 engine with a cummins engine.
The 6.0 is one of the last affordable diesel truck available. For me and my friends. With over a dozen around we find they can work hard and do it cheap.
Just needs proper coolant that Ford never admitted was the cause of all the 6.0 problems.
Like I said before I cannot afford any other truck then my 6.0 .
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