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Ford 6.0 diesel question

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snowfighter

Did the 6.0 come out in 2003? If my memory is correct wasn't there some problems with the first ones. Im looking at a 2003 F350 6.0 auto.

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Valv

I think they came out in '04, but I am not sure, it might be '03

I know for sure 1/2 of the 1st year was 7.3l then 6.0l

I would stay away from it, go Cummins, you can't go wrong there grin.gif

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Moose-Hunter

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Did the 6.0 come out in 2003? If my memory is correct wasn't there some problems with the first ones. Im looking at a 2003 F350 6.0 auto.


From what I know.... With it's intoduction in mid 2003, the 6.0 was a "band-aid" motor of sorts. Basically built to bridge the time/development gap between the 7.3 and the new motor. I believe it's now a 6.4....

I know two guys with the 6.0... One has had nothing but problems. His truck has been in the shop more than on the road until Ford finally bought it back... The other guy... No problems what so ever. This guy's truck is like a pet rock. Works it HARD and it keeps on coming back for more...

Would I buy a 6.0?.... NO. To me, it's just too much of a "coin toss"....

I personally drive a 2002, 7.3 and am VERY pleased. Also, as Val said, you really can't go wrong with a Cummins either...

Okay, okay... I know I drive a Ford, but deep down inside, I'm still a Mopar kind of guy... wink.gif

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Capt. Don*

The 6.0 arrived on the scene in mid '03. THey had numerous concerns early with pcm calibration and were being updated frequently to correct cold start/idle concerns. Then came the head gasket issues, we were replacing headgaskets and heads under warranty constantly. In defense of the motor

I will say when used properly it has held up well, most of, (not all) the base engine failures we have seen were caused by the addition of aftermarket chips for power, performance, mileage etc. The 6.0 will not hold up to this type of modification, it is basically a hot-rod motor already, putting out the power it does from a 6.0 platform, when pcm power chips started controlling the output we saw head bolts that were literally stretched, lifting the head right off the deck. These are a transition motor, the 7.3 was no longer able to meet the latest emission requirement, so these were put into service. I think Ford and Navistar learned a lesson, it has cost them miilions to make the repairs. Most of the engines that broke, broke early, under 50,000 miles. If the one you're looking at has higher mileage you may be fine, lastest problems have been with egr valves carboning up and creating idle/lack of power concerns, or a few injector problems. Most of the bugs have been worked out albeit a 4-5 year process. I just hope the replacement engine has undergone alot more r&d and field testing, my 7.3 will not run forever and I personally will not own a 6.0, although I know many who have been happy with them.

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Ufatz

Find a last year 7.3 Powerstroke. Take care of it and it will last a very long time. Run the other way from anybody whp tries to sell you a 6.0 Ford of any kind. Not worth the risk. Simply not ready for prime time. The last 7.3's are like the Energizer bunny.

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Valv

I have to admit I also had a '99 7.3, I sold it with 265,000 miles, the guys that bought it is a RV hauler, it has now 540,000 miles on original motor.....

If you really, really want to go Ford, get a 7.3

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snowfighter

Thanks for the info, it really helps, I have also looked at a 2000 F350 with a 7.3 and 92000 miles it maybe a better way to go.

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Valv

If it's in the price range and conditions you want, take it, it will last a loooong time.

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Ufatz

An F-350 is a beast of a truck, but the mileage is low. If the price is right I'd jump on it.

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Kevin Turner

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Lotsa good dsl truck info....

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crappace

I have an 05 f350 6.0. I got it with about 17k on it and now am at 34k with no problems. It started on Winnie with the temp lower than -20 last January or Feb...

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