People like to blame Ford for not being able to produce a low emissions diesel that runs on pot smoke, group love, and world peace. So my question is, is there any hope or help for someone that bought it used, unbeknownst to all the problems this engine is know to have? If the truck stays pluged in it starts and runs perfect, if not pluged in it sputters and run bad for the first 5 min or so. The stupid thing is that when i asked to buy a new one I was told I needed to buy a new truck if I wanted a new one. How do I check to see if I really need head gaskets. Michael, you also need to be looking at the electrical system…. Called my mechanic buddy and asked him what to do. I have had my exhaust system check no results.
Fords attitude to this problem is scandalous, the are aware of the problem and are not prepared to do anything about it! We also provide free support and have experienced diesel techs that can help you with your 6. It now has about 140000 miles on it. Within a week another injector went up, same scenerio, towed, rent a car, etc. Service shop reported that Ford informed them that this is a common issue. It is still going strong at 581,000 with the exception of a fuel injection pump the engine is original.
We just had the oil changed a few weeks ago like suggested every 3-5000 miles, and now it just blew a lifter and is a complete loss. I have a Ford F-550 with a 6. Hello, We have a 2005 F350 Dually King Ranch, just passed 70,000 miles. Had the high pressure oil sensor replaced. We did have a 2000 Ford F350 that was a good truck but traded it in for the 2008 Ford F450. Please give us a call if you have recently purchased a 6.
For now all I have is a locked up motor and no satisfaction for any of my trouble or expense. I use my sct live wire tuner for gauges. I also had catastrophic engine failure yesterday due to ruptured egr and ford will not do anything except admit they are aware of ongoing issues with this engine. I have taken care of the motor since new. All well until return from labor day weekend.
If you read above you might see that one. Was my primary mode of transportation for 9 years. The bolts were not designed to hold this weight of an engine and hence, we have major issues. We have the 2007 F-350 King Ranch…complete engine failure in February of this year with only 68,000 miles on it and we always maintained it. I will not use any Ford parts in the rebuild and it will be built like a race engine. The only recurring issues that come to mind on the 6.
Alot of the issues is also due to lack of maintenance once again not fords issue. Call for more info parting out 2004 f350 fx4 4 door 4×4 with 6. The entire cab had to be pulled off of the frame so they could work on it. Regular-cab pickups have an 8-foot cargo bed and measure 226. I bought f250 ford pickup new in 2004 with only 50 miles on it.
Custom 11ft tool box, aluminum wheels,fuel cell goose-neck hitch. If you go back with the 6. He normally tows it with his Lincoln Navigator, but it was being repainted from a fender bender that weekend. Throw in some cold mornings and a weak battery and you have a voltage drop causing current spikes and havoc throughout the electrical and electronic systems. I regularly change the oil and maintain all the fluids and do required maintenance on truck per the mileage. Some of these may not have been needed but I wanted to start with what I know is good and go from there so I replaced them anyway.
The truck is very fast and believe it or not unusally good fuel mileage if you keep your foot out. This truck is also for sale…. We are currently considering trading it in, but have been offered substantially less than the value of the truck due to these issues. Customers are responding to the new version of the Super Duty, increasing sales at some Alberta dealerships. Ive been trying to get rid of this piece of crap for three years. I have spent 4K in repairs and upgrades and things are just falling apart. Josh, I am very happy that you are having good luck with your truck.