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6.0 problems

Post by Ctrow » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:01 am

My brother has picked up an 05 f250 with the 6.0L diesel. I've heard of there being alot of problems with this particular motor and was wondering what could be done to prevent these problems.....and don't say buy a duramax or cummins. My bros not very truck savvy and I'd like to keep his truck from blowing up on him.


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Post by TerryD » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:31 am

If it's turbo problems (not familiar with diesels), I'd recommend using synthetic oil. Generaly, turbo problems are caused by either poor lubrication or the oil sitting in the turbo after the engine has been shut down and overheating due to the temperature and causing buildup which limits lubrication and causes the bearings to starve for oil.

Synthetic oil will keep that from happening. It withstands the temperatures and the diesel formulated synthetics are designed for the high temperatures turbos endure.

Also, synthetic oil will extend oil changes 2000-5000 miles depending on use of the vehicle. I usually change my oils around 8000-10000 miles using regular oil, so I'm a bad example of oil changes, but I get 200,000+ miles out of vehicles and never have engine problems either. Use the best oil filters you can get. Wix, Motorcraft, AC Delco, Napa Gold, and I personally use Purolator Pure-one.
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Post by Stinson » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:43 pm

Basically keep the EGR system clean, and don't turn it up unless you do ARP head studs first or you will blow head gaskets.

Here is some info, this guy is a goober but has some decent info...

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Post by ford150 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:51 pm

there are a lot of problems with 6.0 powerstrokes... told theres a big list of common problems from duncan fords diesel tech. main thing is change oil regular because the high pressure oil opens the injectors and if not changed will cause injectors to stick

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