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2006 Ford Powerstroke

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Turf Technologies, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    Anyone have an good or bads on the 06 powerstroke?
  2. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 571

    I have an 05 with 101,000 miles on it, no major problems.

    I'd recommend one.
  3. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 642

    well i dont have one and dont know any one that does but the ford dealer i go to with my f-350 7.3 tells me the 6.0 have ALOOOOOOT of problems, id wait and buy the new 08 model, or buy a 03 7.3 i think they made SOME 04's with the 7.3 BUT i might be wrong...
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    The new 6.4 twin turbo PSD is a very expensive option for us in Canada its almost a 9 grand option on a Ford P/U truck. Cheaper to buy a V-10 and suffer with slightly poorer gas mileage. Diesels are not worth it anymore with the cost of repairing them and they are not getting the fuel mileage like they used to. The new 6.4 uses electronic unit injectors over hydraulic unit injectors like the 7.3 or 6.0 . The 6.4 uses Peizo (sp) injectors supposidly they are better but its expensive technology.

    Also the new 08 Fords in my mind are ugly it might grow on me but right now they are UGLY.
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    The first 6.0's (the '03's) basically were a failure. Your chances of getting one with no problems was about 50/50. The '04's were a decent amount better except for some injector issues. The '05's, '06's, and '07's have been really good. An '03 7.3 (last year offered) would be good choice, but if you go that route, learn all about their cam sensors and how to replace one and you'll be fine.:)
  6. iamthelawnman

    iamthelawnman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    shawn read this
  7. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    I will never own a Ford product again, ever. They are crap. I have owned an escort, an explorer, and an F150. The car never made it past 35,000 miles the Explorer had problems from with the electronics from the begining so I traded it in for a 2002 Jeep liberty (which now has 87,000 miles on it with no problems at all) and the truck had an engine fire at 63,000 and then the trannie froze up at 67,000 and that is when I decided to never own a ford product again. If you are going to buy somthing buy a GMC (Chevy) maybe a Dodge. I would rather tow my stuff with a 10 speed bike than buy another Ford.
  8. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    I got a 06 350 roughly 7k miles no problems. I got a friend with an F450 with 5k miles no problem. Another guy with an 04 no problems. One with an 07 no problems. And I believe its 05 maybe on 06 with 30k an no problems. All trucks are work trucks and used on a daily basis.
  9. GG386

    GG386 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    If your towing that trailer (loaded) in your signature, I doubt if a GMC or Dodge in that series of tow vehicle would hold up any better than the oval would/could do.

    As for the 6.0 powerstroke, any model from 05 on you should be good to go. I do own an 07 with said power, no problems but a little more harder on fuel than my 7.3's, by at least a mile to a gallon. I will replace my E350 in 08 (7.3 power) with a gasser. I have no faith at all in any of the new offerings (diesel wise) from the U.S. Too much unproven technology out there.

    Both the duramax and cummins are excellent powerplants and good drivetrains, but the Ford's are better:laugh:
  10. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    I owned the F150 before I started towing anything. All I had was two 21" mowers that I put in the bed. I tow my trailer with the liberty and have for two years with no problems at all.

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