6.0 Ford?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by yardworks inc., Jul 2, 2010.

  1. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
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    What year models of the 6.0 have fewer problems than the rest?
     
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    06-07 a late 05 is ok too. Get an OASIS report from the dealer on whatever you buy...
     
  3. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
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    On the later models is there stilll anything I need look for or try to prevent? I am looking at a couple different trucks with 90,000 to 110,000 miles. Is there any particular problems that seem to happen around this mileage?
     
  4. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is funny, just today I was driving my 05 DRW crew cab and smelt diesel so I stoped and looked in the bed to see if any fuel was pouring out of a can....nothing, so I look under the hood and see there is fluid coming from my coolant resi, I give it the ole sniff and its diesel. So I call ford they said its a cracked going to cost somewhere between 4500-6000 to fix. Well I only owe 16600 on the beast with 140,000 miles. Well I also think the egr is bad again and I may have a bad turbo, so needleSs to say I spent the day truck shopping! It sucked I really like my truck and liked the power and fuel milage of the 6.0 but dang that engine is a problem. Sorry to rant
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  5. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    How does diesel get in the coolant system? Only time I had seen any issues you're describing is oil in the coolant from a bad oil cooler. I find it hard to believe that diesel is getting into your coolant. Are you just some Cummins guy spreading rumors?
     
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Get an Oasis report and see if any hard parts were replace if so run away... I had a 06 6.0 although I didn't have any issues I would suggest staying away from diesel unless you really really really need one or you have a lot of money. They're far better trucks then what a lot of people make them out to be and every brand has there issues right now with their diesels.
     
  7. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
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    No I am a die hard ford fan! The dealership said it was a cracked head. I don't know but it defiantly diesel and defiantly the coolanst system! I love that truck! Oh and screw cummins and the duramax! Haha I was look at 10 and 11 fords today.
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  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    I really don't see how fuel could get into the coolant system. I have never heard of a cracked head on a truck in a long time. I traded mine in for a 2010 f150. With Z plan and 6000 grand in rebates I couldn't sit around and wait for the ticking time bomb 6.0. It was good to me and to other around me but I know sooner or later it was going to be a money pit.
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have the o4 ford (one with all the problems. And I've only had one problem with it and that was the alternator at about 100,000 miles.
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  10. Economical_Landscaping

    Economical_Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    As far as i know through some detailed research and previous owners. The 05 is the worst of them all.
     

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