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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Junior M, Sep 28, 2010.
What are some common complaints from a 2005 6.0?
Any complaints about the 2005 F350 in general?
fordtrucks.com is a super forum that has a 6.0 section with tons of knowledgeable guys im a member there also......the 05's are better than the 03-04 models but they still have their fair share of problems. Some of the biggest are injectors and turbo problems. Definately check out that website if you have a chance you'll get alot more info on there than you'll ever need probably.
Ditch the emissions and it will run cooler and cheaper on fuel, I just put another 100 kms on my F450 and the fuel needle still hasn't moved.
ya, when we looked for a 6.0L i narrowed my search to ONLY 06-07 years, safest bet. i know there are guys with no issues on their earlier models, but i just wanted to play it safe.
get an oasis report on the truck your looking at as well, our 06 had 82K with a clean report and she runs great!
For basic info on the 6.0 and its problems and cures watch the videos on this channel some say the guy is off base it is just some info.
I have owned two f.350's with 6.0's. The old one an 05, the current one an 06. The 05 was in a bad accident and was totaled. I had problems with the 05 because I heavily modified it ultimately resulting in the factory head bolts stretching out and my head gaskets failing. Once I deleted the factory egr system and had arp head studs installed the truck was amazing. I beat the heck out of that truck for 125k with towing, drag racing and sled pulling. I liked the 6.0 so much that I bought the current 06 used with 108k on it. Flawless oasis report, not a single warranty claim! The current truck has minor modifications but no major power adders that will cause catastrophic failure.
The early years 03-04 seemed to have more problems than 05-07. The 6.0 got a bad rap right away but its not a bad engine. If you have the time or money to fix the factory weak points (mainly the egr system components) you'll have a great engine!
If you plan on buying one get an oasis report from a ford dealership. Its a report of all warranty work done by ford on that truck within 100k miles.
If you remove the emissions and head stud the engine it makes it stronger than the 7.3 will ever be. The 6.0 uses a two piece block or bed plate that makes the block strong it keeps it from twisting.
I will never own a 7.3 PSD they are too noisy they don't have the power a stock 6.0 puts out and they don't get the fuel mileage.
Become a member on www.powerstroke.org you will learn alot there, The are great when they run good, lots of power easy to mod, when the have problems, dont ask!
I had an 03, head gaskets, 2 egr coolers, ipr valve, injectors, cracked turbo pipes.
I would take the chance on another one though
How would you know if you got a good one or bad one?
Agreed, powerstroke.org has a great forum and I've learned alot there.
You can obtain an "oasis" report from a dealership that contains a list of all warranty work performed on a specific truck. Most major engine components are warrantied for 100k so you'll get a pretty good idea if the truck has had many problems or not.
The second 6.0 I bought didn't have a single warranty claim on its oasis report!