Ford 5.4 engine vs. 6.0 diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GreenGiant94, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. GreenGiant94

    GreenGiant94 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats good to know. I was thinking that the later years where better.
  2. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
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    this has been my experience also...the tow rating on my truck (5.4) is 7100#.
  3. GreenGiant94

    GreenGiant94 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Alright. For the most part I will be towing mowers and stuff like that. Every now and then I will probably be towing heaver stuff. We do so car restoration and now and then we have to tow one of them.

    I'm thinking I might could put some upgrades on it. Would that help a lot?
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    You mean international. Powerstroke is what Ford Named the diesel. The new Ford diesel is called Powerstroke.
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  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You cant polish a terd!
  6. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    so many people on this thread alone have no idea what they are talking about!!:hammerhead::laugh::dizzy:
  7. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    That's what I try to tell a lot of people. The GVWR for a 5.4 isn't much less than that of a diesel. I had a 2001 7.3 PSD and grew tired of staring at $1000+ repair bills. I know many rawe over the 7.3 but fact is they had their share of problems, nothing compared to a 6.0 though.

    Just checked Ford's website and the new PowderSmoke is a $9000!!! option, that's one expensive ticket to a nightmare.
  8. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    So many people in most threads have no idea what they are talking about; it is just more difficult to recognize in those threads.
  9. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
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    i do not by any means intend to offend anyone, but the facts r the facts $500,000,000 in warranty claims on the 6.0 and ford severing its relationship with navistar says it all. Ive worked on diesels for many years, the 6.0 is a mastery of complex design, and a mechanics dream. they smile every time one is in the parking lot or on the back of a flatbed and their smiling because they know u will be paying for their kids college be fair every diesel engine has been plagued with their own shortcomings just not as many as the 6.0...u might not like a dodge/cummins combo but they have 40% less parts to deal with and everything is accessible. No ford doesn't own cummins you can get cummins engine in class 6 trucks, as well as a cat motor. yes navistar counter sued and lost........and yes if your not carefull a 5.4 engine will puuuck its spark plugs........if u can a descent truck that has a good warranty then buy it, as soon as warranty is over get rid of it, u will be paying top dollar to fix it. I am only speaking from experience i know many here own 6.0' sorry..... few of the bugs in that engine were redesigned by 07 model year, not all of them.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    Wow, thats a very accurate post! Its amazing to see..

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