Lawsuit Against Ford & 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engine

The issues related to the 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel engine have long been in the news. Consumers are enraged over the poor quality of the diesel engine in Super Duty Trucks and Excursions.

Manufactured by Navistar, these defective engines were used in Ford trucks from 2003 to 2007.

Ford owners have been arguing that the 6.0L diesel engine is faulty since it first came out. The engine continued to be manufacturer for another 4 years, at a rate of 275,000 diesel pickup trucks yearly. During this time, Ford advertised the high quality of the engine, leading to the Super Duty Truck becoming one of the best selling Ford vehicles.

Problems with the diesel engine are said to include damaged injectors, necessary turbocharger replacements, decreased resale value, and frequent breakdowns.

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ford Super Duty Truck or Excursion owners. Handling the suit is a firm known as Strom Law LLC is located in Columbia, South Carolina.  Strom Law is  reviewing claims by Ford owners who purchased a vehicle with the 6.0L diesel engine. Attorneys at Strom invite Ford owners to contact them for a free legal consultation.

Strom Law Offices are no longer taking additional plaintiffs for this case. They do not have any additional information on open cases against Ford.

Ford owners have also created a Facebook Page to help unite supporters of the cause.

Joining the Lawsuit: We found a law firm called Goldwater that was gathering information for the lawsuit. Over the past year[updated January 29th, 2013], it seems that the Goldwater lawyer has fizzled, because the website has been taken down.

We have been told that PISCITELLI LAW FIRM  is now doing the class action law suit. Their information is below. We were told that currently 18 people are apart of the class action law suit.

PISCITELLI LAW FIRM is no longer taking on clients. They do not have any additional information on open cases against Ford.

Strom Law firm that was mentioned above might still be taking on cases. Their contact information is:

Strom Law Firm, LLC.
J.P. Strom Jr., PA
2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29016
Direct link to their Contact page for the PowerStroke case: http://stromlawpersonalinjury.com/ford-powerstroke-lawsuit-6-0-diesel-problem/

At this moment we do not have any direct information on the Lawsuits across America, but we are eager to hear about any information on the law suit that we can share with our readers. Please use the contact us tab to share information about the lawsuit with us.  Thank you.

Ford Problems

FIX YOUR 6.0 LITER ENGINE
(Before or after it breaks)

Since we posted this to our blog nearly a year ago, it has become our most popular post. After reading all of your comments I realized that we were not giving any real answers, so I wanted to let readers know that we have some resources for broken 6.0L owners. We have a category on our website specifically for this problem called “Fix your 6.0L”. In the section you will find many parts including  AutoEnginhttp://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/images/Category/medium/2319.jpguity Scanning tools, head studs, upgraded egr cooler, cooler delete kits and much more that will fix common problems associated with the 6.0L. We also provide free support and have experienced diesel techs that can help you with your 6.0L. Although the problems are very common with the engine, if caught early, the engine can sustain many years of use. Please give us a call if you have recently purchased a 6.0L and are looking for tips to keep the truck on the road, or click the link/image to the right to browse our selection of parts.

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Josh M. – Diesel Power Products.com
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239 Responses to Lawsuit Against Ford & 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engine

  1. I bought my 03 super duty f350 6.0L truck new in august of 2003. I have been trying to sell it for the past year now with only being faced with new challenges time and time again with trying to get this thing running long enough to sell. I even got a high pressure oil pump from the dealer to find out it was bad and in turn got my $1,500 stereo system stolen when getting it towed to 3 different mechanic spots trying to figure out the problem and with the problem being the high pressure oil pump I had bought from the dealer. The stupid thing is that when i asked to buy a new one I was told I needed to buy a new truck if I wanted a new one. The high pressure oil pumps are only sold as a re-built unit… Same was with the ficm that also when out on me. I felt like I was going to the ford dealer just to be able to buy swap meet parts. How can I not buy new parts I asked.. They just said… “That’s just how it is”… WTF?!?! I’ll never in my life buy/own another ford again.. I paid just under $50,000 for a truck that isn’t even worth $5…. I have close to $6,000 invested into it now and it recently blew the engine with only 130,045 miles on it. I’ve been having issues with it when it turned 127,000 miles.. That’s not a lot of miles for something that cost so much. Whenever I run into an issue with it… I just Google the symptoms and sure as shit… yet another common problem with this hunk of turd ford so knowingly robbed so many for and now chooses to turn their backs on or if they do acknowledge any type of appreciation towards the customer/victim it only comes with a middle figure and a door being slammed in your face…. F*CK FORD!!!!

    • dustin boyer says:

      Hey if u haven’t fixed your truck yet and still looken to sell I’m looken for a none running truck with 6.0 send some pics to 5743606687 will come get it

      • E Cooper says:

        Are you still looking for an F250 2003 with a 6.0L diesel to buy? Where are you? My truck is in great shape but the engine needs replacing at 158k miles, which I was looking to get at least a good 300k miles out of it.

      • SHELONATE says:

        STAY the hell away from any f’in ford anything especially their diesels there horrible trucks from 99-to present..

      • daniel kelly says:

        amen to that brother! i hate this fuc$ing truck! and yes, Fuck ford for doing so! my truck runs like shit and is alway fucking breaking. last week my 6th alternator in 3 years caught fire! so now i am looking for an engine wiring harness that is non existent! WTF!!!! i can only find used ones on ebay. you cant even buy a new one at the dealership!!!!! aftermarket doesn’t even make them. so how and the hell are you supposed to fix the fucking turd! If it weren’t for carma i would have driven it through the fucking door of the dealership that i bought it from and set fire to the fucking thing and report it stolen!!!! fuck you ford! my next vehicle will be a chevy or god forbid a fucking toyota! at least you can buy parts for them! fuck you again ford! thankyou guys for letting me vent. damn im pissed

      • TK says:

        I have a 2004 6.0L F350 Lariat package in great condition. Lifted, upgraded wheels and tires. Truck is not running right now. Chipped, brand new after market FICM, all new injectors put in, the #5 went out again. Let me know if you’re interested. $12,500. 87,000 miles

    • bryan says:

      the ficm can be sent out or someone in your area may rebuild them for around 100.00-200.00 depending if you upgrade to the 54 volt ficm, also i was just looking at a website i believe it was bullet proof your diesel that sells oil pump hope this helps

      • TK says:

        I have a 2004 6.0L F350 Lariat package. Lifted, upgraded wheels and tires. Truck is not running right now. Chipped, brand new after market FICM, all new injectors put in, the #5 went out again. Let me know if you’re interested. $12,500.

    • daniel kelly says:

      amen to that brother! i hate this fuc$ing truck! and yes, Fuck ford for doing so! my truck runs like shit and is alway fucking breaking. last week my 6th alternator in 3 years caught fire! so now i am looking for an engine wiring harness that is non existent! WTF!!!! i can only find used ones on ebay. you cant even buy a new one at the dealership!!!!! aftermarket doesn’t even make them. so how and the hell are you supposed to fix the fucking turd! If it weren’t for carma i would have driven it through the fucking door of the dealership that i bought it from and set fire to the fucking thing and report it stolen!!!! fuck you ford! my next vehicle will be a chevy or god forbid a fucking toyota! at least you can buy parts for them! fuck you again ford! thankyou guys for letting me vent. damn im pissed

    • Trevor says:

      I had the same problems man the ficm the egr the injectors this engine turned me against ford and the majority of my vehicles in the past have been fords but the 6.0 can eat a dick cause i had just in replacement parts up to 5,000 dollars or more its sickenining

  2. Andy Rivera says:

    I have a 2005 f350 lariate, I paid $54,000 in 2004. I was faithful with all my services, they would tell me I needed something else I said fix, yes I was to a victim of around between $6,000 and $10,000. I even bought the extend warranty for the motor. My truck has 187,000 and my warranty expired October of 2011. Remember I was faithful with all my services. I take in for an oil change, I pointed out I just noticed something leaking, they changed the oil but I the same breat they said I have fuel in my coolant system. My assigned service person said it could be injected sleeve and he said a couple other things. When the final diagnosed came down they said a blown motor $15,750. Not good, I did everything in my power to service my truck faithfully and look what I got, scammed, taken what ever you call it. I call it not right. One thing I forgot too add when I bought the truck I’ve had many of problems but they had gotten fixed, they assured me that my motor would never over heat and old never blow a motor because of so many features that would prevent it to happen. Well look a crack head blown motor? Wow

    • Roy Moore says:

      I had the same problem. Contact a good attorney who is handling these Ford lawsuits in this area. Ford and I just closed and they are paying me $60K. No kidding.

      • David Barton says:

        Hey do you know what lawyer you used an how do I get ahold of them

      • Roy & Kathy Kenyon says:

        Hi, the same thing happened to us, our motor blew and we don’t even have 100,00 miles on it. Please email if you have any suggestions. We don’t want to take to the Ford Dealership to get fixed cause we know we will be taken for probably $15,000 to $16,000, knowing how the Ford Motor Company is.

        Sincerely,

        Mr. & Mrs. Roy & Kathy Kenyon

      • greg says:

        can you provide the lawyers name & address, Phone # PLEASE!! thanks

      • Ricky Strickland says:

        I have an 06 F-250 WITH A 6.0, THE LOW PRESSURE OIL PUMP FAILED CAUSING A BLOWN ENGINE. ORDERED A NEW LONG BLOCK 65OO$ Now I’m told the cab has to come off to replace engine, no telling what thats going to cost. Do you have a contact number for the lawyer you used.
        Thanks, Ricky

      • johnny miller says:

        what is the name and phone number for that lawyer that got you $60,000 for your ford lemon 6.0 diesel

  3. Rick Newman says:

    I bought my 2003 F250 SuperDuty 4×4 6.0L diesel brand new. I have sunk over $15,000 in the last 24 months which would include all new injectors, all new glow plugs, new EGR valve and the turbo being cleaned. Then the turbo blew up causing shavings in the motor oil with another EGR valve with the motor being flushed 5 times with another oil change 1,000 miles later and then the heads starting pouring out oil, I had the heads rebuilt with two valves being replaced and now the rear main seal is leaking and my truck has 157,000 miles on the motor. I took it in today to a dealer to trade it off and they informed me they would only give me $7,000 for a trade-in because no one wants a 6.0L diesel because of the amount of money it takes to fix the motor that breaks down to much. I will never own another Ford after having all these problems and not having a truck no one wants.

  4. C McCullough says:

    Anyone having problems with their 06 6L?

    • anatol says:

      yes just had new transmission and full engine rebuilt……. $10,540!!!! pissed!!

      • D. Maxwell says:

        I am struggling with whether to put a new engine in or just walk away. To bad I spent money on paint on the body.

    • CURTIS WHITAKER says:

      I HAVE A 2003 F250 SUPER DUTY 4X4. I JUST HAD 6 OF 8 ENJECTORS REPLACED. $268.00 FOR ONE ENJECTOR. FUEL PUMP REPLACED AND SOME SENSER.I DIDNT KNOW THE 6.0 ENGINES WERE CRAP UNTIL NOW. MAN I SURE HATE IT.

    • JUAN VENTURA says:

      YES I HAVE 2005 F450 I PURCHASE NEW FOR ABOUT 60.000. AND JUST RECENTLY THE TRUCK WONT START I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY FOUND TWO PROBLEMS THEY SAID THAT THE INJECTOR MODJUL AND THE EGR VALVE NEED IT TO BE REPLACE THAT REPAIR COST ME $1.500.00

      • Bob says:

        Most likely the FICM and they probably replaced it with the same piece of crap. Expect it to fail again. Your best bet is to send it out to be repaired. Some one who specializes in fixing them. Think about it: These Einstein’s at Ford took a crap computer, made in Mexico and mounted it over the valve cover in one of the hottest places and most vibration they could find. Real genius. I talked to the guy who rebuilt mine and he said the vans don’t have the problem because they mount the FICM in the cab. Ford planed this to fail so they could screw the owner out of more money… Bonus, when they installed the FICM chances are they re-programed it and now you have less power and worse mileage. Do your self a big favor and find yourself a good diesel mechanic and stay the hell away from the Ford dealer…

    • neil anderson says:

      I bought my truck brand new in the summer of 06. The first time it blew up luckily it was still under warranty….. it pumped the crankcase full of diesel fuel. The bill would been 4500 to fix. The second time still under warranty injectors and injector tubes this time to the tune of 5200. Third time just off of warranty, injectors again, 2300 this time. Fourth time, oil pressure problems, 1800 dollars. Fifth and final time, the repair shop said, injectors, high pressure oil pump, head bolts, head gaskets. I am not fixing it this time, in fact I don’t have the 7,000 plus to fix it. That is more than I can get out of the truck. This truck has only 108,000 miles on it! I feel like I’ve paid for it twice!

      • 01fishnrod says:

        WE ALL HAVE PAID TWICE TO FIX THESE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PIECES OF JUNK.

        THE LAST SET OF REPAIRS YOU MENTIONED SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST SET AND PAID FOR BY FORD. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THESE JUNK ENGINES.

        WE ONLY HAVE ONE RECOURSE SUE SUE SUE AND GIVE THE ATTORNEYS A THIRD OF WHAT SHOULD BE OURS. BETTER THAN NOTHING???

      • dustin boyer says:

        If u still have it ill buy it 5743706687

    • kevin farrell says:

      ’06 6.0 Yeah I have one too, not running. Extended warranty to 100k, started leaking water couldn’t tell where from, so I put an EGR delete & new oil cooler in and SCT programmer in now the prick cranks great but no start. Called the guys at SCT said it was a FICM issue not their scanner, called the shop I bought the scanner from and they said $750- $1100 for a wire harness or $300 for rebuilt FICM, what a racket, guess I’ll just start tearing it down and wiggling wires to see what happens. Forgot to put the truck has 101k miles on it, coincidence or computer clock telling it to screw up, nothing but problems with this S.O.B. since new and no telling what this is going to end up costing.

      • Rob says:

        Bought new 2004 f-550 200in wheelbase 4×4 4dr.Custom 11ft tool box, aluminum wheels,fuel cell goose-neck hitch.Well over 60k invested.In the shop every month while under warranty.17k spent after warranty.Just blew intercooler.(again).WTF I am loading with fertilizer and towing to ford dealer.Will never buy another ford diesel.Have f-250 and f-350 with V-10 no problems.Why wont ford help loyal truck owners with this debacle?

  5. GREG SPIERING says:

    At 127,000 on my 2005 f-350 I had water in the oil. Ford told me it was junk! I gave ford $13,000 for a new motor, that they claimed to have all the upgrades done to it, and to install it. 72,000 miles and 3 years later, I have a hole in the block! Really? 199,000 miles, and working on 3 motors? Wow! When I asked ford what they were going to do about it, they said nothing, it been too long! $13,000, 72,000 miles, that piss poor quality in my book! When I had about 50,000 on the new motor, I was thinking of trading for a dodge, the dealer said he would give me $10,000 for my ford! Wow! The dealers don’t want them either! What A joke! You know, all the ford diesel trucks in Mexico have the Cummins motors! Ford can install them. I think anyone with a 2003-2007 with a 6.0l, should get a cummins installed free of charge!

    • james says:

      Atleast !!! amen.

    • Lucio Luccciano says:

      Now that’s the best Idea I’ve heard. I have been looking into swapping out the 6.0 for a Cummings at a cost of 12,000 to 17,000, love the truck but got noting good to say about the 6.0. Ford has been waiting for enough time to pass so that they wouldn’t have to do anything about it.

    • Rick says:

      I think this a great idea, we should all bring are broken trucks to Ford corporate and have a big bontruck fire. they are all crapp Found on road dead. sad commentaries.

      • Rick says:

        I purchased an 2005 6.0 lit. F350 dually in Oct 04. Today I have found I have diesel fuel in my coolant. I only have 100.700 miles on the motor.
        I have had the turbo changed twice, 2 injectors. driving down the road my truck would just shut off while driving at 5 miles an hr or 60mph. scary, after they changed my turbo I had oil leaking took it to dealer three times and they realized my crankshaft was out 70,000th and had to change the short block. thank God it was still under warranty with only 67,000 easy miles on it. I am looking at spending oodles of money now to fix this pile of junk. sad to say should have bought a toyota truck. I had a Chevy dually before the ford and it was a lemon and they bought it back.
        Planned breakdowns are the greedy way of corporate American auto makers to rob from us the consumers.

        We need to get paid for all our suffering and losses we experienced at the hands of these corporate thieves.

  6. D. Maxwell says:

    Very frustrated also. My 6.0l just went down with oil congealing the coolant and heating up the engine. An oil temp guage would have been a help. Ford dealer now has all the fixes to help the 12000.00 dollar replacement engine but didn;t mention it before. This motor has been very hard to keep running and Ford has not been helpful.

    • j. rosemond says:

      I have that same problem now did u ever get iy fixed and if so Wat was the actual problem cause I don’t have that kind of money to have Ford screw me over like that right now

  7. Jim Garrett says:

    I have a 2004 Ford F250 with 117,000 miles on it. The trucks head basket and head bolts failed with 40000 miles and Ford warranted the repairs. Since then I’ve replaced a cam sensor, fuel injector control module, egr valve, and starter. Ford now claims the egr cooler failed causing the head gasket to fail again. This is going to cost me $ 6000 to repair. Here is my complaint about this lemon of a truck: I purchased the truck for 43000 in 2004; then tried to sell it with 114000 for 17000 (Kelly blue book trade in value) the best offer I got was 6000 which I considered a slap in the face. So I decide to keep it now I have to spend 6000 to make it run. I’ve maintained this truck since I bought it, yet no check engine light nor temperature gauge indicated to me that there was a mechanical problem when the egr cooler failed. I don’t understand how a consumer/lay person is supposed to know to stop running the vehicle and bring it to the mechanic with out some kind of indicator. Ford’s 6.0 has some design flaws that has cost the consumer under for told repairs. It’s also cost the consumer resale value. I’m not one to usually sue or complain but I bought this vehicle to last me 200,000 miles or more like a diesel had the reputation to. Something must be done.

    • Lucio Luccciano says:

      Very thankful that I have a after market Gage, truck heated up to 230 without the factory idiot Gage showed normal, WTF.

  8. Jim says:

    I have a 2005 Ford F250 Lariat FX4 6.0 diesel with 99,000+ miles. This month, I had my first and only mecanical problem (EGR). This truck has been a dream to own. I change oil at scheduled intervals. I use ROTELA T6 synthetic with premium Ford oil filters. The truck has been upgraded with Banks tuned monster exhaust, Banks
    Intake systems, and a BullyDog premium tuner. The truck is very fast and
    believe it or not unusally good fuel mileage (if you keep your foot out). I follow all Preventative Maintenance schedules. This truck is not cheap to operate; however and if you want a good truck – love and take care of it, and it will be great to own.

    • Justin Knight says:

      I felt the same about mine at 115k but then… and you will also, hate to tell you,
      start to smell coolant when you accelerate. Its not a matter of if, its when!

    • SHELONATE says:

      fool you will have problems to come no f-in ford diesel ever went +200,000 w/o major problems only chevy diesels and again Chevy diesels run that long w/o a hitch.. u got a 1996 northstar’ lookalike engine both were and continue to be junk…even the newest f-diesel trucks are junk as a with Caddie northstars!!!

  9. Kristy Mascarella says:

    We own a 2006 F250 and have had problems with the EGR. We have recently spent thousands on replacing parts and the EGR delete kits. We are currently considering trading it in, but have been offered substantially less than the value of the truck due to these issues. We would like more information about what we can do at this point.

  10. Tom VanDeYacht says:

    I have a 2005 F-550 with 133,000 miles on it. We replaced the turbo,EGR, head gaskets, fuel pump and 18 injectors in an 8 cylinder vehicle. I have over $18,000 into the engine so far, plus additional work performed under warranty. Our problems began showing up around 90,000 miles. I need to replace two vehicles in my fleet and will not consider a Ford due to these problems. We expect 300,000 miles out of a diesel engine. Values on this truck is very low – so we pay a large amount to repair it and also take a major hit trying to unload it. Ford needs to stand behind this engine!!

    • Kevin Glass says:

      Ford stands behind it (way behind it).

    • Ron Astin says:

      I have a Ford F-550 with a 6.0L diesel engine that has required major repairs. Just getting it out of the shop today with a bill for over $8,000.00. The truck began having problems under 50,000 miles. Now, the problems are the injectors, oil pump, and fuel pump. I was told by the local Ford mechanic that these engines were actually made by International and there are design flaws in the bolts that hold the engine in place. The bolts were not designed to hold this weight of an engine and hence, we have major issues. Has anyone had this same problem? What is the recourse? The truck is no longer under warranty. I even purchased an extended warranty and that is no longer in effect. Ford should reimburse consumers for their expenses related to engines with design flaws from the factory. What to do? Any advice?

  11. Meran Abdullah says:

    I bought a ford 2003 450 truck 6.0 diesel truck, everyday i was fixing something in the engine, injectors, power, or it would not have power lose all the power,….finally i got rid of it.

  12. Mike says:

    I have a 2006 F 450 with the 6.0 liter. Today the motor blew in it with only 117,000 miles on it, not to mention less than three months ago the EGR valve had to be replaced. So within six months i have had to spend nearly $17,000 on this truck. (new motor, egr delete, ficum, and a host of other issues) I called Ford Headquarters today and all they say is the motor is a good motor and we can’t seem to find any recalls in the computer. It’s hard to keep small businesses IN BUSINESS when you sell a crappy product like the 6.0 Liter. Ford claims no responsibility for the faulty motor and will NOT work with you on getting a replacement. It’s sad that I have a 7.3 Liter in an F250 and have never had a problem with the truck. Obviously something is wrong with the 6.0 liters.

  13. S Bailey says:

    I have 04 250 sd 1 set injectors under warranty, 3 sets out of my pocket. The last failure cost me push rod parked in high weeds forget about that money pit. I bought a new gmc I’m done with Ford. They wouldn’t even honor the 12month warranty on last set. They said it was water, which is not possible when it’s running, witch it was. I’m not stupid, well maybe I was, I bought a 6.0

  14. david says:

    I had 2300.00 worth of work done on my 2005 f-250 superduty with 6.0L engine.
    The service dept. said replaced the ficm and a few other things I can’t pronounce. I had to have the vehicle towed in to them from my home. Now the truck surges through the turbo charger on a regular basis. This to me seems to be a safety issue. If it does it at a stop sign you better have a good hold on the brake pedal or you’ll be out in the middle of traffic and possibly killed. Ford motor co. should stand good for all the vehicles that were ever produced with the 6.0L diesel engine. I called the dealer that did the work and told them it wasn’t running right after they worked on it. They said bring it in and we’ll run a diagnostic check and see what is wrong with it. That test costs the customer between 250.00 – 750.00. This is done and then they’re trained to tell the customer it wasn’t what they had repaired previously and would end up costing what ever amount they can come up with. This sounds like shoddy practice on an American co. ; but that is the truth. I just keep driving mine; because that is all I can afford to do at this time. I reported them to the BBB; but don’t know if that will change policy by Ford on this engine or not; but I tried.

  15. tim says:

    wow-I guess I’m not alone-how do we get added to the lawsuit-as these stories are too familiar?

    • Howard Russell says:

      I have a 2006 Ford F-250 Lariat Turbo Diesel. When I purchased the truck in 2006 it had only 3000 miles on it. I have a travel trailer that I pull to different camp sites around NC and the truck has not given me any problems until recently it would not idle and when you pressed the accelerator it would shut down. I live very close to a ford dealership and they kept my truck for 5 days and finally called me to tell me that my fuel module was bad and it would cost $895.00 to rebuild and replace it. I got the truck back and drove it about a week and it started doing the same thing. I took it back to the dealership and the mechanic said the truck needed to be reset to standards and all the updates to make the truck perform better. Another $143.00 for upgrade. I pick up my truck and drove it 10 miles same problem. I returned the truck and this time the dealership kept it for 3 more days. This time I was told that it was the fuel filter housing leaking and had to be replaced another $ 343.00. I got the truck back and it performed very well this time but I kept smelling diesel fuel coming inside my cab. It got so bad until it made my eyes burn and gives me a headache. I have carried my truck back to the ford dealership at least 5 different times and the mechanic blames the odor on the fuel leak that had ran down in the the engine from the leaking fuel housing and it would go away in a couple of weeks, but it has been 2months and I am still getting a bad fuel odor coming thru the air condition vents. I have had my exhaust system check no results. Ready to get rid of this truck. Its very clean and I will let it go for $12,500. I hate to let it go but reading all the remarks on this page just makes me sick. I will never buy another Ford. Anybody interested 336 380 1174.

  16. Jerry says:

    I purchased my 2004 6.0 Powerstroke Diesel used. It had 60,000 miles on it. I have always owned Ford diesels and had such good luck with them, I had no worries about this one. All my Ford trucks ran well with regular maintenance, and lasted 250,000+ miles.

    In less than 1500 miles after I bought this used 2004, it started blowing white smoke. Turned out an injector needed to be replaced. I had to have it towed, then rent a car until it was fixed. Got it back. Within a week another injector went up, same scenerio, towed, rent a car, etc. Over all, it cost me $6000.

    It has been running good since then, but just last week it wouldn’t start. Towed to the mechanic, turned out to be the fuel regulator module. It needed to be purchased and then Ford had to program it. The cost was $1100.

    I sent Ford, and the Federal Trade Commission, all the information with scans of my bills and receipts. Ford’s response was “sorry for you.”

    I cannot sell this truck, and I cannot afford to keep it. I purchased this truck based on my years of good experiences with Ford products. Now, because of this truck and their lack of concern for their loyal consumers, I will never buy another. I am looking to unload this truck and buy a Chevrolet, or a Dodge.

  17. Bill says:

    What I see here is everyone blaming Ford ( I’m not a Ford lover) but the actual problem is the government demanding tougher and tougher emissions on engines. Prior to the 6.0L engine, Ford used the tried and true 7.3L Power Stroke engine, but just wouldn’t quite pass emissions. Many of these engines are still in trucks and working every day. It’s not much different than ethanol in gas today. You get 15% less mileage with ethanol in the gas plus it’s more expensive. When are the people going to demand some of the tried and tested engines and fuels from the not too distant past and tell them to pack it where the sun don’t shine with all their new regulations. It’s only going to get worse if we don’t do something, the EPA has gotten too strong. By the way, I’ll keep my 1991 Dodge with 435,000 miles on it with no problems, and it still gets 20 MPG..

    • Eric says:

      Thank you for speaking the truth. I come from a long line of ford owners. Apparently these people did not do their home work. I heard in 2003 that people were having trouble with their 6.0. So guess what I did. I kept my 2001 7.3 and still have it!! Like you said, the 6.0 was very poorly put together to keep the EPA happy. I have heard nothing but good things about the new 6.7. Those are still a little out of my price range right now though. If you own a 6.0 “after 03″ I don’t feel bad for you. You guys had the same information as everyone else. I had several friends go over to dodge for a while until ford straightened things out and now they are back. Stop crying and move on.

  18. Anthony russo says:

    I own 2 6.0l fords one is my personal veihical a extrnded cab with a short bed my other truck my work truck a 05 superduty 9ft dump body and no problems there eather it is the driver who makes the machine dont blame the trucks or ford bc many of my friends own 6.0l and have no problems eather i giess all of u got the shotty ones

    • 01fishnrod says:

      ANTHONY,

      THIS IS NO JOKE AND IT IS THE ENGINE MADE BY INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER NOT THE TRUCK THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

      I PRAY YOUR VEHICLES AND THOSE OF YOUR FRIENDS ALL FAIL IN THE MANNER OURS HAVE AND LET’S SEE IF YOUR SMUG ATTITUDE FADES AS FAST AS THE MONEY FLOWS OUT OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN REPAIR BILLS. HA, HA. I ASSURE YOU LAUGHING WILL NOT BE PART OF WHAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH WHEN IT HAPPENS.

      • Al says:

        I have a one owner 03 f 250 super duty, with 450,000k had an egr/oil cooler at 200, 000 haven’t had a problem since, if anything does happen the truck owes me nothing and has served me well since day one.

        • dieselpower says:

          Did you replace the EGR cooler with a stock one or did you get an aftermarket one? The EGR cooler is one of the main problems with these engines, so if you did upgrade it to a better design, that is probably why you have had less issues. You are very lucky.

    • SHELONATE says:

      You will get rid of both as do cad/northstar owners have done even 2012 northstar is junk as is a f-in diesel ford p/u anything dump or not..

  19. justin clark says:

    i have an 04 f250 6.0 with 68000 on it. bought it last october and already have had to get a new turbo that ford blew but wouldnt take responsibility for even though it went in for just an module recall upgrade, also a icp sensor, tranny work. when its actually running its a great truck tried to get rid of it but they tell me that even though kbb saids 18.500 theyll only give me 10,000 for it. so im putting egr delete and list of other hoping its going to pay out

  20. Justice says:

    I had a 06 6.0 and it was a hunk of junk I spent more money fixing it then I did putting diesel in it to drive it I had it almost 2 years it had 40,000 miles on it I sold it for 5,000 $ that’s the most they would give me for it I lost alot of money but I spent about 10,000 fixing it

  21. Julie Larish says:

    I have a 2004 F250 Diesel with the 6.0 engine in it. It has been nothing but problems. Right now, it is sitting in the Beach Ford dealership and I can’t even get it home to Ohio due to yet another “flaw” in the make of this engine. The mechanic (supposively the best around here) said that the best thing I can do is drop another engine in it… another 6.0 engine and then off load it as soon as I can. Fixing it is not an option as the engine has so many issues known to Ford that it would not worth fixing the current problem. We also own a 2001 F250 with the 7.3 engine in it and it runs like a dream! I would really like to be a part of the existing lawsuit. I think just the fact that Ford recognized the issues with this engine and quite installing them in their trucks is enough for Ford to be responsible for the repairs or replacement of this engine.

  22. Jamie Moore says:

    In 2011 my husband and I bought a 2004 Ford F-250 6.0 Turbo Diesel 4×4 truck for a little over $14,000. Since our purchase we have had to replace the following:
    Radiator
    Thermostat
    Thermostat housing (twice)
    Altinator
    Starter
    Coolant over flow tank (twice)
    Both batteries at the same time
    8 fuel injectors
    FICM (Fuel injector control module)
    Coolant hoses (All of them)
    Both wiring harnesses
    Turbo
    Now the current issue is the AC doesn’t work and the sensor is going out. The sensor causes the truck to die for no apparent reason in the middle of the highway or on a back small road. We use this truck for our business. We tried to trade it in for a Dodge but the biggest offer we have received for the trade in is $2,500!!! THAT’S IT! NO ONE wants this truck because it has the 6.0L I would join the lawsuit but have no money for a lawyer because we have spent an estimated amount of $25,000 on THIS TRUCK. We have over 400 customers that we come in contract with every week and we have instructed them NOT TO BUY FORD truck/vehicle with the 6.0L engine. It’s nothing but a money pit! I HATE THIS TRUCK!! I have had several trucks from Ford and loved them all. This truck is so embarrasing for us and the Ford company.

    • jen says:

      It’s a class action lawsuit it does not cost you anything, there are many law firms involved I would look it up online and call as soon as possible we have been in it a year and a half but it is starting to progress now so I would hurry the more people the better.

    • Eric says:

      You should have done your home work. You would have learned real cheaply that the 6.0 was crap. But instead of spending 15 minutes online you made a bad business decision. In 2011 people had know for 8 years the 6.0 were bad. I have some ocean front property in Arizona I have for sale real cheap.

    • 05-6.0fx4 says:

      I have an 05 I purchased used with 8,000 miles on it back in 06. I tow a heavy bumper pull enclosed race car trailer, and a 14k 5th wheel with it. I didnt do anything but change the oil and dump fuel in it for 7 years. Then the EGR cooler went out. Changed that and the oil cooler then decided to pay attention to the maintenance and stop neglecting it. No problems since. By the way, the EGR cooler was my fault. ELC coolant should have been changed before this happened.
      After doing some learning about 6.0 I find them to be amazing engines. They are flawed, but that can be overcome.

  23. James Parkr says:

    I own a auto repair shop and I’m also a dealer. I have lost a lot of good customers that went out and bought the ford trucks with the 6.0 diesel engine. They would come into my shop for repairs, we would do the repairs and the truck would be back in a month or less with a totally different problem. I almost got sued because one truck kept breaking down and the customer got a lawyer. I convinced a good customer that it wasn’t our shop it was the 6.0 engine.
    To the person or two that say they haven’t had a problem with their 6.0 engine you just keep driving it and you will see. And as a dealer I will not buy a truck with a 6.0 engine at all, I have lost some good customers over this truck.

  24. Kris Wemhoff says:

    2003 f-350 CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE (mechanics exact wording) had to replace motor. This is after we had replaced ERG valve twice, turbo, 5 injectors and injector pump. This truck has cost us over 10k so far and still breaking down constantly. I will never be able to trade this money pit in. 30k so far for a non dependable truck. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Junk yard said NO core charge, not worth the scrap.

  25. Sam McGee says:

    I have an F-350 diesel 2006, $10,000.00 for engine repair. Looking for class action suit.

    • jen says:

      Its going on now look it up online we have been in it a year and a half but things are starting to move along so please join its no cost to you, I have the same year with only 58,000 miles broke down 5 times and is now broke sitting in the backyard HIDING!!!!!

  26. Jeff Privett says:

    Just bought my 05 6.0 f250 diesel fwd a month ago, it had 78,838mi. Just last week I had to take it to shop for the ficm. I read somewhere that the ficm was a recall, anyone know for sure if that’s true? I did get an ext.warranty on truck when I bought it that is suppose to cover things like this, but I am sure that I will have to pay out of pocket. Didn’t know all this when I bought the truck should’ve used Google before instead of after the fact.

  27. Donice Way says:

    You guys this you got it bad. I have a 2008 F450 4 X 4 King Ranch Edition purchased in April 2007 that has less than 2,900 miles, that’s right 2,900 miles, that has the Turbo gone along with other problems that the dealership hasn’t revealed to me yet. And guess what, warranty is out as of April 16, 2012. This truck costs $65,000 and today it ain’t worth a plug nickel.

  28. Donice Way says:

    Sorry I made some errors in my statement above, it has less than 29,000 miles. Am so upset that I can’t even think straight. Sounds like Ford didn’t improve their engine in their later models. If I had known about the problems with these trucks I wouldn’t have bought this one. We did have a 2000 Ford F350 that was a good truck but traded it in for the 2008 Ford F450.

  29. joe c says:

    I own a 2003 6.0 diesel. Bought it new, problems started at 90,000 miles.
    Turbo, egr twice, injector, sensors three times, untold amounts of wasted money. I will NEVER own a ford truck again. Lost all confidence in US auto , Gonna try a Toyota now.

  30. thomas torres says:

    I have a 2003 f350 6.0 pick-up the truck is a good looking, but that doesn’t make it run. The engine overheats, no power. They should stop making that worthless engine.

  31. thomas torres says:

    I have a 2003 f350 6.0 pick-up the truck is a goodlooking ,but that doesnot make it run. The engine overheats, no power. They should stop making that worthless engine.

  32. Mike D says:

    I wish I would have read about these problems earlier before I purchased my 03 F250 SD at the end of May 2012. I test drove it and it ran fine. Bought it for what I thought was a steal, $12,500 with only 71k miles…only has 72k miles and had to have the EGR valve replaced. I had purchased the extended warranty but they don’t cover emissions equipment, so $380 out of pocket. Now I’m being told there its a leak in the head or valve gasket all I hear is”more money please..hahah” coming From the mechanic. Now I’m hearing all this and I’m kicking myself in the ass for buying this truck. I’m going to go down and have a talk with the dealer about integrity and how its important to run a business. I might even stand out in front of the dealership with a sign warning people. Mayberry if we all did this, Ford would lose money and maybe do something to fix the problem. We need to ban together and fight Ford until they fox the problem. Let’s get the wired out

  33. Mike D says:

    Ok…sorry about all the misspelled words in last post. Phone puts it’s own words…grrrr.. I’m sure everyone got the gist of it.

  34. Mike D says:

    I should have waited and got the Chevy or Dodge like I wanted. I just got a you hauler and worried that i’m going to break down when towing it.

  35. AL THOMAS says:

    2004 6.0 super duty F-250 with 35,068 miles and replaced engine. 2 months ago.
    EGR cooler went south and melted my number 4 piston. Replaced with engine with
    22,000 miles. Just this morning blowing smoke. Gotta be an injector or 2.

    piss on ford.
    I want in.

  36. Mike Standley says:

    I bought my F350 super duty (2004) in 2005 or 2006 with 27,000 miles on it. Every time that I took it out of town something would happen to it. the first time it cost me $2,600.00 for 4 injectors and a control module. The next time it blew apart was in South Dakota for the same thing. Through the first 4 years there were 2 turbos installed on it, two new head gaskets supposedly a new air cooler because the district manager from Kansas City told me that they had trouble with them being too small. On my last trip to Sturgis the engine locked up and blew the air cooler for the turbo apart. I pulled the engine apart and found that when the two turbos were put on the plastic inlet to the turbo was broken and I found out that the engine has been sucking sand and dust directly into the turbo. Now ford says that is too bad, and they will not do anything about it. They did tell me that they would sell me a long block for $9,700.00. This truck rides and drives nice with or without a trailer, but I can’t afford to keep buying the truck with new engines all the time. I would be happy if ford would buy back this never ending money sucking 6.0 for what I paid for it. So far all they tell me is that it is too bad!!!!. I would love to get some kind of satisfaction from ford.

    For now all I have is a locked up motor and no satisfaction for any of my trouble or expense.

      I have a nice truck without a motor for sale if anyone is interested.
  37. Dan Ingvalson says:

    After hearing some of these problems that the 6.0l is having I went into my local ford dealer to trade my 2006 ford f-250 crew cab 6.0 l and they were told by ford not to take any 6.0 l on trade, I have had ford trucks for most of my life, but I know this is my last ford truck.

  38. Herb Nolan says:

    I purchased a F350 Super Duty out the box in 2003, @3000 miles replaced EGR valve, started to have trouble with the turbo, I had to just about punch the Ford dealer to get him to replace it under warranty. Then the REAL problems started, 5 injectors @ 5 diffrent times at about $1200 a shot, an intake valve failed, a piece about the size of a piece of pie broke off and damaged the piston $3500, then the starter failed, now the truck is smoking, Ford have had it for over a month telling me they are on the “HOT” line with Ford and they have no answer!! Want to pull the engine. There is no way I will let them do that. Does anyone know if there is a law suite pending, or a class action against Ford? Fords attitude to this problem is scandalous, the are aware of the problem and are not prepared to do anything about it! A good HONEST lawyer can take the to court and win millions in punitive damages. Come on good lawyers where are you? There is a fortune waiting for you and all of the above!!

    • dieselpower says:

      Hi Herb,
      If you read the post at the top, it looks like a law firm or 2 have taken on this case. The link that i posted above was http://goldwaterford.com. I am not certain if it is legit, but check it out if you would like.

      • jen says:

        there is a legit one going on I’m in it I’m in my bed so I don’t have the paperwork and i cant remember the full name but this law firm is in Louisiana and the first out of the 3 names is Pendley. there are a lot of firms working together as one on this its class action so its no out of pocket.

  39. Bryan Brooks says:

    My 2005 superduy f350 is in the shop now for a $2500 turbo replacement. Only 55k miles on the truck and it was treated like gold the whole time we had it. Worst news is my mechanic told me to get rid of it because all he sees is problems from trucks with the 6.0L. I thought this truck would last me for 20 years, what a disappointment. It looks even worse when I see the trade-in values others on this site have been quoted.

  40. DieselPoweredMonster says:

    I Wow, I get so tired of hearing everyone whine and cry about their 6 liter, and oh how they got taken advantage of and got duped and wasted soooooo much money. Look, its very simple folks, ford will always replace oe parts….with oe parts. Yes there are design flaws that can be overcomed and it is a great motor despite all the naysayers screaming oh just wait, it will happen to you too. But it does take an amount of being an educated and knowledgeable person, time, and money to overcome the problems. You wouldn’t plow a field with a lawn mower would you? Sure you can but it doesn’t mean that you should. The same is true with the 6 liter f series trucks. They have to be set up for the tasks you plan to do with them. I hear so many guys that bring in their truck to my specialty diesel shop and claim that it blew the heads under normal operating conditions. Bullshit….a 20k lb car hauler with cars on it and stock suspension with no brake controller is not normal operation. My point is that if you want to make it pull, set it up that way with aftermarket accessories, if you want to drag race it, set it up for that. But daily drivers and normal hauling are nothing outside of normal for these vehicles so long as a person takes care of the maintenance and is knowledgeable about how to use these vehicles and drive them properly. Be an educated consumer and get it fixed right, or better yet fix the problem before it starts. 1200 dollars and some shop time can make a 6.0 damn near bulletproof. I know it does because I have done it. I own a 6.0. Bought it used in 09 with 100k on it. Put 30k on it with no probs, then put studs, gaskets, egr delete, bluespring, and a performance tune on it. I drive this truck every dayand pull heavy farm equipment with it. Still original engine and all components and transmission. 330k on it currently and fires up first time every time even in 0 degree weather. What I am saying is, educate yourselves before running out and buying a big truck just because it sounds good and you’ll have a bigger truck than your buddies.

    • Francine Gentile says:

      Hello DeiselPoweredMonster,
      Where are you located? I am looking into buying an f350 6.0 truck and need someone to check out the engine. If your nearby, would you be interested?

  41. John Swanson says:

    I purchased 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab FX4. Vehicle now has 320,000 miles. In the last 12 months oil seals leaked in both rear wheel hubs, replaced rear parking brake, replaced rear disc brakes, machined rear hubs, replaced brake switch on master cylinder (major design problem), use of horn causes speed control and horn to stop working, wiring harness to trailer connector destroyed by diesel byproducts, replaced front rotors, replaced front disc brakes, replaced alternator 2 times, replaced upper and lower ball joints and replace front and rear shocks. Power steering fluid leak and oil leak associated to ICP Sensor failure are my current issues.

    FORD is short for Found On Road Dead or Fix Or Repair Daily. Unless you can fix it when it stops working you should consider a horse.

  42. Kirk Hammatt says:

    I’ve got an 04 Superduty F-250 which I’ve had to change the head gaskets twice on already and it looks like they blew out again today! This truck only had 72,000 miles on it when it blew out the first set of head gaskets (along with the radiator). The replacement has cost me over $3,000 each time it has happened. Today while driving down the road it again blew out the radiator and is acting just like it did when it blew the head gaskets before. I’ve also had to replace one of the injectors on the truck which was over $700.

  43. rich tusing says:

    I Purchased My 2006 F250 SD 6.0 brand new for $38,000.00 , it ran fine for the first year then everything went to hell in a hand basket or should I say head gasket?! Driving home gray smoke blew the temp went up, towed it to the shop to find the head gasket blew $2500.00 fix then paid the $500 to get the new head bolts. Added 6 inch exhaust with after market air intake to help keep the heat down! A few months after broke down driving to hunting camp a plate behind the turbo cracked $3000.00 fix!!! Then 6 months later More gray smoke towed it in AGAIN replaced 8 injectors and fuel pump $2800.00 fix. 2 months later more gray smoke SURPRISE towed it in again Turbo housing cracked $2000.00…. Ran fine for 6 months then taking off from a light it wouldn’t go after a second or so a huge puff of gray smoke then it started going !! ERG Vavle was caked replace it along with cooler $3000.00 fix…. Now at 117000 miles driving home lost power with more gray smoke towed it in again, 2 push rods bent and broke, pieces lost inside motor Ford is telling me motor needs to be replaced cost $16,000!!! I have been a Ford Man my whole life but this truck has changed me, Ford will never get another penny from me this is the first time I’ve been F&&^ed with my pants on!!!! I say we all tow or 6.0 Diesel trucks and park them in front of Ford Company so they can see the junk they dumped on us!!!

    • JDM Josh says:

      Sounds like it is time for a motor swap. Have you heard of a Fummins? Ford makes great interiors. We have a few friends with Fummins. It would probably cost much less then 16k and you would have a bulletproof engine. Best of both worlds! We at diesel power products do not do the swaps, you can check out the site called http://www.destroked.com for more info.

  44. will witt says:

    Hello, just purchased a 2005 Harley Davidson edition f-350 with a 6.0L. Beautiful & lifted, it is very nice. I got it with 108,000 miles and it was a repo for $17,000.00. I first changed all fluids and filters, made sure everything was cleaned. I drive from myrtle beach SC to Bethesda Maryland on a weekly basis I put 12,000 miles on it when I notice a feeling like an injector was acting up or bad fuel. I always run power source in it. Anyways I got up to Maryland and thought I got bad fuel or dirty filter. I replaced the fuel filters which i had just done within the last two weeks. Also I put some diesel fuel injector cleaner right into the fuel filter, truck started running good again but smoking a little. I got to NC and had to stop because I smelled oil so i pulled over and opened the hood to find oil over everything. I had to call a tow company to have it towed to Myrtle Beach. As I was waiting a mechanic stopped by and said that the oil cooler probably went bad. I got it home and cleaned it. I started it and it ran with no noise but white smoke was noticed and wet exhaust. I believe number 5 cylinder stopped the motor. I couldn’t find the oil leak. I took off the turbo plastic intake, and it started again and I ran it for 20 mins. Then I gave it a little fuel, still white smoke but didn’t smell like oil and still no oil leak, then when I let off oil blew out the turbo all over the engine. Then I started doing my troubleshooting and I found both a bad turbo and bad egr. I bought $3000.00 in parts and upgrades including studs, egr delete, gaskets, new upgraded oil cooler, new turbo, and HP. Then I pulled the heads and I found the mess. I took 11 gallons of oil/fuel mix out of pan. I knew I had a problem. Found a burnt piston with a hole in it, The gauges never showed any problems. I still own a 1999 f-250 with the 7.3L Powerstroke that I purchased brand new in Sept. of 98, it now has 452,000 mile on it and I do all my own work on it. I will pull with this and have my local machine shop and I make this thing bulletproof and out out about 600hp when I am done. Yes it will cost me probably about $10,000 but I believe it will be wort it in the long run. I will not use any Ford parts in the rebuild and it will be built like a race engine. I am going to fix the oil cooler and also move or shield the electrical components from heat with heat wrap. I want to join this law suit. I hope when I am done I will be able to help others with their 6.0 since Ford won’t!!!! I will fix these issues once and for all.. Thanks Will Witt

  45. Kev says:

    I had a 2006 f-250 powerstroke all repairs done by City Ford Edmonton Alberta Canada..aprox..$15,000.00 in the last two months then 1 injector goes while out of town I call the dealership they say ya just drive it till you get back. When i drop it off at the service department they call and tell me 3 injectors are done, ok i say replace all of them. I pick the truck up they said we only did the three injectors..arrrrrrr
    I go back up north to work it starts running real ruff I call them the very next day to inform them. Turns out the trip from the dealership to work a 330 km trip kills the engine loosing compression in three cylinders. There next comment was “would you like us to put a rebuilt motor in. Get F$%ked, no way! I limp it home and decide to sell it for what other dealerships offered as a trade $5000.00 long an short is my neighbor bought it for the $5000.00 calls me 3 weeks later and informed me there was a couple wires to do with the injectors / work that Edmonton. AB City Ford service department did on my truck.
    I feel like a moron for selling the truck so cheap but was just so tired of dumping dollar after dollar into the truck. Second opinion just meant more money out of pocket.

    Looking like I will take them to court!!!
    Any input would be great.

    Thank you

    • Russell Moore says:

      get an Oasis report . then make sure you document everything Ford dealers are out to screw us and that’s that .

      • dieselpower says:

        If people dont know what an Oasis Report is, I researched it and found this: “The Oasis shows all repairs done at the Ford dealer although I think in some cases repairs that were paid for by the owner may not show. Your local dealer should be nice enough to run one for your if not then try another dealer. It is a good faith/customer relations thing… ” Thanks to “Diesel_Doctor” from the dieselpitstop.com for the explanation.

  46. Aaron Kramer says:

    If anyone is looking to sell their 6.0 shoot me a txt 443-794-9960. Looking for a crew can…. Yes I am crazy.

  47. Henry says:

    I have a 2007 f350 6.0. I have 75000 mi on it and have had no problems with it. Should I keep it or not? I paid $31,000 for it when I purchased it and it had 42,000 miles on it at purchase.

  48. ondrea c. jones says:

    I have a 2007 F-250 that bought with 140,000 miles in APRIL FOR $15,000. The truck broke down in May, one month after I purchased it. I tried to take it back to the car lot, but they would only offer me $5,000 for it, so I am out of $15,000 and all i have to show for it is a broke truck with a major engine problem.

  49. D.Baxter says:

    Now I know why Neil Young wrote the song “A PIECE OF CRAP” he must have bought A Ford Truck with a 6.0 Litre Diesel Engine .This will be the first and last truck with a diesel engine in it that I will purchase!

    • JDM Josh says:

      Honestly what you are experiencing with your 6.0L is not the norm. for a Diesel. Diesel trucks are the standard because of how efficient the motors are plus their general reliability that gas engines cannot consistently match when using them in heavy duty situations. Sadly Ford Royally screwed up with the 6.0L. You have 2 options if you need to keep the truck, you can add a few aftermarket parts that will probably resolve most issues, or if you engine is blown, then i would highly recommend turning it into a Fummins, i.e. adding a Cummins engine to it. It is a little costly, but you will have the best of both worlds. Ford interior with best in class comfort and a bulletproof motor.
      I do wish you luck.

  50. melissa says:

    I am interested in a 2005-2007 f350 crew cab, long bed. Lariat edition. Can have high mileage or could just be a shell with no motor.

    Send me your price, location and your pictures @

    melissamack95@yahoo.com

  51. TYRONE says:

    I BOUGHT A 2006 F350 DULLY FOR 18,500 AND I TOOK CARE OF IT REAL WELL. THE MOTOR STILL WHEN OUT ON ME AFTER 6 MONTHS. MAN, WHAT A WAIST OF MONEY!

  52. First 6.0 says:

    I have to agree with Monster, I purchased my 03 used w 84,000 miles, brought it into my local Ford. After checking the truck out they wanted to hit me with $8,985.00 in repairs and I quote “they are on the suspect of failure list”. I started laughing at the service tech, so your telling me because they are on the suspect list you want to replace them. Yes sir, and we will give you a 12 month 12,000 mile guarantee. Needless to say the truck run fine no issues other than fuel mileage wish it got more with the cost of diesel that would be nice.

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  54. dustin boyer says:

    If anyone wants to sell there Ford 6.0 I’m looking for a crew-cab long bed single wheel but will intertwined any of your trucks call or text me at 574-370-6687

  55. John Allen says:

    Glad i found this website…i have a 2006 f250 170,00 on it…finally after a few years i have 8 grand sitting under the hood….and now its bulletproof…..but im ready to sell the engine and tranny….it has never had a programmer on it….just a work truck…figured i will drop a cummins in it…if interested in it…..(850) 373-6407…call or text …i can send a video of it running and or you can come test drive it if close enough and willing to drive…..everything has been done to bullet proof it and the last thing that was done was the head stud kit…..and still has warranty on it…..thanks and happy trails

  56. Russell Moore says:

    Hey there all I have to say is watch out for the dealers they screwed me big time, in 2009 I had my heads replaced on my 03 f 350. The first time was at 98,000 miles good thing it was under warranty but when I went to pick it up I test drove it around the block and it had no power so after looking under the hood it was just puking oil out the side of the block . I picked it up two weeks later and this time no leaks but still had no power but the service manager says the heads need to be broken in . lol really ok so now my truck is at 101,000 miles and no warranty and I couldn’t even pull a 500 pound trailer up a small grade so now I’m pissed and I took it to another dealer and of course its one injector number 7 . 1800 bucks later running good but 1,000 miles later the hpop went out . 3500 bucks later running good but now the rear main seal is leaking again and I had that replaced at 2,000 miles on a new truck so watch the dealers the one in particular is Steve Cory Ford in Camp Verde, Az and if I get screwed one more time I will pay to have it fixed then drive this pos thru the dam dealers floor and kick the Presidents ASS and when I get out of jail I will go buy a Dodge like I should of done in the first dam place, Good luck guys and remember to get an Oasis Report every time your vehicle gets fixed.

  57. Ronald bass says:

    MY KING RANCH HAS BEEN IN SHOP TWICE FOR THE EGR COOLING SYSTEM, THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPEN WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH IT AND IT COST ABOUT $3000.00. THE SECOND TIME I HAD TO PUT MOTOR IN TRUCK THE MOTOR COST ABOUT $10,000 AT JUNK YARD, I HAVE THE RECEIPT. MY TRUCK ONLY HAS 136,754 ON IT, IT SHOULD HAVE LASTED AT LEAST 300,000 MILES BEFORE I HAD TO DO ANY MAJOR MOTOR WORK ON IT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I COULD GET SOME HELP WITH MAYBE HALF OF THE REPAIRS. THANKS FOR ANY HELP.

  58. jerry says:

    I have like all the rest have one of ford’s 6.0 l boat anchors. I am a 30 year ford mechanic who can tell you guys and gals that this is for sure the worse engine put in a vehicle in my years with the company. I happen to have a 2003 with around 70’000 miles. To date it has had injectors, 3 new aftercoolers (ford bought one I paid for the others and all the injectors). I know of only a few T.S.Bs pertaining to the 6.0L and ford to date will not take the BULL BY THE HORN and stand behind THEIR problem. Maybe it’s time for Legal Action!

  59. sean runk says:

    6.0L powerstrokes are great engines. I have an 03 350. You need to thank the EPA for the EGR system made mandatory after the 6.0 was designed and right before production. This egr system is what is responsible for eating injectors, blowing turbos, head gaskets and more. If you are going to purchase one, don’t mod it out. The air filters are better than any after markets, the turbos are amazing. The only mods I would make is a full egr delete kit and oil cooler upgrade. 6.0’s are also very strict engines. Don’t buy the cheapest filters. It’ll cost a little more but I always buy my parts from Ford. Especially the fuel filters.
    For those that have already gotten screwed, I feel your pain, and that sucks. And it is shitty of Ford to not fix this out of warranty. Good luck.

  60. steve says:

    Does anyone know about this class action being active in Canada?

  61. Brad says:

    How do I get involved in the lawsuit? I too have had many problems with the POS 6.0l. At least 10K over the last two years. I have the 04.

    • dieselpower says:

      If you look at the original blog post, you will see an attorney that supposedly is doing the main suit. We do not have any connection with this attorney, so we do not know if it is for real. Please check it out and let us know.

  62. Michael Cavoretto says:

    I have an f-350 6.0 and just put injectors in it and a year ago I put a fuel pressure regulator spring ect. in it drove it 100 miles and yet again is tore up. Now it is the weirdest thing I start it up and it will run like a champ and then it will get hot and still drive OK and then all of a sudden it will drive like crap and lose power and stop I wait for a few minutes and it will start again and go then the same thing over and over does anybody know my problem please it cost me 3000.00 of money I don’t have..

    • dieselpower says:

      I would lean towards a clogged EGR system, possibly the EGR cooler. I am not certain, i am the computer guy at the company. I would recommend giving the shop a call tomorrow and asking them. The number is 888.99.DIESEL. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

  63. susieq says:

    Michael, you also need to be looking at the electrical system….my 06 SD was in and out of shop for a total of 1.5yrs (once a month every month) and finally Ford ‘ let’ the dealer replace it. The wires were cracked the whole length of the harness so no rhyme to reason of when or where it would/wouldn’t start. Yes, we’ve had most the other problems you’re reading about and had hubby stumped…he’s a 30yr top-notch diesel mechanic.

  64. Sharkmaster says:

    2007 6.0 with 52000. Just paid $1600 for 4 injectors on one side. Truck would rough idle on warmup. Problem solved. Now I have 299 code that I had 3000 miles ago. I am sure that my low mileage is the cause of that, too much sitting. But what scares me is the stories that I read here. I’m going to pull and clean my own turbo at this point. Guess I have to save up for the future stuff I cant do.

    • dieselpower says:

      If you dont have the main problems yet, i would highly recommend getting either an upgraded EGR cooler or a EGR removal kit asap. There are other things that can assist in saving your engine. If you have any questions, give the shop a call 888-99-DIESEL.

  65. scott says:

    ….are you kidding me after reading all of these comments, I would be shocked that you would still want to keep this truck if you say yours is running okay and you’re undecided.

    To DieselPoweredMonster , I have read every 1 of these and a few of them are women, so I hardly doubt they’re out there drag racing , and not everyone pulls heavy loads. Obviously there’s a big problem with the 6 liters, and it has nothing to do with somebody’s Foot. My ICP sensor just went out , the dealer wants 630 bucks but I’ll fix it myself. I should probably do the egr delete as well before that causes big problems. I have an early 03 6. ZERO, 73k miles. I never pull anything ever and I am always light footed.

    I ordered it new so I have 1 of the very early models in December of 2012. Within the first few months it had an oil leak. The entire cab had to be pulled off of the frame so they could work on it. They had to replace the turbo as well. They also did some update on it where the injectors purge for 30 seconds every time the vehicle is shut off. Rt now, I can only hope it’s the ICP sensor(P2285 or 58 do not recall off hand) and nothing more. I am starting to smell coolant when I am driving. So after reading some of these I hope I’m not in for a major bust. Never,Never trust the dealer, the service writers make commission off of what is replaced not to mention the mechanics get paid by the hours they can bill. They probably love it every time a 6.0 comes in the shop so they can rape somebody. They will replace things just so they can make money. Trust me it’s sad but true. the only people that are probably more dishonest are motorcycle shops. I won’t even go there right now but that’s an entirely different chapter. From day 1 I have never had my oil changed at the dealer never. Sad in today’s society that people are so dishonest but that’s what we have to live with. If you go to a surgeon he does surgery to make money, he will tell you, yes common person that is beneath me and my colleagues, you need surgery. Now Im getting sidetracked but surgeons think that they are God. Dealer = surgery, sad but true.

    Now as far as this class action lawsuit the only 1 that is really going to make out are the attorneys, this is also sad but true. I mean think of how many 6 liter owners are out there. If Ford has to pay out a settlement , we all may get 500 bucks= better than nothing. I hate to read all of this about the 6 liters but it’s true ,nobody wants them now. I sold my 7.3 liter that only had 32,000 miles on it just to get this 1 with the new engine lol. Like they say never by the first 1. I have always been a Ford guy and I hate to read all of this but it’s true. I called the dealer about my ICP sensor and she argued with me that there were no recalls on my engine at all. Ford does not care at all. It’s all about the money in the end sadly.

  66. scott says:

    first my apologies on grammar and punctuation As I am speaking into a tablet. check out powerstrokehelp.com on YouTube. you guys should also check out his bulletproof pricing on a 6 liter, that is all they do 4900 dollars out the door. many of you would have come out way ahead spending money with this guy. he replaces and modifies all of the components that are causing the 6 liter issues. even shipping your vehicle to his shop. apparently all his shop does is 6 liter trucks that’s it. mechanic claims that a faulty radiator cap is causing the majority of the problems with these head gaskets. he claims that the 5 dollar part is not sealing system properly and the boiling point is reached too early say 220 when fan activates at 230, not allowing the fan to kick on and basically super heating boiling the coolant going to the engine. he claims 95 out of 100 bickels that come in the door have a leaky cap that dont hold pressure. he claims many of these problems could have been avoided if the cap would have done its job. maybe ford did that so that you guys would come back and spend the $10k to 15,000 that you are. job security. Says Advance has a 5 dollar cap and their parts are quality. anyway it would be useful to you to check that YouTube site out as I have already learned a great deal. powerstrokehelp.com and no I do not know the guy, I simply was trying to figure out how to replace my ICP sensor and it is a b**** to get to if you have monster hands and arms like I do. looks like my FICM may also be bad but I’m getting ready to test it , another mechanic had a good video I’m testing the FICM with a voltmeter and did it all by himself.

  67. Melissa Mack says:

    I am looking to buy a 2006 Ford F350 Long bed. Crew cab. Lariat with leather interior. Not dually. Looking to buy one that has a BLOWN motor or other issues with the motor/trans. If you are interested in selling, please send your pictures, price and where you are located to melissamack95@yahoo.com Hope to hear from you soon!!

  68. Bob says:

    2006 E-350 super duty
    FICM
    EGR
    OIL COOLER
    STICKY INJECTORS
    OIL LEAKS
    OIL PRESSURE SWITCH
    AC DOES NOT WORK
    TRUCK IS BLEEDING ME TO DEATH

  69. Phil says:

    Well, I bought a used 2004 f250 with 90,000 on it. I dont want to jinx myself so I will be cautious here. My truck is a Crew Cab, Lariat model. It already had a EGR delete system on it. It also has an Edge performance chip on it as well as an aftermarkt K&N cold air intake, and an MBRP dual exhaust. I change the oil since I bought it, every 5 to 7,000 miles with AMZOIL full synthetic, and only use Ford fuel and oil filters. Also, about every three fill ups or so I use either Kleen or Sea Foam treatment in the fuel. She now has 118,900 miles and I love her to death. What nice truck. My brother in law has a huge farm and they all have bigger fords, and my Dad has always owned once since I was a kid. It’s not the truck, it’s the maintenance and your willingness to properly maintain them. They are not designed to be mistreated or used as race cars…

    • JDM Josh says:

      Hi Phil,
      I am glad you are having good luck with yor 6.0, but i do want to strongly caution you about the K&N filter. They work great on non turbocharged gas engines, but they are not designed very well for diesels which suck sometime 3-4x more air then a non turbo engine. I would highly recommend checking out an alternative to K&N. I know they are very popular, but i would say that is mostly because of the sheer cost they spend in advertising. K&N air filters simply do not filter out enough debris. I would consider them incredible unsafe on a diesel truck, especially a 6.0L. AFE and S&B are designed for diesel trucks and will be a much better option for your truck. Good luck!
      -Josh
      DieselPowerProducts.com

  70. Eric says:

    I have a 2001 f-450, 3 2001 f-350s, and a 99 E-350, all with 7.3 L engines that will just not quit. In 2003 I thought about getting a 6.0. So like a good consumer I did my research. I went to the ford dealer and asked the mechanic if it was a good motor. He told me that since it was the first year for the new motor they were having issues with the heads. He told me to wait a couple of years until they got it all straightened out. So I kept the truck I had. A few years went by and they still hadn’t got it straightened out. Now after TEN YEARS the 6.0s are STILL bad engines and I STILL haven’t bought one. So what I’m saying is, the only people that I feel bad for are the ones that bought them brand new in 03. They didn’t have a chance to know they were going to be bad. You people that bought them anytime after 2004-2005 for a REALLY good deal, just didn’t research or ask any questions before you bought your trucks. 15 minutes on the internet goes a long way and could have saved you thousands to TENS of thousand of dollars!!I have heard good things about the 6.7 L that has been out for a while now. So at the end of this year, after more people have put significant miles on, I will probably buy one. But if at the end of the year I start hearing bad things, I will keep my 7.3 Ls.

  71. kris says:

    A lot of the issues with 6.0 are the owners.
    If you run a programmer in your truck adding 125 hp and over 200ft lbs torque this is not fords fault for head bolts stretching/ or oil leaks.Alot of the issues is also due to lack of maintenance once again not fords issue.
    I’m a dealer tech and 90% of the issues are caused by aftermarket equipment and maintenance. I have a 07 6.0 and have had no problems.
    Customers are lucky so many repairs were made under warranty that could have been denied. Plus everyone would agree 7.3 was the best engine and guess what most of them leak a little oil as well.
    Stop your crying.

    • Jody Isaacs says:

      Well, Kris. I hope your ’07 doesn’t have a factory defective block like mine did. Didn’t show up until 128,000. Don’t blame it all on the owners. I take great care of my trucks. I have a ’97 F150 4.6L that has almost 300K on it, with only minor DIY repairs in it’s lifetime. If I didn’t take care of it, do you think it would have lasted that long? And as far as others, I have friends with fleets of these. They service them just like they always have all their other trucks. Why then, do they complain about higher failure rates?

  72. Matt 06 f350 dually cc long bed says:

    You guys who bought brand new after 2004 must have know what you were getting into all u had to do is google power stroke 6.0 and enough info is out there, if you bought used like I did you would know that the 6.0 motor is just as reliable as a 7.3 more power and more efficient in every other country in the world , the EPA drummed them down, but if you did your due diligence the truck will run for 300 k or more this international navistar motor is still in great use over in Europe, I just bought my 06 in jan 2013 and she is puring like I kitten I bought some aftermarket bypass and filtration kits for in $2000 and they are very DIY friendly with directions and YouTube , these kits negate the “week” like which causes head gasket and coolant failure it’s all based around the Eric and oil cooler get rid of those and upgrade to a bullet proof ficm and your just as good as the 7.3. If you didn’t do research when buying used you only have your self to blame powerstokehelp.com and powerstokehelp.org are great resources on these motors and there should be no reason to shy away from them

    • JDM Josh says:

      Hi Matt,
      As nice as it would have been for the 2004 guys to just Google it, in 2004 internet information was not quite as prevalent as it is today. Also, most of the engines had problems around 60-100k miles. For most people this would happen about 3-5 years down the road or around 2008/2009. So please be a little kinder to our readers. People make mistakes. The truth is that the majority of our customers do not regularly use a PC and would much prefer talking to their neighborhood Ford dealer instead of spending time on the internet researching something that he does not know is a problem. Ford/Navistar definitely was in the wrong with the selling of this motor and people do have the right to be rather pissed. Ford knew there was a problem in the beginning, but it was not prevalent until quite a few years later, after they had replaced the 6.0L with the 6.4L. Even today if you stick with going to the dealer and using Ford fixes, you will go through countless cleanings of the EGR system, multiple injectors and Ford will just blame the engine. It was not designed correctly with the emission equipment and will not be dependable if you continue to walk the Ford line. I am very happy to hear that you have done things correctly and are having a good time with your 6.0L. We know that the 6.0L can be a relatively dependable engine if you tweak it before problems arise. In that case you can get a MEAN diesel truck for very little money. Good luck with your 06.
      -Josh

  73. alfrida johnson says:

    I HAVE 6.0, HAD IT A YEAR, AND HAVE SPENT OVER 10,000.00 ON REPAIRS. THOUGHT ABOUT TO JUNK IT, BUT GOT TOO MUCH INVESTED IN IT NOW, SO I AM STUCK WITH THE TRUCK AND THAT SUCK AND I AM F….

    • dieselpower says:

      Hi,
      Please give us a call and talk to one of our Techs. 888-99-DIESEL is the toll free number. They can often find a solid upgrade path that will make the engine much more reliable. Good Luck.

  74. RTD says:

    I own a 2006 Superduty Amarillo Purchased brand new and have never abused the truck. First problems I had was the death wobble wife nearly died on freeway I contacted ford and they said hmm never heard of this.. I sent email with a link to about 15ooo complaints, I spent 2000 on aftermarket products to fix. Next the steering box literally exploded taking the pump with it ( i’m running a tire 1 inch taller then stock) Mechanic said he had never seen such destruction. Next went the Turbo this went at 40K miles and the EGR also. Had it fixed at ford now it leaks raw fuel out all the time. Ford cant explain issue. Now the steering is acting up again Wife can barely turn the wheels its so hard to drive. Truck is an 06. Its 2013 and only has 60,000 miles on it. It will be traded in on a Chevy next week. Really loved this truck Amarillo edition great styles lots of power. So many problems and ZERO support from Ford They should be ashamed to be an American owned company The product and service sucks!

  75. Frank Piscitelli says:

    Please take my law firm name down. We are not taking any individual cases and we are constantly getting contacts from this blog. There is a nationwide class settlement that has been preliminarily approved. The judge will be considering final approval in a couple months. Again, please take my contact info down.

    Thank you.

    Frank Piscitelli

    • dieselpower says:

      Thank you for chiming in Frank. We do appreciate it. Please send me any information that you have, that i can share with my readers. Thanks!

    • LEONARD CLARK says:

      I have a 2006 ford and I have had many problems with it do you know any lawyers that are trying to help ? thanks ,Len

  76. Earl Leasure says:

    i purchased my 2005 f350 6.0 in 2010 i paid for a warranty with ford,6m later ford refused to look at my truck……..im out 5000. egr glow plugs fuel injectors .now it stalled at 55 mpr and wont start

  77. Paul Chudy says:

    I just called the Piscatelli Law Firm and confirmed they are no longer taking any cases related to the 6.0 L Diesel Engine. His blog above indicates a nationwide suit under review currently. My question is, how do I/we become a part of that suit? Perhaps someone out there has that info. I bought my f-250 6.0 Diesel new in 2005 and without listing the problems am now, at 70,000 miles experiencing many of the issues that are being written about. Ford should have stepped up to the plate over this. Never again will I walk on to a Ford car lot.

    • JDM Josh says:

      He just requested us to take his information down from the site. So again, we do not know of a lawyer that is taking on cases for the Powerstroke. Thank you for letting us know. If you find one that is taking on cases, let us know.

      • Heather Gray says:

        I don’t believe, but not 100% sure, that any attys are taking any ‘clients’ regarding this case any longer….it’s at the stage now where you get a letter in the mail saying you may be part of a class action and you follow the instructions on that paper. If you haven’t received anything in the mail than try and find where you can make sure you are part of the class action part….sorry I’m not sure how to do that because I did receive a letter so I didn’t have to research that part

        • dieselpower says:

          Heather, I believe you are correct. Over the past year no attorney has contacted us directly. It also seems like Attorneys are taking small groups of 12-20 max. I think they are doing cases by state instead of the whole country.
          I wish I knew more. Good luck.

  78. Jody Isaacs says:

    I have always owned Fords. I guess I got this from my Dad and Grandfather. Still own a ’97 F-150 that has almost 300,000 miles on it. The only work above and beyond normal has been 2 alternators, a heater core, and EGR system replacement. Not bad in my book.
    On December 20, 2006, I made the fatal mistake of buying a Ford F250 w/ 6.0L Diesel. I loved my truck, took care of my truck, and had good service from my truck…until the warranty and extended warranty ran out. I had purchased the extended warranty to 5 years 100,000 miles. Once my truck hit 125,000, it went downhill. I NEVER pull anything over 1500 lbs (only have a 4x5x6 enclosed trailer). Pulled my Brother-in-Law’s 28′ camper 20 miles one time, and it was downhill from there. He normally tows it with his Lincoln Navigator, but it was being repainted from a fender bender that weekend. He asked me to pull it, and he would pull it back with his Father-in Law’s Chevy 1500. Like I said, if these truck could pull it, my F250 shouldn’t even know it is back there.
    I left for Arkansas (work trip) on Monday, following taking his camper. On the way, during a fuel stop, I noticed the reservoir bottle for the coolant was EMPTY. I immediately refilled it. It took about a gallon to refill, and I made a point to watch it. I checked my fuel for coolant…none. Checked my oil for fuel and coolant. No Smoke…No Problem. Hmmmm…maybe it was a fluke. Made it to Arkansas (13 hour drive) and parked the truck for a couple days.
    Started back, stopped for fuel, and coolant was low again. Had to add 2-3 gallons this time. Noticed what looked like spillage on the reservoir. Purchased a new cap, as I naively thought maybe this one was bad. Got back on the road, and about 10 hours into the 13 back home, I had a CEL. Stopped to have it checked and it showed EGR this and EGR that. CRAP! Had to add another 2-3 gal of coolant. I thought the EGR cooler had puked. Checked all my fluids again for mixture. NON FOUND. Called my mechanic buddy and asked him what to do. He told me as long as no fluids were mixed, drive her on home and we would worry about the rest later.
    About an hour from the shop, the black smoke started to roll. Yep, looks like that EGR crap was true! Took her into the shop for an EGR and possible head gasket job. After her tore her down, sent the heads out for a good magnaflux, and ordered the ARP studs, oil and EGR coolers, he inspected the old head gaskets…not blown. EGR was stopped up, but the cooler was OK. Oil cooler OK too. HMMMMMMMMM?
    After several hours of looking for the issue, he found it…THE BLOCK WAS CRACKED BETWEEN THE CYLINDERS INTO THE COOLING JACKET. Looks like pitting in the mold lines. That’s where my coolant was going. He said he has never seen a cracked block with everything else good…factory defect in the casting?
    I have a good friend that had the exact same problem at around 180,000. Is this the next big thing in 6.0 failures?

  79. Neil says:

    I have a 2004 F-250 6.0 Lariat with 69,000 miles on it. I have a 3″ lift kit with 315-16 BFG tires and Helo Max 8 Rims. The truck is Black with Grey Leather interior. I have done an EGR delete, replaced the turbo cooler and several other minor things. If the truck stays pluged in it starts and runs perfect, if not pluged in it sputters and run bad for the first 5 min or so. this is a nice truck with low miles but I have invested over $6k into it in the last year or so. does anyone know why it is running so rough without being pluged in? This truck is also for sale….let me know if interested.

  80. Edwin Sosa says:

    i have ford Econoline E-350 2004 whit the fuel regulator valve problem .
    renplace it so many times . i bougt it brand new on 2004

  81. JAMES HERRGUTH says:

    I BOUGHT MY 05 450 NEW FROM FORD I FIRST HAD A PROBLEM WHILE UNDER WARRANTY WITH A BROKEN FUEL RAIL VERY COSTLY. THEN I TOOK IT INTO FORD IN LANSING AND TOLD THEM IT WASN’T RUNNING RIGHT THEY KEPT IT FOR A FEW WEEKS THIN I CALLED AND THEY SAID IT WAS DONE THIS WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY I WENT OUT AND STARTED THE TRUCK AND IT STILL RAN ROUGH I WENT IN AND GOT THE MECHANIC HE SAID IT HAD TO WARM UP. I SAID IT NEVER RAN LIKE THAT BEFORE NOTHING WAS DONE I NEEDED THE TRUCK I PAYED OVER $45,000. FOR IT AND IT IS MY WORK TRUCK WELL IT IS STILL UNDER 100,000 MILES BUT THE TIME WAS UP JUST SHORTLY AFTER. THEN MY TRUCK WENT DOWN WITH COSTLY REPAIRS TRUCK HAS BEEN SITTING AROUND TWO YEARS NOW I CANT AFFORD TO FIX IT. MY FAMILY BOUGHT MILLIONS OF $ WORTH OF COMMERCIAL TRUCKS FROM THEM BUT I AM DONE WITH FORD I WILL TAKE MY BUSINESS TO FREIGHTLINER.

  82. Kelvin Rouse says:

    2003 Ford F250 180,000 km’s and $15,000 dollars in repairs and only 20,000 km’s later truck it is in for new injectors again. Ford trucks suck. If I new that over the year it would cost me 15 grand to keep this thing on the road I would have taken it to the scrap yard. They just nickle and dime you to death.

  83. B s B says:

    Wow. I loved the no bail-out of ford . But dam I’ve paid a large bail-out on my 07/ 6.0 / w 92,000 m. Just under 3000.00 At F-in Ford. See Ford Put the 6.0 on the computer – parts thrown at this under powered – hard to start – 6.0 .. Started @ 12.5 mpg – Now 7.2 mpg . F-in Ford tells me bring it back. We’ll put it back on the computer . I asked F-in Ford what are we going to do different ? See the computer told us we need just under 3000.00 of parts .We made the computer recommended repairs .?… Or threw parts at this – the F-in 6.0 . And the F-in 6.0 has no improvment . I can not through money at this 6.0 . I went to F-in Ford to fix this- my plumbing service van . So I can make money to live…. I dont need a company that can not- or -will not- or – is unable to fix and stand behind their product.. I’ll ask G M C for forgivness !!!!! What the hell happend to the GREATEST country in the world .?. Company’s not held to accountability!!??!! I wonder ??? What would HENRY think? say? or do? See ya!! FORD

  84. dustin boyer says:

    if u have a crew cab longbed 6.0 im interested in the whole truck email me some pics where its located at and how much u asking thanks. dean_boyer1960@yahoo.com

    dustin boyer

  85. ken says:

    After so many horror stories I feel EXTREMLY fortunate. I have a 2006 F-350 that has just recently been starting to give me fits. But I have 385,000 miles on the engine.
    new tranny-new turbo and new high pressure oil pump. I haven’t had to replace injectors yet. I feel very fortunate. That said, my next truck will be a Dodge. I own a small construction company and have a 2001 Dodge 2500 with the Cummings which I used until I bought the F-350. I use the dodge for deliveries. It is still going strong at 581,000 with the exception of a fuel injection pump the engine is original.

    • JDM Josh says:

      WOW! You are a really LUCKY person! I honestly have not heard of a single person having over 300k on a stock 6.0L engine! Congrats! I would still recommend doing a few things to make it more reliable, but i am not sure if that is possible in your case. You have been gifted by Ford a reliable 6.0L.

  86. Brad says:

    Got an 2007 f250 Lariat 6.0 diesel I purchased new right at $52,000.00 Within the first 100,00 miles I had replaced EGR cooler, oil cooler, 4 injectors, head gaskets, 1 cracked head, clutch fan assembly, FICM, 1 glow plug, CAK tube, and 2 wire harness. Now I’ve got 147,000 and I’ve again had to replace EGR cooler, Oil cooler, 1 injector, FICM, trans overhaul, and a new drive shaft due to a shudder/vibration that I can’t get rid of. This truck is bone stock and is used to pull a 16′ enclosed trailer to construction sites. I made this large investment based on Fords rep and I expected to put a half million miles on this truck which is never going to happen. I contacted Ford about all the problems I’ve had, their solution was for me to buy one of their new trucks at the low price of $60,000.00. What in the hell makes them think I will ever buy another one of their vehicles ever again. My message to Ford ( Go F**k yourselves) I hope the courts make Ford pay dearly for those 6.0 motors, I have sure paid for buying one.

  87. Todd says:

    I feel your pain. I have an 03 POS sitting in my drive way that had turbo issues … I took the turbo off took it apart cleaned it like FORD recommended , put it back together, replaced the lower drain tube that FORD recommended to the upgraded tube and also replaced the High pressure oil line that those Dip shits at FORD also recommended. Well now i have put it all back together and went to start the truck , now this is after FORD also checking the truck out not to my surprise it wont start the motor had a blown head gasket and filled a few cylinders with coolant and Hydro locked. And to top it off the High torque starter rung off a few teeth on the fly wheel … WTF FORD. This truck has been a POS since I bought it. I also will never own a FORD again….. Total Bullshit..

  88. josh says:

    i have a 2005 ford 6.0 thing runs great haven’t had a problem with it. I don’t know what you guys are doing but mine rips

    • JDM Josh says:

      Josh,
      I am very happy that you are having good luck with your truck. Your experiences are shared by less then a 10% of our readers, so I still encourage you to take a few precautions with your truck. Ford already has been paid by the manufacturer of the engines due to the defects, it was an out of court undisclosed amount. There are law suits in most states in America, so there is no question on if their are problems, just when they will strike. Good luck and do take extra good care of that truck.

  89. Mike Mahdi says:

    I just bought a 2004 f-250 superduty 6.0 turbo deisel and it runs great with 192,000 miles. it was commercially owned before me. what can i do to keep it running great?

    • JDM Josh says:

      EGR Delete kit or if you want to keep it, get an aftermarket egr cooler. The egrs still do commonly clog, which kills mileage and has cause many engines to go. Also Head studs are a must on these engines. Lots of head gaskets have gone on the 6.0L. If you want to check out our fix your 6.0L section, we have more options there. Also i you have questions, just give us a call: 888-99-DIESEL. Good luck with your new truck!

    • Barry B says:

      Mike Mahdi , the 04 year of the 6.0 diesel needs a 4″ exhaust from the turbo back to the rear for heat relief , the smaller factory exhaust doesn’t allow for better exhaust flow to dissipate the heat from the engine , and heat is the cause of most of the 6.0 failures !!

  90. Bob says:

    My 2005 F250 Super Duty, with 90K miles is in the shop, with the cab off, and the diesel torn down to the block. Both head gaskets were blown, both exhaust gaskets were leaking. They haven’t removed the oil cooler yet but I am sure it has failed also. The worst part is one of the heads is cracked beyond repair. SO here I set with a piece of FORD junk with barely 90k miles on it.
    I will never buy another American truck!!! And if I get this piece of crap fixed, it is going straight to the printing shop and I’m having the entire truck wrapped with all the crap that is wrong with the 6.0 liter.
    Ford eat shit and die!!!!

  91. Gary zlatkin says:

    I had a 2004 Harley F250 6.0 4WD that I bought with 62,000 miles and traded it in at 130,000 miles. It never left me on the road. It had needed a re-flash once for rough idle under warranty and when I traded it in the degas bottle was starting to whistle on deceleration. So the head gaskets were going. So since I had good luck with the 04 I bought an 05 Harley F250 again with the 6.0. This truck had 46,000 miles on it. An amazing truck. Garage kept and emasculate. This truck is a different story. I always like to tell people there full of it about the 6.0 that if you take care of it you won’t be let down. The new truck started the head gasket failure immediately so I did not screw around and studded the heads, put a new oil cooler, cooler filtration bypass, EGR delete, blue spring in my fuel pressure regulator, updated dummy plugs, always run lubricity additive and change oil before 5000 miles with oem filters always. And other upgrades because I had done all my research. “So I thought” with all my studies I had never come across the damn STC fitting that is on the HPOP delivery to the branch tube on the 05-07 only. When my STC fitting blew piss me off it cracked the rear plate on the engine. That is one expensive job. Luckily I found a Ford. Guy to save me money and h did the job on he side. Saved me close to $3,000 luckily because I already have over $5,000 in upgrades. Lets hope now it is ” bullet proof “. By the way the crappy ass STC fitting put in by International is made by Eaton which is another one I hold responsible for this screw up. A little clip to hold pulsating 3000 PSI pressure. Pretty stupid and not checked enough before approving to put into service. I love the way it runs when it runs. But you need to have money saved at all times to keep her running. I have a hum in the driv train but that is a different story. Good luck to all. Just don’t fix it, upgrade it. Stock is not good enough. And to those that go though multiple injectors try Hot Shot Secret to fix stiction and check your fuel pressure low pressure is the chase of new ones going out within a 1000 or less miles. Look into the “blue spring” and check the under cab boost pump. It will kill them quick.

  92. Gary zlatkin says:

    Yes JDM there is an update for the STC fitting on the 05-07 that is pretty bullit proof. It is nothing like the original. So I recommend anyone with a 05-07 if it has not blown next time the turbo is off go an extra step and update that fittind. The whole kit with o-rings fitting and new screen for the IPR valve is only around $58. If it has not gone on you it will. They will all fail 100% on that. And if you have your heads off in a 05-07 there is an updated kit that replaces both dummy plugs and riser tubes on the high pressure oil manifold with back up Teflon seals kind of how some aircraft engines are set up. That whole kit is around $150 or so. That is not a must but could save a break down or long starts in the future. Wish I had more info on 03-04 high pressure oil system but my 04 never had any hick ups for me to learn about it. Remember always go for the upgraded parts when inside the motor. It will make it more reliable and keep you happy as it will last longer. All revisions are because the original design did not cut it. 03-04 high pressure oil setups are changed in 05-07 from the HPOP to the W manifolds over the injectors. And both my FICM’s broke on my 04 and my 05 but fixes them myself with help on a forum on resoldering the boards.

  93. landscaper man says:

    i have never been on a blog before but after my injector broke off in the motor in my 2007 ford f450 and seeing all these problems, i have a question for anyone out there. my engine is shot. i have an estimate for a re manufactured 6.0 from jasper for 10500. makes me sick to my stomach but should i replace it with this motor or would you recommended another around that price. would this be suitable. i have almost lost my business due to this truck breaking down and costing me thousands and not available when i need it. never again on a ford. but stuck now because even if i fix it i sure as hell cant sell it. 2007 f450 crew cab, behind cab toolbox and a 10 ft dump bed. great looking truck but looks don’t carry your business unless your a model and im no model. and can you believe only 70000 miles. pathetic

    • Barry B says:

      You can have the Cummins engine put in with few modifications there is a company that sells a conversion kit to do it and their blog is listed on some of the post on this site and for not much more than you are looking at paying to go back with the 6.0 !! If you go back with the 6.0 you will still need to make sure your engine is what I call being Bullet Proofed or you will still possibly later have the same problems as before !! When I say Bullet Proof I mean ( ALL ) the 6.0 upgrades of Ford and Afternarket upgrades to include #1 one of the single most causes of heat build up is the EGR COOLER failure because your coolant passes thru little radiator like fins inside the middle of this cooler and also the hot EGR GASSES pass thru this cooler thru seperate fins passages in layers of coolant passage/gas passage and what happens is the Ford coolant eventually starts to thicken and get gummy in these coolant passages and clogs them causing the cooler to over heat and rupture these small radiator like passages then you have gasses mixing with coolant and will clog the cooler then the gummy coolant clogs up the engine oil cooler which all the heat buildup in turn causes the hex head factory head bolts to over heat and allows the bolts to stretch just enough to BLOW the HEAD GASKETS !!! But if you will purchase a EGR COOLER from BULLET PROOF DIESEL which is Lifetime Guaranteed and will not fail because that company takes the Ford factory square EGR cooler and cuts the ends off and removes all of the radiator like fins completely out and welds 6 stainless steel 1/4″ round tubes thru the length of the cooler and then welds the plates onto these tubes and in place on each end of the cooler and then welds the mounting ends back on making them rupture proof !! I don’t work for Bullet Proof Diesel but I have bought this EGR cooler from them at a price of around $350.00 a year ago and had it installed on my 05 f250 super duty 6.0 turbo diesel and have had no problems with it !! I have also had RPS threaded hardened head studs installed for non stretch to also prevent blown head gaskets ; these threaded studs are installed into the engine block the same principle as dragster head studs are installed to handle the pressure of the Diesel engine and there are several other engine upgrades that was done to the motor and you can get a lot of them at the Ford dealer parts dept. Like the fuel rails the oil rail plugs for the heads the upgraded oil cooler with bigger and stronger oil passages the upgraded turbo oil drain tube , the high pressure all in 1 steel welded oil rail connector because the quick connect original would crack !! But for the head studs and several other upgrade components you can get a kit from EXTREME DIESEL PERFORMANCE and you should also invest in their coolant filter complete no cut kit with mount filter and hoses with shut off valves for filter change this filter system will filter out coolant gook and sand or silica that was left in coolant part of block during manufacturing !! Well I hope all this information is helpful in making upgrades to your 6.0 diesel that is a huge improvement to the longevity of this motor all of which has been done to mine around $4500.00 and have not had a lick of trouble out of my engine oh yeah when doing the head studs make sure you use the Ford Factory HEAD GASKETS !!!! Don’t never use any other fuel or oil filters other than Ford Motorcraft or RACOR and Racor is the company that makes the Motorcraft filters for ford and is the same exact filter !! If you use any other filers on the technical 6.0 you set yourself up for disaster sooner or later and make sure you never fudge on your oil and filter change intervals as the 6.0 engine demands it for the injectors to last and the clean filtering of the oil , diesel, and coolant to have longevity of this motor and Thanks to all the research and reading of Ford Diesel Forum for all the informative research and teaching has been very helpful to me !!!!!!’

  94. Kyle slager says:

    I’ve got an 2004 ford f350 crew cab dually it has 338000 on it now and we have never had a problem I’m just worried that its going to break down and I’m going. To be stuck with huge repair bills what should I do to prevent any of that common problems from happening.. If you got and tips for me please let me know

    • dieselpower says:

      Hi Kyle,
      First, you are one lucky person! I would recommend going out and buying a few lottery tickets first. Just kidding. Anyways, you can read the original post to get a few ideas on how you can prevent a catastrophe, but nothing is bulletproof. If you want, just give us a call and we can give you a few recommendations. I would be really happy with the long life that you have got with it and probably sell it running to get another truck. 300k on a 6.0 is incredible!
      If you have any tech questions give us a call at 888-99-DIESEL.
      Good luck!

  95. Ryan R says:

    Hi, where do I troubleshoot from here? 2007 F250 6.0 PSD with 132k. Just did EGR delete and updated Ford oil cooler. Engine and trans temp gauges stay dead center before and after this update which finished yesterday. Still losing coolant though. Seems nothing has changed. Lost 1 gallon in 20 miles. Some was splashed in engine compartment, but I did not see that before EGR delete…could be in the past that I did not open the hood before it evaporated?

    How do I check to see if I really need head gaskets. This motor starts up at 15 degrees F in about 1.5 seconds of cranking. It sounds great, the exhaust runs clear after a few minutes of warmup where you can see some black soot. But it just won’t hold coolant… then I lose cab heat, then I get off the road. So, is there a way to test for proper pressure in the coolant…put a tee and gauge somewhere…what should the pressure be?…could the reservoir just be bad?

    When a diesel mechanic diagnosed that I should do the EGR delete and a new oil cooler, he thought the head gaskets where probably fine, did not think it worth a couple hour diagnosis to determine if the heads were the issue….thought it better to start with deleting the EGR and making sure a good unplugged oil cooler was in place. Now that we’ve done that, I’d like many second opinions and I’d like to know for sure before I continue to spend money and not fix the underlying cause of coolant loss.

    What should I look for so I can be sure what to fix?

    Thanks,
    Ryan

  96. Mutt Daniel says:

    My 2005 King Ranch 4×4 has the 6.0 diesel and it has 133,000 miles on it. It is starting to blow white smoke when I first crank it up and keeps on until it warms up, then it is fine. I noticed some coolant missing recently and put about a gallon of fluid in the resivore. My mechanic suggested the egr delete and new oil cooler and it sounds like I should do that. Will that help with the smoke? There is no mix of fluids in the oil or radiator. Thanks.

  97. Jackie Authement says:

    Have an 03 F-250 with 140000 miles. Computer has gone out. Either looking to sale the truck or possibly find a computer. Any helpful ad ice would be appreciated.

  98. Al Smith says:

    My 2006 grenaded at 76000 miles, 13k to replace. That was after the high presser oil pump etc. Does anyone know where I can get some statics on the number of official reported events. I would also like to find the outcome to the Ford v. Navstar law suit.

  99. martin bruch says:

    I go to court today. Me, the shop owner that had my truck for 31 days and gave it back with the engine blown, and FORD motor company. I went to court previously and the judge told me to return in 90 days and that he wanted to see Ford Motor Co. in front of his bench.
    The mechanic is blaming Ford for a crap engine and I’m assuming that Ford will blame the mechanic for taking a great running motor with an EGR related problem and causing the complete destruction of this engine….so it should be interesting.

  100. Richard Canuso says:

    My 2004 F550 IS AT THE FORD DEALER GETTING A NEW ENGINE PUT IN. THIS WILL BE MY THIRD ENGINE IN THE TRUCK. IT HAS 96,000 MILES ON IT AND THE LAST ENGINE WAS PUT IN 30,000 MILES AGO. FORD WILL NOT HELP OUT AT ALL. THIS TRUCK IS MY LIVELY HOOD. IT IS A F550 CREW CAB DUMP TRUCK. IT HAS A NEWER 9ft READING DUMP BED, WITH A PTO HYDRALIC LIFT, HOOK UPS FOR HYDOLIC SALT SPREADER AND LOG SPLITTER. I NEED TO GET RID OF THIS TRUCK TO PAY OFF FOR FIXING IT. TRUCK RUNS GREAT WHEN IT RUNS. HOPEFULLY THE THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM. IT JUST WON’T BE WITH ME. I GIVE UP. TEXT 732-595-6816 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY. TRUCK IS AT FULLERTON FORD. ENGINE GOES IN ON TUESDAY.

  101. Richard Canuso says:

    I ALSO HAVE A 2004 6.0 FORD REMAN. ENGINE FOR SALE. I DON’T KNOW IF IT CAN HELP ANY OF YOU OUT. IT WAS JUST TAKEN OUT OF AN AMBULANCE. ENGINE HAS AROUND 30,000 MILES ON. ITS A COMPLETE ENGINE WITH HARNASSES AND UPDATED COMPUTER. LOOKING TO GET AROUND 3,500. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED YOU CAN TEXT OR CALL ME 732-595-6816. I’ll GIVE YOU THE VIN THE ENGINE WAS TAKEN OUT OF.

  102. I bought f250 ford pickup new in 2004 with only 50 miles on it .It is f250 crew cab with an 8′ I only have 22000 on it It runs great, Pulled a 30′ 5th camper with and it did a great job The truck looks like new and I want to sell. I have it on the internet and had all most 150 calls on it. I get lots of calls that ask me if I have done the upgrade on it, but I have not. How in the HH aim I going to sell? I not happy with Ford motor co. because they have not had a recall on i.would not buy any more ford pickups. PS it is a 6.0 diesel

  103. JOSEPH says:

    WHERE CAN I GET WIRE HARNESS FOR, 2004 FORD F550 SUPER DUTY 6.0L POWERSTROKE TURBO DIESEL ENGINE. MY # 12845454618 THANKS GOD BLESS

  104. Linda Buzbee says:

    We purchased a 2004 Ford F250 6.0 Diesel truck in 2009. In 2012, we got a hold of some bad diesel. Tried draining it and putting good diesel fuel back in. Needless to say, insurance company said fuel in bucket (container we drained it into) was contaminated and fuel in truck was good. Explained it to them but they say it was mechanical failure and denied claim. Contacted Ford Motor Company and all they could say as “sorry” due to our vehicle having 115,000 miles and exceeded the 100,000 mile mark. So here I sit with a $5000.00 paperweight sitting in my driveway with a blown engine. Will never buy another Ford Diesel again! Our 1999 Ford 7.3 diesel ran like a champ without any problems!

  105. Mike Thornton says:

    I am interested in purchasing a Ford crew cab pickup with blown or no engine. Must be in North Florida South Georgia area. Send details with pictures to progen@bellsouth.net.

  106. Lisa says:

    What is a decent price for a new motor. I also had catastrophic engine failure yesterday due to ruptured egr and ford will not do anything except admit they are aware of ongoing issues with this engine. I was told by ford customer care they are working on a recall for defective oil cooler and egr if enough people complain.

  107. Jody Isaacs says:

    My ’07 6.0 horror started at the 5-1/2 year 128K mark. I bought this truck for work, but I don’t haul extremely heavy loads (1000 pounds at most) or tow much more than a 4x8x5 single axle trailer (1-4 days a month), only sparsely loaded. I NEVER dog my truck, because I paid too much and want it to last. I have a ’97 4.6L F150 with almost 300K on it, so I figured I would get at least 500K from a diesel. WRONG!!! I was on my way back from a job in Arkansas, and I started losing water. It was coming from the top of the reservoir bottle. I bought a new cap, to no avail. I had a mechanic tell me as long as the fluids aren’t mixing, bring it home. I had no choice, as a tow bill from Arkansas to NC was too much to handle.

    Once home, I had it checked. Looks like busted heads or gasket, or both. …$3-5K. Once into the engine, it was discovered I had a CRACKED BLOCK. That truck was NEVER overheated, never pushed, always serviced…you gotta be joking!!!!! Heads and gasket were perfect! Had a crack into the coolant jacket from the 2nd cylinder back on the passenger side (don’t remember how Ford numbers them!) $10K! After paying for the truck, now I’m really gonna pay!

    Just got it back! Will keep you informed!

  108. khan faisal says:

    I have an 04 f350. I have spent over 5,000 so far to fix it and now it needs more work. 6.0 engine.

  109. M Lingo says:

    05 F250. I also have spent well over $5,000 in repairs and now my head gasket needs to be repaired. I just put $2,500 in my 2006 Ford Focus. Always a die hard Ford person but….never again….never again. The class action lawsuit only gives you a few hundred dollars. Ford received something like 439 Million dollars from Navistar who made the engines. Who is going to reimburse me for the other thousands I have spent on this piece of S— truck!!!!!

  110. Charlie says:

    I had my EGR and oil cooler replaced under extended warranty this summer on my ’06 F350 6.0. Got wind of all the problems and the class action lawsuit and started researching. My truck was in mint condition with 40K on it so decided to invest in fixing it. Paid almost $12K to have it fully Bulletproofed and now it runs perfect. I also invested $150 in a Scangauge so I can keep an eye on oil and coolant temps. They now run within 15 degrees of one another. I highly recommend bullet Proof’s EGR cooler Bulletproof Diesel EGR Coolers if you want to stop fixing your Ford over and over and over. They replace the flawed parts (EGR and oil cooler) so they won’t cause any more problems. Don’t just keep putting in Ford’s flawed design or you will continue to have problems. Bulletpoof also fixed my turbo and head gaskets (damaged by the bad EGR and oil coolers)

  111. Ritchie Gypsy says:

    I have a 2004 ford xl 4 door cab 6.0L Auto Trans 200334 miles and everything is original excepts fluids tires and batteries wipers everything works perfect I have had absolutely no issues whatsoever Love My Dully Ford Ps I haul a Military Trailer approx. 10.000 pounds daily

  112. Roy Moore says:

    Find an attorney who handles these lemon law vehicles, Ford and otherwise. You need a good one. Anyway, we filed our lawsuit in May of 2013 with a 2005 F350 with a 6.0 motor. We have 154K miles on this truck. Anyway, just closed our case, out of court with Ford and they are paying me $60k. I am not kidding anybody.

  113. Roy Moore says:

    Do not get involved with a class action lawsuit against Ford. You would be lucky to get $825.00. Get a good attorney doing these kinds of cases for lemon laws and sue them directly. No money up front and Ford is even paying our legal fees on top of the money we get from them.

  114. Roy Moore says:

    I do want everyone to know that Ford did me right in this situation. I agree that they should never have sold this motor to the public and then tried to “fix it” till it got past warranty and then it would be the public’s problem. But, when I filed suit and before it went to court, they are paying me more to buy this truck back than I paid for it. I have 154K miles on it and still getting $60K.

  115. RustedRussell says:

    OMG
    I think I just screwed myself! Just bought a 2004 ford F350 Lariat 4×4 with the 6.0 ford diesel. Let me justify myself. I’m a diehard Ford fan, my father worked for ford for forty years, my uncle worked for ford for 45 years. I worked for ford for about five years. I’m 50 years old and have only driven 1 chevy in my life, have always owned Fords. I currently own, 04 F350, 06 F150, 02 F250, 98 f150, 2013 escape titanium, v10 tritan (sp) in a 38′ motor-home.
    Anyway, back to the point. I just paid $14,000.00 for my beautiful, black and gold Dually, four door, spotless inside and out. Perfect truck (I thinks to myself), the original owner of this truck took care of the oil inter-cooler under the intake, and had a 4″ stainless “SVT” straight exhaust installed. no other aftermarket parts as far as I know….
    I bought the truck with 169,000.00 miles on it. I’ve put 20,000.00 more miles on it without incident, but I wonder? …….. Let me also point out that these are very hard 20k miles, I have not been easy on this truck at all. I got no problem “stompin on the gas” at a red light! :) I have also pulled a number of trailers with the truck and the past owner pulled a 40′ goose-neck, (not sure what type).
    I would be interested in speaking with DieselPoweredMonster about finding and fixing any problems BEFORE THEY HAPPEN!
    So, maybe I’ve been lucky, maybe not, I must say sorry to the Ford owners who CERTAINLY GOT SCREWED! Its time to STAND UP Ford and DO THE RIGHT THING!

    • Russell, I would highly recommend you do some upgrading immediately especially if you are pushing the engine as hard as you mentioned. Nearly every truck has had engine failure so you want to be proactive. Having nearly 200k on the original engine build is quite a feat with the 6.0L engine. If you have any questions, give our Tech guys a call at 888-993-4373 or sales@dieselpowerproducts.com

  116. Beth C says:

    My hubby and i live in Virginia, about 15 months ago he went out to Georgia to buy us an ’06 F350 6.0L Diesel. We needed it for our company.
    He didn’t make it 1/4 of the way home before it died on he and our son.
    Unfortunately, it didn’t come with a warranty (though you would think EVERY vehicle would at least come with a 24 hour one, he didn’t even make it 3 hours away from the dealership!).
    He and our son got back home but he left the truck where it was (on the side of an interstate).
    After MANY days of fighting it out with the dealership they told us to have it towed to a mechanic and have it checked out. We had it towed to a diesel mechanic close to the truck (still many hours from our home). After a few days we got the verdict…several injectors plus some other stuff…just to get it to the point of being able to limp it home. Total cost, around $2000.
    Many days of fighting with the dealership later, they offered and sent us a check for $600. They refused to do anything more for us and actually acted like they were doing us a favor by sending that. BTW, the mechanic said the motor was worked over to make it look nice and fixed just enough to get it sold.
    We paid for the truck to be fixed and my hubby limped it to a local Ford dealership because we contacted Ford about the issue. They said they would cover getting it running for us.
    So they told the Ford dealership to go ahead and fix what needed fixing. The work was done, so we contact the Ford rep we had been working with only to hear they decided NOT to pay for the repairs since it was out of warranty (we went over all of the info on the truck, including telling them it was out of warranty before Ford told the dealership to fix it). So now we were stuck paying THAT bill…another nearly $2000.
    It was running okay so we went ahead and had it deleted and the exhaust done.
    It ran for a little while after that then broke down again. This time? HPOP and a few other things. Total? Around $3000.
    Ran for a little while…then guess what? Thats right! Broke down again. This time? Head job to the tune of around $4000.
    Ran for a little while…then…yup, you guessed it! Broke down again! This time? New motor…
    We are still currently working on saving up enough money for a motor and labor to install it.
    We spent $20,000 on it originally, we have sunk around $11,000-12,000 in it before this new motor.
    Just for reference…we’ve owned it for around 15 months, in the last 11 months, we’ve only put 425 miles on it. Depressing, yeah?
    We are a small family of 4 that has gone through an illegal foreclosure (thanks to Bank of America) and a bankruptcy due to that foreclosure which led to us living with my husbands brother, his wife and 4 kids.
    Our only debt is this freaking truck. With having to pay this debt, we cannot save up for a down payment on a home nor can we afford to rent a place. Had we not had to sink so much into the repairs, we would have nearly had it paid off by now.
    On top of all that is the inconvenience factor. We live out in the boonies and cannot afford another vehicle. So 1 vehicle and my husband gone for work for nearly 18 hours a day, 5 days a week, leaves me and the kids with nothing to drive if we needed to get somewhere. We have to depend on relatives for rides anywhere.
    The sad part? I am in love with this truck…well, when its running anyway. Its so sexy…you know what i mean! The sound of the engine, the whine of the turbo, its super comfortable and seats all 4 of us (and groceries!) nicely. Plus, it hauls like a mother!
    Anyway…i’m totally depressed because, well, we’ve had enough. We’ve actually tried to sell it several times, but it seems as soon as we try to, something else breaks on it.
    I seriously feel bad selling it…cause i know the new owners are just gonna inherit the same problems…but maybe they will have the money to fix it…cause i know we sure don’t.
    Sucks having to save up to fix something on a truck when you’re still paying on the last 3 repairs!
    BTW, we contacted BBB about the dealership (Blue Ridge North Georgia Ford), unfortunately there is no lemon law in Georgia and nothing came of it…except a bunch of lies from the dealership owner. I left feedback for this dealership on 9 different sites and they were ALL removed. Hmph, figures.
    Also, if you contact Ford, get everything they say in writing and guaranteed.
    I’m very disappointed in Ford. It seems their customers don’t matter at all to them and they have issues standing behind their quality and word.
    This has all taught me a lesson, though. RESEARCH before you buy something! If i had, we likely would never have purchased a 6.0.
    Good luck to you all and know that you are not alone;o)

    • Beth, I am very sorry to hear what you have gone through. As you have noticed, it is a very common story with the 6.0L engine. It is junk and if it has not broken on an owner yet, it will in time. Sadly no 6.0L truck is ever worth anything near 20k. That dealership pulled the wool over your eyes. Most go for 10k even with incredibly nice interiors and very low miles. Every one of them are lemons. If you want to turn it into a Fummins conversion(Cummins engine in a Ford SuperDuty), the truck would be a perfect candidate. Please be sure to do the few modifications that we mention in the article above. That resolved the issues for a lot of customers. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 888-99-DIESEL. I wish you the best.

      • Beth C says:

        Thanks. Yeah…its pretty depressing.
        Actually, around here, trucks identical to ours (only running of course) are going for around $20,000, but they have to have all the mods already done, which ours have been done, everything but the rear gearing anyway.
        We intend to get rid of it as soon as its running, then get a Dodge, what we should have done in the beginning.
        But, you live and you learn, right? Just some lessons hurt a lot more than others;o)

  117. Ced says:

    I find this sad and amusing.. What people don’t understand is that it’s all about maintence.. Poor jokes never change their coolant and blame Ford for their heads blowing. I have a 2003 6.0l F250 with 200k+ miles. Never had an engine problem, always changed my filters and fluids.. I also have an SCT tuner with an extreme custom tune from Innovative Diesel. Guess what. running on stock from factory head studs and gaskets. If you don’t want your poor miserable 6.0l give em to me!! I’d buy another 6.0l in a heart beat.

    • Hi Ced,
      I wish what you wrote was true for everyone, but it is not common. I have met and talked with countless people who have maintained them religiously yet complete motor failure has been seen before the 60k mile mark. You are one very lucky person and I hope your truck continues to treat you the way all Ford trucks should. Do you still have the factory EGR cooler? If you deleted it, that could be the reason for your great success with the 6.0L.

  118. Stan Bearup says:

    I drive a 2004 Ford Excursion with the 6.0L, and use the truck to earn a living with. It currently has about 400,000 miles on it. With it, I pull a fully loaded (10,000 lbs) 28′ enclosed car hauler all around the US, as well as several trips through Canada and up to Alaska and back while hauling cars, bikes, ATV, etc for my customers. I do all the maintenance on the truck myself, and have the Bullet Proof EGR cooler installed. I also have the Bully Dog GT Tuner, and on it, I monitor boost, exhaust, oil, coolant, and trans temps. Along the way, I have had to replace 4-5 fuel injectors, and I replaced the original turbo about 3,000 miles ago. Most recently, the low pressure oil pump would not prime, and after pulling it, I found a needle bearing from a roller lifter had passed through it. So, just yesterday, I pulled the engine. I have a replacement 2005 6.0L almost ready to go back in, which has 114,000 miles on it. Today, I plan to pull the EGR cooler from it, and weld 1/4″ stainless plugs into each end to eliminate the EGR issue, (yet still have the cooler in place for visual inspection). Over the years, I have owned a few 7.3L powered F250 and F250 trucks, but I actually like the 6.0L engine better because of the greater power and torque, and somewhat better fuel economy. I’m bummed that a $30 roller lifter took out my 400K mile monster, but I feed the engine treated me well. With all this said, I have believed the perfect truck (for me anywqy) would be a Ford F350 crew cab, with the Cummins 24 valve common rail installed. Some day I’m sure I will have one!

    On a side note, if anyone knows of a good, clean F250 or F350 crew cab with the XLT or better trim package, and a bad 6.0L motor for sale (preferably white in color, and within 1,000 miles of southern Idaho), please share my contact information with the seller.

    Stan Bearup
    American Falls, Idaho
    208-220-1732

  119. tommy dde says:

    my 2003 f350 6.0 is and always was junk. purchased it new in 2003 and had injection problems right off the get go. then had to go in for warranty for the rear main seal leaking. then just out of warranty the ficm went. just recently with only 160k the high pressure oil pump went . what junk. had a 7.3 prior with no problems. not sure if I’ll purchase another Ford let alone a diesel. wish I could jump on a class action lawsuit to recoup my money .

    • Sorry about your troubles. It sounds like you did get one of the better 6.0L engines even with your troubles. At least you still have the stock block. We have noticed that the 6.4L and 6.7L Powerstroke motors are much better.

  120. Thomas Smith says:

    I have a 2004 Ford F 350 Super Duty dually with 270.000 miles replaced injectors at 200.000 with high pressure oil pump replaced at the same time now at 270.000 replaced oil cooler truck is a work horse running over 400 miles per week and with a 6.0 motor. this truck is the best truck I have ever had . I drove the Chev diesel with Allison trans and it was a piece of junk tranny problems all the time over heating and even blowing up a trans doing what I do with my F 350 daily . My ford can pull any thing at any time with no problems. I cant hurt my Ford with all I ask of it it has been the best truck I have ever had. I have never had my trans or eng even get close to hot.

  121. Dwayne Dykstra says:

    I hear everyone but i think I might be able to top all , 06 you know 4 door bla bla bla ,we bought it new, this is the second truck , had a 04 LEMON LAWED. Anyways drove it very little ,i had a service truck worked to much , find out the head sales guy that sold us the truck,only gave us a 35000 mile warranty ,when the truck had 2 bulls in the trailer in the rain the brake shoes in front shot out of the calipers.( you stil following) ?????
    no other problems . other than alternator, its 2012 i lost my job and had to start driving my truck,wont start ok changed oil gallies, April 2014 tuck wont start,water coming out of tail pipe ,you know the rest THE TOPPER IT HAS 55OOO ,2 payments with no warranty .PLEASE advise for us slower moving people ,where to put it ,in a not to nice place ,kidding what can i do? HELP!

  122. Shantele says:

    Hello,
    We have a 2005 F350 Dually King Ranch, just passed 70,000 miles. We saved up and bought the truck, customized it and have had nothing but problems ever since. We rarely drive it as it isn’t reliable. As of the end of May 2014, we had already spent in excess of $10,000 in repairs (many of them the same repairs) and 6 tow bills. We have been stranded on MANY occassions. In fact we have only driven it 8,000 in the last 2 years as we don’t trust it. Earlier this month, It broke down on us YET again and had to be towed again. Yet another EGR cooler replaced and a bunch of other bs, left with a bill of $2,700.00. Just 3 days ago (20 days after picking it up from the repairs and not even300 miles later, 100 of those miles being getting home from the dealer) it broke down again, had to be towed again and is now sitting back at the dealer for repair – one of the 4 codes they just informed me of is again the EGR cooler which was just replaced. At this point we just don’t know what to do. Need some input on whether there are ANY repairs that will hold this engine and if so what it they are? Or do we just go with a new engine for the truck (which is in excellent condition body and interior wise) and if so do we trust a new ford motor? Looking for recommendations and input…please.

  123. I had a 2003 f-350 super duty black 6.0, 6 speed 4×4 ext cab long bed awesome lookin truck set up good 4 inch lift on 35’s had a high pressure oil system on it and some extra features on it. The first thing that went out was the egr it was stuck half open then the ficm took a shit on me so i sent it off to arizona to bullitt proof diesel cause it was reading 50 volts which 48 is normal a buddy/mechanic of mine told me to get it sent so i did and when it came back it was only reading 40 volts so i had to buy a new ficm from ford for 700 bucks then after i got that in and back on the truck the number 8 cylinder injector went out then i replaced that then the water pump freeze out plug blowed out replaced that thenthe truck was fine for some months after all was fixed besides the head studs and all the rest of the injectors being replaced and then i started smelling antifreeze just about 8 months ago couldnt find a leak on the intake or in the radiator hoses and it wasnt smokin so i just went n traded it off on a dodge ram 2500 5.7 hemi didnt want a gas but couldnt find a good 7.3 eith good low miles but the dealership only gave me 6,000 for the powerstroke and it only had 159,000 miles on it but thats what pisses me off the most a person spends big money to buy the damn truck and when you go to sell it they dont wanna give ya anything for it bit grief and be a pain in the ass about it even if the trucks still in good shape but ford needs to pay for all the 6.0 owners pain and anguish for all the trouble we’ve gone through to keep their fuck ups running and on the road sincerly Trevor Noah Chamblin suck it ford!!!! Suck it long and hard!!!!!

  124. Robert Smith says:

    Here’s the low down on the 6.0l. Great motor maintence whore but great motor. If you treat it good it will be long lasting motor. Now for the guys who throw a tuner on without any precaution mods….what do you excpect these motors have additional components not like the previously great 7.3l which did have its flaws not that noticable do to it being a non emmisson diesel. All im saying is you spent the money on the diesel why not spend a little more on protecting it and giving it regular maintence. My 6.0l has 195,000 and havent had one problem with the motor not even an injector. Better luck with your trucks but be thankful you dont have the problems duramax has. Cummins no problems put it in a ford it would be all good.

  125. Robert Steed says:

    Well , I also iam a victum of the 6.0 Diesel 2004 new at 44,000 it cant be fixed , with only 147,ooo miled babyed truck has had all the upgrades love n it , yet sooo disappointed n an FORD MOTOR CO. its not right that we the cusumer has to pay for such SHIT as this…its one thing after another never has it stopped an FORD NEEDS IT STUCK RITE UP THERE ASS… I have a beautiful 4 door lariat 4×4 that stays broke down ,engine only with a total an have all recites of over 1oo,ooo its my nitemare it make my life a live n HELL FORD HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT,WAY TO GO FORD

  126. Jimmy Jones says:

    HELP PLEASE ! I have a 2004 Ford F-350 6.0L Super Duty Truck. I need to know if anyone can tell me what I need to do to fix this truck. When you crank it from a cold start the truck will run for 28 minutes then cuts off, and won’t start again until it is cooled down. I have done this several times and the same thing happens same time span. I took it to the Ford dealership and they ran the diagnostics on it said it was the injectors they kept it for 10 days then told me they couldn’t fix it. I mean really their truck and they couldn’t fix it. So if anyone could tell me something about the problem it would be appreciated.

  127. Randy Blake says:

    There is a guy in Somerset Kentucky that knows how to make the 6.0 diesel run perfect! Even more HP than the 7.3 with better mialage. He won’t tell you what he does but when you get your truck back, there’s no more trips to the piece of crap dealership. At least not for engine problems. I don’t know what this guy does but ford should give him $25,000,000.00 for the fix info and take care of this problem for its patrons. My friend had his fixed and has over 330,000 miles. He had the fix at 78,000 miles. Only doen routine maint. ever since. The fix is about $1500 to $1800 if I remember correctly. I can’t remember his name but you can find him simply by calling any auto parts store in Somerset Ky. And ask for info. For the guy that fixes the 6.0 engines. He is like diesel genius in the area and very well known. Good luck with your trucks.

  128. mike says:

    E350 ford van 2005. 3ac units.condenser replaced, everything ac related replaced 7500.00 this was a disabled van for my wife.cost 55,000.00 our dream was to RV. Well, FORD destroyed that dream for the sake of money.we suffered 5 years of az summers with an ac that would blow 80 degrees. I tell you ill never buy amercian again. Finally after years of a merry go round, I found someone who gave the real scoop. Instead of ford recalling many fords with a none fixable ac unit, ford shipped these ill designed vehicles to colder climates so they would not have address the issue. This deal mechanic has worked for ford around 20 years. He said im truly embarresed and dissapointed with ford,the crap vehicles they shit out their asshole is terrible. He drives dodge. Wow!
    Ford motor company BURN IN HELL YOU MOTHER FXUCKERS. I would bounce a crowbar of his head if gived the chance. I cant afford another vehicle now. Too many years messing around fixing this thing 90 days in the shop. Our RV days are over before they began. My wife is now too disabled. THANKS FORD……..

  129. Jeff Jameson says:

    Great article.

  130. James says:

    Well, I have 2006 f350 6.0l. 221,000 miles. Coolant all over the place under the hood. Radiator blow apart. Things fixed, made it 122,00 FICM went, 150,000 turbo cold side pipe blown apart. 165,000 glow plug and glow plug control module. I have taken care of the motor since new. After 10,000 miles added exhaust, intake, programmer PPE. I clean my EGR value every 7,500 miles with my air filter and mass air flow sensor. I have replaced 1 injector at 189,000 miles. Everything is still stock in the motor and turbo. But you have to drive these things like you stole them at least once a week. Blew out that un-burnt fuel and clean out the turbo. Also a fuel additive in every tank of gas. But must say, I’m replacing the radiator. And going to car max and buying a new dodge ram with a Cummings. Won’t go back to ford and in a die hard. But ford has done to much dumb crap with there motors, new 6.7 are even worse then 6.0 block are composite but small connecting rods the 6.0 they are blowing through the blocks. And for the price of 65,000 to 95,000 grand for a truck is just plain stupid! Anyways, for you guys that have low miles 6.0’s are like a wife, you know the saying happy wife happy life, well happy 6.0 happy drive. Change the oil add Rev-x every oil change, clean your EGR, fuel additive, and drive’me like you stole them. They will go far, but will cost you $$ if you don’t keep them happy. Or just buy a Cummings like we all should of they day we bought a 6.0l diesel.

  131. David W Endicott says:

    My 2004 F350 just blew the engine from a broken ejector with only 90,000 miles on it. Cost of a new engine is going to be $ 17,000 and blue book on the truck is only $16,000. this will be my last Ford.

  132. Richard Campbell says:

    I bought my 2004 Ford super duty in early 2005 then 2 yrs later the EGR cooler when out cost me 1400.00 dollars and ford paid the labor. In 2012 it blow a head gasket in had the bad head bolts it was 3200. To fix it this time and no response from ford. I was told by a sales person that ford was buying some of them back but I did not hear from ford about my ford. Thanks for reading.

  133. Gary says:

    I was going to sell of my 99 F350 4X4 lariat Super cab 7.3 Diesel and buy a 2014/2015 F350. However, given the consistency of the complaints and what appears to be a spiral down in quality of the Ford Trucks, I’ll keep my old truck and deal with the sloppy steering. I still have my 1987 F250 6.9 (with banks turbo), 273K miles, looks like I’ll be keeping that one too. I don’t have the time or the energy to deal with Ford about bad engines, bad transmissions, Turbo failures, brake problems, death wobble, etc. I grew up with Fords, my dad probably rolled over in his grave when i bought my 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The dodge has had some problems too, but insignificant compared to the 99 F350 (with it’s endless suspension problems).

  134. Mike P says:

    Oct 2014

    Does anyone know if FORD is helping to repair engine with 7.3 TDI or BUY back the truck at near cost?

    Even a good price toward a PROVEN engine trans work be great.

    PH 9153330793 CAll or Text

    • I am not aware of a common issue with the 7.3 IDI engine. They usually are relatively bulletproof. Ford as of now has not bought back the 6.0L engines which clearly have manufacturer defects, so I would guess the 7.3 will not be purchased back. Good luck.

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