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6.0L Power Stroke V8 Leads To Fraud Ruling Against Ford

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Since 2014, one Ford Super Duty owner has argued in court that Ford knew about issues with one of its most popular diesel engines, but decided to sell them to customers anyway. And now, a new development could have major implications for The Blue Oval.

In September, the California Court of Appeal upheld a ruling by a lower court concluding that Ford engaged in fraudulent behavior when it decided to sell a 2006 Ford F-350 equipped with a defective 6.0L Power Stroke V8 to Charles Brian Margeson. The decision marks the first time a case regarding this particular engine survived the appeals process.

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Key to this particular lawsuit’s success was evidence that Ford knew about problems with the defective 6.0L Power Stroke V8 for years. In fact, emails between Ford management detailed exorbitant warranty repair costs dating as far back as 2006. According to John Koszewnik, who at the time served as the director of Ford’s North American diesel division, warranty repairs on the 6.0L engine ran “as high as $5 million a month.”

Ford Motor Company offered the 6.0L Power Stroke V8 in the 2003-2007 Ford Super Duty and 2003-2010 Ford E-Series.

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Before this latest lawsuit, some owners of the Ford Super Duty with the 6.0L Power Stroke claimed that the diesel engine had numerous issues, including faulty head gaskets, turbos, and oil coolers. A class action lawsuit against Ford regarding the engine was settled in 2013, but that was before this new evidence came to light.

As it currently stands, Ford has agreed to pay Mr. Margeson a total of $214,537.34, plus legal fees. A separate decision regarding punitive damages is still pending.

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Written by Edward Snitkoff

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. What a Douche, this is the problem with America, any litigious minded jack wagon can make his problem someone else’s problem. I’ve been working on the 6.0 since it’s conception and it’s still to this day one of fords strongest motors. I’d like to take this guy to court for lack of maintenance and using aftermarket parts

      • The Senior Master Technician at my shop loves these things because the only time he sees them is for oil changes. Properly maintained, they are good engines. He himself has an Excursion and F-350, each with the 6.0L Powerstroke. They each have in excess of 300,000 miles on them and they aren’t even “bulletproofed”. The 6.4L is the one we get most of the time that has issues.

        • I have two I got Straight from the dealership.
          I love the truck love the body style but man those Motors are a piece of $hit. Lots of problems I have a 6000 in repairs on my 03 f250 and about 18000 on my 07 f350 both of them have under 250,000mil. Both of them are parked need new motors on both I’m just done spending money on them. Just wished I could’ve used all that money for upgrades instead

    • So you mine cheap jackass! Of course not. You won’t put your money where your mouth is. Nobody wants these garbage trucks. Can’t give mine away

    • Confirmed junk unless you put $6K worth of work into it. Lucked out selling my ’05. Talked about 10 peeps out of seriously buying ANYTHING ford

      How the resale value on these POS?

    • Your the douche moron. I’ll match my Duramax against any freaking Ford any day. My friends who had a powerstroke have all gone to GMC. Best truck by far!

  2. You are so full of crap that the 6.0 is the strongest Engine its the crapiest 1
    I’ve had nothing but trouble w mines
    So u go to hell

    • The engine block, crankshaft, pistons, heads are bulletproof. It was fuel system, emissions system and complex oil system that was major issue with 6 liter if we could turn back time the understanding we have now would have made these a lot better PowerPoint.

  3. My (100% stock) 2006 has had multiple failures and I’m a maintenance fanatic. E.G. The bed plate leaked oil within the first month of ownership; The FICM died; The dash instrument cluster gauges went hay-wire in the first year and had to be replaced; All but one bulb in the instrument clust died; The turbo VGT seized within the first two years; I had the steering death wobble, which I fixed myself by replacing all the steering rod ends with high quality MOOG components. Ford claimed the wobble was “normal”. Wobble never returned after I fixed it (now 100K miles later); The high pressure oil STC fitting failed resulting in “no start”; The EGR cooler failed, Top turbo CAC hose poped while towing. All of these issues were dismissed by local dealer as “normal” and not considered ford’s problem. I kept the truck (still have it) because I could not aford a replacment. i.e. It was cheaper for me just to fix it myself.

    • As usual, want it fixed right, do it yourself. This is about the first time in years reading this Ford forum that Ford owners are trashing Ford. It’s almost daily on GM Authority forums.

  4. It is and was a difficult and time consuming engine to properly diagnose. The first big issue was injector stiction. Leaking evr coolers misdiagnosed as head gasket failure. Siezed turbos vgt vanes causing undetrcted overboost that did blow head gaskets. Consumers added power enhancements only exasperated problems. Lots of misdiagnosis by technicians due to unfamiliarity with new technology.

  5. I’m one of the lucky ones that purchased a 2006 get used with 60,000 miles in 2013,still own it,but can’t drive it,it has all the problems that the 06 lawsuits claim,I’m just about ready to call Altman and Knight law firm,(show me the money baby)

  6. If the 6.0 is so bad why is Bill from Powerstrokehelp is able to make them work? He re-engineers the engine & it lasts for 500,000 miles mininum. His business is knowing what it takes to make the powerstroke last. He is straightforward with no bull$hit!

    • Your logic is off. The product should work well from the factory… not after being serviced or massaged by a third party.

      You can make anything work and last… but definitely at no small expense.

  7. The 7.3 was & still is a beast. The 6.0 was, still is & always will be .. a POS in stock form. I sold my 2001 7.3 with 315k miles. It had an upgraded turbo, intercooler, exhaust & engine managment system. The only “maintenance” it ever had was injectors & oil pump replacement at 250k miles. Like an idiot .. I sold it to buy a 2005 6.0 F250. Problems from 20k miles on. Texas has lemon law protections. Ford rebuilt the entire engine at 45k miles .. along with a settlement amount. I had 11 “in the dealership” service appointments .. specifically because of engine issues .. .. before complete engine failure. The settlement allowed me to BULLETPROOF the rebuilt engine. The mods are typical of the 6.0 to prevent engine failures. It’s ridiculous for the d*ckhead above .. claiming the best engine ever. Must be a Ford executive. After I replace the leather seat covers on my truck with new .. it will be sold. Know what I’m looking for ? A LOW MILEAGE 7.3 POWERSTROKE FROM 1999 TO 2002 !!!!!

    • I’m guessing by complete engine failure you mean the engine was damaged beyond rebuilding. What did you do to cause this? The 6.0 has its issues but catastrophe failure isn’t really one of them unless its been neglected or abused.

      • Hey 6.7 owners – How’s those $6K DPF exhaust repairs workin’ for ya? I sold my 6.0 and got a “02 7.3 and haven’t looked back.

        Ofter not mentioned – 50% chance all 6.0 have at least 1 cylinder head crack – try and get the heads reworked after the cylinder gasket replacement. Lucky for ford Toyota didn’t come out with their diesel dually in the US.

        I shoulda bought a Dodge

  8. Garbage 6.0. Had the e350 van. Nothing but problems. Brake booster went every 30,000 miles, right after 90,000 had the no start when hot. Garbage motor until it is rebuilt and ” bullet proofed” sold that pile of crap and bought a tundra. No problems with over 60,000 miles.

  9. OMG! My 2004 6.0L totally broke me. And there it sits in the yard with 170k. Crew cab. Lifted 4×4 fender flares whited out. I can’t afford to put $3,000 into a motor every 6 months. I’m a father of three and I’m screwed now. I’m driving $1,000 s10 thanks ford. Pretty truck. but garbage under the hood. Never trust Ford.

  10. Well I have a 2007 I purchased it in 2017 I have had it bulletproofed and also had to have the tranny rebuilt and it still runs hot
    I also think it was one of the worst motors built every time I ask about a recall they push me away
    I am going to make a phone call

  11. I have a 2005 350 6.0 that I’ve probably put over 20 thousand dollars in trying to keep the piece of $hit running now it’s sitting in the barn for the past 2 years and hasn’t run I’m tired of putting money in it. I have a 95 F-350 with 400 thousand miles on it with the 7.3 that I use every day

  12. I think Ford like other automakers has put out good and bad batches of vehicles. Overall the F series is a very good line of trucks, but Ford has shown they will continue to sell a bad product even if they know it is bad. Millions of the 6 speed dual clutch automatics are a testament to that. Everyone i have talked to said they never shifted right and their last ceo said it was not a safety concern, go figure. If a vehicle was good, i will write a few sentences. If the vehicle was junk, I will write a novel. That’s just my opinion based upon my experience with lemon cars.

  13. I have owned two 6.0 liter super duty fords. The first one was a 2006 f250xlt it so bad i traded it in with 75000 miles on it. My second Ford is a 2007 king ranch f350. It has 172000 miles on it. I have maintained it very well but have put almost $15,000 into it to keep it running. That is doing most of the work myself using motorcraft or superior aftermarket parts. The egr system and oil cooler were the achilles heel to the cooling system. I bulletproofed the motor. I did not delete the egr emmisions. I replaced the injectors. I had to upgrade the fuel injection control module and have had to put 2 upgraded alternators. My pickup runs great but i hold my breath waiting for the next shoe to drop and more money to escape my wallet. It was a great motor that Ford screwed up. But on a brighter note i have become a decent diesel mechanic.

  14. You guys are both right!
    It was a POS and one of the best engines out there. Ford screwed the base engine with the electronics and emission equipment. I had a diesel tech that use to tell me “give me a 6.0 and let me build it the way it was meant to be built and it would be Bullet proof ^

  15. What is that going to do for me? I have a 2006 F250 6.0 that has cost me over $12k in repairs out of pocket and this vehicle always had the scheduled maintenance done at the dealership where I bought it. The main problems involved the egr system, fuel delivery, oil cooler, and control modules. Am I going to get compensated or is Margerson the only one?

  16. I had a 2005 with only 68,000 miles and it did all the things that cost me a lot of money, so I traded it in on a 2014 f- 350 6.7 powerstroke???? Now it has 44,500 on it and out of warranty at 36 months and had to replace rotors, now the electrical system quite working just when I was going to get a 2020 F- 450 to pull my toyhauler!!!!!!!! Yes I got scrued twice by Ford and no recalls for all of the trouble that everyone is having?????? So I could not trade it in for no much and will get scrude again!!!!!!! Thanks Ford you greedy Bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. The 6.0 Powerstroke is not even a Ford designed or built engine. It is a Navistar engine and because of all these issues Ford brought the entire project in-house. The result is one of the best
    diesel truck engines on the planet. I still think Ford should have abandoned the Powerstroke name for the new design so it would not be mistaken in any way for the Navistar engine.

  18. I bought a 2004 f350 with 74k on it.within12months I replaced FICO all8 injectors twice. 2 turbos egr oil pump hi volume oil pump. Oil cooler alternator starter brakes both batteries. Luckily I bought a warranty with the loan. After 20,00.oo I traded it for a2002 dodge 3500 with a gas motor. The guy that bought it has replaced all injectors oil pressure censors and it has sat at the locl ford garage for 5 months with a junk tranny. Wheres my money

  19. I have an 2003 6.0 F350 I had to put a lot of money in to it for all the problems that came with it. So how would I be able to get some or all my money back from parts and labor?

  20. Egr delete and head studs, and if you insist on running a tuner pony up the cash for a professional tune. The out of the box tuners will destroy a 6.0L.
    The 6.0 short falls can be corrected, the 6.0L ran well in Internationals bus fleet.
    The 6.4L is the boat anchor PowerStroke

  21. Spent $10,000 on the first motor the lifters come apart went through the high oil pressure system destroyed the motor Ford charged me $10,000 for a reman motor plus $2,500 to put it in I am so disappointed with the bastards.

  22. I bought a new F350SD 4×4 Crew Cab in 2006 and had all of the above problems, blown oil cooler connection, turbo, fuel pump, death wobble, and so on. I have been stranded several times with no help from Ford. But, I refuse to give up. It sat unused for four years while I drove one of my 7.3s while I tried to figure it out. The Blue spring upgrade solved most of my problems with fuel delivery; however, to this day, I have still have problems with the P0401 code and carry a code reader for daily use. I have 155,000 miles on it and plan to do a EGR delete this winter on the truck. I was offered upgrades to make it bullet proof for around $10,000, but I could not afford that. It is a piece of junk compared to the 7.3, and figuring it out has been expensive and depressing. I am 76 and have owned many Ford trucks, and this engine has made me decide to never buy another Ford product, ever.

  23. I have a 7.3 IDI NA, I have an ’05 Excursion with the 6.0. My Brother has a ’05 6.0 King Ranch CCDRW. Thing is sick.

    Blew up my 7.3 IDI, do to my fault. 6.0 blew up and $14,000 waranty work later it is fixed. My dad’s fault for pulling 32,000lbs GVW up the mountain passes multiple times like a redneck. Blew a headgasket, proceeded to drive it 26,000 miles and screwed it up bad. Currently has 100,000 miles.

    My Brother has a bone stock PROPERLY maintained 6.0 with 200,000 miles and still on the original injectors. Although they are getting tired and is starting to run slightly rough because of them. But not badly. He is a contractor and works the thing but doesn’t abuse the snot out of it or neglects it.

    As you can see it all comes down to MAINTAINCE!!!! Yes you could still get the typical 6.0 issues. But if you fix them right away your are not going to destroy your motor like what happened to my dads (Now mine) Excursion.

    And the root of the most destructive issues with the 6.0 is the oil cooler. That is ussualy the source of the worst issues. Either keep tabs on it when it fails (White smoke out the tail pipe and check engine light) or just delete it like I did.

    But the other thing to realize is the majority of 6.0’s don’t always have catastrophic issues like mine or others. People who have running 6.0’s tend to not post about it as much as people with issues. There are MANY high mileage 6.0 out there that are still going strong.

  24. I think the main problem besides cheap wiring and lack of heat to exit the engine compartment. The 03’s were rushed to market with casting sand still deposited it inside the block which came out in solution and wound up clogging the oil cooler. Ford does not have a temperature gauge On the exhaust gas and or the upper oil system. So repeatedly taking the truck back to the dealer and being told they were minor issues then taking the truck back out on the road and repeatedly doing more damage.I understand Ford was under tremendous pressure to put a motor that was more efficient on the road with newer technology and I understand we’re all going to have to deal with this. I started ownership with his truck not understanding anything about it and at this point I would say I am I as knowledgeable as most mechanics that I have working on the vehicle.Change those oil coolers reduce that heat level not once but several times

  25. It’s about time! Ford let their customers down by releasing an engine that had known problems from the start. A friend of mine who bleeds Ford blue had to recommend to his customers to stay away from the 6.0. He is a certified Ford diesel mechanic.

  26. Yep…my ’07 F250 Lariat gave up it’s head gaskets and boiled over 3 gallons of coolant out of the degas bottle while pulling a 6k lb 5th wheel in the hills of northern GA. It’s stock, no tune and had the oil cooler replaced before this happened as a cautionary measure. It has been maintained with regular oil changes, coolant flush and has a coolant filter system. But the point remains that the dang engine overheats too easily.

  27. I’ve had pretty much all the same problems out of my 2006 F350 SRW. I spent tons of money on this truck getting it fixed I hope. So what I would like to know is there any way that I can Recoup some of my money from
    Ford Motor Company.

    • I’ve had pretty much all the same problems out of my 2006 F350 SRW. I spent tons of money on this truck getting it fixed I hope. So what I would like to know is there any way that I can Recoup some of my money from
      Ford Motor Company.

      I also bought my truck new pretty much went completely through the motor. It’s 14 years old now and only has 140480 miles on it.
      And that doesn’t count the times that the dealership has took the motor out to replace the rear main seals, put head gaskets on it among other things.

  28. Also not to happy with my current 06 f550 6.0 .i currently had 8 new injectors stand pipes , ipr valve , new ficm , injector wiring harness installed to solve a stalling issues driving down the road. Still have the same issues . My service truck is unreliable im loosing alot of money not sure what to do . I do love my Fords but this truck is killing me

  29. Is the suite still open for owners. I bought mine new in 2005a d have had to change the cooler a d different sensors to keep it running in the last few years. When it was new they had to tear the engine down at dealership to replace a. Intern ad l sensor but they never mentioned the problems the 6.0 had.

  30. Let’s be very clear the 6.0 is built by international. Not by Ford. Ford took international to court to stand behind the motor because it was costing Ford a fortune in warranty repairs. The motors, turbos, just about everything on them was junk. I worked for ford from 1981 untill 2012 I’ve not seen a worse motor untill the 6.4 international was put into the F and E series lines. Ford’s first diesel was the 6.7.

  31. $214,537.34? Really? I thought consumer laws allowed for the full return of all moneys paid to buy the vehicle. Was there some punitive money in there?

    • The punitive damages are still pending. The way some courts are , they could POTENTIALLY be more than the original settlement. Maybe another $250,000+.

    • Had to laugh…. that POS front badge bubbled and faded on my ’06 pretty quickly too (and my truck is garaged). I bought a replacement on eBay and 10yrs later it still looks new. The OEM was junk.

  32. Greg brown, you can give me yours since you said you cant give it away. As long and chassis and body are in good shape the engine is a cheap and easy fix.

    • I’ve personally owned 2 Chevy trucks. 1st was a 1500 hand-me-down from my dad. 2nd was a new diesel from the dealership. Both trucks looked great, but functionally were complete garbage. I now own a business with a fleet of trucks. I’ve had 28 Chevy trucks in my fleet over the last decade, and of the 28, 21 lived in the shop with repairs and down time that cost my business over $300k. I’ve washed my hands of all GM products.

      I’ve since owned 55 F-Series trucks, of which have cost me ~$20-$30k in down time and repairs (including 16 Powerstrokes, 2 were garbage).

      I recently introduced 5 Tundras into my fleet. Too soon to tell, but it will be interesting to see how they survive the test of time (only 1 wheel bearing replaced so far).

      I’ll let you all do the math on the difference between Chevy & Ford surviving the test of time.

    • You mean a DURACRAPS MOTOR? Their worse than Any of Fords so called bad motors combined. No way in hell I’d buy one. Would buy a Cummins before that would EVER happen. Worked on the Cummins diesels for 20+ years in the Army. They don’t call them Million mile motors for nothing.

  33. HuI I Im second owner of a 05 6.0 its been deleted, Ficm replaced oil cooler replaced twice, coolant filter system to remove casting sand fro the block, replaced unisom ring on turbo to keep it from sticking, replaced steering box to a heavy duty red head steering box with twin steering dampers Only thing i havnt done was change to head studs. Replaced water pump and radiator. I wished id kept my 02 7.3, even though my mechanic says i have a good strong lasting engine
    now!” Now i need body bushings

  34. Yeah and still stuck with one of the 2004 POS ,barely 110k and still paying out the a## to keep it running , where is my justice Ford?

  35. I love my 6.0 Powerstroke, and the one guy who taught me how to fix it, and work on it is dead. We miss you Diesel Tech RON…

    • I’m having problems to my 2004 and 2007 powerstoke stay in the shop it has do be some kind of defects what can we do.

  36. Seriously? You actually think the 6.0 is the best Ford has offered? Mine is on its 3rd turbo, all before the 60,000. It lacks power, alot of power compared to my 7.3, significantly lower mpg, way higher maintenance/repair. F’d up buying that pos. Either you’re the engineer that designed, or they’re ur significant other, and can’t admit you don’t know what you’re doing or saying. Everyone I know that has one, and everyone i talk to that has one are all on the same page, that powerplant is JUNK.Face reality.
    For the guy lookin for one, 03, 4dr, full size box, 5speed manaul tran., great shape, no rust, grey leather int.
    [email protected]

  37. Not sure why some revert to name calling. Either you like the truck or not. I have an 05 F350 with 300,000 miles on it. I pull heavy equipment and a bumper-pull RV. Only problem I ever had was trying to get 10 min oil changes. The engine started to run bad and my injectors started to mess up. Once I started changing the oil myself, the problems stopped. Using good quality oil, use motorcraft coolant and filters, and cleaning the EGR valve every oil change, I have had no problems at all

    Drive what you like and take care of it.
    It will last as long as you want it to. No need to attack someone else about what they drive.

  38. The 6.7 motor is gonna be a shocker to all owners when it gets worn cylinders after 150 200 K…. Can’t bore it. Not cast iron…. 18K for replacement motor plus install. The 6.0 needs mods in order to be a pretty good engine which is crappy but doable. I have a 2001 7.3 that l will NEVER get rid of. You cannot performance mod these new DEF trucks without the Feds crawling up your tailpipe….

  39. I bought a new 2005 Ford F-250 6.0 L power stroke diesel. Went great empty, but trying to tow a trailer was a joke. Couldn’t keep coolant in it! The dealer said it was the radiator cap! Lol. I took care of the problem by selling it and bought a new 2005 dodge 2500 Cummins powered. Pulled same trailer like nothing on behind! Ford cost me a lot of money! Be hard pressed to ever own a Ford diesel.

  40. I have a 1993 F350 crew cab, (mfg. late in model year-1994 7.3 engine installed by Ford) single rear tires, long bed, goose neck hitch. I was thinking about selling.
    I think I might keep it after reading all these comments.

  41. Go propane! Engines last far longer with less trouble and maintenance and burns far cleaner than gas or diesel. Been doing it for over 40 years, it just works and works.

  42. I personally have 2 trucks with the 6.0 both over 275,000 miles and close to 8000 hours on each. one bulletproofed for towing, one left bare stock and still going strong.. ford sold a ton of these to ignorant owners, who ran the hell out of them and did not maintain accordingly. they all loved the power and fuel mileage while the drove the hell out of them while pulling massive trailers on oversized tires without gearing the axles. Then dropped them off at the dealer demanding a new engine after they uninstalled the toxic tuners they ALL had at some point.
    Sorry Ford..

  43. I have a 04 Ford F250 that I bought and still own and drive every day with 223,496 miles on it the only problems I have had is 1st at 60000 miles a new turbo then at 73000 miles a I did a EGR delete and oil cooler because I didn’t want any other problems people can believe it or not I don’t care but it’s true. I love my 04 Ford F250 it pulls my travel trailer and bass boat with ease. I think it is cause I use Shell 15/40 Rotella motor oil and change it every 5000 miles with Motorcraft filters

  44. I love my 2007 f250, only issues I’ve had were self inflicted by running a programmer at max settings. Yes I learned my lesson and when my warranty ran out my programmer was removed. Since then, original owner, I’ve replaced my dummy plugs and my ficm on my own dime. Not bad for a 13 year old truck. I did need a alternator and batteries too, but those are accessories not really engine related. I can attest that I had several and I mean several warranty visits for repairs and what I found was incompetent techs that didn’t know what to do. They basically just threw parts at it and gave it back to me. I’d return 2 days later with the same issue and they’d throw more at it. This went on for almost 2 months until a engineer looked at it. Turns out it was just a partially plugged ipr valve the entire time. If I remember right they did almost 7k worth of warranty work before they put a $50 part on it.

  45. I had a 1996 7.3 and was great, but then I bought a 2005 6.0 and owned it for 11yrs and still running like new with no add on. Love it and will run as long as you know what your doing. I pull gooseneck and travel rv weekly at 2000 miles a week for work and farm. If you don’t know what you are doing you shouldn’t own one

  46. I have two ford diesels 97 7.3 f250 2006 6.0 f350 dually I am not kind too either one. Spent about as much for repairs on each one.I get a lot of flack from my friends. But who do they call to come save there @ss

  47. Totally junk! We had gone to trade our truck in and Ford wouldn’t even take it for a trade in because they knew it was junk! What kind of company doesn’t let you trade in a vehicle??

  48. I was working in a used truck dealership with Ford changed from the 7.3 to the 6.0. We soon stop purchasing 6.0 L trucks for resale because they were just junk. Especially oil leaks. I don’t know who’s idea it was to let the motorcycle guys design a diesel engine. I still have my 1997 F2 50 with a 73

  49. I bought a 2015 Ford with a Cummins engine in it I am totally in love with a 300,000 miles later ranch great I get 14 miles to the gallon the oil is still clean between oil changes in 2016 I bought another Ford F650 have had nothing but fuel pump failure problems and DPF exhaust filters what a turd.

  50. It’s a international engine not a Ford engine. It’s a POS. No matter what. International only makes junk now !!!!!! Maxxforce

  51. Funny…I have 3 05 6.0s…the one in my f650 is stock w/ 244568 miles on it…deleted exhaust…now a straight pipe 5″…deleted the egr and have air to oil cooler on it…
    I have an 05 f250 6.0 that is built…650-700hp…all KDH Diesel performance parts…except the 190 30 precision Diesel 8njectors and a 5 star turbo…its my daily driver.
    I have an 05 f250 stock…deleted exhaust, egr and air to oil cooler…250k miles…
    I haul a 6 horse trailer gooseneck etc with it and a 34′ Regulator center console boat.
    No problems from any of them…
    I run 5w40 rotella changed every 7000 miles
    I think you all suck as truck owners…go buy a Prius you fags.

  52. We have them in school buses bone stock had 4got 1 left engines craped out at 125 to 150 thousand miles. Just a matter of time even with proper matinance. International POS

  53. Had a 2005 6.0 and for 100,000 miles it was fine. Then over next 3-5 years it was nothing but trouble. All the problems described – turbo, injectors, gasket and a few others developed in sequence. After many thousand dollars in repair I sold it and new owner has had no problems for 3 years. Everything was fixed.

  54. Are these the diesel engines reengineered for low sulfur diesal fuel of today or the old high sulfer diesal fuel of yesterday before egr , regen diesal engines.

  55. I got news I love my 6.0 all it bulls down to is some jackass lawyer to make a buck if that’s true we can go to court with all the car dealership on the junk they sell it depends on how you drive it get in a rug of war with a 6.0 powerstroke you will see how badass it is leave the motor alone jackass grow up one more thing kiss my country ass

  56. I’ve got 2005 F350 dump w/6.0. I’ve kept up with maintenance religiously. But at 30k it began to have sticktion issues that made the truck inop by 40k. It also needed exhaust manifolds, egr delete, turbo cleaning, injectors, aFICM, and a bunch of other things that I can’t remember right now. I’ve probably spent $15k on fixing it in addition to buying it. It’s now finally the truck it should have been without the extra work.
    But I love my truck, call me crazy.
    And I can’t replace it for less than $75k! I gotta make it last until I’m dead. Can’t afford to get a new one.

  57. I’ve seen plenty of 6.0’s with no problems, plenty with problems. Good stout motors yes they have issues from factory. Uhm first off it’s an International motor not Ford. 2nd if we’re going to complain about factory issues well this will be a real long one Dodge issues from factory on Cummins engine and truck itself. Head gaskets, wiring, fuel system front to back, valve maintenance, and auto transmissions. Chevy with Duramax engine transfercase, injector failure, head gaskets, engine computer, harness from ECU to TCM, harness for injector #’s 2 & 7, power steering and hydroboost system. All of these issues come straight from the factory with these problems trust me have all 3 brands all different years and set ups. Between 4 of us 3 Cummins 2- 5.9 an 1- 6.7, 4 total Powerstrokes 2- 7.3, 1- 6.0, an 1- 6.7, and 5 Duramax all 6.6 with 02, 03, 04.5, 05, 06, and 19

  58. I am fire chief of a volunteer fire department in Texas. We run an F550 4X4 all the time. It is either idling long periods of time or wide open. It does have throttle control to prevent EGR problems at extended idle. Regular maintenance is a given but you can’t leave engines idling long periods without controls be and not expect trouble. We have had 0 problems with this engine so I suspect many problems ate consumer related.

  59. My 2004 f250 bought new had the usual problems, I was not able to take part in ford class action suit as I used independent diesel repair. Since replacing the problems with up graded oem parts I have had a good truck. I did learn not to do a tuner on my stock truck. Going on 255 K now, and always adhere to the maintenanc schedule.

  60. I bought a 2004 new from the dealer. I had nothing but problems. It spent a total of two months at the dealer getting “reflashed”. Each time I got it back it ran worse. Ford finally bought it back. I took the money and bought a used 7.3. With 50k miles. 360k miles later and all I’ve done is routine maintenance.

  61. All you guy`s on here wanting to give yours away,.leave your info in a comment to me and I’ll get in touch. The motor was a navistar that FORD was already unhappy with and then they hop it up. I do not disagree that when the major issues started they should have done something. BUT,that being hind sight I will take a 06/07 F250/350 4×4 for free. Flatbed,dually ,work bed w/crane,welder,air compressor. So long as it’s got a decent body and interior I’ll take it. Sorry if I seem picky but I’m disabled and on a limited income so I need to save all I can on refurbishing. But a free truck in decent shape. Thank You in advance for your generosity. And close to Tn would be nice.

  62. This truck is a pos!!! 2005 f350 Powerstroke 6.0. I’ve had nothing but problems with it. I have well over 100k in repairs to this thing. All done by the dealership!! Always just hoping that this next repair would fix the problem… but no. Turbos, egr, heads, oil coolers all done multiple times. Too many to really count but I do have the paperwork for it. Wanted to try and sell it but nobody wants these things. Mention 6.0 and it’s automatically no. It’s spent more time in the shop than actually driving it. People on here can say “well it wasn’t maintained properly”. Yea right!!! I have all the paperwork to prove everything was done and by the dealership I got it from…. biggest money mistake of my life was buying this 6.0 and thinking “it’ll be good after this next repair”. So much money invested in it to walk away but I’m done with it now. It’s a yard ornament. Good looking truck, not many scratches… but a yard ornament

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