04' f550 turbo probs
First let me apologize if this has already been addressed. I am with a volunteer fire department,we have an 04 f 550 with the 6.0L ps diesel. The vehicle is used as a first response vehicle for medical calls(pretty much an ambulance). This vehicle has 3600 miles. We have extensive turbo problems. To date, ford dealership mechanics have replaced the turbo 4 times. The vehicle sometimes runs like a striped a$$ ape, and other times seems like it will barely move. When the turbos go bad, we have severe power loss and now it seems to be throwing off a greyish smoke. This vehicle has been to the shop over 10 times within 12 months trying to get this problem solved. Been taken to many different dealerships. No one can seem to give a straight answer on why this vehicle acts as it does, and why it goes through so many turbos. If anyone has any information or anything i can tell the service department i would greatly appreciate it. I have been racking my brain for answers but unable to come up with anything.
Last edited by lvfd404; 05-16-2006 at 12:00 AM.