6.0 fixed-would not start
I have been lurking about trying to research what could be wrong with my sick O!. 110k miles, diablo predator, turbo back exhaust, MAC intake, etc etc. I let the girlfriend fire it up the other day on her way out the door to work...i know first mistake. Anyway.....5-10 min later I get out the door and hammer down to the first stop sign in the neighborhood when!!!!!!!!! Whammo she stalls! When i went from a solid turbo spool down to idle, she stalled out. Now i've already been down the high pressure oil sensor route before and it gave similiar implication but never stalled while rolling. Thinking this may be the case, I threw it in park and tried to fire it up. No such luck, the starter that had just cranked the truck and had been working fine up to that point was now straining very hard to even turn the motor over. I'm thinking $%^&*ing great! blown HG, failed HPOP, etc etc etc etc down the list of 6.0L issues. I called my buddy and his rollback to come fetch my precious ego machine from the roadside and took it to Tyrant Diesel in Harrison, AR. Cale Thompson resident diesel pro said he'd take a look at it and get back to me. We were thinking HPOP the whole time and the $$$$ started code red on my *** during my sleep!
Promptly....3 weeks later it's getting un nerving being without my primary mode of transportation so i swing in to see ole Cale and try to press him to get my rig up and going. My buddy and I have a look/see at my rig and spin the engine over to see what we think might be causing the drag. 5 minutes and minus one fan belt she fires up! WOO HOO! The AC compressor had locked, stalled the engine while at idle and kept me from spending well over $150/week in diesel....one good thing/one bad thing!
I hope that someone reads this and it helps diagnose their problem. It seems that all the info out there i found during my research that relates to the 6.0L dying or stalling points to HPOP, HG, etc etc. Please take a minute and think about your mechanical issues and try to think outside the box. Granted, had i actually taken a few minutes to look, test, diagnose myself i would have found this to be the case much sooner. I will try to post back with the overall bill and parts list for my AC problems. I'm going full motorcraft from Oreilly's for AC parts and having them installed due to not having a good place to do the work right now.