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Old 10-30-2007, 06:47 PM
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Angry 8900 miles and they want to pull the engine!

I joined here to see what other folks have experienced. I have a 2007 F-550 bucket truck that I bought new in Aug. Began having trouble starting, rough running about a month ago. It has been in 4 times. They tried the EGR, then the EGR cooler, then found an injector that was not pressed into the seat properly, now they think it's the head gasket. Coolant is black and smells burnt. They say pulling the motor is easier than fixing it in place. I'm not a truck expert, but when I came looking on the web about this, I was shocked by all the talk about this 6.0 engine and all it's problems. Can it be fixed and be reliable? Should I push for a new engine? What have others experienced? Comments? HELP? I guess if I would have known this, I would have never bought the Ford. Thanks
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With aftermarket head studs the 6.0 is pretty bullet proof. Not on par with the 7.3 because of some EGR problems, but all vehicles, especially diesels have em. Mind you they could be to a little less extent than the non diesel, but turbo charging it calls for more parts into the EGR system. The injector thing is not common, infact I've probably never seen injector, 6.0, and problem in the same sentence.

Plus 89,000 miles is under warranty, find yourself some studs and get them to put em in. If they make a fuss find another dealer. Dealers make good money off warranties it won't be that hard.
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Try to lemon it.
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X2 on the studs and a new engine!
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:55 PM
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let them pull it. hopefully they can get it fixed. if not then keep taking it back or ask for a buy back. i know it sucks. i have had my issues with my 6.0 but i stil love it.
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X3 on the studs. Have them make sure the heads didn't warp. If so, have them replace them at least if not a whole new engine.
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Welcome to Powerstroke.org

I don't know much about the 6.0s.. but I'll bump this back to the top for ya.
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I look after a fleet of 6.0 L F-5550's and I'll tell you, the problems we have with those injectors are very common. No exaggeration...at least two trucks at the dealership every month. I don't know if its the way they drive the trucks or what but that engine simply hasn't been able to take the beating that the old 7.3 could. Steady stream of egr problems, head gaskets, last month a whole new engine due to a melted piston. Different scenario for a lot of guys who own the trucks, seem to see lots of satisfied people, but they probably don't beat the ever living crap out of their trucks.
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I look after a fleet of 6.0 L F-5550's and I'll tell you, the problems we have with those injectors are very common. No exaggeration...at least two trucks at the dealership every month. I don't know if its the way they drive the trucks or what but that engine simply hasn't been able to take the beating that the old 7.3 could. Steady stream of egr problems, head gaskets, last month a whole new engine due to a melted piston. Different scenario for a lot of guys who own the trucks, seem to see lots of satisfied people, but they probably don't beat the ever living crap out of their trucks.
Seriously? That can't be a stock setup... HG's and EGR probs, sure, especially on the 6.0L, but even then, there are folks that have had 0 problems.

Oh, and there are a bunch of folks on here that beat their trucks like they hate them! They'll be chiming in here in a minute...
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Seriously? That can't be a stock setup... HG's and EGR probs, sure, especially on the 6.0L, but even then, there are folks that have had 0 problems.

Oh, and there are a bunch of folks on here that beat their trucks like they hate them! They'll be chiming in here in a minute...
Like me!!!!
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