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6.0 Problems

Hey guys,

I'm new to the forums and new to diesels. I'm interested in getting a diesel and i really like the looks of the 07 Ford F-250/350. The only thing that concerns me is that honestly I have never heard a good thing about the 6.0l diesel. I'm wondering from real owners if it's actually worth buying.

What kind of issues are you guys running into?

Is the 6.0l just a waste of time?

ect. I apologize if this has already been asked, i did attempt to look for the answer myself but with no avail.

Thanks in advance!
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Hello Jaybro, And Welcome to the org.

I have had my 2005 6.0 for right at a year and I love it. When I bought it, it had a small oil leak at the front crank seal and about 3 months after I got it it started running rough. I took it to the Ford dealer they fixed the leak and re flashed the computer and I haven't had any problems at all. The truck starts up at -12 without plugging it in. If you get the auto trans you will like the way it shifts and when you put it in the tow mode it helps hold the truck back on hills real well. The fuel mileage is not as good as I would like but I got an SCT programmer and it went from 14 to 18 all around driving.

Many people don't like the 6.0 but it seems like most of the 6.0 owners I know love them.

The head bolts seem to be a problem especially if you are putting in some high horse power tunes, they can stretch and you can blow a head gasket. There is however a fix for this, ARP head studs. If the truck has under 100k on it and they blow you can usually get them put in under warranty. You would have to buy the studs and take care of the technician working on your truck. Look through the 6.0 problem section on this site, you will find a ton of information.

Good luck on your decision. I hope my post will help you.

Mark

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Hello Jaybro, And Welcome to the org.

I have had my 2005 6.0 for right at a year and I love it. When I bought it, it had a small oil leak at the front crank seal and about 3 months after I got it it started running rough. I took it to the Ford dealer they fixed the leak and re flashed the computer and I haven't had any problems at all. The truck starts up at -12 without plugging it in. If you get the auto trans you will like the way it shifts and when you put it in the tow mode it helps hold the truck back on hills real well. The fuel mileage is not as good as I would like but I got an SCT programmer and it went from 14 to 18 all around driving.

Many people don't like the 6.0 but it seems like most of the 6.0 owners I know love them.

The head bolts seem to be a problem especially if you are putting in some high horse power tunes, they can stretch and you can blow a head gasket. There is however a fix for this, ARP head studs. If the truck has under 100k on it and they blow you can usually get them put in under warranty. You would have to buy the studs and take care of the technician working on your truck. Look through the 6.0 problem section on this site, you will find a ton of information.

Good luck on your decision. I hope my post will help you.

Mark
Totally agree...I love my '03 6.0L and wouldn't trade it for anything! Most of the people that talk bad about 6 liters are the people who don't have them...I heard the 07's had alot more emissions stuff and more problems than 06 and older...I'd look for an 06 and older...but thats just me! Good Luck!

-Ben

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