Whats causes 6.0 valve train problems ??
I talked to a local diesel mechanic today and all he did was bash on the 6.0 because he says they always come into his shop with valve train problems, like bent push tubes and bad rockers etc. I am seeking input on this issue to expand the community knowledge base. The causes I could suspect for these failures would be as follows.
1. Wet stacking from excess idle or low speed operation
2. Over revving and floating the valves.
3. Hydro locking the motor with fuel or coolant ( In this case I would be glad for a bent push tube vs a bent valve.)
4. What else???
In the real world how common is this problem? Do most of the valve train failures result in bent rockers and push tubes or bent valves and damaged seats. What about cam and lifter failure issues?
Last edited by HAM_RADIO_MAN; 05-27-2011 at 03:56 PM.
Reason: correct part of my poor grammer.