6.0 life span - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-11-2011, 05:55 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
6.0 life span

hey guy's,
been looking at an 04 with an 03 sticker on valve cover,
at what i believe to be a good price.
having heard of 6.0 issues i have been looking at all the info i can.
thank you all very much for the info.
i think i understand and i am ok with the things that need to be done
to bullet proof ie: egr, oil cooler, coolant, ect.
but what concerns me is seeing that 200k miles are what is
expected out of this motor without some internal engine rebuild.
is this what is expected?
are the 400k - 500k miles before overhaul day's gone?
i haven't had a diesel since 07 when i had a 96 7.3 and 03 5.9
that i had for trouble free years.
i expected 400,00 out of each of those.
things changed for me in 07 as it did for many and i went back to gas.
things are better and i now drive 200+ miles a day for work and was thinking of going back to diesel for engine longevity,
because i know i'm on borrowed time with my 206k mile f150.
the 04 i'm looking at has 150k and i don't want to spend the money on a truck that has little more life before rebuild than the one i have.
sorry for the long post but with money tight i just need to make a good decision. thanks to all again.
rick

Last edited by drrick7; 09-11-2011 at 06:02 AM. Reason: add info
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-11-2011, 06:11 AM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Pull the Oasis report and the Carfax, know what you're getting into.

If you are serious about the 6.0L, go ahead and get a ScangaugeII or Edge Insight CS/CTS and hook up and get a solid set of temps before you buy. If you can't do that, have a Ford Dealership do a full mechancial inspection and determine the temps for you.

If the temps are too high, the Oasis isn't clean, or the inspection comes back with something, walk. There are a number of folks selling 6.0L's and its a buyers market if you know where to look.

As for longevity, I'm expecting an overhaul at 300k, maybe a little earlier. There are a few 6.0L's out there approching the 500K mark, and still going.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-11-2011, 05:24 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks colo.
no one else has an opinion on what the average life
span is on this motor?
i understand there are variables, but to only
be averaging 250k seam like a short life for a diesel to me.
if so, the 6.0's may be to rich for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-11-2011, 05:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: IOWA
Posts: 2,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to 2003kingranch
buy a 6 speed 7.3 and be done with it. with good maintenance you will see 400-500k without to many problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-11-2011, 05:37 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just bought mine about a month ago and one sticking point with me was that it had to be a 06 or 07. 03-05 just seemed to have the majority of the issues. Some of those issues (certainly not all) got addressed by 06-07.

Good luck with your purchase!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-11-2011, 06:11 PM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by drrick7 View Post
thanks colo.
no one else has an opinion on what the average life
span is on this motor?
i understand there are variables, but to only
be averaging 250k seam like a short life for a diesel to me.
if so, the 6.0's may be to rich for me.
Its a simple matter of the emissions control equipment, and the HP to displacement. The 7.3L was blessed with no emissions gear, and a high displacement to HP ratio from the factory.

The days of the factory diesel lasting 500K are long gone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-12-2011, 04:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks again to everyone.
had the truck scaned today, it showed
slight airflow loss through egr(big surprise)
and something with program error.
he said it could have been from last dealer update
it has had 2 different program updates and he said i should go to a dealer and get the latest update. he said it changes a few things including the way the injectors work
and helps with cold start. he feels truck is solid
and with egr block off,new oil cooler and headstuds
it should see 300k-350k. says he's seen many with that.
i think i'll be a new 6.0 owner.
thanks,
rick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: surprise
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
here is a 6.0 with 600k plus
04 6.0 Dads all stock hit high mile mark..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-13-2011, 12:59 PM
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rockport Texas
Posts: 1,891
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Traded in my 2003 F250 (6.0) at 293K miles, still ran great. I just wanted a newer interior with Leather.
My 2005 F350 just hit 204k, but about 14k miles ago I sent it to powerstroke magic and had new heads etc. oil cooler egr delete etc. etc.

Take your time and look at whatever trucks your intersted in and do your homework. 6.0 is a good truck if they haven't been abused. I've had good luck with mine excluding the small fortune I put into my 05, but I did that so the truck would be good to last. Def. pull oasis, check the delta on the coolant and oil temp. Also, check the degas bottle and if you smell diesel in it be skeered!!! Read up on this site, allot of good info and knowledge. Absorb as much as you can and apply that when you go to look. Happy hunting

And I get around 14-19 mpg with my F-350 SRW. 14 town, 19 hwy
Truck is great, and with all the money I've spent on the truck I'm still in a nice diesel truck for half of what a new one would cost
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 09-16-2011, 06:24 AM
Chapter Director

 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Magnolia, DE
Posts: 786
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you are looking for a diesel to routinely run for 400,000 -1,000,000 miles (or more), idle all day long and ignore owner abuse and neglect -a 6.0 Powerstroke is really not the motor for you . Look no further than a 5.9 12v Cummins. Unfortunately, the Dodge bodies and chassis are total crap. I have owned many 6.0 PSD's and l love every one but even with my meticulous maintenance schedule I keep, I do not expect ANY of them to last over 400,000 miles due to the design even if with all of the preventative maintenance mods (heads decked, studs, EGR delete etc) I am a Ford guy through and through and will always run PSD powered trucks but I buy them knowing full well their limitations.

Last edited by cubalz; 09-16-2011 at 06:28 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors