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Old 04-19-2012, 02:18 AM
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No low end power.

Hi all, I just got this 06 F-350. I've been driving diesels for a while, but this is my first 6.0. One thing that is completely new to me and doesn't seem right is the lack of power off of idle to about 1800 rpm. After 1800 it takes off like a scalded cat! Is this normal for these trucks? It makes me wonder about towing a heavy trailer. As well, it takes a second if you punch the go petal in traffic to pass someone to catch up and move. Not knowing much about these trucks I'm not sure if it here is a problem or it's normal. It's completely different from my Cummins or my 7.3.
I know these don't have ebpv's , but that's what it feels like, as well when I start the truck it sounds like a throaty V8 then goes to a sound like a rush of air.

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:47 AM
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As long as it is bone stock it is going to suck. The stock Ford programming holds these trucks back sooooooo much. It does take a while for the turbo to spool while on stock tuning, I have not been stock in so long that I can't remember where mine spooled up at. You might want to take your turbo off and clean it, the veins in it may be stuck. Just be sure that your truck is healthy before you start tuning. If it is not healthy when you tune it, it will cost you a ton of cash.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:52 AM
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First thing I would do is take off your turbo and give it a good cleaning how many miles are on your truck? Has the turbo ever been serviced to your knowledge?

When these trucks aren't worked and are driven like turtles carbon builds up in the turbo, EGR valve, and intake and causes some serious turbo lag. The 6.0 has a EVRT turbo (variable geometry) to prevent lag and when healthy the truck shouldn't lag too much.

Get some gauges and determine that health of your motor and if all is good get yourself a turbo back exhaust and a custom tune and you will be very surprised!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:37 AM
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The vgt 'seems' to be working, I can hear the sweep at idle. It goes from sounding like a big gas V8 to a rush of air and back. The turbo spools right up, it just has nothing off idle. It livens up around 1800-2000. It's kind of the opposite that my Cummins was, that had power off idle like crazy and nothing over 2000. Could I have 6.0 paranoia?
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