3000 Miles and Zero Issues - 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 06-22-2012, 08:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Helena, Mt.
Posts: 229
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
3000 Miles and Zero Issues

Just had to brag up my 6.0 a little. Just got home from a 3000 mile trip and had absolutely ZERO issues with my truck. 123,600 miles and ran even better than day one when I bought it. Towed my 10K pound travel trailer and the truck just acted like it wasn't there. It seemed very happy to be working instead of daily driving. Just had to share. Would love top hear more stories of great trips with your 6.0.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-23-2012, 03:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 222
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That's good to hear, I'll be doing a similar trip next year. We plan on a Disney trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-23-2012, 04:12 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
6 days ago we got home from our week long trip to Disney hauling our 16k# 5er. Total of about 1400ish miles ---- and it ran perfect. Would have loved to be in the 11 or 12 MPG range but....have to realize that I didn't buy her for fuel mileage.

Told my wife that the truck, with the maintenance and such, is "dialed in" and about perfect. Couldn't ask for a better hauling rig.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-23-2012, 09:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Helena, Mt.
Posts: 229
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ralderman View Post
That's good to hear, I'll be doing a similar trip next year. We plan on a Disney trip.
That's where we went. Disney, Universal Studios etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jd4010 View Post
6 days ago we got home from our week long trip to Disney hauling our 16k# 5er. Total of about 1400ish miles ---- and it ran perfect. Would have loved to be in the 11 or 12 MPG range but....have to realize that I didn't buy her for fuel mileage.

Told my wife that the truck, with the maintenance and such, is "dialed in" and about perfect. Couldn't ask for a better hauling rig.
I averaged 9mpg the entire trip. I figured 5mpg so I was very happy with 9.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-23-2012, 10:00 AM
NOT a Democrat
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,509
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
Good. Trully....besides on message boards, I dont know anyone with 6.0 problems besides a turbo and ICP here and there.

Good stuff dude!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-23-2012, 04:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Helena, Mt.
Posts: 229
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Same here but I've learned that the people on this forum that are complaining about their 6.0 shouldn't own a diesel. I know several people with the 6.0 that don't have the problems that I hear on here. Maintenance is the key to a good running truck, diesel or gas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-23-2012, 04:24 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Buckeye,az
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thats right just got to alabama from az with about 2000 pounds in the back, ran ~ 75 mph average and got 14.4 mpg on average with vivians lonney tune and all stock. thats a 1900 mile trip. I keep my truck serviced right and had my coolant flushed before I left at 80000 miles. truck ran perfect. averages about 10 - 13 on the deltas
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-23-2012, 04:30 PM
Premium Member

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 939
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Having moved several times across the country with either a car or boat behind the truck, I am also proud that I haven't had any issues with the old girl. Am about to hit 130,000 miles on my '05 and I feel good knowing that I have 'a good one' meaning a 6.0 with none of the major issues that some have run into. I also change the oil every 5K with synthetic, have changed out the coolant, run a mild tow tune, run an Amsoil Oil bypass filter, and have deleted the cat so maybe that has something to do with my good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 06-23-2012, 06:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Shallowater, Texas
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
16k# 5er? hope you have a F450 DRW truck to haul that size 5er.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jd4010 View Post
6 days ago we got home from our week long trip to Disney hauling our 16k# 5er. Total of about 1400ish miles ---- and it ran perfect. Would have loved to be in the 11 or 12 MPG range but....have to realize that I didn't buy her for fuel mileage.

Told my wife that the truck, with the maintenance and such, is "dialed in" and about perfect. Couldn't ask for a better hauling rig.
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 10:21 PM.


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