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Old 07-15-2012, 03:07 PM
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03-05 6L???

I have herd alot of bad feedback about the 6L ford and how they are not reliable and will cost nothing but money. I came across a web page yesterday stating the common problems of the 6L. On the website it explained all the problems and the common fixes, one statement that was givin, said if you have the motor absolutely stock, clean the EGR regularly and dont over work it (towing heavy load for long period of time), then the motor will give you no out of the ordinary problems.

My question for everyone is, what is the safe towing load (lbs?) for extended periods of time on the stock motor. And my second is, if i buy a used 2004 or 2005 Excursion with 220,000 KM (137,000 Miles) should i be concerned that the motor will fail soon or should i get another 100,000 miles out of it, with regular maintenance and care.

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:40 PM
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Read the write up about when buying a 6.0 and also the one on bullet proofing it has steered me in the right direction

Examples- coolant filter system, blue spring, edge cts and man other things. Read it and it should give you a better insight of things to expect when buying a 6.0
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:51 PM
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I have herd alot of bad feedback about the 6L ford and how they are not reliable and will cost nothing but money. I came across a web page yesterday stating the common problems of the 6L. On the website it explained all the problems and the common fixes, one statement that was givin, said if you have the motor absolutely stock, clean the EGR regularly and dont over work it (towing heavy load for long period of time), then the motor will give you no out of the ordinary problems.

My question for everyone is, what is the safe towing load (lbs?) for extended periods of time on the stock motor. And my second is, if i buy a used 2004 or 2005 Excursion with 220,000 KM (137,000 Miles) should i be concerned that the motor will fail soon or should i get another 100,000 miles out of it, with regular maintenance and care.

Thanks Steve
That is absolutely false. The leading cause of issues with the 6.0l is an oil cooler failure. It will take out the EGR cooler and the headgaskets if you let it. It can happen to stock trucks that tow all the time and it can happen to stock trucks that have never ever towed anything. It can happen @ 20,000 miles or 200,000 miles.

A monitoring device to keep track of the oil and coolant temps is absolutely vital if you own a 6.0. It will help you avoid costly repairs.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:52 PM
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A stock 6.0L will have no issue pulling any load upto the Ford GCWR of your truck. Actually towing is the best thing you can do for parts of this motor, without doubt. Your source of infomation is a little off. I offer the following threads about the 6.0L, so you can figure out where to know next:

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
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^ boom haha
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