2005 6.0 HAVE I MADE A MISTAKE ??
I am brand new to the forum so if I make some mistakes please bear with me. Here is my situation and my question. In july of 2005 I bought a new F-250 crew cab with the 6.0 powerstroke, tourque shift tranny, and trailer tow package with tow haul feature. I bought this truck to pull my camper, my utility trailer, and as an every day driver. I am no stranger to the service, repair, and rebuilding of gas powered vehicles but have limited knowledge of diesel repair. I bought the truck with the idea of making it last for some 15 years or so with the aid of a concise and regular preventative maintenance program, and all has gone well until last week when I was 180 miles from home pulling my camper when the engine shut off and would not start again. It has 43,000 miles on it. After being towed to the dealer, it was found to have a broken coupling at the back of the HPOP. Since then I have found your forum and after reading a number of your threads, I am getting the feeling that there is a lot of problems with the 6.0 engine. So, my question is: Is this engine going to be just one problem after another no matter how good the maintenance program is, or is it possible to obtain the knowledge needed about it's flaws to be able to head them off without having to spend a small fortune to do so? I have my own shop and tooling and I am aware that any modifications to make inprovements would have to wait another 13 months for the warranty to run out. Any comments or suggestions would be welcome. Thank you to all, for your time and attention......... Hood Latch