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Old 01-22-2007, 08:11 AM
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Hi, my name is Marc and actually I joined this Powerstroke forum last week and I am just now getting around to introducing myself. I'm retired and my hobby has been drag racing, since 1964. I haven't seriously competed with a race car in the last 15 years but I am building a 1961 Ford Starliner for Nostalgia Super Stock now. It probably won't be finished for another 1-2 years. My retirement pension is not all that great I bought my first diesel truck in 2003. Yeah............6.0 Powerstroke. I have heard all the complaints and curses about the 6.0 engine, but I can honestly say that the only problem I have had with my engine is the turbo. Unfortunately for me I am now on my 4th turbo . I hope I can resolve the problem before my warranty runs out in 17 months See my thread in 6.0 problems Forum. I don't plan to ever sell my truck because I like it and it is faily unique being a Standard Cab F-350 dually. It looks good........and it's fast (when the turbo is working correctly ), and those are the two most important characteristics for me in a vehicle.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:28 AM
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:36 AM
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I also have the 03 6.0 and i havne't had any issues so far (knock on wood) and I have 62k miles on her now. Some are lemons and others are fine...fewer lemons than the good ones i think.
Get on it regularly and let that turbo spool hard and maybe that will make it last longer. Honestly, i have been told that that is what these turbos need to keep them operating right.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for the welcome guys!!! Yeah CHenry the techs at the dealership have told me I need to drive it more often. It only has 19,000 miles on it now, but with 4 other cars in my collection to drive...............and I do work the turbo VERY hard every time I drive it.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:03 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Marc!

I can't wait to see the Starliner, one of the best looking cars ford made.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:33 PM
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If it wasnt for Texas this site would still be below 3000 members. Welcome.
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