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Buying a Used Higher Mile 6.7

Here in the next couple of years I hopefully will be retiring my noble steed of a 6.0 and either buying another 6.0 fully bulletproofed or going for a higher mile 6.7 MY 2012-2016 (between 100k and 200k) that is stock and eventually doing the deletes myself so I will know how hard the truck was tuned, etc. The thing that worries me is the turbos and the HPFP and exactly how reliable they are? And signs of impending failure where you want to fix immediately before it takes out entire engine.

I keep my 6.0 maintained pretty religiously and have had little to no trouble with that truck with the exception of rough running on low fuel and a few leaks here and there. Partially was lucky due to the previous owner keeping it maintained and the fact I use Archoil in fuel and oil probably helps it.


Do fuel pumps and turbos fail on those trucks just because they feel like it, that is how I interpreted Bill Hewitt's videos and the fact I know someone who has a 2012 have their pump go bad which ended up killing the entire engine in a matter of about 30 seconds, cost him $20k for new long block/labor at dealership. Not something I will be looking to do at all if I own a 6.7.


Any advice would be appreciated!

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He's in business to make a profit.....right??? I know it's a rhetorical question...I just had to ask.


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Do fuel pumps and turbos fail on those trucks just because they feel like it

No. There's people in this world who refuse to take on the owner's responsibilities to maintain their vehicles correctly.

Fuel pumps protected/filtered fed a quality diesel fuel with the user preferred fuel additive is generally enough for a long healthy life.


11-14 turbos had their own "design" issues....if you really want to call them out. I don't recall the years but there were ceramic bearings that had issues. Then I think there was some things with the dual sided compressor wheels. Now Ford did create a "2015+ turbo kit" for the 2011-14 trucks.....think about that for a second.


In the end...buying a 2015+ truck is a best bet, then buying a 2017+ depending on your budget. Oh yea....and stop watching Chicken Little Bill....he's out for profit only.



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that is how I interpreted Bill Hewitt's video

He's in business to make a profit.....right??? I know it's a rhetorical question...I just had to ask.


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Do fuel pumps and turbos fail on those trucks just because they feel like it

No. There's people in this world who refuse to take on the owner's responsibilities to maintain their vehicles correctly.

Fuel pumps protected/filtered fed a quality diesel fuel with the user preferred fuel additive is generally enough for a long
healthy life.


11-14 turbos had their own "design" issues....if you really want to call them out. I don't recall the years but there were ceramic bearings that had issues. Then I think there was some things with the dual sided compressor wheels. Now Ford did create a "2015+ turbo kit" for the 2011-14 trucks.....think about that for a second.


In the end...buying a 2015+ truck is a best bet, then buying a 2017+ depending on your budget. Oh yea....and stop watching Chicken Little Bill....he's out for profit only.

For the ceramic I believe it was the 2011-2012 years. And ya makes sense about Bill, though he is right about the archoil and I’m sure his work is quality. But ya makes sense how people don’t own up to poor maintenance practices. I do my maintenance on a 6.0 and have little to no issues so I guess a 6.7 could be good for me as well as they are much more sensitive to bad maintenance as I treat my truck as it’s a 6.7
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LMAO.....that's the 6.0L cure right??? Rhetorical again...sorry. I ran my new off the lot 2006 for 289k, NEVER had any injector issues. More details if you want about my truck but Archoil is a crappy band-aid for people who can't realize they have injector problems. NOTHING you pour into your oil is going to fix your injector issues. NOTHING you pour in every oil change is going to stop your injector issues. Ever wonder why your injector problems start up again when you stop using Archoil??? Cause your injectors have a problem.



Quite simply.....think of everything that flows thru or controls a 6.0L injector.



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