Just bought my 05 6. Always a die hard Ford person but…. I such a lot no doubt will make sure to do not overlook this site and give it a look regularly. Mechanic told me to go ahead and start saving for injectors as they were next. There rear was solid black smoke wheels locked up and there was fire coming out from under the truck. Remember I was faithful with all my services. .
Ford warranties diesel engines to 5 year 100,000. The only mods I would make is a full egr delete kit and oil cooler upgrade. The mechanic supposively the best around here said that the best thing I can do is drop another engine in it… another 6. He and our son got back home but he left the truck where it was on the side of an interstate. Should the ignition switch not always shut off the engine? Any input would be great.
My dealer has done what they can. Yes, it is commonly referred to as turning it into a Fummins. Consumers are enraged over the poor quality of the diesel engine in Super Duty Trucks and Excursions. It sat all winter before we could get to Ford Dealership. Lots of head gaskets have gone on the 6. Stock is not good enough. About an hour from the shop, the black smoke started to roll.
Remember always go for the upgraded parts when inside the motor. Do you think there is anyway we can get some kind of reimbursement from settlement? If there is a lawsuit in Canada I want to know about it. Ford owners have also created a to help unite supporters of the cause. I bought my 03 super duty f350 6. Ford knew there was a problem in the beginning, but it was not prevalent until quite a few years later, after they had replaced the 6.
I was told by the local Ford mechanic that these engines were actually made by International and there are design flaws in the bolts that hold the engine in place. Better luck with your trucks but be thankful you dont have the problems duramax has. Susie Roy My 2008 6. This sounds like shoddy practice on an American co. Looking like I will take them to court!!! It looks even worse when I see the trade-in values others on this site have been quoted.
Changed that and the oil cooler then decided to pay attention to the maintenance and stop neglecting it. I saw the truck and fell in love…. We also own a 2001 F250 with the 7. I will never own another Ford after having all these problems and not having a truck no one wants. Left for Utah I live in California and guess what — more missing. He also noticed a delay of engagement from drive to reverse and the fuel gauge was stuck.
I am not kidding anybody. It was coming from the top of the reservoir bottle. It now has about 140000 miles on it. Well I hope all this information is helpful in making upgrades to your 6. Through the first 4 years there were 2 turbos installed on it, two new head gaskets supposedly a new air cooler because the district manager from Kansas City told me that they had trouble with them being too small.
Needless to say, insurance company said fuel in bucket container we drained it into was contaminated and fuel in truck was good. I went to my local mechanic for something unrelated and he noticed my seal to my transfer case was leaking and had been for a while. I felt like I was going to the ford dealer just to be able to buy swap meet parts. I hope when I am done I will be able to help others with their 6. Although the problems are very common with the engine, if caught early, the engine can sustain many years of use. He is like diesel genius in the area and very well known.
I was going to sell of my 99 F350 4X4 lariat Super cab 7. I recently put it on the track and ran 98 mph in the quarter mile. So like a good consumer I did my research. They would come into my shop for repairs, we would do the repairs and the truck would be back in a month or less with a totally different problem. Transmission and injectors in last 10k miles Everybody is blaming Ford for the problems with the 6.
Added 6 inch exhaust with after market air intake to help keep the heat down! We have the 2007 F-350 King Ranch…complete engine failure in February of this year with only 68,000 miles on it and we always maintained it. Strom Law is reviewing claims by Ford owners who purchased a vehicle with the 6. They changed the oil twice and marked what they inspected. I heard in 2003 that people were having trouble with their 6. There is a nationwide class settlement that has been preliminarily approved.