As the owner of a 2006 Ford 250 XLT 4 x 4 pick up truck with a 6.0 diesel motor, I can tell you a few things. Currently my pick up truck has 247597 miles. As for the Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems, let me share my journey.
- New Front Disc Brakes, Rotors, Calipers and Brake Line Hoses
- 4 New Injectors Passenger Side
- New Valve Cover Gasket Both Sides
I noticed a rough idle on the truck. I stopped by Cory Nguyen shop in Arlington, VA. Capitol Autoland and they check the codes. I had a #7 injector failure. His estimate was off the charts and would take to long to complete. I proceeded to work on other options.
I priced out the injectors and other necessary parts. With the parts in hand and a capable mechanic, I removed and replaced the 4 passenger side injectors. Upon completion, the engine sounded good as new.
Jason and Andrew at Jiffy Lube in Burke, Virginia, were instrumental on providing affordable service and pricing.
- New Front Passenger Side Tie Rod
- New Front Driver Side U Joint
I noticed the tie rod on the passenger side was bent. Ordered the replacement part and removed and replaced the offending part. At this time, the U Joint failed on the driver’s died. I got the part and had a competent mechanic remove and replace the U Joint. The truck steering was improving.
- Turbo Boost Solenoid
- MAP Sensor
- Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor
- Oil Change & Filter
- Front End Alignment
- 2 New Tires
- 2 New Batteries
- New Factory Turbo
- Oil Change Rotella With New Oil Cap
- Ford Engine Oil Pressure Sensor (EOP)
- Install Correct Injection Control Pressure Sensor (ICP)
- Install New Pig Tails For EOP & ICP Sensors
This month was expensive. With intermittent engine performance, I began to change out some electrical parts based on engine codes. As I moved on, I discovered a lot about the Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems.
Helpful Recommendations & Information
- Find a diesel engine specialist
- This engine does not have a waste gate
- Extra care and attention needed to avoid Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems
- Engine farts caused by exhaust blockage or stuck turbo vanes
- Don’t drive the truck with exhaust back pressure, you can blow out the head gaskets
- Electrical connections need to be properly attached and sealed
This month’s repair costs, were very big. I could have avoided some costs, however my Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems journey led me to a real diesel engine professional. When it comes to diesel engine diagnostics and repairs my go to option is United Diesel located at:
- 5700 – C General Washington Drive
- Alexandria, Virginia 22312
Suggested Work For Near Future
Removal and replacement of the cooling fan clutch. Improper operation can cause loss of power and engine overheating.
Blue Spring Upgrade
The Blue Spring fuel pressure spring upgrade is a low-cost, must-have modification that will increase fuel pressure on your 6.0L Powerstroke. Common cause of 6.0L injector failure is low fuel pressure. This kit increases the pressure to your injectors by about 10%.
You can avoid Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems, when you maintain and improve engine components.
New Injector Harness
When it comes to the Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems, make sure you find a diesel engine professional. This can save you some time and money.
- Use Ford Manufactured Parts
- Ford Manufactured Oil & Fuel Filters Are Unique
- Ford Manufactured Filters Have Refined Enhancements & Can Avoid Ford 6.0 Diesel Problems.
- Make Sure All Pig Tails Are Factory
- Pig Tails Need To Be Secured
- Heat Protector Should Be Installed To ICP
- All Pigtails Should Be Fastened Correctly
- 14 Degrees Max Difference Between Engine Coolant & Oil Temperature
- Get A Cab Gauges To Monitor Engine and Oil Temperature
Preferred Service Providers
Capital Autoland / Cory Nguyen
- Car Care Maintenance Specialist
- 3800 S. Four Mile Run Drive G Arlington Virginia 22206
Jiffy Lube / Jason, Andrew, Nate, Dallas
- Car Care Maintenance Specialist
- 5653 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, Virginia 22015
Rice Tire / Steve
- Truck and Tire Care
- Front End Alignment For Big Tire Trucks
- 13032 Balls Ford Road Manassas, Virginia 20109
United Diesel / Rene, Scott
- Diesel Engine Injector Fuel Systems and Turbos Professional & Specialist
- 5700 C General Washington Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22312
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