Is a Ford 6.0 diesel a good motor?

The 6.0L is a good engine when it is running properly. It has one main failure that is commonly overlooked and is the cause of most of the big issues this engine has. The oil is the life blood of the 6.0L diesel as the injectors are hydraulically actuated using engine oil to drive them.

What is the problem with the 6.0 Ford diesel?

Other 6.0L Powerstroke problems include HPOP failure, injector stiction, FICM failure, and clogging oil coolers. Fortunately, once these problems are addressed, the trucks are much more reliable. Some of these problems can be avoided.

When did Ford fix the 6.0 diesel?

By releasing the 6.0L Power Stroke for the 2003 model year, Ford was able to meet the 2004 emissions deadline an entire year in advance. One of the key elements in adhering to the new regulations was the engine’s employment of an exhaust gas recirculation system.

What does Bulletproofing a 6.0 mean?

The fine folks at BulletProof Diesel define 6.0L Power Stroke as being “bulletproofed” when it has at least four of the five main problem areas addressed. These five areas are: Oil cooler, EGR cooler, head studs, fuel injection control module (FICM), and water pump.

What does it cost to BulletProof a 6.0 Power Stroke?

around $3000-$3500
Bulletproof Diesel insists on their oil cooler. They say it lowers temperatures and prevents premature failures of the EGR cooler and injectors. And they’re right. But those benefits come in around $3000-$3500 installed!

How much does it cost to bulletproof a 6.0 diesel?

Can Ford 6.0 Be made reliable?

While they aren’t perfect, the 6.0L’s injectors are reliable when treated to proper maintenance (regular oil changes and new fuel filters), clean fuel, and fed sufficient supply pressure from the lift pump. However, if coolant makes its way into the oil, they can head south quickly.

How often should I change my fuel filter on my 6.0 Powerstroke?

6.0L Diesel Maintenance

  1. Oil and Filter – Oil change service intervals should be completed as indicated by the instrument cluster message center or every 7500 miles.
  2. Fuel Filter Change – Change every 3rd oil change or every 15,000 miles(24,140 km) or as indicated by the message center which ever comes first.
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