Hi. any feedback about 2006 Ford Diesel 6.0? It is as good and reliable like the 7.3?
From what I have read on various Ford forums & speaking to a couple of diesel mechanics the 6.0 was a terrible motor.
I turned down buying a f250 2005 4x4 6.0 diesel other day for $3000 looks and ran good but is needing injectors it's only a $2000 repair. and before I was going to purchase the mechanic I use said avoid, run forget it.
I have had 3 7.3 and they are reliable and strong and quality built ford went down hill in 2004 on the diesels.
I am really interested to see what the ecoboost is going to do.I mean, it only puts out 385 horsepower in the new Ford Taurus police interceptor....lol....V-6, mind you...And with the mpg's promising to be close to 20 mpg, coupled with lower gas cost than diesel, etc, I think it may be the way to go.
It wasn't Ford that went downhill, but Navistar that did, Who built the engines,trying to meet the EPA standards on them.The 7.3 was a very dirty engine, but ran and performed like a top.The 6.0 Was a mess.Same with the 6.4.The new one is supposed to be real good, This is Ford's first in-house built and designed engine, originally named the "Hurricane" engine by the engineers.
Incorrect. Navistar put a good 6.0 in their medium duty trucks. It took Ford engineers to screw it up by trying to get that engine to meet light duty truck standards. Idling clogs the EGR systems.
After several thousand dollars in modifications, it becomes a decent engine. But it's still not a 7.3
I knew a hotshotter that ran a 1 ton Chevy Duramax . He loved telling of all the Ford 6.0's he hauled to the crusher after they were recalled under lemon laws . Ford was the major supplier of ambulance chassis until the 6.0 . The recalls made them stop putting diesels in the E-Series . The 6.4 was never available in a van .
One hotshot logistics company contracting hotshotters announced they would not contract Fords with 6.0's or 6.4's because of unreliability . The would contract Fords with 7.3's . The blue oval forums were infuriated and the Cummins and Duramax owners were ROFL