Question: Is The 6.0 Really That Bad?

Is a 6.0 Powerstroke reliable?

They both are reliable, get good mileage, and have great power.

The Ford Powerstroke 6.0 is not a bad engine at all..

How much does it cost to make a 6.0 reliable?

Conclusion: For around $3,000 in parts you can make your Ford 6.0L a reliable performer that gets better fuel economy than BRAND NEW diesel trucks with their problematic DPF systems!

Is the 6.0 a good motor?

Overall, the 6.0 vortec is an extremely dependable and reliable motor. These engines frequently last beyond 300,000 miles with minimal issues beyond regular maintenance. However, making it to 300,000 miles will likely require some non-engine repairs and maintenance, such as suspension components.

What does Bulletproofing a 6.0 do?

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.

How do you tell if a 6.0 has EGR delete?

Easiest way to tell is look under the intake manifold on the passenger’s side. If your EGR cooler has been removed, you will see a metal tube in the shape of a “J” coming out from under the intake manifold (towards the front) running to the oil cooler cover under the turbo.

What’s so bad about the 6.0 Powerstroke?

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.

Do all 6.0 Powerstrokes need to be bulletproofed?

Here is the deal, as said above NO not all 6.0s need to be bulletproofed. However, before you buy it have a shop look it over. With how long it has sat the coolant is probably way past being healthy. Oil and fuel filters needs changing…

How much power can a 6.0 Powerstroke handle?

When the same tuning theory is applied (waiting until higher rpm before pouring on the fuel), the 6.0L rods can handle as much as 800-rwhp (and 1,300 to 1,400 lb-ft) before they’re officially on borrowed time.

How many miles does a 6.0 Powerstroke last?

400,000 milesVery few people really get the value out of a diesel (work it long miles for years), but a well maintained Powerstroke should go in excess of 400,000 miles.

Are 6.0 Powerstrokes good after being bulletproofed?

So as I understand it, the 6.0 is a very good strong motor after its been bulletproofed. As I understand it, the reason the 6.0 break down is the poor design of the motor in that the oil pump resides below the intake manifold and the the oil coolant return passages get clogged.

How much does it cost to rebuild a 6.0 Powerstroke?

Ideally you’d like a shop with 6.0 experience too. I know there are some good shops out there selling rebuilt 6.0s in the $6,000 range. I wold figure on at least $2,000 to R&R the engine. Depending on how much assembly you can do yourself you might be able to beat that cost on a rebuild, you might not.

How much boost can a 6.0 Powerstroke handle?

tex25025, I think it has been stated that the stock motor can handle 30 psi in boost, and if you see a momentary spike to 32-33 you will be okay. But if you run consistently above 30 psi then problems can and do occurr.

How long do Ford 6.0 injectors last?

How long do injectors last? With proper care and maintenance of the engine, you can expect a diesel injector to last between 200,000 and 300,000 kilometres.

Is 6.0 or 6.4 engine better?

Let’s Compare the Hard Facts6.0L6.4LCompression Ratio:18.0:117.5:1Injection System:HEUIHigh-pressure common-railFactory Horsepower:325hp @ 3,300 rpm350hp at 3,000 rpmFactory Torque:560lb-ft. (’03-’04) @ 2000 rpm 570lb-ft. (’05-’06) @ 2000 rpm650 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm4 more rows•Nov 26, 2018