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6.0 Noise with plow

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ajordan193, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    I've been experiencing a louder noise coming from the engine while traveling with my plow on. The truck is an 06 powerstroke with an 8.6 xtreme v. Seems to happen after the truck is warm. The noise reminds me of when you first drive a cold vehicle and the engine is louder than usual until it warms up. Thoughts?
     
  2. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    could be the fan, usually when im out plowing for a while my fan comes on, and its loud
     
  3. ScottPA

    ScottPA Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 170

    Do you change you oil/ fuel filters regularly?
     
  4. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    I have not changed anything yet since i just purchased the truck over a month ago. Only has 21k and I installed the plow.
     
  5. ScottPA

    ScottPA Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 170

    Where the heck did you find an 06 with only 21k??? :drinkup:
    Is this your first 6.0? Mine is pretty loud even after it warms up.
     
  6. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    im pretty sure your talking about the fan. does it get louder as the engine revs?...i also have an 06 250 with the 6.0l and heard this the other day for the first time since i bought it when i had the plow on it. got me at first cause i never heard it before but quickly realized it was just the fan.
     
  7. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    Thanks guys for all the info. Just wanted to make sure nothing seriously was wrong as I am nervous about the 6.0 after hearing all the horror stories. I purchased the truck from Virginia with 18,600k on it.
     
  8. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    ive owned a 7.3 a 6.0 and a6.4 they all do this. just pay attention to the temp gauge dont let it get too high
     
  9. ScottPA

    ScottPA Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 170

    The biggest killer of the 6.0 is just poor maintenance. Make sure you get oil changes and fuel filters on a regular basis. Check out powerstrokehelp.com TONS of useful information on how to keep your 6.0 going strong for many years to come.