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6.0 problems / please advise

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by hatchetman, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. hatchetman

    hatchetman Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Ok, Ive got a '05 f350 super duty 6.0 / 4x4 / automatic w/ 135,000 miles. Im getting intermitent lack of power. when I stomp on it it seems to have the power but when I get up to cruising speed; say above 45, I get this intermitent loss of power. Upon slight acceleration it seems worse but when I stomp on it I dont feel it. Now for the smoke. When it idles for a period; and sometimes at a long stop light, upon acceleration it looses almost all power and heavy blue smoke and it may take a city block untill it must get it out of its system and then suddenly takes off. My mechanic replaced the fuel filters and it made no difference. Now Im told to run a few tanks of fuel with an injector cleaner product to see if there's any improvement. Anyone had this problem? Please advise and thanks in advance.
    HATCHETMAN
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Sell and get a Cummins. No more engine problems.
     
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    ....Now ur just being naughty! LOL
     
  4. hatchetman

    hatchetman Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    been there; done that. Thanks for the advise but I was really hoping for some real advise-----H
     
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    hehehehehehe xysport
     
  6. Andy96XLT

    Andy96XLT Senior Member
    Messages: 323

  7. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    maybe an injector O ring leaking?
     
  8. matt418235

    matt418235 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    your problem is that the egr valve is getting stuck open. i am a ford tech work on these piese of **** all day long and i know my **** as well. the valve get gummed up and then get stuck at a stupid spot and causes loss of power and a blue or white smoke out the pipe. have the valve changed and have the intake flushed with the bg flush kit. after all that run cetane buster every time you fill the tank. that iw what it sounds like by your description of what it is doing.
     
  9. Sealer People

    Sealer People Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    I hear alot of bad thing sbaout the 6.0 ltr motors, but some people love them.

    Im looking at a 2008 f350, with a 6.4 diesel, 80,000 kms

    Any advice as in buy it or dont ?
     
  10. matt418235

    matt418235 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    i have had to build 3 motors that blew up. ford wouldnt give a hole motor. i had to piece one together for each one. the run and have power. most common issue is radiators and egr coolers. horrible fuel milage though. to me that is the biggest down fall to a 6.4 and if it is stick shift it will be a dog and seem to have hardly any power. the automatics just seem to run a lot better. what would 80000 kms be in milage for us in the states.
     
  11. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Pull the EGR and clean it. Easy feat. Try that and get back to us.

    Aside from that it may be FICM or injector related. Any hard cold starts or anything like that?
     
  12. matt418235

    matt418235 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    i checked this site out and yes it holds true for gas motors but not for todays newer diesels. they are a completely different animal of a complete different breed. the following smoke colors are fo a 6.0 ford diesel.

    white = egr valve issues, coolant,dripping injectors,fuel pressure issues.

    black= overfueling, egr issues, stuck open injector, turbo issues.

    blueish color= oil consumption, egr issue.
     
  13. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I vote for a plugged EGR as well. If you live in an area that doesn't do diesel emissions, get the EGR delete kit.
     
  14. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Sounds to me like you might have a leaking O-Ring on a injector, then Check the Egr and like you were told delete it if you do not have emissions. Could also be the variable vanes sticking on the turbo but the "USUALLY" will not cause much blue smoke. The 6.0's have there Issues but I have had my share and I like them.
     
  15. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Your right, you will have the best motor put in a 3/4-1 ton..... Wrapped in a Tin can. And backed by a under built transmission.
    If you read my sig you can tell I am a Cummins fan, but the dodge truck is not my cup of tea.
    Robert
     
  16. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

  17. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    sounds like your egr valve is sticking,scan the ecm and retrieve codes diag these first. it really sounds like thr egr is hanging up,remove the valve located at the front of the intake manifold,unbolt it and pry it out with a couple of rollling head bars.clean the carbon and muck out of it and reinstall. good luck.
     
  18. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

  19. OHSIX6OH

    OHSIX6OH Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 25

    I am with everyone else pointing to the EGR needing a good cleaning.If your going to tackle it yourself get new O-rings and gasket from Ford about 13 bux.And follow the instructions here http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/articles/article-06-12.php
    Sometimes they can be real stubborn to get out .The pictures are of a do it yourself removal tool .
    egr2.jpg

    egr1.jpg

    egr3.jpg

    egr2.jpg

    egr1.jpg

    egr3.jpg
     
  20. OHSIX6OH

    OHSIX6OH Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 25

    LOL They all have their problems ..Cummins Vp44 injection pump failures :rolleyes:Weak trannys payup just to name a few of many .