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New 6.0 Powerstroke

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by niederhauser la, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    Just picked up a 05 F-250 6.0. I have heard alot of bad about the 6.0 but I drove it home about 200 miles and I have to say I like driving it better then my cummins (Sorry Dodge). Its getting a wideout tomorrow.

    Anyways anything I should do with it other then regular maintenance? This is my first 6.0 Thanks

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  2. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    Very sharp truck, you will like it. MIght want to put 6500# or 7000# springs in front. Cheap and easy to do.
     
  3. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    I was thinking the same thing. Where can I get them, dealership?
     
  4. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Go here, 26,000+ posts all about the 6.0 powerstroke. Should help.

    And good luck. I am looking to buy one in march.
     
  5. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    Do the high idle mod. Theres 2 blunt factory wires in your truck that need power to make it work. Its just nice to have if you want to let your truck sit running. Def do a leveling kit with 4" blocks. Nice truck I like it a lot.
     
  6. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Nice looking truck! Were you able to read the Oasis report I sent you before you bought it? No major issues, but it was taken in a few times. They started fixing a lot of the problems with the 6.0L by 2005.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    You like it better than a Cummins?

    Looks like you'll need some decent tires if you're plowing with it.

    Good luck, hope you got a good one.
     
  8. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    Yeah I did get to read it. Helped out alot! It looked like a oil leak and a few re flashes. Seemed pretty clean to me. I would hate to see a report on my 08 Cummins, it would be 4 pages long. Thanks for your help
     
  9. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Only use factory oil and fuel filters- Do some reading on the subject- There is a guy on you tube that gives some good info. I think its powerstroke help- or something like that.
     
  10. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    go go diesel dot com is the only place you need to go read
     
  11. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Best things to do for your 6.0.
    High idle (6.0's have wet stacking problems when idled for long periods of time)
    New exhaust (ditch the cat for off road use only LOL)
    SCT with custom tunes from ERIC at Innovative diesel (one of the best 6.0 tuners in the country)
    A set of gauges (egt, boost and trans temp)
    And last block off the egr cooler.
    If you do these things the 6.0's are great running, reliable trucks.
    I have ran Rotella 10-30 in all my 6.0's and it seams to work the best. I also buy my oil filters from walmart, the ford dealer is a total rip
    Robert
     
  12. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Good luck with that. Just about everything i have read concerning oil and fuel filters have been to buy stock only. Just about everybody agrees that aftermarket ones mess stuff up.
     
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Rob seems to know his stuff about these engines since i think he owned a diesel performance shop before.
     
  14. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    They sell motorcraft at wallmart. thats where I buy my stuff too.
     
  15. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I have ran both motorcrap and fram filters. I send in a oil sample every other oil change and can tell no difference in either filter. Also no difference in oil pressure or oil temp (real gauges not the fancy idiot lights on the dash)
    Ford just wants you to buy there expensive crap.
    Robert
     
  16. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    And good looking truck niederhauser la. Like the wheels but ditch the cab steps :}
     
  17. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    It wasnt from ford that i heard it. I have been researching the 6.0 for months since i am buying one in march.

    Almost everything i have read concerning fuel and oil filters have been from users, and to only use factory filters. All said that the aftermarket ones messed stuff up. What they mess up i do not remember. Its just what other people recommend. You are the first out of about 100 people i have talked to that dont recommend factory filters.
     
  18. Sabsan84

    Sabsan84 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    the problems with the aftermarket filters have been that the oil filters are a tadd shorter and they do not seat right, so the aftermarket filteres give u a lil adapter to put on the top now. The fuel filter are pleated and covered with a cellulose media(looks like tp) over the fuel filters, better filtration so it can be used as a fuel water separator. The aftermarket fuel filters to not have the extra tp looking outer covering and therefore do not filter the water out of the fuel. that is the difference with the filters. Go look at a motorcraft and a Napa, and see the difference. And yes Walmart has genuine ford filters and they are cheaper than any dealer. GOod luck thats all i use in mine.
     
  19. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I am not saying the factory filters are not good. They are just over priced. For fuel filters I usually end up running motorcraft just because it is hard to find anything else. I almost always run fram oil filters in 6.0's from stock to over 700hp with no problems. I am not trying to be a D1CK, just giving my opinion/ experiences.
    Robert
     
  20. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    Wideout Installed, Leveling kit, and, new tires ready to plow

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