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Powerstroke Maintenance/repair help

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by veggin psd, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I stumbled upon this website by accident. This is easily the best Powerstroke resource on the web IMHO.

    Take time to go thru the sections on which ever engine you have.

    I have done a few things that is recomended. The videos here make things easier to do yourself.

  2. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    enjoyed the fubar section but they did not have anything on any of the 08-09s i have a 08 550 but very good stuff
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Good find- Straight forward advice and no BS.
  4. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I took the time to change oil in the HPOP. OH MY GOD. I couldnt believe what was in there. I always assumed that the oil circulated thru the oil system and ended up in the pan. Wrong. It was almost sludge.......:dizzy:

    Heres a link http://www.powerstrokehelp.com/7.3liter/inj_tune/1of4.asp
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    That is a great site! I spent an hour there watching video's. I drive all the power strokes weekly 7.3 , 6.0 , 6.4 ( private ambulance company ) . It's cool to see what can go wrong and reinforce my option that the PSD is the greatest engine yet ! ( Stay away from the 6.0 ) In 14 years of driving them I have never had one fail to start or die under me. I bet Chevy can't say that ! The Wife thinks I am crazy to want a PSD to plow with!
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    How many miles on your truck?
  7. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    I'll echo the sentiments, it is one fine site! I didn't know about draining the oil from the HPOP galleys. Mine is getting hard to start in the cold weather and I'll definitly be tackling that once it warms up....

    Maybe the wife is the crazy one? :)

  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i have found fte to be a very valuable and informative site also.
    with 498,711 registered members, i dont think there is a question about fords that can not be answered properly.

  9. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Yup, another of my favourites. Here's another Ford specific one:


  10. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Dont make blanket statements like that.:dizzy:There are plenty of good 6.0's out there.
  11. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    250K and still strong wesport
  12. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Don't get me wrong.
    I love the 6.0 PSD's horse power, torque, transmission shift points and drivabilty. I drive a 6.0 ambulance about 500 miles a week. It's my baby, the best taken care of truck in the fleet,it's clean, waxed and fluids checked and topped off every shift.
    All 3 diesel mechanics at work agree to stay away from the 6.0 PSD. They work on all of them. They say the 6.0 has the most problems.With some of the highest cost of parts and filters. The one I drive at work has 91K on it. The engines has dropped an injector at 20K. I take it out of service about every 2 weeks with the check engine light on. But we have at least 8 different drivers on this ambulance every week. So this does not help.
    This tends to torture test engines more then a single driver.
  13. broncscott

    broncscott Member
    Messages: 96

    I found powerstrokehelp.com last week on this forum. I changed the HPOP oil in 2 2000 7.3s and noticed a big differnce in the starting. I used Lucas synthetic oil additive instead of the restore. Engines start faster without pluging in in 22 degrees. 2 days after changing the HPOP oil I changed the fuel filter and put a can of Sea foam oil and fuel conditioner in the bowl. A day later both trucks start ever better and seem to have more power.
  14. wildbroncobilly

    wildbroncobilly Member
    Messages: 45

    Yeah that powerstrokehelp site is a great site! now that the snow has slowed down a bit can do some of the maintenance stuff :D