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03 f450 6.0

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by wirenut, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    hi all
    we just picked up a 03 f-450 6.0 power stroke diesel
    with the Allison auto trans.
    can anyone tell me about the motor? any quirks other than
    liking fuel.....:nod:

  2. snowman2025

    snowman2025 Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    with the allison trans.? unless they did some modifying you don't have an allison transmision....

    you've got one of the earlier 6.0's...they aren't as good, have some turbo problems and injector problems. just make sure to keep checking things and keep on top of maintenance
  3. karol

    karol Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Go to fordtrucks.com. Do a search. Did you do a oasis report on it? It's 50/50 you either got a good one or a lemon.
  4. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    well im pretty sure you got the ford 5spd auto not the allison. and im sorry but that is the worst year for that motor that you could have gotten. dont shoot the messenger.........

    they really had a lot of probs with those 03 &04 6.0 PS

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I'm not a Ford guy but I know you don't have an Allison you have a 5R110 Torque Shift. If you are lucky it has a Cummins in it then it would have an Allison. You confused yet?
  6. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    cant you only get th cummins in the 650/750
  7. karol

    karol Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I was just waiting for this...... 03 and 04 not a good year.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    There is a company that will install the Cummins/Allison combo in a new truck with full warrenty. My buddy had it done through the Ford Dealer on an F450 King Ranch. He even financed it through Ford Credit. I tried to find it but couldn't.
  9. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    didnt know you were talkin custom stuff
  10. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    does anyone know how much it would cost to get a cummins and a allison in a F350?
  11. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    $10k- $15k having somone do it. If your talking new stuff.
  12. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    paying someone to do it with NEW stuff ill bet its more like 15-20K
  13. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Yeah, a rebuilt 7.3 Jasper motor was close to 10K installed...in my 99 F550. So, I'm sure it would be a lot more expensive to do a "swap" rather than just a replacement. JMO.