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'03 Ford 6.0


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Old 07-05-2011, 04:55:42 PM
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considering this truck, any advice? thanks
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Default Re: '03 Ford 6.0

Not one of Ford's better ideas. You would be better off with a 7.3, or a Dodge of the same vintage, as the Cummins that year was excellent, and the Dodge had real tires and brakes several years before the Ford did. Ford spent over $1billion on warranty claims and buy-backs on that engine.
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Nephew had a 6.0 Diesel. I do not know the year. It had good power BUT progressively got harder to start. One morning it would NOT start. Took it to the Local Ford Dealer. The high pressure oil pump was out and it had a leak in the EGR cooler. Had to replace the whole EGR cooler because of a design change. The repair bill was about $5000. As soon as he got it out of the shop, he went directly to the local Chevy dealer and traded strait across for a new Chevy gas burner.

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'03 was not the best year for them. 06 and 07 are the better 6.0l trucks to have. 05 is good if it has the new high pressure fitting and a new egr cooler or egr delete.
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I was talking to a tow truck driver and he said he tows far more 6.0s then any other diesel. Said you have to pull the cab to change the fuel pump, and injectors go out a lot.
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Default Re: '03 Ford 6.0

6.0L Ford Powerstrokes are about the worst pickup diesel engine that has ever been produced. You can fix all of the design problems they have for $$$$$ but its kinda pointless... But you could always buy it and then give www.destroked.com some business.
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I was talking to a tow truck driver and he said he tows far more 6.0s then any other diesel. Said you have to pull the cab to change the fuel pump, and injectors go out a lot.
Thats on the 6.4 you have to pull the cab and it is the high pressure pump. I see as many problems on Cummins 24v injectors as any other. The main problem Ford and Dodge is fuel pressure and filtration, you have to keep up with the filters.
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thanks for all the input! gonna keep looking
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Last weekend I was talking to one of our Captains on the Fire Dept. His day job is working for the local Hospital on their Ambulances. They ran Ford chassis with 7.3 in them. When the needed replacing, the local FORD DEALER said DO NOT go with Ford Chassis and the 6.0 diesel. There new Ambulances are Chevy Duramax. He also said he went to a convention of ambulance mechanics that also had some Ford engineers in attendance. He said the Engineers DID NOT have a very good time there.

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