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magnum
02-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Looking at trading trucks so wondering if anyone has had any problems out of the new Ford Diesel

Sullivan
02-12-2012, 10:24 PM
No, The truck has been trouble free except for a door seal leak in the drivers side window.

The power is great and this truck tows better than anything else I have ever driven.

Double D
02-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Looking at trading trucks so wondering if anyone has had any problems out of the new Ford Diesel

My neighbors new F350 with the 6.7 just arrived at the dealership late last week. He has not taken possession yet, and I didn't realize Ford was making their own Diesels now until my brother told me today. Maybe someone on here has some experience and I would like to know so I can keep my neighbor informed.

Eric2010MCX2
02-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Based on fords diesel history since the 7.3 went away, I would be terrified to own a ford diesel.... Also they are making the 6.7 in Mexico.

Due to the above, even though I was raised on fords... We opted for a 2011 gmc duramax... Problem free.. Tows like a beast... Love it.

Sullivan
02-12-2012, 11:07 PM
One thing I will say is that when the truck was stock it would get 19.9 MPG alot. Since I lifted it and put some 35.5" tires on the MPGs droped significantly. Down to 15.5 on the highway and 14 in town.

With the 3.55 gears I can honestly say I do not feel my 197 behind me. Even with my 2004.5 Dodge Cummins I could tell the boat was back there. Not with this truck. The tranny feels good and seems to always be in the right gear. I think this is going to be a great engine/tranny package.
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Jerseydave
02-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Looking at trading trucks so wondering if anyone has had any problems out of the new Ford Diesel

Seems like there are some out there with problems (not my opinion or personal experience but....)

http://powerstrokenation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115508

Seems water in fuel and/or low cetane are a big concern with all diesels today.

TOO-TALL
02-12-2012, 11:15 PM
Based on fords diesel history since the 7.3 went away, I would be terrified to own a ford diesel....

Due to the above, even though I was raised on fords...


I feel the same,but Sullivans truck looks damn sexy!

mikeg205
02-12-2012, 11:39 PM
One thing I will say is that when the truck was stock it would get 19.9 MPG alot. Since I lifted it and put some 35.5" tires on the MPGs droped significantly. Down to 15.5 on the highway and 14 in town.

With the 3.55 gears I can honestly say I do not feel my 197 behind me. Even with my 2004.5 Dodge Cummins I could tell the boat was back there. Not with this truck. The tranny feels good and seems to always be in the right gear. I think this is going to be a great engine/tranny package.
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All that that it needs is a "Mastercraft" Decal... :D

Sullivan
02-12-2012, 11:58 PM
Look closer.....

1redTA
02-13-2012, 12:11 AM
we got a couple of ambulances with the 6.7 in a F550. They all have to go back to Ford to replace the head studs cause the're too small. besides that they are nice trucks with good power

toolz
02-13-2012, 01:01 AM
Based on fords diesel history since the 7.3 went away, I would be terrified to own a ford diesel....

What history are you speaking of? The first two years of the 6.0 had some problems, and once fixed,were a good engine. The 6.4 has been solid- I own one, and it's been perfect. All Ford pickup diesels have been built by IH/Navistar, until the 6.7, which is designed and built by Ford, and has nothing in common with the IH engines.

Hammer
02-13-2012, 07:56 AM
Mine has been great so far. 13,000 miles now. Bought it last year after my 7.3 blew after 250,000 hard miles, seemed a little premature to me for that motor. This truck is leaps and bounds above that truck and have only regretted having to pay for this one. I have the F350 crew cab long bed dual rear wheel lariat ultimate 4x4 3.73 gears and get 15-16 not towing so far. Get around 10 towing the fifth wheel. 13 towing 8500lb work trailer and 14-15 towing the boat. The great thing is that it tows them all way better that the old truck.

magnum
02-13-2012, 08:39 AM
Thanks guys for all the input, Seems to be a lot more good than bad for sure

tommcat
02-13-2012, 08:49 AM
we have started doing some turbos on them recently, the radiators are popping on them like the 6.4's were, some fuel system issues and the EBP tube exhaust leaks. those are about the only issues we've seen that are not directly related to poor maintenance.
we had one put a rod through the side of the block at 17K miles but i think that was an isolated incident.

Jeff d
02-13-2012, 09:12 AM
we got a couple of ambulances with the 6.7 in a F550. They all have to go back to Ford to replace the head studs cause the're too small. besides that they are nice trucks with good power

Are you sure those are 6.0L? That's the one with the chronic head bolt issues. It also was put in a lot of F550 based ambulance and fire service vehicles. We have a mini pumper F550 in our department with a 6.0 but thus far it's been ok.

The 6.7L was new for the 2011 model IIRC.

03 35th Anniversary
02-13-2012, 10:28 AM
I have about 12,000 miles on mine. So far trouble free.

I have been towing a 5th wheel travel trailer that sits at about 18k so it's not like I have been babying it and just using it to run and get groceries in.

D3skier
02-13-2012, 12:25 PM
had mine for about 6 months now and 5200 miles towing a 10k 5th wheel and no issues. first big trip was to get the 5th wheel in OH and got 13.5MPG coming back to NC went to Lake Heartwell state park and got 14.6 round trip

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tommcat
02-13-2012, 12:28 PM
What history are you speaking of? The first two years of the 6.0 had some problems, and once fixed,were a good engine. The 6.4 has been solid- I own one, and it's been perfect.

i would have to completely disagree with both statements. you have been pretty lucky in my opinion.

Sullivan
02-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Tommcat,
Wouldn't you say the worst thing for the 6.4 is the emissions crap. Once those are removed that is a great motor. Maybe you don't see those trucks with the deletes done?

What would be your recomendation for maintenance on the 6.7?

tommcat
02-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Tommcat,
Wouldn't you say the worst thing for the 6.4 is the emissions crap. Once those are removed that is a great motor. Maybe you don't see those trucks with the deletes done?

What would be your recomendation for maintenance on the 6.7?

you are correct that i dont see them with anything deleted, customers really dont want me to see their trucks once they do that to them. the few that i have worked on with the DPF deleted and regen disabled do seem to run much better and get substantially better fuel mileage. plus you dont get the fuel in the crankcase concerns that you do with regen functioning as designed.
i still am not a fan of the engine, i dont think they really perform any better than a 6.0 in any aspect and the problems that we do see on them are routinely catastrophic.
as far as maintenance goes on a 6.4, fuel filters every 10K or 400 hours and oil changes every 5K or 200 hours. and absolutely use ford filters, there IS a difference! and coolant flush at 60K
i'd say the biggest mistake i see is people not looking at their hours and only going by miles. that's a sure way to blow up your 6.4

on the 6.7 it's a lot easier since the trucks have the intelligent oil life minder and it will tell you when you are due for an LOF. fuel filters at the same intervals as 6.4, make sure when the "check coolant additive level" warning comes on you actually have it checked. that is to have the PH and nitride levels checked, not to check the actual level of coolant in the tanks.
if you do top off the coolant be sure to use only Ford specialty orange. do not use gold or any type of "universal" coolant. it will do damage to the cooling system.
and they both need distilled water for the 50/50 mix, unless you are lucky enough to have perfect tap water.

Jerseydave
02-13-2012, 07:59 PM
Seems to me with added cost of the diesel engine option, the price of diesel so high (higher than premium gas) and the extra cost of maintenance that unless you're towing over 10K lbs on a regular basis you may be better off with the eco-boost engine? Or the 6.2 gas if you drive less than 15K miles/year.

Or get a Duramax :D

tommcat
02-13-2012, 08:03 PM
Seems to me with added cost of the diesel engine option, the price of diesel so high (higher than premium gas) and the extra cost of maintenance that unless you're towing over 10K lbs on a regular basis you may be better off with the eco-boost engine? Or the 6.2 gas if you drive less than 15K miles/year.

Or get a Duramax :Dif you dont truly need the diesel then the 6.2 or 3.5 would be the best option. duramax, cummins or powerstroke, they are all way to expensive to operate these days in my opinion. you used to buy a diesel because the fuel was cheap, they got great fuel mileage and the maintenance costs were minimal. now the engine costs almost an extra 10K, they get horrible fuel mileage, the fuel per gallon costs more than gas and the maintenance costs are ridiculous.

WakePowell
02-13-2012, 09:49 PM
I've had mine for over a year now and have not had any problems. A great motor and great truck.

Sullivan
02-13-2012, 09:52 PM
Tommcat,
Thank you for your post, I appreciate the information alot.

stuartmcnair
02-14-2012, 12:02 PM
125,000 on a 2005 6.0 and not a hint of a problem.

tommcat
02-14-2012, 12:38 PM
125,000 on a 2005 6.0 and not a hint of a problem.you'd be amazed how many guys tell me that their trucks dont have any problems and once i check them out i find about 5 different legitimate concerns. fix those things and they cant believe how much better they run.

03 35th Anniversary
02-14-2012, 12:42 PM
125,000 on a 2005 6.0 and not a hint of a problem.

I traded an 05 6.0 last year for my 2011 6.7

After they did the topend of the engine at 40k miles I drove it on to 190k with out any engine trouble after that.

stuartmcnair
02-16-2012, 04:17 PM
nothing to fix...just had my buddy who is a service manager for a Ford dealer go over it completely. Not so much as a loose bolt on the whole thing.

Sad part is I was having it looked over so I could sell it. First guy to look at it bought it with four offers come in immediately behind his. Even the banker doing the loan for him couldn't believe how nice it was. Killed me to drive it for the last time last night. Most likely I will buy an Eco-Boost based truck next but for now I am driving a little SUV that will become my sons car in three years. Assuming I can take not having a truck that long.

I take care of my stuff. Probably why that 89 prostar still looks and runs like it is brand new.