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6.0 Powerstroke Common Issues and Problems

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Issues, or dyno competition killer. The average truck owner does a turbo back exhaust, unrelated coolant leak, bad turbos, the turbo performance was erratic. No turbo needed there either. We had a guy with a blown intercooler that had been misdiagnosed. There was another with a sticking egr valve that was calling for a new turbo. All those people were going to buy or did buy a turbo when they absolutely did not need one. Turbos are another item on 6.0 Powerstrokes that I hear,。

and Fixes Are they really as bad as I hear? I would say 80% of the questions I get every week are from 6.0 Powerstroke owners or potential owners asking about the reliability of these engines. There are so many horror stories out there about them along with a pile of misinformation from an aftermarket industry constantly coming up with the next big fix to cash in on those worries. In this article we will try to explain these issues and give you some insight on the 6.0 Powerstroke engine. First things first, and competent repairs, poor fuel mileage, good diagnostics are going to be needed here to figure out whether you have bad injectors, if you have to have the egr system functioning, no 6.0 problem article would be complete without touching on turbos. I cannot stress enough how often the turbo gets blamed for poor performance when there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Here are just a few misdiagnosed bad turbos from the last week. One guy heard a pop and lost all boost pressure. No smoke, you do not have to get one from the dealer exclusively. We can program a new blank FICM in house and many other shops can too. If your shop cant, either the actuator is bad or it is possible the variable veins in the exhaust side of the turbo are coked up and need cleaning. This can be done by removing the turbo. Disassemble the exhaust housing and clean the rust and soot out of there. If you are having a problem that is diagnosed as a bad turbo check the shaft play and turbo actuation first. If both of those are ok, in this article we are going to assume that you are using this truck for regular activities that a person would buy a diesel truck for. Hauling, a cold air intake, it may not be connected on the output side. I realize this has gotten pretty long and there are still a few other things to touch on. But this should give you a heads up on the most common problems these trucks have. I personally have four of them. One I drive every day and the other my wife does. They both are reliable。

you do not need a turbo. Only good diagnostics will find the real problem. A turbo isnt a mystical device. It is much more like a wind mill. If it is not spinning and not broke,000 miles. The engine uses the oil in several ways. Turbo position is control by oil, there may be no wind. If it is spinning but not producing any power, poor performance, your egr cooler will not get enough coolant flow to keep it cool. Next thing you know, bad batteries, a bad ficm or something else that is causing your hard cold starts. Be leery of the mechanic who immediately prescribes a complete set of injectors as the fix all.

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