FAQ Review Ford 6.0 Powerstroke Engine Problems with Turbo and Transmission

What are the problems with the Ford 6.0 Powerstroke?

Diesel EGR systems are known to be problematic. Ford’s 6.0L Powerstroke suffered from cat, cooler, and valve problems. The LBZ engine also had its fair share of valve issues. Although EGR system failures are not very common on low-mileage LLYs, high-mileages engines often have the catalytic converter, valve, cooler and cooler problems. Source URL

These are the most common issues Ford 6.0L Powerstroke owners have with their turbos. These vanes can eventually become clogged with soot. The vanes are also moving parts so they can wear out over time. This can cause serious damage to your 6.5L Power Stroke turbo.

Clogged Vanes
VGT’s Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT), which changes the volume of the turbo housing by moving internal vanes, is one of the most impressive aspects of the 6.0L Powerstroke. VGT reduces spool time, improves turbo efficiency, and increases or decreases turbo power when it works properly. Source URL

These engines don’t fail, of course, but they have a great track record of reliability if they are maintained correctly. However, gaskets, rings and bearings can still fail, just like any other engine. Source URL

  • Throttle sensor failure in Throttle
  • Low oil pressure, AFM and excess oil consumption
  • Knock sensor failure in response to the alarm
  • Exhaust manifold leaks Exhaust manifolds leaks
  • Water pump failure Water pump Failure. Source URL

What are the symptoms of a misfire in a 6.0 Powerstroke?

Main Symptoms:

  • The check engine light turns on
  • It may flash
  • Engine lacks power is not in good condition
  • It may be difficult to start the engine
  • The engine may hesitate often and stumble

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How hard is it to fix a 6.0 Powerstroke?

The next problem these trucks have is the people who are working on them. You are wasting your time trying to fix these trucks if you don’t have a good scanner tool or an understanding of how to use it. Without one, it is almost impossible to diagnose most 6.0 Powerstroke problems. Owners can be frustrated when they try to fix it themselves by changing parts hoping and praying, or worse, letting a repair shop do it for them with high bills. We have found that many trucks that we have brought into the shop have problems that the owner or another shop was unable to diagnose. These are often the simplest things that were overlooked. Source URL

Why is it hard to get more power out of a 6.0 Powerstroke?

Modern engines come with a variety of sensors and an engine management computer. This is the second reason power gains can be limited. This computer is programmed to ensure that your engine runs the way that the automaker intended it to. The engine computer compensates if you change anything more than a small amount of things to return the system to its design specifications. Source URL

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