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2003 to 2007 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel equipped Super Duty and Excursion

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Old Thu, February 4th, 2021, 08:28 AM
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This was a project from three weeks ago.

Driver said started noticing smoke from tailpipe; no noise or odd running. What does a guy do that doesn't own the equipment or hold any financial stake in its repair? Drive it 15 miles back to the shop, of course! He made it 10-11 miles before it started knocking and making a REAL smoke trail. He continued driving the remainder of the way, parked it right in front of the shop door, and shut it off. Restart? No way - hydrolocked.

This is an '06 with 225K miles. I've done an oil cooler, a high pressure oil pump fitting, turbo, and EGR cooler up to this point. Oh, and one injector about 105K miles ago. It's been problem-free as far as 6.0Ls go.

Before I get too far into this, I will admit that I NEVER wanted to work on 6.0L vehicles but I've been into them enough to know that I CAN fix them if I need to. I can have a 7.3L from a 99-03 on a stand in about 2 hours these days as familiarity is my friend. It took me nearly 6 hours to get this engine out and on a stand. I don't want to get used to these as there is just too much stuff that's buried or routed insanely stupid (thank you to the engineers!) or there's just too much interference to slide it right out.

It's back up and running now for two weeks.
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What did you do, repair wise? Replace the one piston? It amazing how many broken injector tips happen on the 6.0’s. A lot of people just put a new injector in that hole, and maybe a turbo if the tip exited the cylinder and didn't stay in the piston top. 😳. Not a great fix though.

Was it one of the reman injectors or one of the org that broke?
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Chiseled the chunks (two of them) out of the crown and slapped it back together. There wasn't any damage (not enough anyway) that would cause piston-to-wall concerns and the top ring still moved freely in the gap.

225K on a 6.0L that is in a pickup that has been driven 90% of the time on gravel roads over the last 116K miles was pretty hard to justify a $10K investment.

No, different injector than the one that was replaced. If memory serves, I put the new injector in at 148K. The amazing thing is that both injectors were purchased from Ford and the first one cost $352 and this second one was only $235. The first one in #6 was just a dead miss due to something in the oil side taking a dump.
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Before I get too far into this, I will admit that I NEVER wanted to work on 6.0L vehicles but I've been into them enough to know that I CAN fix them if I need to. I can have a 7.3L from a 99-03 on a stand in about 2 hours these days as familiarity is my friend. It took me nearly 6 hours to get this engine out and on a stand. I don't want to get used to these as there is just too much stuff that's buried or routed insanely stupid (thank you to the engineers!) or there's just too much interference to slide it right out.
Pretty much the only way to do an engine on these is to do a cab-off. After the first one or two, you can have the cab off in less than about an hour, have the engine torn down in-frame, and then yank the short block if necessary. Much easier than tearing apart the whole damn front end on those.
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Pretty much the only way to do an engine on these is to do a cab-off. After the first one or two, you can have the cab off in less than about an hour.

If I had a two-post hoist it would be a non-issue but everything I do at work is only as far from the floor as I can get with jackstands.

Also, I hope to never have to do another anyway so "the first one or two" shouldn't be an issue.


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