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    Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    We have an 03 we are selling ,to get an 05 , that just developed a terrible stink of exhaust in the cab . I can't find it .....
    Ford says it is a common problem ..... they are fixing it Monday .

    I had a customers truck a couple weeks ago that had a SEVERE exhaust manifold leak ! It sounded like a giant air compressor with a leak ! I couldn't see it ,I could here it and feel air blowing all the place under the hood , so I don;t know if it was a cracked manifold or just the gasket .

    HAs anyone else seen this problem . Just wondering how common it is . And some people may not realize they have a problem , my cusomers didn't ! They thought it was normal to smell diesel soot in the cab ........

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    The flex "Y" pipe into the turbo sometimes cracks and lets the stink out. However, just before it turned cooler here, I was noticing a stronger "funky" diesel smell when I came to a stop with the A/C on (especially after a hard run). It wasn't consistant but was becoming more frequent. Seems to be somewhat of a mystery.

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    Have an 04 and now 05, no problems with either, on the exhuast that is. Jeff

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    Boot,

    As you well know you and I are in similar lines of work.

    We move a lot of those through our shop. I have not heard of this yet from any of my customers. This would include my own. Mine is an 03. You know, the year that everyone says don't buy. Of all the ones I have built up for customers mine is the fastest and least problematic.

    Buck

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    it's pretty common but not much fun to fix. 6.0's are a real beoch to work on.

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    I had my down pipe replaced under warranty. I could not sit in my cab for very long before I was choking on fumes. 2004 F-350 CC Dually
    I have Steps & Bubbles!

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    No problems with mine so far oh!! except for the price of diesel

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    Cured mine,,Installed a Bassani 4" system with downpipe & cat eliminator..

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick02
    Cured mine,,Installed a Bassani 4" system with downpipe & cat eliminator..
    I've a Magnaflow on mine. I've been told that the funky diesel stink (kind of waxy smell) as opposed to regular exhaust smell, is actually the CAT. I have my CAT welded back in and wondered if it was that? Little extra fuel tuned just right and stop after a pretty good run??? Could be.

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    Re: Any 6 liter ford diesel problems ? Exhaust leaks common ???

    Joe, although most of exhaust leaks are covered by warranty, we have seen a half dozen or so out of warranty that have developed leaks. Most were at the flange. 2 had broken flex pipes.

    Sam


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