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6 litre ford diesel problems? WHo had them bought back ?

Old 12-09-2003, 05:17 PM
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:41 PM
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Our's had all the problems mentioned above. No power (like the turbo was not making boost).

It idled at different rpms and would surge at times which would cause the truck to surge forward while at a stop light (very dangerous).

The rear main seal went out at 1800 miles.

the turbo had to be replaced at 2500 miles.

the computer had to be re-flashed 6 times.

total loss of power twice while driving on the freeway here in San Diego (again very dangerous).

The dvd player had to be replaced.

This is by far the biggest POS I have ever owned.

I had a 99 F-250 with a 7.3 and a 02 F-350 with a 7.3. Both were great trucks.

The GM at the dealership we were working with even said that in his opinion the 6.0 was a POS. He said it has cost him sales because people are afraid to by them. He sent me to their GM dealer to look at the GMC's.
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Ford has had a falling out with International - the supplier of the 6.0 due to the problems. They are looking at other engine builders. I wouldn't be surprised to see a diesel from a new manufacturer sometime soon.
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they should have stuck with the 7.3L
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:19 PM
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I have a really good friend that bought a new 6.0 Ford Dually. I didn't want to pop his baloon and tell him about the problems I've been reading on here , well he called me and said his new truck took a puke. I was like well let me tell you what I've been reading.............I have a 7.3 Ford Dually and it's been flawless - BH
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Ford has had a falling out with International - the supplier of the 6.0 due to the problems. They are looking at other engine builders. I wouldn't be surprised to see a diesel from a new manufacturer sometime soon.
Wow...I cant believe they didnt have a general recall.

Thats amazing

Brian...hopefully your buddy will get a new truck out of this
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the 7.3 is the way to go, that 6l is going to give ford a bad rap on there diesels, i still swear by the 7.3 has the best diesel i have ever driven.
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:41 PM
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I believe the Lemon Laws vary from state to state. In Louisiana, the vehicle is a lemon if three or more attempts are made to repair the same problem, or if the vehicle spends more than 30 cumulative days total in the shop for different problems, all within the warranty period.

The problems have to affect drivability, not just stereo, paint,etc. The Better Business Bureau conducts the arbitration hearing and vehicle inspection, and uses an independent volunteer arbitrator to hear the case. There decision is binding upon the manufacturer, and if accepted releases the manufacturer from any further action.

I had a Pontiac that had numerous problems, oil leak at 2500 miles, etc. and the dealer flat out refused to take the car in to service it, stating that he did not know when he could get to it. I told him that was his problem, not mine.

Each time I visited the dealer I asked for a business card from whatever ahole I had to talk to. I wrote the time and date on back of the card as the ahole watched. I then handed him a list of the defects, and asked to have the problems fixed, reminding him that I would require a loaner vehicle if the repairs would take longer than 24 hours.

I filed for a hearing with the BBB, and brought ALL the documentation I had. We examined the car, showing the oil leak, etc. Within a half hour after we left, the decision was posted in our favor. BYE BYE Pontiac.

The value of the car is pro-rated over 100,000 miles (1% per 1000). You need to bring any form of plausible proof- repair bills,etc. and it will be in their favor if there is no proof.

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Old 12-10-2003, 12:15 AM
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hello boot my 03 6.0 is back for another reflash #2 plus the cked the injector lets see this time
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6.0L Powerstroke Diesel Injectors Are Ticking Bombs
07 July 2003
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