Notices

6.0 studded

Old 10-02-2021, 06:33 AM
  #11  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: SE Virginia/NH
Posts: 315
Received 87 Likes on 50 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Unlimited jd View Post
Iíve done heads on them with as little as 40k miles.
the next issue youíll run into is injectors starting to fail, then the hi pressure oil pump, then lifters etc etc.
If youíre only at 100k now it will take a long to experience all that though, and at least being an 06 it has the better oil rails, stand pipes and dummy plugs
The problem with buying a 6.0 is buying it and having to prepare to spend 5k + at any given moment.
I've been pretty convinced that it's all about maintenance and how you take care of it. Are you the type to get in and hammer down cold? Do you drive it like it's a car? Etc. I've had many friends that like myself never had a problem with their 6.0.
HawkX66 is offline  
Old 10-02-2021, 06:46 AM
  #12  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 620
Received 253 Likes on 138 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
Loaned my truck out to my brother in-law and on the way to back to Texas my truck started eating coolant, so he tells me he's got a guy who can stud it and be done with it, I say lets do it so he take it to Five star Ford in Dallas and Brian digs in, three weeks later its done and headed back to KC Saturday, heads were flat and no cracks, did replace 1 injector that the previous shop broke, so it should be good to go for the next 100k miles.





My buddy studded his 06í 6.0 at 120k ish miles and at 121k miles his head gasket blew. Apparently the studs need to be torques intermittently after installation. Hereís my 06í 6.0 with 328k on the clock and no head studs. As was said above, itís all how you take care of and drive your stuff.

Stuckonstupid is offline  
Old 10-02-2021, 07:16 AM
  #13  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,136
Received 481 Likes on 270 Posts
Default

seeing the engine tear down shots makes me think of a guy I know from the warehouse.........6.0 excursion in pieces, worst part he didn't tear it down/ he brought it home that way. Bags/boxes of parts and nothing labeled.

He bought the truck new, body is perfect, interior has a worn seat/arm rests. 225K miles it was blowing some smoke, he takes it 5 hours away to a "specialist" to tear into it. 4 months later he isn't getting anywhere so he goes and gets the truck and the pieces and brings it back. Now it is wedged into a warehouse/the overhead door barely closes and he thinks he is going to fix it himself. No mechanical experience, no real tools but he does have youtube. I think he didn't have the money to fix it so the guy told him to come get it. Sadly I can't see this Excursion ever running again (under his ownership).

Jupiter Sunsation is offline  
Old 10-02-2021, 07:41 AM
  #14  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
F-2 Speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest & T-Rock
Posts: 9,296
Received 1,933 Likes on 879 Posts
Default

Pile of parts, broken injector from the guy who did the oil cooler and didnt tell me about it, truck will be here this afternoon




F-2 Speedy is offline  
Old 10-02-2021, 08:06 AM
  #15  
Registered
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Taunton Ma
Posts: 8,298
Received 536 Likes on 257 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by HawkX66 View Post
I've been pretty convinced that it's all about maintenance and how you take care of it. Are you the type to get in and hammer down cold? Do you drive it like it's a car? Etc. I've had many friends that like myself never had a problem with their 6.0.
No, I was partners in a diesel shop that had a 5 year run of jobs being 90% 6.0 trucks. We did so many of them we kept a few sets of head gaskets, injectors, studs, and pumps in stock.

And for the 2 hours it takes to remove the cab it blows my mind in why youíd leave it on to do that job. Why lean over the fenders and risk scratching up the truck? Can it be done? Sure but why would you?
Unlimited jd is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Unlimited jd:
hoodoo (10-02-2021), KNOT-RIGHT (10-06-2021)
Old 10-02-2021, 02:50 PM
  #16  
Joe
Offshore Cowboy
Platinum Member
 
Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,924
Received 26 Likes on 13 Posts
Default




My old '07. Hollowed out the EGR, so it looked stock.... Put a programmer on it and... WOW!

Joe is offline  
Old 10-02-2021, 07:52 PM
  #17  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
F-2 Speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest & T-Rock
Posts: 9,296
Received 1,933 Likes on 879 Posts
Default

I know of a Glad that matches this.........^^^^
F-2 Speedy is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Joe (10-04-2021)
Old 10-03-2021, 10:45 AM
  #18  
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Solana Beach,CA
Posts: 874
Likes: 0
Received 46 Likes on 31 Posts
Default

Check behind the water pump vanes for pinholes in aluminum block........
fossil fuel is offline  
Old 10-03-2021, 01:29 PM
  #19  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
F-2 Speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest & T-Rock
Posts: 9,296
Received 1,933 Likes on 879 Posts
Default

Got the truck back wow what a difference, it hasn't ran this good for a long time, plus starts easier use to have to crank on it a bit
F-2 Speedy is offline  
Old 10-04-2021, 06:22 PM
  #20  
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Topeka KS
Posts: 195
Received 46 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
Got the truck back wow what a difference, it hasn't ran this good for a long time, plus starts easier use to have to crank on it a bit
Good to hear!

If I am ever in KC I might ask you for a ride to see if a 6.0 is something I would be interested in. The price point is definitely nice, but I know that comes with the risk of having to spend 5k at any given time to bulletproof it, if it is not already bulletproofed.

DallasBAJA is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.