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That is one of fords biggest problems when they jumped from the 7.3. Ford made the truck work with the 7.3 when they went with it. When the 6.0 came along they modded the motor to fit the truck. If you look at Internationals 6.0s they didnt have even a third of the issues. Same with the 6.4, Ford changed things on the motor to make it work in the truck and it sacrificed reliability
Ford did the same with the 7.3 just not to the same extent they did with the 6.0.
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True. But if you look at the numbers of ford 6.0s with warranty covered issues vs the number of international 6.0s with warranty issues its amazing. I know ford messed with the 7.3 a little but not with the important stuff. To be honest I blame the government. If the 6.0 didnt have EGR it would have been a beast. I will own one. And first mod is EGR delete, head studs, and gaskets, coolant flush and refill with cat ELC coolant, coolant filter, along with some good gauges
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International did indeed have the same problems with the 6.0 that Ford has. The International VT365 (6.0) came from the factory with ELC coolant and coolant filters and still has the oil cooler plugging issue.

It's just a poorly designed oil cooler and EGR cooler, no doubt about it. That's why aftermarket gauges are absolutely required on a 6.0.

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I know they had the same issues. Just not as many. Might very well have to do with the fact that in the medium duty platform the engine got worked harder? I know the babied 6.0s have more issues than the worked ones.

point being once you bypass the poorly designed oil cooler / egr cooler its a great motor. This thread got rather sideways from where it started lol
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I have heard to run the snot out of a diesel when you drive it.

Not trying to vary too far off of topic, but does this apply to all Turbo diesels?
It helps from glazing the cyl. walls. As far as I'm concerned, having a 5th wheel or a gooseneck ball in a used diesel truck is a good thing.
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It helps from glazing the cyl. walls. As far as I'm concerned, having a 5th wheel or a gooseneck ball in a used diesel truck is a good thing.
I agree, never thought it was a bad thing as some people say. I mean that's what diesels are meant to do after all. Mine was used primarily for towing a 5th wheel camper for its 46k miles before I owned it, maybe that's why it hasn't had any issues so far.
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Most 6.0's I see, as long as they pull something heavy occasionally are OK. Let them idle too long and short trip them, expect issues.
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I did some reading. Apparently at idle the coolant that has the silicates in the will have a higher tenancy to clump and clog coolers? Even at lower RPMs it doesnt dissipate as well as it should? This could all be wrong but just something I read now that I am digging into this
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The EGR/intake/you get where I'm going, will also suffer if the those truck aren't worked. They get downright nasty
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I know the guys who have taken care of that junk. Then threw on "studded" tunes are putting down 500ish at the wheels with just intake, exhaust, and tunes. But you cant run that nasty of a tune on a nonstudded and non fixed truck from what I am told
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I'm probably putting down around 400 hp and 750 tq to the wheels with matts SRL tune and no studs. You probably wouldn't quite make 500 hp without a bigger turbo and injectors though.
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no odds are its 470-490 tops but thats still no slouch
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