I'm considering purchase of a used '06 tow vehicle e/w 6.0L Turbo Diesel with 72k miles. Anybody have towing experience with this setup? It seems that later models are now 6.4Ls. Thanks in advance.
i love my 06 it has never let me down i tow my 23 ft boat and i also to a 37ft 5th wheel im programmed intake exhaust lifted 35 in tires the whole shabang. i have had my problems but its only cause i hard on my truck. use it like a man and with 50000 miles on it its still under warranty so i dont care yet everything that is supposed to fail has already failed and i have all the upgraded fixes so im good to go now. you wont be disappionted. there are a lot of ford haters out there but im ok with that ive go so much power to the wheels that i cant hear the shit talking through the plume of black smoke i leave them in. unless its a built cummins from 03 04. that motor is the shit and im in the process of saving money to drop that motor into my ford. i will be destroking my ford soon enough. the ultimate truck would be ford exterior chevy interior ford 4x4 system allison tranny and a cummins 24valve common rail. if someone built this I'd buy in a seconddevilI'm considering purchase of a used '06 tow vehicle e/w 6.0L Turbo Diesel with 72k miles. Anybody have towing experience with this setup? It seems that later models are now 6.4Ls. Thanks in advance.
Go to Powerstrokenation.com forums, we call the 6.0 the 6 uh-oh there, They just dont have the reliability of the 7.3. The 6.4 has emmesions problems, you are lucky to get 12 mpg towing anything. I get fifteen towing seven head of horses, 16 towing my boat, and 20 empty in my 7.3good luck keeping it on the road and outta the shop if you buy it, upgrade the egr cooler immediately!
I had a 2006 6.0 4x4 crew cab F250 - I sold it last year with about 65,000 miles on it, mostly towing boat (25 howard), car trailer (9,000 lbls) or toy box (11,000 lbs). I put on a Donahue Racing 4" lift and 35" tires and lost 2 mpg. Then I added the complete Banks system (Big Hoss Bundle) and lost another mpg.I'm considering purchase of a used '06 tow vehicle e/w 6.0L Turbo Diesel with 72k miles. Anybody have towing experience with this setup? It seems that later models are now 6.4Ls. Thanks in advance.
I just un-plugged the EGR valve and never had a problem after on my 04. The delete kit not worth the money when un-plugging one wire does same thing! Other than that its a good engine mine had just over 200K when it was sold.
One other thing. Ford was offering an extended warranty to 200k if memory serves me for about 2k. That's cheap insurance on the powertrain.
I hate to recomend Banks,but they are the only aftermarket co. i know of CARB certified.They might have other alternatives.All you guys doing the EGR bypass....if you live in California, you will be smogging your diesel within the next 2 years. Two of my buddies have already had to do theirs, so make sure that whatever you do is reversable so you can pass smog when the time comes. Crazy huh? Guess my CAT will be going back on when the time comes, but thats all ive removed from my 03 cummins