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Old 10-20-2011, 03:55 PM
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Early 6.0 powerstrokes were known to blow head gaskets. Millions of $$$ in warranty repairs that led to the 6.0 being scrapped in favor of the 6.4
Keep in mind the 6.0 was not designed or built by Ford. It wasnt really a problem with head gaskets but the head bolts stretching when guys would put high horsepower tunes on them, they couldnt handle the boost. When kept stock and regular maintenance was kept up they were ok motors.

But nobody ever wants stock of course haha
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Keep in mind the 6.0 was not designed or built by Ford. It wasnt really a problem with head gaskets but the head bolts stretching when guys would put high horsepower tunes on them, they couldnt handle the boost. When kept stock and regular maintenance was kept up they were ok motors.

But nobody ever wants stock of course haha
The entire Powerstroke line up (except the 6.7) was designed and built by IH/Navistar. The problem was happening with stock trucks right out of the box, as well as with modded trucks- Ford was pushing the 6.0 to make more power that the 7.3 out of a smaller displacement engine. Also, the 6.0 had 4 head bolts per cylinder vice 6 on the 7.3, 6.4 and 6.7.

7.3- 275hp/525tq
6.0- 325hp/560tq

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I would love to have a 7.3 with a 6 speed. Finding one that hasnt been beat on is nearly impossible
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A co-worker has one of those 4x4 eco-boost trucks. We drive about the same way and commute about the same route. I get 14.4 and he gets 14.8. Thats a whopping 10 more miles per tank than me. Make a 40 mpg truck and I'll buy it.
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I think the turbo Pentastar will be closer then we think. But in a Ram not sure. Will have to wait and see. I found where there are plans for the Pens. to receive a turbo.

http://www.pentastars.com/?gclid=CNf...FRFV7Aod9WETSw
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A co-worker has one of those 4x4 eco-boost trucks. We drive about the same way and commute about the same route. I get 14.4 and he gets 14.8. Thats a whopping 10 more miles per tank than me. Make a 40 mpg truck and I'll buy it.
My mechanic said something similar about the MPG's on those Eco-boost motors, because I too looked at the Ford and asked him about them. The real world numbers didn't seem to be there. If they were better, it wasn't that much better worth driving a truck I didn't like to look inside or out. I felt this was an honest opinion as he's a die hard Ford guy, and said he wasn't in any hurry to trade in his Harley Davidson Edition F150 any time soon.

The Eco-boost marketing was enough to get me to Ford dealer, but I couldn't get past the interior or exterior design. Never bothered to drive it so I can't comment on the power, ride, or handling. The F150 to me was like the ugly chick at the bar I just couldn't drink pretty....no matter how hard I tried.

If Ford is onto something, expect GM, and Chrysler to following suit some day. It's gonna be interesting to see what GM comes out with, and what Chrysler produces with this Pentastar motor. Put some significant MPG improvement with twin turbos, and you'll get my attention. Not a couple MPG's.
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why did they need twin turbo and not a single?
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My truck has never seen 13 mpg, granted its DSP tuned and beat on im still seeing 17mpg all day and 22 on the highway
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I'd be curious how long it takes before you start seeing warranty claims for cooked turbo bearings from improper cool downs before shutting down the engine, I can see it now, pulling your 7 or 8000 plus pound travel trailer mid-summer on a 90 plus degree day, pulling off the highway into a gas station, and shutting the engine off right away.Not saying it isn't a good concept, but wringing out a small displacement engine for all it's worth....well I'll be sticking with the HEMI.
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Go to a ford truck forum and research eco boost. There are lots guys complaining that they are not getting the advertised mpg's. Ford had a great infomercial pushing the ecoboost. I'll give it 2 years of real world use before I would consider buying one.
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