6.0L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2003-Up Super Duties and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.
Well, drove the truck yesterday, and was smelling diesel fuel inside the cab, coming through the a/c. After some research on this forum, I found the leak at the FPR. D*"mit!!
These 6.0L are money pits. One could spend $10k right now to fix all known problems on these trucks.
I gotta get a kit to rebuild the turbo, as it is sticking, I believe, and probably going to pick up a kit from Sinister and take care of a bunch of stuff over the Christmas holidays, when I got time to tear it down.
Can anyone tell me if this leak will get gradually worse? Reason for asking is, parts wont be here for a few days, and I wont be able to get to it till the weekend, and I need to drive the truck this week, at least a couple of days.
Most likely manifolds if you smell it after a cold start. Mine did it from new. They put in gaskets under warranty and it still does it some. I can live with it though as long as it doesn't get worse.
I also had the fuel smell and fixed it by doing the "blue spring upgrade" kit which includes all of the FPR gaskets as well as the stronger spring.
2006 F250 Lariat Supercrew, ESOF 4x4, 18" tires, FX 4, HD Alt., block heater, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Upfitters, power rear window, cab lights - delivered 10/25/05
Ford Remote Start; High idle mod; Timbren load levelers, Scangauge II, Blue Spring upgrade, Quick Start 200 amp large frame alternator replacement, 2 batteries January 2010; GPCM replace October 2011; 2 EGR valves; EGR Cooler replaced 12/30/11; Performance Machine & Mfg. coolant filter added 1/2/12; Rotella T6 5W40 oil; turned rotors and replaced brake pads for 1st time 1/7/12 101K miles; GPCM, both subharnesses and all 8 glowplugs replaced 1/5/13 at 118,000 miles; 2 Ford batteries replaced under battery warranty; FICM power supply board replaced with Dorman board 11/20/13. Coolant flushed and replaced with Prestone ELC 9/27/14. STC fitting replaced 10/19/14; Dummy Plugs replaced 11/8/14; Turbo rebuilt 11/29/14; cold side plastic CAC tube and boots replaced with metal tube 1/24/15.
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