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08-25-2006 03:03 PM
Birken Vogt
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

In the fire service they buy lots and lots of ambulances, most of them have Ford van chassis and all the problems that have been put forward on this board such as diesel fuel dillution, other injector problems, and on and on, you can ask any city mechanic who works on a large fleet of these and he will sing the same song and likely has never even heard of this Internet board. When you start seeing that kind of breadth of problems where unrelated folks all say the same thing you have to believe there really is a problem. I have not really kept track of it all because I made up my mind a long time ago not to buy one of them. I bought a Duramax truck instead and we no longer use Ford vans anyway. But I have discovered that fleet mechanics far and wide hate these things.

All that being said, I am sure that the great majority of them are trouble free as is the case with any engine. Just that when the same old problems crop up in a significant number of them, word spreads.

Birken
08-25-2006 01:56 PM
superf350
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

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what point are you guys trying to make just because you didnt see any on the side of the road they dont have trouble with them. I guess since you didnt see any yugos on the side of the road that means they are good too.

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The point they are trying to make is that alot of folks post on here saying they see tons of 6.0's on the side of the road and they are trying to point out that those stories are more than likely alot of made up B.S. We just finished up our trip cross country too and the only 6.0 on the side of the road was mine cause I had a trailer tire explode!
08-25-2006 12:44 AM
gregrob
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

Shouldn't this be moved to the new 6.4 forum?
08-25-2006 12:21 AM
Seafarer12
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

what point are you guys trying to make just because you didnt see any on the side of the road they dont have trouble with them. I guess since you didnt see any yugos on the side of the road that means they are good too.
08-24-2006 03:55 PM
Need me a 7.3
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

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I just wish someone would ask them during one of these press releases if it is the cleanest and quietest diesel because it will be broke down on the side of the road or will actually run cleaner.

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Based upon all the post on this site about how all of the 6.0L Fords are a POS and break down on a daily basis, I thought I would see hundreds if not thousands on the side of the HWY as I drove from Atlanta, GA to Livingston, MT last year. But you guys must have know I was on my way and hide them all, for I did not see one broke down in over a 4,000 mile trip. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] Are the authorities in the mid-west and rocky mountain states that good at getting junk off the side of the road or have some of you been telling little lies? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]

RoyC

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+1. I just came back from a +7600 mile trip out west, most of it towing my Toy 4runner. I saw lots and lots of 6.0's on the road, but NOT ONE on the side of the road.

Al

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Did over 3500 miles in Or, NV, CA and AZ this last month and saw a TON of PSD's on the road...to include the grapevine and the deserts of NV and AZ...not one broken down...?
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08-24-2006 03:36 PM
Seafarer12
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

i am just going by the numbers. For the most part all cars and trucks are reliable. They will usually get you down the road. My stroke only left me stranded once but that doesn't mean it ran great or didnt require lots of work and money to keep it limping along. The 6.0 had had lots of problems and I feel most of them are fords doing. I don't think International has had as many problems with their version.
08-23-2006 09:07 PM
FTG-05
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

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I just wish someone would ask them during one of these press releases if it is the cleanest and quietest diesel because it will be broke down on the side of the road or will actually run cleaner.

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Based upon all the post on this site about how all of the 6.0L Fords are a POS and break down on a daily basis, I thought I would see hundreds if not thousands on the side of the HWY as I drove from Atlanta, GA to Livingston, MT last year. But you guys must have know I was on my way and hide them all, for I did not see one broke down in over a 4,000 mile trip. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] Are the authorities in the mid-west and rocky mountain states that good at getting junk off the side of the road or have some of you been telling little lies? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]

RoyC

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+1. I just came back from a +7600 mile trip out west, most of it towing my Toy 4runner. I saw lots and lots of 6.0's on the road, but NOT ONE on the side of the road.

Al
08-23-2006 06:23 PM
Wobblin-Goblin
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

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I'll enjoy seeing how well the new Fords do... not planning on buying one any time soon.

Maybe 2011 if they're still running the 6.4. Ford needs an engine with better longevity in production than the 6.0 has seen.

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2011 isn't that far away, especially considering you just bought an '06 Dodge Cummins. You planning on getting rid of your beast?

BTW, is it a dually? How do you like it?
08-23-2006 12:49 PM
RoyC
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

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I just wish someone would ask them during one of these press releases if it is the cleanest and quietest diesel because it will be broke down on the side of the road or will actually run cleaner.

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Based upon all the post on this site about how all of the 6.0L Fords are a POS and break down on a daily basis, I thought I would see hundreds if not thousands on the side of the HWY as I drove from Atlanta, GA to Livingston, MT last year. But you guys must have know I was on my way and hide them all, for I did not see one broke down in over a 4,000 mile trip. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] Are the authorities in the mid-west and rocky mountain states that good at getting junk off the side of the road or have some of you been telling little lies? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]

RoyC
08-23-2006 10:52 AM
Sparkydm
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

I wonder if the same mentality is involved with diesel
expansion and the hyd. hybrid system? We'll have to wait
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08-23-2006 07:05 AM
frobozz
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

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Is it strange that they don't mention hp/torque numbers?

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They say "for competetive reasons" but what they really mean is that they want the other guys to name their first, so Ford can publish numbers a tiny bit higher! They did that with the 6.0L release.

Duncan
08-22-2006 11:02 PM
Seafarer12
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

I just wish someone would ask them during one of these press releases if it is the cleanest and quietest diesel because it will be broke down on the side of the road or will actually run cleaner.
08-22-2006 10:47 PM
Mike Lewis
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

I'll enjoy seeing how well the new Fords do... not planning on buying one any time soon.

Maybe 2011 if they're still running the 6.4. Ford needs an engine with better longevity in production than the 6.0 has seen.
08-22-2006 05:29 PM
OT
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

No doubt more/real PR media blitz will be coming soon. 6mo. OTR (real world) reports will be interesting.

JJ..yeah, know what your thinking. Like I said, time will tell. No plans to change my current ride, so I'll be one of those reading what others are doing/saying about their new 6.4. You just know someone here is gonna say "hey, Im first to order one etc." [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]
08-22-2006 05:28 PM
DarthSurplus
Re: Ford 6.4L diesel billed as cleanest

Is it strange that they don't mention hp/torque numbers?

I wish they would talk about offering clean diesel minivans and foci, like they do in Europe, or a clean diesel Expedition. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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