Originally Posted by Cincydiesel
I've owned 2 6.0's and neither one lasted past 75,000 and the first gave way at 34,000. Matter of fact I've never heard of one mkaing it past 150,000 without first deleting the EGR and I'm a moderator on one of the largest diesel websites on the web. I agree with you about powerband though its designed to make 100% of its torque at 1,800 RPMs. A inline motor with that long of a stroke wouldn't last long at 4,000+. Not sure what you mean by boost on the 6.0 considering its only 22psi max on stock tuning while the cummins is 32?
Please don't take this the wrong way but how many 6.0's or Ford Engines for that matter are on the NTPA circuit?
ive owned my 04 since 05. Got it with 12k miles. Now it has 126k. Granted, within a couple weeks, I deleted the egr, replaced the oil cooler, flushed the coolant and replaced it with cat elc coolant. I studded it around 120k, still hadnt blown a gasket yet. Obviously needed the studs with the injector and turbo upgrade. That level, any diesel is going to need studded. I know of several 6.0s that have yet to blow gaskets. Yea, the emissions are deleted, but imo, that garbage needs to come off all diesels whether it causes damage or not.
Ur right on the boost, I wasnt talking about stock. The cummins does have better numbers from the factory.
I couldnt tell ya whats on the ntpa circuit. I know I've seen some pretty stout 6.0's at a lot of mstpa pulls. Not sure if river city still has their orange/black truck, but that one was/is impressive. Im not a fan of the pavement princess diesels, but innovative has a 6.0 running 10's in the 1/4 and an 11 second street truck in the ballpark of 100k miles. Street or pulling theyre out there. Not as common as the others, but theyre plenty capable