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Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Problems?

If you have a 6.0L Ford Powerstroke, we’re sure you have come across some of the problems this troublesome engine has since its release in 2002.

Ford Powerstroke 2003 to 2004 medium and heavy duty pickups have been the real issue for Ford and has cost them money in abnormally volume of warranty repairs as well as Ford’s “Built Ford Tough” image.

As reported by Autoweek, Ford has been sued 58 times over 6.0L engine and within the first nine months of the 2005 warranty, cost at the company have raised by $500 million.

Although the 6.0L Powerstroke has been partially redesigned by its supplier, International Truck and Engine Corp., some technicians are still struggling with this complex unit.

The newer Ford Powerstrokes, such as the 6.4L Super-Duty pickups, have a much better record than those of the 6.0L 2003 and 2004 model engines.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Diesel’s Blowing White, Blue or Black Smoke

Does your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax, Dodge Cummins blowing White, Blue or Black smoke from the exhaust?

Orange County Diesel is your experienced and reliable diesel aftermarket and repair shop located in Huntington Beach, CA. If your diesel is blowing smoke, we suggest bringing it in to have it diagnosed by one of our experience and highly qualified diesel technicians.

White Smoke

White smoke usually occurs when raw diesel fuel comes through the exhaust unburned and intact. The reason for this could be any of the following:

  • Faulty or damaged injectors
  • Low cylinder compression
  • Worn timing gear or damaged crankshaft cause incorrect injection timing
  • Water entering combustion spaces due to bad head gasket or broker cylinder heads or blocks

Black Smoke

Black smoke is the most common and can indicate incomplete combustion of your diesel fuel due to any of the following reasons:

  • Worn or dirty injectors
  • Over fueling
  • Low Cylinder compression
  • Bad fuel
  • Low or cool operating temperatures
  • Carbon build up in combustion and exhaust areas
  • Incorrect air-fuel ration
  • Bad or faulty turbocharger
  • Incorrect timing
  • Restricted inductions system
  • Or other engine tune factors

The sooner your replace worn or damaged parts or components the less damage will be done on your engine. It is important to keep on top of your diesels maintenance including tunes, valve adjustments and servicing on your air, fuel and oil filters.

Blue Smoke

Blue smoke is usually an indicator of your oil being burnt from the combustion chamber, which can happen from several different ways including:

  • Piston ring sticking
  • Cylinder glaze
  • Worn valve seals or guides
  • Wrong grade of oil
  • Or other reasons

Blue smoke is often evident at cold starts.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B.  We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Are Automotive Dealerships Inflating Auto Repair Cost?

Repairs at dealerships cost an average of 35% MORE than at independent repair shops.

According to Aftermarket Business Magazine, Los Angles County pays an average of 46.8% MORE at dealership than at repair shops.

“People were asking the difference between a dealership and a repair shop”

Overall independent aftermarket manufactures are holding their part prices down to a competitive level. The report does not explain why repairs are more expensive at dealerships but seems to be the notion that the consumer thinks dealers have been able to charge more because they are perceived to have great expertise.

Choosing an independent automotive repair shop you get a better service over all. Lower cost, one-on-one customer service that includes attention to detail and understanding specific customer needs and wants.

At Orange County Diesel, we are the diesel experts and the reason is simple: We are focused daily and dedicated to providing accurate solutions to your important diesel questions and problems!

Alongside creating a reputable organization for exceeding customer expectations, we have accumulated invaluable experience day in and day out profoundly influencing the world of diesel performance, diesel diagnostics, and diesel repair.

OC Diesel takes every measure achievable to satisfy your diesel needs, wants, and desires as wells as encompassing an appreciation for anyone who brings new and exciting substance to our thriving industry.

The OC Diesel Company Mission Statement: …to continuously create a higher standard of living by taking massive action in performing beyond the expected call of duty with a sense of urgency; to always be committed to providing first-rate service exceeding the expectation of our customers, competition and co-workers…


Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B.  We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Is Your Diesel Blowing White Smoke?

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Is your Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 2003 – 2007 or other Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax blowing a cloud of white smoke?

Are looking for an experienced and reliable mechanic that specialize in diesel engines?

Call Orange County Diesel at 1.888.OC.Diesel to set up an appointment today to diagnose your diesel truck.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

The Diesel Performance Experts

Orange County Diesel – Complete Diesel Services

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Orange County Diesel has the greatest selection and most competitive prices for all your diesel performance parts needs. We offer professional service for all Ford, GM and Dodge diesel powered trucks with precision diagnostic and repair of any Ford Powerstroke being our specialty.

OC Diesel specializes in service and repair work in the Ford F250, Ford F350, Ford F450, Ford F550, Ford F650, and Ford F750. With the latest and most technologically advanced diagnostic tools and equipment, Ford Powerstroke 7.3L 94-03, Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 03.5-07, and Ford Powerstroke 6.4L 08-09.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B.  We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

The Diesel Performance Experts