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2003.5-2007 Ford Powerstroke 6.0L

Ford Powerstrokes with a 6.0L engine have one of the worst reputations in the diesel world. Ford has been frequently asked, “Why didn’t you just keep the 7.3L engine?” But really the question is unfair given the circumstances at the time of creation of the 6.0L engine.

After January 1st, 2003, the federal government set tougher diesel emission standards. All the top diesel application manufactures had to restructure and invest a substantial amount of money to abide these new standards. Ford was one to do the same. Some say Ford should of added an exhaust gas recirculation system, a variable geometry turbo, and a high pressure injection system to the 7.3L engine. But others say nay, a clean burning 7.3L engine would have a horsepower disadvantage compared to the GM Duramax and the Dodge Cummins applications at the time. Also with Dodge Cummins Bosch’s latest Common Rail Injection, Ford 7.3L engines were much too loud.

So the 6.0L was created with four goals in mind:

  • Meet Emission Standards
  • Have More Horsepower than the competition
  • Have Better Fuel Economy
  • Make a quieter engine

When 2003.5 came to be, the Ford Powerstrokes 6.0L were out on the market. In stock form this was a consumer dream. The 6.0L engine met all emission standards and passed all testing performed during research and development. Obviously stock vehicles have been factory tested, so they are thought to be more reliable, which is mostly true for 6.0L engines. 6.0L engines rarely experience failures when operating at stock power levels. But let’s be honest, why own a Diesel if you can’t MAX IT OUT! This seems to be the area where 6.0L engines are having trouble, because now with aftermarket modifications your now turning more rpm, fueling heavier, and creating more heat and higher cylinder pressures. But Orange County Diesel feels that aftermarket modifications aren’t bad for 6.0L engines, they just have to be the RIGHT aftermarket product!

Here is a list of common problems of the Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 2003.5-2007

  • Turbo Failure
  • Variable Geometry Turbo Vanes Sticking
  • Leaking Oil Under Turbo
  • Rough Idle Related to the Fuel Injection Control Module
  • Fuel Injection Control Module Calibration(s)
  • Fuel Injection Control Module Harness Wear
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Sticking
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation
  • Blown Head Gasket Cooler
  • Oil Cooler
  • Oil Rail Plug(s) Leaking Oil
  • Sticking Spool Valve Inside Injector
  • Cracked Intercooler Boot
  • Coolant Leak
  • High Pressure Oil Pump Leaking Oil

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Ford Powerstrokes engine. Ask about Free Shipping!

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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aFe Intake Systems for Ford Powerstroke

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If you have a Ford Powerstroke under your hood and you’re still working with your stock air intake system then you should consider one of aFe’s MAGNUM Force Air Intake Systems for Ford Powerstroke. These high quality air intake systems will provide you with greater engine efficiency and power gains with minimal effort on your part.

At aFe their engineers make sure to design their intakes to install using all stock mounting spots. They do not interfere with the MAF sensor. They always make sure their systems work with all stock electronics.

aFe offers a superb line of Cold Air Intake Systems for your Ford Powerstroke in 3 Stages:

Stage 1:

  • 1-10 horsepower gain and 10-20 LB-FT torque gain
  • For great value and easy installation
  • Adds instant horsepower and torque
  • Quality performance you can trust
  • Installs in as little as 30 minutes!

stage 1

Stage 2:

  • 20-40 horsepower gain and 35-60 LB-FT torque gain
  • For the largest possible performance gains
  • Replaces entire air box and intake tract
  • DYNO-proven performance
  • Installs in as little as 45 minutes!

stage 2

Stage 2Si:

  • 11-19 HP gain and 20-40 FT-LB  torque gain
  • For the consumer wanting to maintain a factory appearance
  • Sealed air box provides quiet power
  • Industry-leading power gains
  • Installs in as little as 45 minutes!

stage 2si

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding ` aFe’s MAGNUM Force Air Intake Systems. Ask about Free Shipping!

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. In addition to carrying aFe’s MAGNUM Force Air Intake Systems, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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BD Diesel… product innovation produced by experience!

BD Diesel

BD Diesel Product Innovation:

With over 30 years of experience, BD Diesel has created 8 specialty divisions that focus on diesel power train components. It is the creativity fro each of these divisions that still maintains BD as an innovator of quality performance products.

  • Exhaust Brake Manufacturing:  BD built their reputation on exhaust brakes, and today it designs, assembles and tests both engine and remote mount systems, either air or vacuum actuated. Featuring a rugged cast iron body and a stainless steel butterfly valve and shaft assembly, BD’s exhaust brakes incorporate exclusive Variable Orifice Technology.
  • Electronic Brake Manufacturing: Today’s electronically controlled diesel engines require precise management, not only for maximum performance, but also dependability and improved fuel economy. BD’s knowledge of engine and transmission electronics, along with a full testing facility, ensures consistent quality in all products.
  • Transmission/Torque Converter Design & Remanufacturing:  Increased horsepower and torque necessitate transmission modifications to ensure reliable operation. That’s why BD specializes in Ford, Dodge, and GM truck transmissions.
  • Turbocharger Design:  With the BD name on it, a turbo is no longer just a turbo anymore. BD Diesel Performance is an engineering test facility for industry leaders Borg Warner/Schwitzer and Garrett. As a result, BD leads the industry with its Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, and GM Duramax turbo systems.
  • Product Design and CNC Precision Machining:  BD’s engineering division designs components utilizing tools such as a Faro Measuring Instrument and a 3D Prototype Printer to aide in proper fitment. The components are completed in their Machine Ship that is equipped with 5 CNC Vertical and Horizontal turning centers. Quality and quantity are controlled with in the company’s facilities.
  • Factory Installation, Calibration, and Vehicle Repair Center:  BD has a fully equipped, full size vehicle repair center that along with our 1500hp Mustang Dyno has the latest in scanning equipment to tackle everything from installing BD products to calibrating your vehicle for optimal performance and efficiency to general maintenance and repairs. Our service bays can facilitate everything from cars up to large motor homes.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding BD Performance Products. Ask about Free Shipping!

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. In addition to carrying BD Performance Products, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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2003-2007 6.0L Ford No Start / Hard Start / Runs Rough

If you own or operate a 2003-2005 6.0L Excursion, 2003-2007 6.0L Ford Super Duty, or 2004-2009 6.0L Ford E-350, E-450, E-550, read this useful information:

OC Diesel recognizes that some 2003-2005 6.0L Excursion, 2003-2007 6.0L Ford Super Duty, and 2004-2009 6.0L Ford E-350, E-450, E-550 series vehicles equipped with a 6.0L Ford diesel engine may experience no starts, hard starts or rough running when cold and may be accompanied with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0611, P1378 and/ or all 8 injector circuit codes. These symptoms may lessen or disappear when the engine is warm. These conditions may be caused by the Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM) or injector spool valve sticking internally during cold engine operation.

OC Diesel takes a methodological approach in the matter to overcome what may be a very frustrating situation for you, the customer. With their highly qualified team technicians who have experience with every possible diagnosis/problem when it comes to the 6.0L Ford it is not a big task for OC Diesel Technicians to overcome a resolution to your problem.

In some cases the failed FICM module can cause diagnostic trouble codes related to injectors even when the injectors or injector wiring are not at fault. OC Diesel Technicians take measures in checking the FICM module for proper operation before evaluating injector operation or wiring issues. Be assured OC Diesel will diagnose and deliver the correct resolution to your annoying problem accurately and quickly.

Other possible causes of this problem exist from “stiction”.  These conditions are caused by the injector spool valve sticking internally during cold engine operation. Engine oil temperature can be improved by using the lightest possible specified weight oil during winter months. Call OC Diesel for advice in choosing the best possible fluid to utilize during these months of operation.

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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Orange County Diesel for your Diesel Performance Parts!

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Orange County Diesel is your one stop shop for all of your diesel performance needs!

www.OCDiesel.com

Weather it’s for your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax, Dodge Cummins truck or SUV, Orange County Diesel has what you are looking for. Come check out our lines of Diesel Exhaust System, Cold Air Intake Systems, TurboChargers, Intercoolers, Intake Manifolds, Lighting Accessories, Tuners or Chips, Larger Fuel Tanks, T-Shirts, and much more!

Orange County Diesel is always adding more manufactures and more new parts for your diesel engine. So check us out and stop by often!

What to come in to our location? Orange County Diesel is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Sutie A & B in Huntington Beach, CA 92647 or call in advance to set up an appointment 1.888.OC.DIESEL.

Diesel Mechanic in Orange County, CA

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. 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.
Oc Diesel Services:

Aftermarket Parts

  • Service & Repair
  • Aftermarket Parts Installation Service & Repair
  • Troubleshooting Service & Repair

Custom Service Repair & Upgrades

  • Custom Fabrication Service
  • Driveshaft Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Exhausts Upgrade & Repair
  • Glass Repair Service
  • PCM Tuning & Upgrades
  • Window Tinting Service

Engine Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Check Engine Light Service & Repair
  • Custom PCM Tuning & Upgrades
  • Electrical Diagnostics, Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Engine Diagnostics, Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Engine Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair

Fleet Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Electrical Diagnostics, Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Engine Diagnostics, Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Suspension Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Wheel & Drivetrain Service, Repair & Upgrades

Suspension Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Alignment for all Trucks, Cars, & SUV’s
  • Ball Joint Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Lift Kit Installation Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Steering Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Suspension Diagnostic Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Tie Rod Repair & Upgrades

Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Automatic Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Manual Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Transfer Case Service, Repair & Upgrades

Wheel & Drivetrain Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Alignment for all Trucks, Cars & SUV’s
  • Brake Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • CV Axles Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Differential Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Gear Ratio Change
  • Hub & Wheel Bearing Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Tire Rotation Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • U-Joints Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Wheel & Tire Mount & Balance

 

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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How to Improve your Powerstroke Fuel Economy

The number one complaint from Ford Powerstroke owners is fuel economy. Ford Powerstroke mileage improvements are complicated to find and improving fuel economy is on every diesel owners mind these days. Orange County Diesel recommends purchasing a few products to help your Ford Powerstroke achieve the better fuel economy you’ve been wanting.

Purchasing a Downloader can be a cost effective way to help improve your fuel economy. Also purchasing an aftermarket Intake System, which is less restrictive then your stock one and upgrading your Exhaust System is highly recommended.

Also, keeping in mind on how your drive your truck is important factor of  your fuel economy. If your foot always on the throttle? Purchasing a tuner with a Driving Coach software such as Bully Dog’s new Triple Dog GT Diesel Tuner is a great way to go to get tips on how to correct your driving to increase your fuel economy and in the long run… Help you save money.

Visit Orange County Diesel’s online web store to read more on Bully Dog’s Triple Dog GT Diesel Tuner.

Switching to Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil can help maximize fuel economy and reduce oil consumption

Here are some things to keep in mind that will damage your fuel economy goals:

  • Big Tires
  • Lifts
  • adding Weight (such as bumpers, skid plates, tow hooks and such)
  • Hard Driving or driving at high speeds.

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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