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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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Diesel Fuel Tanks from Titan

Anyone who travels or pulls a payload knows that factory-equipped fuel tanks in diesel pickups limit range.  Save time,  improve range, cut fuel costs, and fill up when you want with Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks.  Titan extra heavy-duty cross-linked polyethylene fuel tank. Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks come complete with powder-coated cross-member bracket and steel strap set, rubber mounting bushing, vent hoses, rollover safety vent valves, seals and required clamps.

Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks utilize common sense design features, which simplify installation. They re-use most of the stock components, including the existing sending unit. The tank itself is nearly indestructible, but light enough to be handled by one or two people. You may think a vehicle hoist and transmission jack are ideal, but hand tools will get the job done!

Titan, the Best you can buy:

  • Made of High-Density Cross-Linked Polyethylene
  • Corrosion Proof, Durable, Lightweight (approx. 45 lbs.)
  • Easy to Install (2-4 hours)
  • Works with Existing Fuel Gauges
  • No Vehicle Modifications Necessary! (Mounts easily underneath.)

How much will a Titan Diesel Fuel Tank save me in a year?
On a cost-basis alone, a Titan Diesel Fuel Tank will pay for itself within 1-3 years,* depending how you use your truck.

*The range above only looks at the expected savings for those who use their trucks for business and pleasure. It does not take into account the convenience, safety, or efficiency that a Titan Diesel Fuel Tankoffers.


Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks. 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 Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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NEW 7 and 8 inch MBRP SMOKERS Stacks

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Give your truck the diesel drag racers edge with the NEW T304 MBRP  Stainless Steel SMOKERS Stacks guaranteed to never rust. The massive 7 inch and 8 inch Stacks are one of the largest ever to roll out of the MBRP facility. The SMOKERS Stacks feature a massive 5 inch opening for serious horsepower gains. Precision cut and mirror polished to perfection, nothing shows off the power and performance of your ride better.

The SMOKERS Stacks:

  • PRO Series made of  Stainless Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Classic MBRP Diesel Sound
  • Serious Horsepower Gains
  • Diesel Application: GM Duramax, Dodge Cummins, and Ford Powerstroke

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Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MBRP  Stainless Steel SMOKERS Stacks. 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 MBRP Stainless Steel SMOKERS Stacks, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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MBRP PRO Series

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MBRP Performance Exhaust the PRO Series was made for the serious performance enthusiast who demands the best of the best!! For your vehicle, there is no better stainless steel than T304 and no better system than the MBRP PRO Series. With the highest chromium and nickel content of any exhaust, this is simply the best system money can buy. The PRO Series comes with a mirror polished, dual wall T304 stainless steel tip(s) FREE!!!

The PRO Series:

  • T304 stainless steel construction
  • For customers demanding the very best that money can buy
  • For the serious performance enthusiast
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Highest chromium and nickel content of any diesel exhaust
  • Includes mirror polished, dual wall, stainless steel tip(s)
  • Single or Dual systems
  • Diesel Applications: Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstroke

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MBRP Performance Exhaust the PRO Series. 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 MBRP Performance Exhaust the PRO Series, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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MBRP XP Series

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MBRP Performance Exhaust  XP Series is rugged and dependable and is made of T409 stainless steel. It is designed and built to stand up to the harshest road conditions. MBRP is so sure that their XP Series has what it takes that they have given it an amazing Lifetime Warranty!!! That is absolutely the best warranty for a T409 system in the industry!

The XP Series comes with:

  • T409 Stainless Steel Construction
  • For All Climates/ Harshest Road Conditions
  • Best Valued Stainless Steel System at an Incredible Price!!
  • Includes Mirror Polished, Angle Cut Rolled End T304 Tip(s)
  • Single or Dual or SMOKERS
  • Diesel Applications: Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstroke

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MBRP Performance Exhaust  XP Series. 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 MBRP Performance Exhaust  XP Series, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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MBRP Installer Series

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MBRP Performance Exhaust the Installer Series is made of 100% heavy gauge aluminized steel. The Installer Series is designed to provide the cost conscious consumer with the same high quality design and craftsmanship as MBRP other systems, but at a value price. The Installer Series is suitable for areas with moderate environmental conditions.

The Installer Series also comes with:

  • 3 year Warranty
  • High Flow Design
  • Includes a Mirror Polished, Angle Cut Rolled End T304 Stainless Tip(s)
  • 4 inch or 5 inch Systems Available
  • Single or Dual

Single and Dual Installer Series

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MBRP Performance Exhaust the Installer Series. 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 MBRP Performance Exhaust the Installer Series, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Ford 6.0L 2003-2004 F-Super & Excursion lack of power condition, surge, or turbocharger flutter after performing Field Service

Ford 6.0L 2003-2004 F-Super & Excursion lack of power condition, surge, or turbocharger flutter after performing Field Service

OC Diesel discovered that some Ford 6.0L 2003-2004 F-Super Duty and 6.0L Excursion vehicles built on or before 9/29/2003 may experience a P006A, P132B, P0401 or P0402 diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) with a lack of power condition, surge, or turbocharger flutter after performing Field Service Action or after recalibrating the vehicle with the inferred Exhaust Pressure (EP) strategy. This inferred EP strategy does not use the Exhaust Back Pressure (EBP) sensors input, although the EBP sensor must remain connected to the tube and the wiring harness.

OC Diesel service technicians use procedures to repair troubles after receiving the inferred EP calibration update. There are a variety of reasons why a customer could experience a lack of  power condition with the inferred EP calibration.

These can include causes a person may not directly see as impacting the condition or codes set. For example; a Mass Air Flow (MAF) / Manifold Air Pressure (MAP) code can be related to a MAF sensor or a MAP sensor problem. However, those codes can be caused by other items such as: intake leak, exhaust leak, Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) problems, and aftermarket modifications.

 

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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