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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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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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Death Wobble or Violant Shaking on Diesel Trucks

Is the front end of your Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax experiencing violent shaking or/and extreme wobble in the front end of your diesel truck?

There are a few things your may want to have checked out on your diesel truck when this dangerous wobble happens. After installing a lift kit on your diesel truck it is highly recommended to have your truck re-torqued to factory specs after 500 miles and periodically after that. The track bar, pitman arm and pan hard bar are notorious for coming loose. Inspect these three areas on your truck and re-torque if necessary.

Also you may want to have your diesel mechanic check your ball joints. Worn or damaged ball joints can also be a factor to this dreaded death wobble. Orange County Diesel is an experienced repair facility specializing in diesel engines such as Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax and Dodge Cummins trucks and SUV’s. Orange County Diesel has seen and fixed many of these Death Wobbles and we recommend stopping by to have your diesel truck diagnosed and repaired by a DIESEL EXPERT.

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

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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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Orange County Diesel Repair, Service, and Performance

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Do you own a Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax Diesel truck or SUV? Are you looking for an experienced diesel repair, service and performance facility in Southern California?

At Orange County Diesel, We are the diesel experts!

Check out what kind of services we have to offer you:

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.

The Diesel Performance Experts

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.

The Diesel Performance Experts

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.

The Diesel Performance Experts