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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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Diamond Eye Muffler for Diesel Trucks

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OC Diesel offers Diamond Eye Performance Exhaust Muffler Replacement Kits  for Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax trucks.  Diamond Eyes Muffler Kits replace your stock OEM muffler with a high flow, straight through stainless steel muffler. They come complete with intermediate pipe and weld-on hangers for easy installation.

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

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Dual vs. Single Exhaust Systems

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Have you ever wondered if dual exhaust systems are quieter than single exhaust systems? Well, you are not alone Diesel Tech Magazine writers has asked themselves that very question and have gone out to find the answers for you. It seems that dual exhausts are not necessarily quieter, but they do have less in-cab noise and less of a drone.

The reason for that is that sound waves in dual exhausts end up splitting between each side of the vehicle so noise resonating back into the cabs is often canceled by opposing waves.  However, outside of the cab a dual exhaust can be just as loud as a single, with 5” exhaust being typically louder than a 4” system.  It seems that control of noise levels then really comes down to finding the right muffler. Diesel Tech Magazine recommends Banks Monster Exhaust Systems and BD Diesel Mufflers.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding  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  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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Diamond Eye Stainless Tips and the Benefits of T304 Steel

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If you are looking to get your money’s worth when buying stainless steel products then look no further than  Orange County Diesel. We carry Diamond Eye Performance products made in T304 Stainless Steel.

What sets T304 Steel apart? Well, the answer is simple T304 will not oxidize or rust. It is made with the highest degree of chromium, making it more durable and of the highest quality on the market. In addition, T304 products are more resilient, strong, and guaranteed to last for a long time.

Browse through our wide selection of T304 stainless steel diesel performance parts Including Diamond Eye exhaust systems and tips!

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Diamond Eye 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 Diamond Eye 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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Diamond Eye Exhaust Mufflers

Let everyone on the road hear your beast roar with prime mufflers from Diamond Eye Performance Products. Are you searching the internet for a muffler that will deliver the performance and sound you and your diesel crave? OC Diesel offers a wide selection of Diamond Eye Performance mufflers to fit your diesel’s grunting needs. Diamond Eye Performance mufflers are available in both stainless steel and aluminized steel for your Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke or GM Duramax.

  • Diamond Eye Performance mufflers ensure:
  • Spectacular Appearance
  • Unrivaled longevity
  • Smooth refined sound
  • Multiple Truck Models: Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Diamond Eye 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 Diamond Eye 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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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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