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Check Engine Light on Ford 6.0L Powerstroke?

Do you have that pesky Check Engine Light (CEL) on your 6.0L Ford Powerstroke?

Being a 6.0L Powerstroke owner you are probably already aware or have already come across some of the problems this troublesome engine has since its release in 2002.

If have recently noticed the Check Engine Light has come on in your 6.0L you will need to take it to an experienced Diesel Mechanic to have the codes read and the engine properly diagnosied. There are a whole list of problems your 6.0L is could be having that is making your check engine list appear such as bad EGR Valve to an Exhaust Backpressure Sensor or a Vane is stuck open.

Orange County Diesel are the experts in diesel repair. Bring in your Ford 6.0L Powerstroke so we can proper diagnoise the reason for your Check Engine Light.

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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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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Trinity T-1000 from DiabloSport

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1. Virtual Gauge Monitor
The Trinity T-1000 from DiabloSport is one of the most advanced diagnostic tuning devices on the market today. With over 100MB of on board memory devoted solely to recording and playing back diagnostic PID/DMR data, it allows users to record hours and hours of continuous data streams directly from the vehicle’s PCM/ECM.

The Trinity interprets PID and DMR data received from the OBD-II Diagnostic port on your vehicle and converts it into a readable format: A Virtual Gauge! Individual user customization is one of Trinitys most recognizable features.

2. Performance Programmer
The Trinitys tuning options vary depending on the vehicle that is being tuned. Gasoline powered vehicles feature tunes based on minimum octane ratings while Diesels are based on Horse Power Ratings.

Diesel Tuning: Diesel trucks have massive horsepower and torque potential that can be unlocked just by programming the vehicle’s PCM or Powertrain Control Module. Your application may have tunes for any of the following, plus more!

Towing: This setting is generally a of 40-60 HP and an average of 100 Ft/Lbs of torque (depending on application) and is for use when towing heavy loads near the applications factory towing capacity. This setting is designed to increase drivability while towing, net extra economy when cruising at highway speeds, and is helpful when driving through mountains while towing.

Economy: Adds between 60-100 HP and 180-200 Ft/Lbs of Torque, economy gains average in the 2-3 MPG range (Highway)! This setting is not designed for heavy towing- limits are in the range of 6,000-8,000 pounds depending on your vehicle’s stock towing capacity. DiabloSport highly recommends the use of an aftermarket cold air intake and exhaust (4 inch diameter at the down pipe).

Extreme: This tune adds anywhere from 100-185 horsepower and 220+ Ft/Lbs of torque and is specifically for peeling out down the strip! DiabloSport recommends only using the extreme tuning options if you have an exhaust and cold air intake due to a possible increase in EGT.

3. Diagnostic Code Reader
Trinity can also be used as a diagnostic code reader. Save yourself hundreds of dollars each year reading/clearing your own computer codes rather than paying a dealer to do the same. Its as easy as a few simple steps.

Step 1: From the main menu of the Trinity select “Diagnostics” Select “Show Trouble Codes” to show the last trouble codes your vehicles PCM displayed.

Step 2: Press the desired trouble code to see a full text description of that code.

Step 3: Once you have seen the trouble codes listed in your vehicles computer, you will want to clear them. In order to do this, press the back button on the right hand side of your Trinity’s screen and select “Clear Trouble Codes” from the trouble codes menu. The Trinity will then display that the faults have been cleared! Press continue…

Step 4: You have now cleared all trouble codes from your vehicles computer!

Works on the Following Applications:
  • GM Duramax 6.6L (2006-2009) 2500/3500/4500
  • Dodge Cummins 5.9L (2003-2007) 2500/3500/4500
  • Ford Powerstroke 6.0L (2003-2007) E-250/350/450 & F-250/350/450/550
  • Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Excursion (2003-2005)
  • Ford Powerstroke 6.4L (2008-2009) F-250/350/450/550

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Trinity T-1000 from DiabloSport. 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 Trinity T-1000 from DiabloSport, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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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.

The Diesel Performance Experts