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Old 08-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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215,000 Miles And I had To Spend Some Money!!!

With 215,000 miles on my 2003, 6.0L Excursion, I had to spend some money on replacing the following:

1) New turbo

2) New driver's side turbo inlet pipe.

3) Install exhaust manifold gaskets and new bolts


My turbo stuck in the open position, which resulted in poor performance and horrible low end power. As well, the mechanic's computer showed that I had low pressure and I had some "codes" that had been generated.

The turbo inlet pipe and exhaust manifold gaskets were leaking and made for a smelly cab when stopped at a light.

All was fixed by my local Ford dealer and trusted diesel tech in 1-1/2 days.

The next week, my truck would not start at 12:30am after arriving back into the Kansas City airport... had it jump started... and all was well. Went to dealer and had batteries tested due to being only 4 years old.... and what did they find out... that I had 2 bad batteries (at least 1 bad cell in each of the 2 batteries). No warning... nothing... just would not start after sitting at airport for 2 days!!!

Now... all is well... I have power, no exhaust smell in the cab and it starts without fail!!!

BTW, my last Blackstone oil analysis report showed that my motor is operating 100% perfect and has always been... so I am feeling really good about it with 215,000 miles on the odometer.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:13 AM
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Was the dying turbo perhaps the cause of the exhaust smell?

Ryan

edit: oh, I missed that part in your post. Glad everything is working good!
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Was the dying turbo perhaps the cause of the exhaust smell?

Ryan

edit: oh, I missed that part in your post. Glad everything is working good!
Smell in can was due to cracked turbo inlet pipe (flex joint) and to a lesser degree the leaking exhaust manifold gaskets. The factory does not use gaskets.... so they leak over time.... the fix is to use gaskets.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:08 PM
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Update - All Is Well At 226,000 Miles...

Update...

Truck now at 226,000 miles as of 2/10/13 and all is well.
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I doubt I've driven that many miles since I started driving.
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Beach, you just keep on keepin' on shining the positive light on the much maligned 6.0.....There has been so much bad said about them and not enough of guys like you reporting on the good. Your 216k miles renews my faith and dwarfs my 84.5k. BTW, other than the FICM going south, mine's been flawless....With diesel prices being what they are I don't drive it much anymore, but when I do, it brings back the smile....
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I'm at 160 K and running good. Just had to replace the ball joints. lastest oil report came back good. It's my daily drive in the winter. I just love it. But $80 a week for fuel is a bummer.
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My Ex had 175,000 trouble free miles when I traded her in last month. All it had was routine maintaince, Batteries, Alternator, FICM, one sensor, and in the shop for an oil leak.

I hated to see it go but I needed a truck. The ex wouldnt pull a goosneck or 5th wheel.
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I now have 242,000 miles and all is well.

Bought a Harley Electra-Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle, so driving the bike more than the car right now.
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I now have 242,000 miles and all is well.
Holy cats!!! I'm at 85,300.....and all is well...
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