An F-350 owner who opted out of a class action settlement sues Ford and wins on appeal for a defective 6.0L diesel engine.
Problem in CA is smog: you can’t pass if you do an EGR delete. They know the game and will catch you.It has given slot of people many a good diesel truck for a bargain. The 6.0l in stock form had many a problem, but much like the 6.5l, the aftermarket has made it into a pretty good engine. Yes, it costs some money, but you can turn the 6.0l into a pretty good engine. I'm surprised there isn't more talk if the 6.4l and lawsuits with as big of a turd as it has turned out to be. Everybody I know who wrenches on them would gladly take a 6.0l over a 6.4l.
Ford was trying like hell to stay ahead of GM in the numbers game. The 1st Duramax may have had injector issues, but it flat out blew the 7.3l and even the 5.9l Cummins of it's day out of the water. And the Duramax came out in 00 for the 01 MY, the 6.0l didn't come until early 03, snd it had a cult following before the 6.0 even hit the lots. They all knew common hpcr injection was better, they just didn't want to pay Bosch royalties to use it.Downsize the motor by ~18% from the previous power plant, increase the power output by ~10%, and slap emissions taxation on it as part of a last minute scramble to barely stay ahead of regulations. IIRC, the advertised tow capacity was increased by 40% too. Naw, not a recipe for disaster at all.
Were it not for the 6.0 fiasco, the DMax would not have gotten as popular and as quickly as it did. Just say-in
In the end, common rail injection won that diesel war as even CAT got out of the HEUI game (for highway applications).