2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab XL Rwd SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
Ford issued a recall for diesel emissions in late 2005, and blamed Ca Air Res Board for recall. NOT TRUE! Ford issued internal recall under state statute violation, and then recalibrated all 6.0 diesels. Performance dropped, turbos started blowing, mileage in the tank, continued issues with the EGR systems and oil leaks. THESE TRUCKS ARE TERRIBLE. I paid premium money for this truck, and am now in lemon law process and Ford is fighting me back and say nothing is wrong, but at the same time gave me 200K warranty on engine.. Yeah right. Piece of crap engine and NOT what I paid for and with this recall on problems they blame on CARB, as indicated by dealers, that is a flat out lie! Stay away!
It use to be the TORQUE it had until the Ford mandated recall when performance when in the toilet! They are lying about this recall. Do a Public Records Act Request from CARB on this issue. Right there in Black and white.
Yes, stay away from the 6.0 diesel. Ford knows they have a SERIOUS problem, and that is why they are buying them back in droves.