I am pleading with you to prevent certain future tragedy by forcing Ford to fix this problem. It's a simple fix in my case it took the dealer less than an hour and there is no excuse. I am now on my 3rd egr cooler, the last one was not covered under Ford warranty. Ended up calling a friend to tow me to a better location. Then the engine lost considerable power in the middle of heavy traffic on a freeway. Owner is left helpless and more than likely in a dangerous situation. Ford chose to design, engineer, and produce its own diesel engine to maintain profitability and a competitive edge in the growing diesel segment.
Vehicle has shut itself down at highway speeds due to these issues. Head and Block Construction The 6. Reductant heater a control performance has now failed as well all part of the diesel emissions disaster. It appears that Ford was ready for the challenge as this engine is a very strong performer. This could result in a rear end crash on a truck pulling a trailer. This is a major issue with thousands of owners at risk everyday. This engine uses a traditional pushrod strategy with the camshaft located in the block.
Vehicle was towed to dealer and problem was found with the egt exhaust temp sensor. Because of the flash update, very few engines likely exist with the original programming. The first Super Duty's sold featured the early 390 horsepower engine rating. Oil is jetted into the bottom or the piston and travels through a cavity within the piston, cooling the top of the piston before exiting. As soon as truck came to a slow creep, motor shut off. As given by the name, this engine has a volume of 6.
Many of these vehicles are designed and used to pull large trailers, rv trailers etc. The delaership had 11 replacement hoses in stock. Someone needs to look into this. The cylinders have a bore of 3. Ford said its not a problem.
Evidently Ford believes that ambulance drivers and passengers are more important than all the other F series drivers with the same engine and components. My investigation is that Ford recalled all the F series that came equipped with the ambulance package however they decided not to recall all the other F series trucks that did not have the ambulance package. As opposed to a tradition V engine, the intake and exhaust flows are reversed - the intake manifolds are located on the outer deck of the cylinder head and the exhaust manifolds exit directly into the engine valley where the turbocharger is mounted. Without correction from Ford this will cause owners to 'eliminate or bypass' the egr cooler system, resulting in higher emissions. When I tried to file a claim with Ford the corporate warranty rep literally laughed after I told him that I was glad my head not under the hood at the time of failure. Fortunately, Ford seems to have hit a home run with the 6. Viscosity recommendations vary with ambient temperature; refer to owners manual Engine Weight: Approx.
My truck is only 6 years old. Especially since the part appears to have been redesigned. I was truly shaken up by this incident and the thought of what could have happened if the circumstances had been different. Both horsepower and torque were once again increased for the 2018 model year, peaking at 450 hp and 935 lb-ft, respectively. The absence of a partner seems to have given Ford an advantage over competitors, granting them the freedom to design an engine that fits their specific needs and the needs of their customers. The failure mileage was 150,000. It is not correct for a auto manufacturer to dictate how someone should drive a vehicle or to design a faulty component.
Also unique is the engine's exhaust and intake manifold designs. Plastic connection broke causing a sudden loss of power at highway speed. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer walts live oak Ford, 1109 Ohio ave N, live oak, fl 32064, 386 362-1112 where it was diagnosed that the exhaust sensor needed to be replaced. I barely made it into the parking lot I had chosen when the engine shut down. This engine also has the nickname of Scorpion, which was given based on its unique configuration where the turbocharger is actually in the valley of this V8 engine.
The manufacturer was called, but failed to respond. During the initial launch in 2010, the engine was first offered with 390 horsepower, which was then bumped up to 400 horsepower during the 3rd quarter of the same year. This helps lower combustion temperatures and increase engine longevity. I was exiting anyway and there was no where to pull over, so I continued up the ramp. Luckily the weather was fair as we would have been unable to use any heat or air conditioning while we waited for what could have been hours for a tow.
One turbo hose had a crimp band joint failure. Called Ford roadside assistance, they said it would take up to an hour to get a tow unacceptable. I did not make it to a parking spot, but I was off the road. They just keep on replacing them again and again. The hose is located on the top of the engine near the fan shroud. A unique feature of the 6. Aaa paid the tow, but if I hadn't had that, I'd be out that as well.
I cannot imagine pulling a large trailer and having that situation occur while driving 65mph on a four lane highway. Ford suggests that software adjustments, cylinder head improvements, and increased turbocharger boost are responsible for the increases. While driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle went into power mode and lost power. The unique exhaust flow design is said to increase thermal efficiency of the turbocharger. Ford with replace the sensor free if under 36,000 miles but they have no long term corrective action to resolve this. There are many advantages to creating the engine internally, such as creating it specific for customer needs and being able to pay yourself instead of another company for development, but there are also risks as more responsibility was taken. Also, we frequently are towing our stock trailer loaded with horses or cattle going up and down steep grades.