What is the biggest problem with the 6.0 Powerstroke? 8) Ford 6.0 Cylinder Head Faults
A major problem with the 6.0L Power Stroke is the TTY(torque-to-yield) head bolts, which in an over boost condition could lead to a blown head gasket, and eventually a cracked cylinder head.
What are the common problems with 6.0 Powerstroke?
- Head Gasket Failure. The problem with the Powerstroke’s head gasket boils down to the torque-to-yield or TTY head studs.
- FICM Failure.
- Oil Cooler Problems.
- EGR Cooler Failure.
- EGR Valve Failure.
Is the 6 L Powerstroke a good engine? While the 6.0L Powerstroke’s problems dissuade many people from ownership, the trucks are a lot of fun to drive and they can be great trucks once the necessary repairs are performed. Our best advice is to look for a late model truck or a 6.0 that has been already bulletproofed.
How much HP can you get out of a 6.0 Powerstroke? In order to produce its power output of 325 horsepower and 560-570 pounds of torque, the 6.0 needed to push lots of airflow through the engine and operate at a slightly higher RPM range. It made peak power at 3,200 RPM, which is about 500 higher than most other diesel V8’s.