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I’m new to the 6.0 Power Stroke world.

On April 8, I bought a really cheap truck here in Albuquerque: a 2004 F-350, with a 6.0 and a utility bed. Turns out it was a one-owner truck, previously owned by Western Refining and used as a service truck its whole life. It had a little over 341,000 miles on it when I bought it for $2100.

The seller told me it probably has an issue with one or two injectors, since it idles rough.

Though I’m a newcomer to “modern” diesel engines, I do have considerable experience working on old Mercedes diesels (OM6xx series in the W123 and W210 platforms) and Ford IDI engines (6.9L and 7.3L). I skipped completely over the 7.3 Powerstroke.

This blog will be my chronicle of my experience working on first getting this truck up to speed, and then maintaining it.