Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > 6.2L V8
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.2L V8 Discuss the 6.2L V8

Any Common 6.2L problems?

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #31  
Old 06-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Texdad04 Texdad04 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2
Texdad04 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2011 F250 6.2L

Bought my 2011 F250 6.2l in Nov 2010 I pull a 4400 lb enclosed trailer with a 5000 lb daily load 5 days a week I average 47000 miles a year
I am very happy with the way the truck tows. It seems to work a little harder than the diesel going up hills.

Mainly choose the gas over diesel because of the higher maintenance cost of a diesel and higher diesel fuel cost and I did not want to mess with the new DEF

I have had some issues with a hard shift from 2nd to 3rd that has never been resolved They have flashed the computer and changed the solenoids It is better but not cured

Now at 144000 miles I have a cracked exhaust manifold Has anyone else had this problem Looking for advice on replacing it maybe some how to's with advice or tricks to help the job go easier Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 06-29-2014, 09:11 AM
ATP Pilot's Avatar
ATP Pilot ATP Pilot is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 262
ATP Pilot is starting off with a positive reputation.
as far as a cracked manifold...

I think letting the truck warm up and letting it cool off before you shut it off after heaving pulling, may help the manifold last longer. i.e. bad to exit the interstate after heavy pulling and shut the truck off right away. I always let it idle for a couple of minutes first.
__________________
2013 F250 XLT 6.2 CC 3.73 2wd
-ScanGauge, Rear Timbrens, Curt Q16 hitch, Line-X
-2015 Wildcat 317RL
-AKA "Learjet"
Louisiana
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 06-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Texdad04 Texdad04 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2
Texdad04 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the advice. Just not very practical for me. I run a delivery route and make many stops and starts a day. Can not afford to stop and idle at each stop I would never get home
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-02-2014, 02:34 PM
SNTF250's Avatar
SNTF250 SNTF250 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1
SNTF250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2011 F250 with 104000 and going strong. I don't do much towing, but when I do, it is a 30' toy hauler about 10000# loaded. Pulls fine.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10-05-2014, 03:17 PM
jeepnford jeepnford is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: NE Missouri
Posts: 291
jeepnford is starting off with a positive reputation.
I don't think it's a common problem but my 14 would sometimes have trouble starting. Finally it happened at the dealer after the second time having it towed in. Apparently there is something wrong with the electrical part of the auto start/fuel pump/fuel pump controller system. They're still looking at it after being towed in last week.
__________________
2001 F250 CC PSD (sold!)
2014 F250 CC 6.2 (current!)
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 10-12-2014, 07:49 AM
jeepnford jeepnford is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: NE Missouri
Posts: 291
jeepnford is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well, the truck has been down almost two weeks now. The dealer can't find the issue. They wanted to check fuel pressure but apparently the engineers that designed the engine decided it would never be necessary to check fuel pressure without some new sort of test equipment the dealer doesn't have. There's no test valve on the fuel rail. I can almost see a bright yellow lemon law coming up over the horizon.
__________________
2001 F250 CC PSD (sold!)
2014 F250 CC 6.2 (current!)
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-12-2014, 11:10 AM
bcham5's Avatar
bcham5 bcham5 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 47
bcham5 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texdad04 View Post
Bought my 2011 F250 6.2l in Nov 2010 I pull a 4400 lb enclosed trailer with a 5000 lb daily load 5 days a week I average 47000 miles a year
I am very happy with the way the truck tows. It seems to work a little harder than the diesel going up hills.

Mainly choose the gas over diesel because of the higher maintenance cost of a diesel and higher diesel fuel cost and I did not want to mess with the new DEF

I have had some issues with a hard shift from 2nd to 3rd that has never been resolved They have flashed the computer and changed the solenoids It is better but not cured

Now at 144000 miles I have a cracked exhaust manifold Has anyone else had this problem Looking for advice on replacing it maybe some how to's with advice or tricks to help the job go easier Thanks
would a cracked manifold have something to do with a exhaust tick I'm hearing with my drivers window down when going through tunnels asking because yours is cracked and you know what the sound is like.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-13-2014, 09:27 AM
heymrdj's Avatar
heymrdj heymrdj is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 878
heymrdj is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.heymrdj is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
heymrdjlive
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texdad04 View Post
Thanks for the advice. Just not very practical for me. I run a delivery route and make many stops and starts a day. Can not afford to stop and idle at each stop I would never get home
I did the same as you with my Expedition alot. Do you have keyless entry? On my Expedition I'd just pull up, leave it running, and when I got out I could press 90 at the same time at that locked all doors. Then when I was done I got back in with either the keyless code, or my other set of keys. This way I minimized the start stop. Though it does run more hours on the engine obviously.
__________________
Current: 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Green Envy
Past:
RIP 2004 Expedition - The Real LNDBARJ 2007-2014
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-25-2014, 12:10 PM
jeepnford jeepnford is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: NE Missouri
Posts: 291
jeepnford is starting off with a positive reputation.
After 3 weeks the ford tech assist decided it was most likely a defective PCM so that's what's being tried.
__________________
2001 F250 CC PSD (sold!)
2014 F250 CC 6.2 (current!)
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-21-2015, 08:33 AM
wvfordwelder wvfordwelder is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 9
wvfordwelder is starting off with a positive reputation.
42000 on '14 6.2

I'm new so be gentle. ....lol
Picked my truck up Dec 15 ,2013, put 42000 miles on it with 1700 lbs at all times & pull a 33' pull behind, gas bout average, & my truck has never seen a easy day or night , I'm a pipeline welder & I abuse it badly ...ford tuff a must ..... put the k & n cold air intake on it & that's it ... love it love it love it ... 51$ every 5000 miles at the dealer ship & about to get new rubber
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 02-21-2015, 09:16 AM
treehugger49 treehugger49 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 10
treehugger49 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I wish I had found this site earlier... it would have made my decision to go the 6.2L route much easier. In December, 2014 I ordered my 2015 F-250 CC short-bed Platinum with all the bells and whistles except the moon roof. I agonized over the decision not to go diesel for the same reasons others have expressed - the higher initial cost, higher maintenance costs and complexity, the spread in fuel prices, etc. I drive the truck only about 5,000 miles annually, doing a fair amount of towing a beavertail trailer with my Kubota - about 7500# - and I wanted enough truck to handle the job. I took delivery of it on January 31, and I couldn't be happier so far. I've got 800 miles on it with mixed city/county driving getting it to the 1,000 mile point at which I can tow. Glad to see such acceptance and seemingly lack of major issues on the 6.2L.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 02-21-2015, 12:10 PM
wvfordwelder wvfordwelder is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 9
wvfordwelder is starting off with a positive reputation.
I never waited. .

Quote:
Originally Posted by treehugger49 View Post
I wish I had found this site earlier... it would have made my decision to go the 6.2L route much easier. In December, 2014 I ordered my 2015 F-250 CC short-bed Platinum with all the bells and whistles except the moon roof. I agonized over the decision not to go diesel for the same reasons others have expressed - the higher initial cost, higher maintenance costs and complexity, the spread in fuel prices, etc. I drive the truck only about 5,000 miles annually, doing a fair amount of towing a beavertail trailer with my Kubota - about 7500# - and I wanted enough truck to handle the job. I took delivery of it on January 31, and I couldn't be happier so far. I've got 800 miles on it with mixed city/county driving getting it to the 1,000 mile point at which I can tow. Glad to see such acceptance and seemingly lack of major issues on the 6.2L.
I loaded mine about 1700 at 43 miles on snow covered roads & headed to Richmond va on i64 & never slowed down ... scratched the tailgate up the day I got it , buried it up to the axles that Monday & hit 4low hard ..... the truck don't know the meaning of easy
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 02-21-2015, 12:25 PM
treehugger49 treehugger49 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 10
treehugger49 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvfordwelder View Post
I loaded mine about 1700 at 43 miles on snow covered roads & headed to Richmond va on i64 & never slowed down ... scratched the tailgate up the day I got it , buried it up to the axles that Monday & hit 4low hard ..... the truck don't know the meaning of easy

Now that's a break-in! After all, it is a truck.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 02-21-2015, 12:45 PM
wvfordwelder wvfordwelder is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 9
wvfordwelder is starting off with a positive reputation.
my old 5.4

Quote:
Originally Posted by treehugger49 View Post
Now that's a break-in! After all, it is a truck.
My old '02 5.4 (rest her soul) had 326000 on it when she couldn't take it no more, her last stop was at the dealership. ..I firmly believe a truck takes on the personality of the owner (joking ) I'm very good at regular maintenance & I don't add alot of aftermarket stuff or lift them , I do like the k& n cold air intake ,
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 02-28-2015, 09:55 AM
DirtWorx DirtWorx is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1
DirtWorx is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 2012 FX4 F-250 XL with a 6.2L. Has anyone had the issue of the truck not having any electrical power except for the cigarette lighter port? Last Sunday I parked my truck and Monday morning had zero electricity except my two power ports inside the cab. I looked for a bad ground, chewed wires, battery voltage(which was normal), and lastly tried jumping the truck with another. Nothing worked, so finally I pulled the battery cables off for 5 minutes and re-installed them. Truck fired right up and so far no problem since. Ended up not taking my truck to the dealer due to work and previous experience with the local dealer is if the check engine light isn't on nothing can be wrong...

Also I check cable contact before removing them from the battery.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 09:55 AM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts On the 6.7 judithgap 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 21 02-04-2015 05:00 AM
Anyone step out of the Diesel to buy the 6.2 gasser? jonrjen 6.2L V8 27 02-01-2015 03:46 PM
Tune for 6.2? 2012 F-350 jez 6.2L V8 11 07-19-2014 08:11 PM
Who has gone from a 6.2 to a 6.7? Amelio 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 12 09-06-2013 10:56 PM
Any changes to the 2014 SD or 6.2? Delawhere? 6.2L V8 3 08-15-2013 02:28 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > 6.2L V8

Tags
2011, 62, 62l, complaints, duty, engine, f250, ford, fords, gas, liter, problems, reliability, super, trucks62

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup