How Is The 6.7? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1999 to 2016 Super Duty 1999 to 2016 Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty with diesel V8 and gas V8 and V10 engines

How Is The 6.7?

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 01-17-2018, 11:09 PM
DennisA (IL)
DennisA (IL) is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 23
DennisA (IL) is starting off with a positive reputation.
How Is The 6.7?

Thinking of upgrading to a newer truck and was wondering how the 6.7 is holding up. I do custom hauling around the U.S. so need something that will hold up.
Thanks
Dennis
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-18-2018, 02:11 AM
Mike189677's Avatar
Mike189677
Mike189677 is online now
Posting Guru
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,656
Mike189677 has a very good reputation on FTE.Mike189677 has a very good reputation on FTE.Mike189677 has a very good reputation on FTE.Mike189677 has a very good reputation on FTE.
It’s proven to be a very reliable engine with a great transmission behind it. It should do very well in your situation with long distance pulling it likes to work and that should also keep the emmsions system as happy as it can be. Just put good quality fuel in it and keep the def fluid out of the diesel tank and vice versa. If your looking at used I would avoid the 2011’s altogether but atleast the early 2011’s. If I was going to pull a trailer all over the country with a pickup a 6.7 is what I’d want to do it with.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2018, 05:34 AM
The Bone's Avatar
The Bone
The Bone is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 653
The Bone has a good reputation on FTE.The Bone has a good reputation on FTE.
I have pulled my 32 Ft. 5th wheel from coast to coast without any mechanical problem. So far in 2 years I have pulled this trailer 26,000 miles. The truck has yet to have a problem going over any mountain. I have been over a few going from coast to coast. I have a 15 F250 Lariat
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2018, 06:00 AM
Just Strokin
Just Strokin is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Tallassee, ALabama
Posts: 3,656
Just Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to beholdJust Strokin is a splendid one to behold
I think the 6.7 is a great engine. I like the way my 2015 performs with and without a load. I have not had any problems in the almost 4 years I have owned it. I now have 34,000 on it.

Just remember, if you read about a problem in various forums, it is being magnified compared to the real world having the same or similar problem. The forums are a very small subset of the 6.7 owners. Might be a 1,000 6.7 owners on a forum compared to 1 million or more trucks on the highway with the 6.7.

This is the 6.7 forum you can scan for problems or fixes.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum205/
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-2018, 06:19 AM
Chuck's First Ford
Chuck's First Ford is online now
Postmaster
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Upper Right oHIo
Posts: 3,716
Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.
a little search will give you hundreds of happy owners.. on this forum..

6.7 ,,, 2011 to 2018..... early 2011's had a few problems.
very few, do not.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-18-2018, 12:50 PM
DennisA (IL)
DennisA (IL) is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 23
DennisA (IL) is starting off with a positive reputation.
Anyone have higher mileage up around 200k-400k yet?
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-18-2018, 01:17 PM
Chuck's First Ford
Chuck's First Ford is online now
Postmaster
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Upper Right oHIo
Posts: 3,716
Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.Chuck's First Ford has a very good reputation on FTE.
my advice.. search craigslist in Texas... many with high mileage..
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-21-2018, 02:42 PM
Green Power
Green Power is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 562
Green Power is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by DennisA (IL) View Post
Anyone have higher mileage up around 200k-400k yet?
I have a friend with 230-240k, runs great!
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-21-2018, 03:37 PM
Deuce40s
Deuce40s is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 511
Deuce40s has a very good reputation on FTE.Deuce40s has a very good reputation on FTE.Deuce40s has a very good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by DennisA (IL) View Post
Anyone have higher mileage up around 200k-400k yet?
The record is around 850k.
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-21-2018, 04:53 PM
localbrew's Avatar
localbrew
localbrew is offline
New User
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: California
Posts: 6
localbrew is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I've got 224,596 on mine, I'm the 2nd owner though, mine is 11/2011 build date.
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-14-2018, 11:37 AM
K&SOR
K&SOR is offline
New User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 18
K&SOR is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by DennisA (IL) View Post
Anyone have higher mileage up around 200k-400k yet?
I have 241k. Prolly 235k has been with a trailer hanging off it's tail. I haul cars and freight and haul 25k loads regularly. Replaced HPFP 175k.

2015 F-350. CCLB DRW. 4wd. Deleted. SCT X4 tuner. 50hp tow tune by Quick Tricks in FLA. Great tune. K&N filter but going cold air soon.

I miss my 7.3 but my wife likes this truck better.
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-14-2018, 12:27 PM
Lawnpro979's Avatar
Lawnpro979
Lawnpro979 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Bellville TX.
Posts: 321
Lawnpro979 is starting off with a positive reputation.
250,000 miles here. Landscaping company. I purchased about 12 yrs ago. Han have dont nothing to it.

the trailer has 2 ZTR’S on it about 6000 pounds. Start and stop. Cutting about 5 to 10 yards a day.
made many trips to see mom about 250 miles away on the weekends. Empty hauling.
drives great with or without trailer.
pull a 5th wheel camper about 5 to 6 times a year.
pull boat about 10 to 20 times a year

Im hoping to drive it another 12 yrs.... its a 2000 model.
I change the oil when I think of it. Air filters about once a year.
Ive changed plugs once, ad it didn’t need it.
had 1 COP go bad. Replaced boots when changed plugs.
Fuel mileage sucks.
I just changed trannie fluid. After about 120,000 miles.
trans fluid. About 120,000 miles.

no issues.
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-14-2018, 02:18 PM
texastech_diesel's Avatar
texastech_diesel
texastech_diesel is offline
Disgruntled Texan
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 8,746
texastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputationtexastech_diesel has a superb reputation
Originally Posted by Lawnpro979 View Post
250,000 miles here. Landscaping company. I purchased about 12 yrs ago.
How'd you buy a 6.7L when the 6.0 was still in production?

Originally Posted by DennisA (IL) View Post
I do custom hauling around the U.S. so need something that will hold up
On a serious note though, SD trucks have truly pathetic 29-gal and 34-gal fuel tank sizes. 2017+ you can get a 48 gallon tank in crew cab/long bed configuration, but even then people who haul have been known to carry "extra" fuel. If you were to add fuel capacity in the bed, in the past it was enough to simply burn through the fuel fast enough to prevent water absorption. But with the newer common rail injectors filters have gone down to even 2-micron being a normal factory spec (6.7L is 10 primary and 2 secondary I believe), so any filtering you can put between the aux tank and main tank will make your main filters last longer.

All the arguments about nominal vs absolute filtering yada yada, there's no downside (other than initial cost and occasionally replacing way cheaper than factory filters) to filtering fuel from aux to tank then letting the factory system scrub it again. If you're thinking a NEW 6.7L, for warranty concerns there's no way I'd put a drop of fuel into the main tank that didn't come either straight out of a gas station nozzle or through minimum a water stripper and 2-micron filter, even if it's a pickup and not a drain valve setup. I also wear a belt with suspenders. YMMV.
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-14-2018, 08:40 PM
Lawnpro979's Avatar
Lawnpro979
Lawnpro979 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Bellville TX.
Posts: 321
Lawnpro979 is starting off with a positive reputation.
[QUOTE=texastech_diesel;17798702]How'd you buy a 6.7L when the 6.0 was still in production?

Ahhhhh crap,,,, sorry Iím getting my numbers mixed up again....ive got the10 cylinder......i think thats the 6.9 or 7.1
hell i dont know, Iím getting old....

sorry for my confusion


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Allstar recovory
6.7L Power Stroke Diesel
10
01-23-2018 12:50 AM
stufarmer
2017+ Super Duty
3
12-30-2017 10:09 AM
Strokin-A-2010
2017+ Super Duty
21
09-05-2017 02:37 AM
tr0y
6.7L Power Stroke Diesel
20
08-24-2017 02:25 PM
BjornF16
6.7L Power Stroke Diesel
14
10-17-2016 06:37 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How Is The 6.7?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.