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6.0 Diesel Y Pipe Woes!!!!

I've been getting a diesel smell in my cab for sometime and finally broke down and checked it out. It's the Y pipe at the rear of the engine that feeds the exhaust to the turbo. I called Ford today to see what it cost to replace it. $1600.00 did not go well with me. They charge $125.00 per hour labor(5 hours) and over $1000 for the pipes and clamps. I looked into changing it myself and I decided that since it's not for the faint of heart and I'm getting too old for this S#%& that I would probably bite the bullet on it and get it done. Now my rear Air just quit and it's a leaky hose. Another $600-800 to fix that. It's getting close to decision time. I talked to a good friend of mine in sales from a Ford Dealership and he told me to stay away from the new 6.7 Diesels. They are worse on mpg than the 08 Diesel I had. I didn't think that was possible. Not that I could even afford one. My truck runs great though despite the exhaust leak. It's never missed a beat in the 2 years I've owned it. If I sell it I'm gonna either be buying a Cummins 5.9 or switching to gas since Ford literally hasn't had a decent diesel since the 7.3. I've got the tools and the knowhow but I'm getting to the point whee I just don't want to be repairing my truck anymore. Aftermarket accessories are different.lol. I would gladly install those. Anyone got any ideas or advice???

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Do you have air-care where you live? If not, you could install an EGR delete kit like I did. It not only eliminates the nasty, problem ridden cooler but it also eliminates the leaky flex-up-pipe with a solid piece.


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Unfortunately that's not the pipe that's leaking. Its the one that that pipe is connected to. The drivers side. Its hell to get off and cost a fortune to replace. I've already got the egr delete. But thanks anyway.

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I will be at the same crossroads as you in the next 12-18 months, maybe 24 if I am lucky. I have come to the conclusion that I will be installing a 5.9 Cummins in mine or build a bulletproof 6.0
I've had 4 new SD's since 1999 and loved them all. But 60K for the truck then dealing with DPF filters and now DEF fluid, no thanks.
I don't believe your information on the mileage of the new 6.7 to be accurate. I work with a guy that has had one for 13 months and is easily getting mid 20's bobtail and mid teen's towing 5-10K. I have heard of a couple of other guys that I don't know directly that are getting the same. I know plent of guys with 6.4's struggling to get into the double digits for mileage and very pissed about it.
But I still don't want a 6.7. The guy I work with put 70K on his in the first year. The rad just went last week- 850 freakin $$, he got Ford to pay but not without a fight first due to being over the 60K. This was a 80K MSRP King Ranch and he is potentially into large repair bills already!
I just don't want to do that. If I have to buy parts for my truck, it's not going to be with a large truck payment on top of it. It's one or the other.
You can say 12K to put in a fresh Cummins is a lot of money and it is, but what does it cost to flip trucks?
Just food for thought, good luck in whatever choice you make!
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The info I got on fuel mileage came directly from a Ford Sales Manager who advised me last week not to look at the new 6.7 Diesel because they are getting a lot of complaints of poor fuel mileage. Some as low as 6 mpg. He said that since the reflash that ups the torque to 800 ft lbs, a lot of customers are complaining the fuel mileage sucks. Prior to that I was under the impression the fuel mileage was much better than the 6.4's. Really surprised me.

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He says he's getting lots of complaints from his customers. The same complaint I made to him after I bought my 08. But that's neither here nor there. I won't be buying one cause I have to buy used now that I'm retired and I'm just not sure what to buy. I really want another Ford but I just don't know if I want another 6.0 Diesel. It's really hard to find a low mileage 7.3 Diesel. I was kinda hoping for a low mile 07 and getting the 300 k warranty. Gotta find out if that y pipe is covered under that extended warranty. They'll probably say it's exhaust and is not covered. I don't see it on the warranty list.

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The complaint is because of the issues that they have been having with the NOx sensor, they are working on fixing that right now. once the sensor is fixed, the power and mileage is back, we have had a lot of people praise the fuel mileage here.

Don, have you tried calling here to get a quote? let me see what I can do for you

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Ive also heard that the new trucks get great milage....even with the extra cost of the exhaust additive factore in... but ive also heard theres been issues with the fuel rails/electrical an old school friend returned his 2011 f250 $60000 truck to ford after they couldnt find the problem on grounds of the lemon law, not good.(he in turn bought a new f150) since then they replaced the complete fuel system and its been fine (new owners)

I to will be looking at either an older cummins swap or building a 6.0L up.



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My plans are to buy an 03-04 F350 with a 6.0 and do it up for towing a trailer

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