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6.0L Powerstroke Specifications & Information

6.0L Powerstroke Specifications & Information

6.0L Powerstroke Specs & Background Information (2003-2007 F-250 & F-350)

To meet stricter government emissions standards coming into effect in 2004 and beyond, Ford and International had to go back to the drawing board for their diesel engine for the  2003+ model years. The 7.3L Powerstroke engine had already been redesigned multiple times to compete with GM’s Duramax and the Cummins engine found in Dodge Ram trucks. Ford opted to use Internationals new and highly innovative 6.0L diesel engine. The 6.0L Powerstroke produces 325 horsepower and 560-570 lb/ft of torque depending on model year. Not only was the Powerstroke more powerful than ever before, but it also featured a variable geometry turbocharger for the first time, offering the best throttle response times yet. Plenty of other changes were made as well that will be listed in our 6.0L Powerstroke Specifications chart below.

6.0L Powerstroke Specs
6.0L Powerstroke on the Dyno at Diesels in The Swamp 2019

6.0L Powerstroke Specifications

Engine:6.0L Powerstroke
Engine Design:Turbocharged V-8 Diesel
Transmissions:5-Speed 5R110W Torqshift Automatic
ZF6 6-Speed Manual
Displacement:6.0 Liters or 365 Cubic Inches
Bore:3.74 inches or 95 mm
Stroke:4.134 inches or 105 mm
Block Material:Cast Iron Block
Cylinder Head Material:Cast Iron Cylinder Heads
4 valves per cylinder head
Intake Manifold:Aluminum
Compression Ratio:18.0:1
Firing Order:1-2-7-3-4-5-6-8
Turbocharger/Air:Garrett VGT GT3782 TurboCharger
Fuel Injection:HEUI, Hydraulic Actuated electronic unit
injectors
Valvetrain:Single Cam 32 Valve
Engine Oil Capacity:15 Quarts including filter
Def Fluid Capacity:0 – DEF Not Used
Cooling System Capacity:27.5 Quarts or 8.75 Gallons.
Fuel:Diesel
Fuel Tank Size:29 Gallon or 38 Gallon Options
Horsepower:325 horsepower @ 3,300 rpms
Torque:2003-2004: 560 lb/ft @ 2000 rpms
2005-2007: 570 lb/ft @ 2000 rpms

6.0L Powerstroke Issues

While the 6.0L Powerstroke put up some impressive numbers for the time, they were found to have a number of issues. Ford had to issue numerous recalls and service bulletins. Many problems were left unresolved however, so it’s up to the 6.0 owner to make their truck reliable. Common problem areas found the 6.0L Powerstroke include EGR Coolers, Oil Coolers, Turbochargers, High Pressure Oil Pumps, injector problems, and Head studs/gaskets. Because of the design of these trucks, repairs can often be labor intensive. Many items are inaccessible without removing other parts. While there are quite a few problems, the aftermarket offers numerous solutions to these problems. Diligent maintenance and vigilance can also drastically increase the lifespan of these trucks. Check out our 6.0L Powerstroke Problems and Solutions Page for more information.

6.0L Powerstroke Towing Ratings & Specs

While the 6.0L Powerstroke had some serious issues, the trucks could tow. Max conventional tow capacity on a 2007 model year 6.0L Powerstroke is 15,000 lbs for Dually trucks and 12,500 lbs for SRW trucks. Maximum fifth wheel tow capacity for a 2wd Dually is 19,200 lbs and 15,800 lbs for a SRW truck. These are huge numbers that put the 6.0L Powerstroke above the LBZ or 5.9L Cummins as far as tow capacity is concerned. Keep in mind, tow capacity differs according to model year, cab size, and box length! Your 6.0L Powerstroke tow specifications could vary!

Towing StyleTow Rating
SRW Max Conventional Tow Capacity12,500 lbs
SRW Max 5th Wheel Tow Capacity15,800 lbs
Dually Max Conventional Tow Capacity15,000 lbs
Dually Max 5th Wheel Tow Capacity19,200 lbs
Receiver Size2″
6.0L Powerstroke Towing Capacities & Specifications
6.0L Powerstroke Towing

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