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Comprehensive 6.0L Powerstroke Specifications

6.0L Powerstroke Specifications & Information

6.0L Background Information (2003-2007 SuperDuty)

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
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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 Exterior Dimensions & Specs

Here are exterior specifications for the 6.0L Powerstroke, based on the 2007 Model year. There may be slight variations according to model year. Check your Owner’s manual for specific information on your truck.

ExteriorRegular
Cab
4×2/4×4
SuperCab
SWB
4×2/4×4
Supercab
LWB
4×2/4×4
Crew
Cab
SWB
4×2/4×4
Crew
Cab
LWB
4×2/4×4
F-250
Height
SRW
76.5″/79.1″77.0″/79.5″76.8″/79.4″77.5″/80.0″77.3″/79.9″
F-350
Height
SRW
76.8″/80.8″77.3″/81.4″77.1″/81.2″77.8″/81.8″77.6″/81.7″
F-350
Height
DRW
76.7″/79.6″N/A77.0″/79.6″77.6″/80.1″77.4″/80.0″
Overall
Width
SRW
(No
Mirrors)
79.9″79.9″79.9″79.9″79.9″
Overall
Width
DRW –
Rear
Wheel-
housing
95.5″N/A95.5″95.5″95.5″
Overall
Width
standard
mirrors
99.3″99.3″99.3″99.3″99.3″
Ground
Clearance
Rear Axle
F-250
8.5″8.5″8.5″8.5″8.5″
Ground
Clearance
Rear Axle
F-350
SRW
8.8″/9.3″8.8″/9.3″8.8″/9.3″8.8″/9.3″8.8″/9.3″
Ground
Clearance
Rear Axle
F-350
DRW
8.7″N/A8.7″8.7″8.7″
Load
Floor
Height
F-250
33.9″/35.1″33.9″/35.1″33.7″/35.0″33.8″/35.0″33.6″/34.9″
Load
Floor
Height
F-350
SRW
34.2″/38.6″34.2″/38.5″34.1″/38.3″34.1″/38.4″33.9″/38.2″
Load
Floor
Height
F-350
DRW
34.3″/35.4″N/A34.1″/35.3″34.1″/35.3″34.0″/35.3″
Cargo
Box
Height /w
molding
20.0″20.0″20.0″20.0″20.0″
Overall
Length
226.4″231.2″247.4″245.6″261.8″
Overhang
rear
52.2″52.2″52.2″52.2″52.2″
Wheel
base
137.0″141.8″158.0″156.2″172.4″
Overhang
front
37.2″37.2″37.2″37.2″37.2″

Interior Dimensions & Specs

Front SpecsRegular CabSupercabCrew Cab
Head room41.1″41.4″41.3″
Shoulder Room68.0″68.0″68.0″
Hip Room67.4″67.4″67.4″
Leg Room41.0″41.0″41.0″

Rear SpecsRegular CabSuperCabCrew Cab
Head RoomN/A38.2″40.8″
Shoulder RoomN/A68.0″68.0″
Hip RoomN/A67.3″67.3″
Leg RoomN/A32.2″41.7″

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 problems 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 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 6.0 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 truck’s tow specifications could vary!

Max Tow Capacity

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 Size

ModelReceiver Size
F-250 & SRW F-3502″
F-350 DRW2.5″
6.0L Powerstroke Towing Capacities & Specifications
6.0L Powerstroke Towing

6.0L Powerstroke Suspension Specs

Front Suspension

Suspension Type4X2: Twin-I-Beam
4X4: solid Twin-Coil Monobeam axle
Axle (rating @ ground) 4850 lbs. (4×2); 6000 lbs. (4×4)
SpringsCoil Springs
Shock absorbers1 3/8″ gas type
Stabilizer barStandard

Rear Suspension

Suspension TypeSold Axle
Axle (rating @ ground) F-250: 6200 lbs
F-350 SRW: 7280 lbs
F-350 DRW: 9000 lbs
SpringsLeaf Springs
Shock absorbers1 3/8″ Gas Type
Stabilizer barStandard on DRW, Optional on SRW

6.0L Powerstroke Axle Guide

Front Axle:
Dana 60
Rear Axles:
10.50″ Sterling
Dana M80
Dana S110
Dana S130

Cargo Box Specs (Bed)

Cargo BoxShort BedLong Bed
Bed Length:6’9″8′
Volume (Cu. Ft)64.877.8
Width at top of box (rear opening) 63.5″ 63.5″
Length at floor82.4″ 98.6″
Width at wheelhouse 50.9″ 50.9″

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