The 2004 to 2007 Super Duty armed with the 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel just doesn't get the kind of love it deserves. Despite its clean lines and powerful diesel engine, the great potential of the 2004 to 2007 Super Duty was overshadowed by the glaring problems with its 6.0L Powerstroke V8. What most folks don't realize is that with a few key aftermarket upgrades, the underrated 6.0L can keep up with the very best of them without issue. With just a little bit of doing, the 6.0L Super Duty can become absolutely monstrous, and you can back up that power with an impressive array of engine and appearance upgrades that can make your truck look and drive like the truck of your dreams.
The EGR System: the 6.0L's Achilles Heel
The source of many, if not most, of the 6.0L's reliability issues is undeniably its EGR (Exhaust Gas Re-circulation) system. The EGR cooler and oil cooler both have a penchant for clogging up, which caused overheating which could lead all sorts for fun things like oil pump or turbocharger failure. That's why one of the most popular upgrades for the 6.0L Powerstroke is an aftermarket EGR cooler or EGR delete. These systems improve the function of the EGR system or completely eliminate it, which solves the issues that could easily kill a lot of the 6.0L's component parts, if not the engine itself. You can find both over in our 6.0L Solutions Section.
Adding power? Make sure to grab head studs and head gaskets.
Oil System Upgrades
If and when you get your 6.0L Powerstroke squared away with an EGR upgrade, head studs, and head gaskets, you can move on to modifications. Like all big diesel engines, the 6.0L Powerstrokes respond remarkably well to performance PCM tuning which can add up to a whopping 100 horsepower and 200lb-ft of torque when combined with a cold air intake and exhaust upgrade to keep EGTs in check. Tuning is by far the best bang for your buck when it comes to power on these trucks, and we have a ton of different tuner options over in 6.0L Powerstroke Tuner Section.
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