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    Angry Problems 2003 F-450 Mini pumper?

    Has anyone else had any problems with the turbo on their Ford F450 besides us? We have had ours in the shop at least 11 times since we bought it for different reasons but mostly because of the turbo which has been replaced at least 2 or 3 times.


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    Have had problems on some ambulances that I know of.

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    The Turbo is a common problem among the Ford F series, since most of the time we return to the station and quickly turn off the unit. This procedure if infact what causes the turbo to be damege. What I suggest is to let the unit rest on for about 5 minutes and then turn it off. if this does not solve your problem, you might be having a serious engine problem.

    my 2 cents

    edgardo

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    The 6.0, is what I am assuming you have has been extremely unreliable, especially in 2003. It has little to to do with the shut down. Goto thedieselstop.com and look around.

    I could go on and on, but thedieselstop.com is your best bet for any issues you have with the ford chassis/driveline

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    Ford had some issues with the turbos in the first batch of 6.0 L engines. If I'm not mistaken the turbo has variable vanes. I believe that was the problem.

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