Powerstroke diesel service

The Ford Powerstroke Diesel is one of the more common diesel engines on the road today. When you bring your Ford diesel in for Powerstroke service and repair, you expect your mechanic to know how to work on the complex systems of these diesel engines. That means knowing everything from what fluids to use to repairing the fuel system, which is a little different than that of other diesel engines.

The Powerstroke diesel also has advanced electrical systems in addition to its advanced fuel system. You want to make sure that your auto tech is properly trained and has plenty of experience. When you bring your vehicle to APA Total Car Care, you can rest assured that an experienced Powerstroke diesel mechanic will work on your truck.

A White Ford F250 on-top of a vehicle lift with the hood raised and a red towel hanging on the front of the bumper

Common Powerstroke Diesel Service and Repair

As with any engine, the Powerstroke needs regular service, including oil and filter changes, fuel filter replacements, coolant flushes, and air filter replacements. The oil coolers and EGR coolers also need frequent service as recommended by the manufacturer, as they are known to get clogged on some models. The clogged coolers could cause a head gasket to blow, or in extreme situations, complete engine failure.

In addition to general maintenance on the truck itself – such as brakes, tires, tune-ups and fluid changes and/or flushes – common repairs include:

  • Fuel injector replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Camshaft sensor replacement
  • Crankcase breather replacement
  • Lifter replacement
  • Turbo exhaust housing maintenance and cleaning.

Special repairs

If you have a 6.0-liter Powerstroke, you might already know that this engine is famous for problems with the coolers and head bolts. We can rectify those problems by upgrading the EGR and oil coolers and changing the head gasket. When we change the head gasket, we also get rid of the factory torque-to-yield head bolts and install upgraded bolts and an upgraded head gasket. This process is known as “bulletproofing”.

Where You Can Find the Powerstroke Diesel

You’ll find the Powerstroke in F-Series trucks from the F-250 through the F-750, and Ford Transit vans.

It doesn’t come in just one size, either. In the ¾ ton and larger trucks, you’ll find the 6.0-liter, 6.4-liter, 6.7-liter, and 7.3-liter engines. If you happen to have a fleet of smaller trucks or vans, Ford didn’t leave you out – the Powerstroke diesel also comes in the 3.0-liter and 3.2-liter sizes.

When you need repairs on your F-Series’ electrical system, chassis, suspension, body systems, transmission, or even the top and bottom ends of the engine, the ASE Certified auto technicians at APA Total Car Care will get you fixed up.

A black Ford F250 with the hood raised inside of the Ace Performance Automotive building; Powerstroke

Contact APA Total Car Care

When you need diesel service and repair, stop by APA Total Car Care or give us a call at 480-539-6872 to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment via our online scheduling form. If you have a Powerstroke diesel fleet, give us a call to discuss your fleet needs.