Comprehensive 6.0L Powerstroke Specifications

The 6.0L Powerstroke completely replaced the trusted 7.3L Powerstroke in 2004, to adhere to the lower nitrogen oxide emissions standards set out by the government with future changes looking non-negotiable.

However, the 6.0L proved less reliable than its predecessor, the 7.3L  and was replaced in 2008 by the powerful 6.4L Powerstroke. 

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There were many changes made to the 6.0L including adding the variable geometry turbocharger and a more efficient fuel injection system. Here’s a complete in-depth guide for the specifications of the Ford 6.0L Powerstroke truck.

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Specifications

Engine

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke

Engine Design

Turbo-charged V-8 Diesel

Years produced

2003-2007 model for Ford Super Duty Applications

2003-2009 for select commercial vehicles

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

Stoke

4.134 inches or 105 mm

Block/Head Material

Cast Iron Block

Cylinder Head Material

Cast Iron Cylinder Heads, M14 TTY Head Bolts, 4 Bolts per Cylinder

Intake Manifold

Aluminum

Compression Ratio

18.0:1

Firing Order

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8

TurboCharger/Air

Garrett VGT GT3782 TurboCharger

Fuel Injection

Direct injection, Electro Hydraulic Generation Two (G2) injection technology (HEUI injectors, 26,000 psi)

Valvetrain

Single gear driven camshaft, 4-valves per cylinder (32 pushrod valvetrain)

Engine Oil Capacity

15 quarts including the filter

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Capacity

0 - Diesel Exhaust Fluid not used

Cooling System Capacity

27.5 quarts or 8.75 gallons

Fuel

Diesel

Fuel Tank Size

29 or 38 gallons (optional)

Emissions Equipment

Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)

Horsepower

325 horsepower @ 3,300 rpms

Torque

560lb-ft @ 2,000 rpms (2003-2005 models)

570lb-ft @ 2,000 rpms (2005-2007 models)

Engine Dimensions

Length: 35 inches

Width: 38 ½ inches

Height: 40 ¾ inches

Engine Weight

Approximately 996 lbs including oil

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Dimensions and Specifications of Exterior

Below is a table of the exterior Ford 6.0L Powerstroke dimensions and specifications based on the 2007 6.0L model. If your model is from a different year, you may need to check your owner’s manual as your dimensions and specs may vary a little. 

SRW is an abbreviation for single rear wheel and DRW is an abbreviation for dual rear wheels.

SWB is an abbreviation for short wheel base and LWB is an abbreviation for long wheel base.

Exterior

Regular Cab

(4x2/4x4)

SuperCab SWB

(4x2/4x4)

SuperCab SWB

(4x2/4x4)

CrewCab SWB

(4x2/4x4)

CrewCab LWB

(4x2/4x4)

F-250 Height

SRW

76.5”/79.1

77.01”/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/A

77.0”/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/A

95.5”

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/A

8.7”

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/A

34.1”/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”

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Interior Dimensions and Specifications

Front Specifications

Front Specs

Regular Cab

SuperCab

Crew Cab

Head Room

41.1”

41.4”

41.3”

Shoulder Room

68.0”

68.0”

68.0”

Hip Room

67.4”

67.4”

67.4”

Leg Room

41.0”

41.0”

41.0”

Rear Specifications7

Rear Specs

Regular Cab

SuperCab

Crew Cab

Head Room

N/A

38.2”

40.8”

Shoulder Room

N/A

68.0”

68.0”

Hip Room

N/A

67.3”

67.3”

Leg Room

N/A

32.2”

41.7”

Common Problems with Ford 6.0L PowerStroke

Despite their popularity, the 6.0L Powerstroke was found to have numerous issues, including:

  • Head gasket failures
  • EGR clogging
  • ICP and IPR sensor failures
  • FICM failures

Due to the intricate designs of these Powerstroke trucks, repairs can be a long winded process. Whilst this list of problems can be off-putting, the proper maintenance and care of the 6.0L Powerstroke will increase the lifespan of the truck.

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Towing Ratings & Specifications

Many overlook the issues of the 6.0L Powerstroke because of its towing capacity prowess. Below is a table that features some of the impressive towing numbers for the trucks. However, towing capacity may differ depending on your model and size of your 6.0L Powerstroke, so check with the manual or dealership.

Maximum Towing Capacities for 6.0L Powerstroke

Towing Style

Tow Rating

SRW Max Conventional Tow Capacity

12,500lbs

SRW Max 5th Wheel Tow Capacity

15,800lbs

Dually Max Conventional Tow Capacity

15,000lbs

Dually Max 5th Wheel Tow Capacity

19,200lbs

Receiver Size

Model

Receiver Size

F-250 & SRW F-350

2”

F-350 DRW 

2.5”

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Suspension Specifications

Front Suspension

Suspension Type

4x2: Twin-I-Beam

4x4: Solid Twin-Coil Monobeam Axle

Axle (rating @ ground)

4850lbs (4x2)

6000lbs (4x4)

Springs

Coil Springs

Shock Absorbers

1 ⅜” gas type

Stabilizer bar

Standard

Rear Suspension

Suspension Type
Sold Axle

Axle (rating @ ground)

F-250: 6200lbs

F-350 SRW: 7280lbs

F-350 DRW: 9000lbs

Springs

Leaf Springs

Shock Absorbers

1 3/8 “ Gas Type

Stabilizer Bar

Standard on DRW

Optional on SRW

Axle Guide

Front Axle

Rear Axles

Dana 60

10.50” Sterling

Dana M80

Dana S110

Dana S130

Cargo Box Specifications

Cargo Box

Short Bed

Long Bed

Bed Length

6.9”

8”

Volume (Cu. Ft)

64.8

77.8

Width at top of box

63.5”

63.5”

Length at floor

82.4”

98.6”

Width at wheelhouse

50.9”

50.9”