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. PS. If you own a Tacoma, you may find this helpful: Which is better, tri-fold or roll-up tonneau cover? 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


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. Ford 6.0L Powerstroke 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.


Regular Cab


SuperCab SWB


SuperCab SWB


CrewCab SWB


CrewCab LWB


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


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


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


Receiver Size

F-250 & SRW F-350 2”
F-350 DRW 2.5”

Does the 6.0L Powerstroke Engine Require a Specific Type of RV Propane Regulator?

When it comes to the 6.0L Powerstroke engine, it is essential to use the appropriate RV propane regulator specifically designed for this type of engine. Conducting an RV propane regulator comparison will help you find the right one that meets the specific requirements of this powerful engine.

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Suspension Specifications

Front Suspension

Suspension Type

4×2: Twin-I-Beam

4×4: Solid Twin-Coil Monobeam Axle

Axle (rating @ ground) 4850lbs (4×2) 6000lbs (4×4)
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”