Re: Reliability of 2005 6.0 Diesel Engines
That was kind of my point. If Ford had done it right the first time around, there wouldn't BE any bed plate leaks. Service life would be extended, and without the leaks there would be no need for repairs. The bed plate makes for an incredibly rigid bottom end. Crank flex is eliminated, and in the pickups especially, with their higher power, that is a really good thing.
While they were at it, they could make the thing easier to service: i.e.: one wouldn't have to take the entire engine compartment apart to change a fuel filter that for some reason they put in the valley between the heads. As we've all no doubt said countless times, They ought to make the guys who design 'em WORK on 'em.
2008 RB 50 Pueblo gold, Diesel, 4X4, Aluminess