The first occurrence was when merging on to the freeway with the sudden loss of power. All you have is the inherent engine braking which is minimal due to being a diesel. Weekend Warriors usually find all the capability they need in half-ton trucks like the , , and. Find out more about our. I searched for the subject and found nothing. The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Adding exhaust brakes provides assistance with deceleration allowing you to better control your Powerstroke, Duramax, or Cummins downhill speed as well.
I tow roughly a15,000lb mini excavator trailer combo quite regularly. Lasting less than 8-10 seconds in duration. We have a wide selection of Exhaust Brakes to choose from, and each is backed by free, live technical support and our Sinister guarantee. Cummins use to have an exhaust brake, but switched to the turbo assisted braking that is in use by all three now. Pickup buyers generally fall into one of two categories: Weekend Warriors and Heavy Haulers.
I had a 2011 6. Guess I was hoping it was gonna be like my 2005 International work truck where it brakes well at any engine speed. I have come to accept the 2011 exhaust brake is no better than old compression breaking. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle shook violently without warning. This lasts for about two minutes. The complaints are organized into groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem.
The '15 brake in my opinion is very effective, especially since Ford had nothing before. The design made it susceptible to over-speeding, so no turbo brake option. The dealer stated that this was a common failure with the vehicle and there was no remedy. That article came out about a year before the 6. So how do you find out what problems are occurring? It completely drives the truck for you.
During engine operation at low speeds and load, the vanes are closed to accelerate exhaust gases across the turbine wheel to help increase turbo wheel speed quickly. It seems more specific to the regeneration cycle than any other driving condition or input. Considering the massive torque on hand, shifting is almost a secondary consideration, but the six-speed unit moved from cog to cog seamlessly, never leaving us wanting for a different gear—one less thing to worry about when pulling a trailer. The complete kit can be installed in 3-4 hours with no cutting or welding required. As always, if you have any questions about which product is right for you and your truck, do not hesitate to give us a call or send an e-mail to and we would be happy to assist. The truck is not a daily driver. Thoroughbred Diesel has specialized in diesel performance since 2000.
Powerstroke forums across country showing this to be a major issue with the 2015 6. Banks was the first to manipulate the turbo with an add on kit for the D'max, I'm guessing there is a good reason why they did not adapt it to the Ford 6. I had nothing but problems, the most serious being the truck would go in limp in mode at the most inopportune times. It also has a loud pinging sound. The odd part is that the computer reads that all is ok.
Recommending major engine work to possibly fix design flaws. This is aided somewhat by using the tow haul mode which raises shifts points and lock up the converter sooner and in more gears. Nothing is being done to correct the problem. The vehicle loses power and requires 1-2 minutes to recover. But there is a middle ground, and in the Ford Trucks lineup that ground is occupied by. A button to the right of the steering wheel activates the exhaust brake to help maintain speed on downhill sections, but one should never let it lull you into complacency. Prior to 2015 the 6.
Adding exhaust brakes provides assistance with deceleration allowing you to better control your Ford Powerstroke downhill speed as well. Somewhere on the forum I posted a lot of info on how the turbo braking works, search under my screen name. Thanks for all the feedback folks. All of our exhaust brake kits feature fast free shipping with no handling fees. I have the 2011 F350 and have mentioned, complained to the dealer that the exhaust brake does not seem to work. I no longer let my wife drive this vehicle for fear that it may shudder her off the highway.
But yes ford hacked the capability to avoid frying the ceramic bearing at 120000 rpm. When it finally came out I got one of the first kits around here. My '15 is in 3rd at 40 mph and 2,000 ish rpm with the exhaust brake on. Here is something that came out after several real world use years. After about a hour to cool off the brakes came down in 1st. Ford added the turbo brake on the 2015's. The last time it was at Ford, the service manager told me Ford is aware of the problem and will be coming out with a software revision, but not until April of 2016.