Course Details

Powerstroke Diesel Diagnostic Training

Come and learn the newest information that we have gathered in dealing with new and existing Powerstroke engines. Instruction includes diagnostic information on the 7.3L, the 6.0L and the 6.4L and the 6.7L.

This three day event will be taught by Tony Salas, owner of Powertrain Performance, who works on these Ford products on a daily basis.

Day One:  (Friday 3:00PM - 7:00PM)  

This course begins on Friday afternoon with a roundtable discussion of technicians bringing their take on day-to-day dealings with these vehicles. Tony will introduce service information available using Ford Installer Support,, Alldata and Prodemand.  Introduction of the IDS scan tool and the use of other scan tools plus aftermarket scan tools are used in this course. Powerstroke 6.7L will be introduced. The subsystems that will be taught are:

  • Piezo common rail fuel injection system, the components, the differences between the low pressure, the high pressure side and the return systems.
  • Turbocharger used, variable vane style, variances between the wastegate equipped models and the non-equipped models.
  • Aftertreatment System which varies between the cab chassis models and the Super-Duty models. Discussion will cover the use of Reductant (DEF Fluid). Common issues will be covered such as reductant injector clogging and sending unit level sensor issues and other common complaints.
  • Engine design and variances from older models will be shown and instructed.

Day Two:  (Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM) The second course day will start with the most common of the Powerstroke engines which is the 6.0L. This day long course will cover the following systems and issues.

  • Introduction to the 6.0 engine. The engine design and assembly.
  • High Pressure oil system components and issues.
  • Fuel injection system, the G2 injector issues from stiction to nozzle to KOEO injector self test.
  • The wiring, the charging system and the FICM. The issues and some opinions with FICM, programming and procedures to be followed.
  • The wiring, the body, transmission and the engine connector. The PIDS and the sensor issues.
  • Common issues
  • THE DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH! Covering all you can when diagnosing numerous driveability issues.

Day Three:  (Sunday 9:00AM - 5:00PM)  The third course day winds up with the Powerstroke 6.4L. This engine introduced the aftertreatment system in the Powerstroke families. This has been a topic of discussion among technicians with the temptation of adding a DPF delete kit but a choice which is not always available since emission laws in certain states and counties prohibit any emission tampering. Technicians need to address the issues and causes of premature engine failure which can be caused by oil dilution. The term regeneration will be defined and instructed.

In this portion of the course, instruction will be on:

  • Introduction to the 6.4L, engine design, subsystems and repair
  • The common rail piezoelectric fuel injection system. The components, the operation and common diagnostic techniques.
  • Low pressure fuel system, testing and how it is plumbed with the return system.
  • Use of Diagnostic information already available.
  • Aftertreatment system, explanation of the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
  • Regeneration defined and explained. Common issues and diagnostic approach to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
  • EGR system - the common issues and techniques to use when removing coolers and the egr itself. Review diagnostic tests to test the EGR valve.

All instruction will focus on information needed to aid you in diagnosing these trucks. Our goal is to instruct technicians with techniques and skills needed to repair these engines.

There are many technicians who become frustrated with the lack of information and procedures when dealing with these trucks. Tony teaches you the ability to become competent and knowledgeable to make you more efficient and profitable!

*** Training will include hands-on demonstrations on engines and on vehicles! ***

Course Fee: $ 580.00

Fee includes books and materials.  We highly recommend attendees bring a laptop or tablet compatible with Internet Explorer installed.