6.0L powerstroke engines have earned a poor reputation, which is perhaps not fully deserved. They are intolerant to horsepower increases and extended maintenance intervals, however, if you take care of them properly you can expect a long life.
What happens when a diesel injector fails?
Diesel injector failure often shows up as white or blue exhaust smoke, accompanied by a noticeably rough running engine.
How long do injectors last?
With proper care and maintenance of the engine, you can expect a diesel injector to last between 200,000 and 300,000 kilometres.