Originally Posted by Skorkin
Since your another 6.0 owner I want to know did I do the right thing and get this truck or am I getting into someone over my head. Im about 17k into including taxes I want to keep this for along time or sell it down the road and get something else like I usually do
I own a 96 7.3 with 308k, I bought it with 114k. They needed little to no maintenance at all. I love the 6.0 I have, it needs the basics, oil cooler is clogged right now. I personally cannot "bullet proof" it, but I can perform the basic "mods" and maintenance to make it reliable and enjoyable. The bottom line is, if you cannot/will not buy a monitor, change an oil cooler if needed, install a coolant filter, run good oil and oem filters, delete/upgrade the egr cooler, change the coolant, and verify fuel pressure. Then this is not the truck for you. There is no need to install thousands of dollars worth of aftermarket parts on a truck you don't plan on taking to the grave, just to have a daily driver. But the basics I mentioned are necessary from the start. Hope this helps, don't get caught up in all the misinformation (not much on this site). It is just a bit of info to absorb at first, it will make sense. Here to help. :thumbup:
Edit: I gave you the link to the bulletproofing because you were talking about it, plenty of people stick to the basics and enjoy their trucks.
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