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Old 11-22-2012, 08:23 AM
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2004 F250 engine oil temp

I am on the fence on buying a 04 f250 truck that supposably needs a engine because they ran it too hot. I do alot of work on these 6.0 but havent got a chance to really look at it myself to see if it really does need a engine. The truck was mssing a battery so I put a jump box on the other battery and hooked some cables to the missing battery side. I cranked it over but it was not enough juice to crank it really good but the motor sounds ok. I pulled the oil filter and it had a wix filter and had actually got it hot enough to melt the plastic part of the filter. I also noticed there was oil in the coolant which obviously there was a oil cooler issue. I shop looked at the truck and not sure what they know about 6.0 but they are the ones that said it needed a motor. I have done everything to these motors from head studs to egr cooler deletes to oil coolers but I have never seen one of these motors ruin because it got too hot. I know obviously that any motor will ruin if too hot but I thought these trucks half *** govern down when too hot or atleast the later model 6.0 trucks do. Anyways, I just was wanting to get some more opinions from yall on to what you think. The truck is a 2004 F250 crew cab 4 wheel drive with 228,000 miles. It has a brand new Big Tex flat bed and a clean clear title. I can get the truck for $6000. Let me know yalls opinion. Thanks

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Old 11-22-2012, 09:50 AM
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If the oil tube is melted that engine is thru, odds are there is severe mechanical damage throughout. Probably melted pistons too, when plastic is melting where oil is at I would guess your well above 300 degrees there and who knows what the combustion chamber temps were.
Is the wiring harness melted where it is in contact with the block?
I would not buy anything thats been overheated, you just don't know how far you have to get into it. If you have a replacement engine for it then that's another story.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:50 AM
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Would you buy it for $12k if the engine was good? There are a number of good engines available if you look hard enough. I just sold one complete with accessories for $4k. You could always go to the dark side with a conversion.

My thought is you should be able to get the truck for less cash, but someone wants to recoup some of the cost of the flat-deck.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:09 AM
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To me the flat bed alone is worth the 6k the truck would be free for all intents and purposes. Depends in the end how much do ya need a flatbed truck and what would a comparable truck go for with a good engine. If ya can drop in a engine and still be ahead
of the game I would go for it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 AM
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I would get it. Either sell with flatbed or find a bed to sell truck stock and sell flatbed separately.
Make money either way
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