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7.3. Owner needs help with 6.0 i might be buying
So i have a line on an 06 f350 4*4 ccsb for 5k 299546 mi. Auto trans and a 6.0... immaculately taken care of cosmetically
Heres what it did that makes me nervious about buying it.
Cold start: white tar smelling smoke kinda thick... Cleared up as the truck warmed up... Semi hard starting ( air temp approx 60 F. with full glow plug cycle)
Driving: seems a bit laggy when you jump on it... No smoke white or black... Struggles for a few then about 1k -1200 rpm the turbo spools and yee haaa hang on... With plenty of turbo music... ( prev. Owner cut off exhaust after the muffler)
Chk eng light: will upload the codes soon... as im on the road and cant remember them specifically
But they said:
egr valve not opening or closing
low coolant press. (however proper coolant level and temp gauge never moved above normal)
EGT's read low on the EGT gauge cant remember particular #'s rite this sec. but it was on the low side
Air bag light on
Parked after 20 min drive with 3 WOT runs: no smoking of any color
No excessive pressure / bubbling from coolant res.
My questions are... Should i hold out for another 7.3 or if i get this 6.0 what are some of the things i need to look for before i plop down the cash on this truck and would it be a good buy even with these probs?
Lastly if i do get it... How hard is it or can someone reccomend a good mechanic anywhere in nor cal. Washington... Salt lake area... Idaho.... Or eastern oregon who will do the EGR delete PROPERLY with a full oil cooler replacment
What other things should i do to make sure this truck sees another 300k without the probs associated with the 6.0
Use: mostly a daily driver, occasional towing goose neck travel trailer (about 8500lbs approx)
Dont want any extreme numbers just something as reliable as my 7.3
Any help would be great...
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2005 6.0L F-250 LARIAT CCSB, 4X4, Auto 281K miles
CREW CAB, EGR Delete, 4" Turbo Back, Straight Piped (Bully Dog Triple Dog... Just for Gauges
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