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Shopping for a Powerstroke.

I know yall are probably tired of noobs asking the same questions over and over again. I did attempt to search for my answers before posting, but failed to find the information i was looking for.

I am looking for a Diesel truck, based on my price range i will probably end up with a 6.0. It go's without saying that the more information you can get on a used vehicle the better. Would you consider purchasing a 6.0L with 150,000 Miles on it from an independent dealer who in all likelihood has little to no information on the trucks past. If yes What things would you look for? I know about looking at the DEGAS bottle for sludge/buildup, and for white smoke. But when will i see the white smoke? at idle? start up? WOT? What if any test should i preform? What about a combustion gas test kit? Would that help me quickly diagnose head problems in a diesel?

Also, If i were to purchase one. What up grades are necessary, and which ones are not? I know some of the common ones, Head gaskets/studs, EGR delete, Oil cooler. Are all of the needed? Or should you only worry about replacing head gaskets if you are having issues?

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There are sooo many things to look for go to the 6.0 general forum on this site and read some of the sticky threads.

06 Lariat SuperCab Long Bed

Leveling kit
Chrome bug deflector
Tri-Fold tonneau cover
4" MBRP turbo back straight pipe
Smoked cab lights
Blue spring upgrade
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