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How much/ How hard is it to replace head gasket in a 07 6.0?

Ive been looking for a powerstroke on craigslist for about 4-5 months now with no luck or deals, but this 07 showed up, the guy wants 5500 for it, the only thing it needs is a head gasket otherwise it runs good, and i figured if i could do it myself, 700 bucks for parts, and 60 or so hours, but i only know basic mechanics, and have no idea how hard it would be, otherwise i heard parts and labor would be around 4000 bucks, but 5500 with 4000 in parts and labor is 9500 which is pretty cheap for a 07 powerstroke, but im not sure what else could be wrong with it, he says its just a head gasket, heres the ad by the way. 2007 Ford F250 Diesel
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The truck also has a lot of dings and dents the guy said, but drives good and has 140,000 miles, you guys think it would be worth 5500 bucks?
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but i only know basic mechanics, and have no idea how hard it would be, [/url]
with that quote i would stay away, head gaskets do not just blow out. couple examples, the engine was over heated and heads are now warp'ed, or it was programed and lifted the heads. sure i open my self up to someone arguing my point. but i would not gamble $5500.00 of my own money that it is just couple gaskets.

good luck on your choice...

my personnel advice get a 7.3l , as i have a 2007 6.0L and it will be forsale in 2-3 months ...once it is fully paid off! and i will be buying a 7.3L

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with that quote i would stay away, head gaskets do not just blow out. couple examples, the engine was over heated and heads are now warp'ed, or it was programed and lifted the heads. sure i open my self up to someone arguing my point. but i would not gamble $5500.00 of my own money that it is just couple gaskets.

good luck on your choice...

my personnel advice get a 7.3l , as i have a 2007 6.0L and it will be forsale in 2-3 months ...once it is fully paid off! and i will be buying a 7.3L
I tend to agree. There are several other issues that might need addressed while it is apart. Thats a lot of money to spend and a lot of time involved to miss something else. Not knocking anyone's mechanical ability here but the 6.0 really needs to be repaired by someone familiar with it. With all of the upgrades it is a good engine. It just costs a lot to do it.
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This is what head gaskets look like on a 6.0.....



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You forgot the zoom'ed in photo of the one wiring plug that was forgot to be unplugged and now needs to be butt connected back together

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You don't have to pull the cab to do head gaskets. Go look in the 6.0 general section and there are plenty of stickies of guys like me doing them in cab in our driveway/garage. It's not hard to do at all. But if I was to buy it I would verify that it needed head gaskets first as well as check it out thoroughly to make sure there aren't any underlying issues at hand.

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You don't have to pull the cab to do head gaskets. Go look in the 6.0 general section and there are plenty of stickies of guys like me doing them in cab in our driveway/garage. It's not hard to do at all. But if I was to buy it I would verify that it needed head gaskets first as well as check it out thoroughly to make sure there aren't any underlying issues at hand.
I'm already familiar with those, I see pictures of your builds all the time with you working on your 6.0 in your driveway, just take off the whole front end to get to the engine and start working on it huh? lmao
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This is what head gaskets look like on a 6.0.....
After having just completed head gaskets on my 6.0, I cannot see any reason what so ever to lift the cab. Not saying its not convenient to lift it, but how many people without a shop can? I thought it was going to be a lot worse than it was, just by the general consensus of most people. Everyone seems to have a friend who's cousins neighbor says it cannot be done cab on. I thought the whole job was very easy. A lot of people make it out to be a bigger job than it is. Ill do them all day long, cab on, for half the money some of these shops charge!


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