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Old 08-21-2007, 05:58 PM
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2004 - 05 , 6.0 Reality?

I am currently looking at 2004 - 2005 6.0L diesel Excursions.

I need straight forward information regarding warranty issues, etc.

I asked a "Ford Man" I know who has a 2001 diesel w/130,000mi., he loves it would have nothing else - He tells me he would not buy a 6.0L Excursion due to warranty issues, concerns with corners cut on engine components?

I am a long time GM guy (come on guys, everyone has faults), even owned a 2500HD Dura...

The Excursion was the last "family Hauler", that can actually Haul.

Want one but do not want $45g into something that will not make it past 100k mi.

Any info - experience will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks -
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:07 PM
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Dont buy into the "dont buy a 6.0" hype, 92% have zero probs (actual figure from ford tech) do your homework and you wont be disapointed.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:15 PM
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With the statement of 92% with no problems, if you get one of the 'good' ones, man you will really like it a lot! Somebody will have to enlighten me on the 'cutting corners' issue.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:18 PM
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the later model 05-06 they had the least woes.


when looking at a used rig try and get an oaisis report run, this will show all work done at the ford house and give you some insite to its potential

i personally have an 04 ex that i bought with 9k on it i have put 30k very hard miles on it racing and what not and i have yet to have any issues
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[QUOTE=Big Tone;232212]Dont buy into the "dont buy a 6.0" hype, 92% have zero probs (actual figure from ford tech) do your homework and you wont be disapointed.[/QUOTE


I just bought a 03 6.0 with a 134K two weeks ago and love it. Hauls balls and cant wait to mod it.
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the later model 05-06 they had the least woes.


when looking at a used rig try and get an oaisis report run, this will show all work done at the ford house and give you some insite to its potential

i personally have an 04 ex that i bought with 9k on it i have put 30k very hard miles on it racing and what not and i have yet to have any issues
So if ford has done work to it already does that mean its good or is it the other way around?
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I drive a buyback that I have zero issues with. Looking at the oasis it is mostly small stuff. Kinda looks like the dealer got sick of dealing with the guy. My Mom drives an '03 6.0 and the only problem she has had is an EGR. So I guess what I am saying is 2 trucks both dependable. Just my
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:00 PM
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somewhat depends on the report. most reports will have some work done but its usually minor.

you have to look at the the work done, and repairs made. a clean report is nice to see tghough
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Any ladies here please excuse me. A truck is like a fine woman. There are good ones and there are bad ones. One guy will tell you that his ex was nothing but trouble. The next guy that gets her never has a moments of heartache with because of how he treats her. A truck is just the same way. I have had a 2003 6.0 from new in Sept. 2003, no warranty work, no problems, and WILL NOT give her up.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:43 AM
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New guy here, also looking for an excursion this fall. I hear a lot about these "oasis reports". What exactly are they? Do they use the VIN to create the report? Having said that, if I'm buying a truck thats far from me, can I just ask for an oasis report to clear up lots of the unknown (I'd be buying something with around 100k miles, nothing too worn out).

Also, are these reports available online? How much do they cost?

Thanks guys!

p.s. I know I ask lots of questions, but this is my first diesel and I'll be using it for at least 3-4 years.
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