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Old 02-09-2013, 11:48 AM Rookie

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Buying an Ex with re-man engine - need advice

Hi everyone - new to the site.

I'm considering buying a 2005 Ford Excursion with the 6.0. The vehicle has 110K miles, but had a re-man engine dropped in at 66K. The new engine is a Ford re-man because the engine replacement was done under warranty at a Ford dealership (seller has provided all receipts and documentation for the engine replacement, I spoke to the dealership that did the work to confirm the engine was a Ford re-man). The engine also has had the head studs installed and the EGR has been updated.

Anybody have any good/bad experiences with re-man 6.0 engines from Ford?

With proper maintenance, can I expect the same longevity out of a re-man that I would get with a factory engine?

Also if anybody has any other general thoughts and suggestions on Excursions, buying a used 6.0 in general, etc. - that would be great.

I plan on using this vehicle as my daily driver - I do 50 highway miles a day round trip commute to work. Also have a 6,000 lb boat that I'll be trailering 20-25 times per year - most of the time just 5 miles down the road to the launch, but occasionally would like to do long-distance tow trips (2-3 hrs on the highway).

Any guidance you guys could give me would be great - thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:11 PM
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I've got nothing specific on the reman but there is a ton of info on here. I'd suggest reading the 'stickies" at the top of each section. General Discussion, Problems Forums and the 6.0 Tech section all have some VERY important stuff in them. Read, research and learn BEFORE you buy a 6.0 or you may end up regretting it. There's a lot to know about these beasts and rushing into a purchase can really bit you.

Welcome to the ORG and if you have a question about what you're reading don't hesitate to ask. This place is great for help.

Oh and the General discussion forum gets a ton more traffic than the Ex forum does... There's a lot less of us bus drivers on here than there are truck drivers.
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