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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!