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Old 08-28-2013, 10:24 AM
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Looking at 2005 excursion

Hi guys, as the title states I am looking at a 2005 excursion with the 6.0 PSD. Has 98k on the odometer and looks clean. What are some of the things I should look for in regards to the engine itself. Vehicle will be used as a daily driver by my wife and as a weekend travel trailer hauler. I expect to put about 10-12k miles on it a year.

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just like any other used car, check for the normal wears.

on the 6.0, look at the coolant bottle and see if there are any white dried up coolant spots anywhere, under the hood as well. see if any bubbles rise up when the engine is running, check the oil to make sure its clean, see how long it takes to crank up, look at the egr valve to see if its still there or deleted, look for smoke at startup and idling, while driving, see how it shifts into gears and if they are decent ****s and no flairs between gears.

now if you have a way to scan the computer while running, see the engine coolant temp and the engine oil temp. the values between the two should not be more than 15*. thats the delta. if its more than 15* then expect a oil cooler change soon. less delta the better. readings should be on a operating temp engine at hwy speeds like 60+. if its bad it doesnt take long to show the high deltas.

i know im forgetting some but thats the main stuff.
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Is there an affordable scanner out there to purchase. I don't have one at my disposal to take with me. I would like to get as much of these questions answered before I make a 12 hour drive to get the vehicle.
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i know some run this one but i am also hoping others would chime in since i dont know many out there on the low end price. i had a cts and my ae.


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I'd look for a 7.3....you will be glad you did.
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meh. old and slow.
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Better than fast and broke...besides I eat 6.0's for lunch.
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Is there an affordable scanner out there to purchase. I don't have one at my disposal to take with me. I would like to get as much of these questions answered before I make a 12 hour drive to get the vehicle.
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I'd look for a 7.3....you will be glad you did.
I had an easier time convincing the wife to marry me! Since this will be her primary vehicle, she requested it not be older than a 2005. My requirement was that it be a diesel. Just hope I'm not making the wrong decision.
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As long as you take your time and read and learn as much as you can about the 6.0 and its problems you will love them, if you just run out and grab one you will probably think it's the worst mistake you ever made. I have 2 an 05 x and 07 f350 I love the 6.0 and 5r combo it doesn't compare to the 7.3.

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