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post #1 of 13 Old 02-05-2014, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Shoudl I or shouldn't I?

I spent the last 3 hours searching forums, but there's to much out there and I haven't found the answers I've been looking for. I've been looking for a good Excursion for the past few months. I have done a TON of research and narrowed it down. i made the mistake of buying a duramax and spent a ton of money just trying to keep it on the road and got rid of it in a hurry. I know the 6.0 isn't the pinnacle of reliability, but with the right upgrades it should be fine. If I buy something, I really need it to be reliable, I am starting back to school for my masters and won't have a lot left to be adding to the truck. The guy side of me really wants the diesel for towing the boat 5-6k depending on how loaded down it is and we tow from Denver up to the mountains (5k elevation gain) almost every weekend and hunting frequently, not to mention the interior space is awesome.

What I've narrowed it down to:

2004 Excursion EB 6.0 126K on the clock, bullet proof EGR's, new HPOP, 2 new batteries, good tires, K&N air filter and just did a tranny flush

2005 Excursion EB 6.0 136K, Bullet proof EGR and oil cooler, coolant filter. This is the cleaner truck, but both are what I want.

Neither has had injectors yet. Thoughts?
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The 2005 has the bulletproof oil cooling system? if so, that has my vote.
NOT a fan of a K&N on a forced induction engine. They aren't bad on some gas burners but should not be on any forced induction. The turbo will suck that oil right out of that filter in short order, so why not just duct tape some cotton balls on there instead?
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I'd go with the 05.


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I would go with the 05 coil spring front end, bpd oil cooler, stock air fiilter.

that said i do LOVE my 04 but the bpd oil cooler is a must in my book

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I would go with the 05 coil spring front end, bpd oil cooler, stock air fiilter.

that said i do LOVE my 04 but the bpd oil cooler is a must in my book
Excursions didn't get the coil spring front ends. That being said, I would still take the 05 because of the oil cooler setup.

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Excursions didn't get the coil spring front ends. That being said, I would still take the 05 because of the oil cooler setup.
The 2WD ex's have coil springs...

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True, but he was saying go with the 05 instead of the 04 because it would have coil springs. I was pointing that out. Everyone knows the 4x2 are coil springs but how many people actually go looking for a 2wd?

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2005... bpd oil cooler is bukoo money

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Yup, the 2005 with the bpd oil cooler is the way to go.

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i dont have a bpd oil cooler, but i would recommend the '05 because its there already. those set-ups are like 2k and it has the bpd egr cooler which means its smog compliant (if that matters to you) those are parts that aren't cheap and are much more involved in changing. any info on the '05's HPOP? hopefully that's been changed already. i do however LOVE the '05 front end. good luck, either way you go you'll love the excursion!

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