Should I Buy This Truck? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Should I Buy This Truck?

Hello, not sure if this is the right spot to ask this, but it does have to do with performance mods. Oh, and Hi, I'm new here.

There's an '03 F350 Crew Lariat SWB for sale with 126k that's in my price range. The dealership ad says "FULL HEAD GASKET UPGRADE WITH HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP KIT, TURBO CLEANED OUT, EGR COOLER UPGRADED AND BLOCKED OFF!! HAS TURBO UPGRADES UNIQUE TO US!!". Nobody knows what that really means so I called them hoping it had ARP studs, and some aftermarket parts, but it turns out they are still using OEM style TTY head bolts. I'm not sure what "Full Head Gasket Upgrade" means then. Maybe a Ti gasket? They also did not use any kind of aftermarket EGR cooler / delete kit. Also not sure what they actually did there then. They said they "tipped" the impeller to improve spooling and "increase horsepower".

With all that said, can anyone enlighten me as to what they probably did to this 6.0 PSD? Should I go look at it, or should I skip it and keep looking? They are asking just under $17k (they say their modifications are worth $1995)

Thanks in advance!

TS
TwinStick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 05:30 PM
Member
 
sfu7274456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would walk away. It all sounds kind of fishy. Sounds like someone who knows very little about the 6.0 trying to use flashy words without committing to anything real. Ask to see receipts - no never mind run run away...

If you got a link post it up we could better evaluate it, heck you could probably get someone who speaks 6.0 fluently to call them and really tell you how full of it they are.

my .02

edit:

oh yeah you either upgrade the EGR or you block it off not both.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by sfu7274456; 06-18-2013 at 07:32 PM.
sfu7274456 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Premium Member

 
JGman141's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 428
Thanks: 1
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwinStick View Post
Hello, not sure if this is the right spot to ask this, but it does have to do with performance mods. Oh, and Hi, I'm new here.

There's an '03 F350 Crew Lariat SWB for sale with 126k that's in my price range. The dealership ad says "FULL HEAD GASKET UPGRADE WITH HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP KIT, TURBO CLEANED OUT, EGR COOLER UPGRADED AND BLOCKED OFF!! HAS TURBO UPGRADES UNIQUE TO US!!". Nobody knows what that really means so I called them hoping it had ARP studs, and some aftermarket parts, but it turns out they are still using OEM style TTY head bolts. I'm not sure what "Full Head Gasket Upgrade" means then. Maybe a Ti gasket? They also did not use any kind of aftermarket EGR cooler / delete kit. Also not sure what they actually did there then. They said they "tipped" the impeller to improve spooling and "increase horsepower".

With all that said, can anyone enlighten me as to what they probably did to this 6.0 PSD? Should I go look at it, or should I skip it and keep looking? They are asking just under $17k (they say their modifications are worth $1995)

Thanks in advance!

TS
I would walk away from this as well, people that do head gaskets on these trucks don't put the crappy stock head bolts back in.

2004 6.0 ccsb Warren 430/150 hybrids, Warren Comp Trans, Warren Dual Hpop, Billet S475 w/race cover, Marty's A1000 Fuel System, Colt stage 2 and all the other supporting stuff
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JGman141 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Marine Raiders>Seals



 
najaf4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Solsberry, IN
Posts: 7,120
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 49 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First off.

Second, I would look for another truck.

RYAN
03 Excursion 6.0L

BPD,WPE & other odds and ends

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
najaf4life is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks guys!

Here's the ad:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...ngId=347339908

Last edited by TwinStick; 06-18-2013 at 08:01 PM.
TwinStick is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 06:47 PM
Marine Raiders>Seals



 
najaf4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Solsberry, IN
Posts: 7,120
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 49 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
SO, the truck has a upgraded EGR cooler that is blocked off? What is the point of that?? A unique turbo to them, LOL, I would run now with my money.

RYAN
03 Excursion 6.0L

BPD,WPE & other odds and ends

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
najaf4life is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 06:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
05_PSD_Erik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mercer County WV
Posts: 2,988
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No dealership in their right mind would advertise a truck as having the emissions equipment tampered with... It is technically illegal to sell a vehicle with disabled emission equipment. I would walk away from that thing. Also, what kind of dealership are they? Can;t tell much from the pics, but it doesn;t seem to be a major manufacturer's dealer typically meaning no real service department. Who did this turbo "modding" and where did they learn of this 'tipping' the impeller? I've been around diesel for several years now and NEVER heard of anyone 'tipping' the blades....

2009 Subaru WRX Premium
Type RS BOV
CAI
Muffler Delete


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Had to park it with some real diesel muscle....
05_PSD_Erik is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 07:18 PM
Member
 
sfu7274456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05_PSD_Erik View Post
No dealership in their right mind would advertise a truck as having the emissions equipment tampered with... It is technically illegal to sell a vehicle with disabled emission equipment. I would walk away from that thing. Also, what kind of dealership are they? Can;t tell much from the pics, but it doesn;t seem to be a major manufacturer's dealer typically meaning no real service department. Who did this turbo "modding" and where did they learn of this 'tipping' the impeller? I've been around diesel for several years now and NEVER heard of anyone 'tipping' the blades....

What he said...

Sarcasm ON:
Imagine all the money and time Mad Turbo Werks, and all the others have wasted building and researching all of these so called Fancy turbo's when all they needed to do was tip the impeller to make more boost. So how do you tip an impeller, smack the blades with a hammer...
Sarcasm Off


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sfu7274456 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Haha! To be fair, I was asking my layman's questions to a salesperson. It could be that the impeller mod is something that makes more sense. Either way, I'll pass. You guys may have saved me some headache and money so again, thanks a million!!

Now that you mention it, I can't believe they're advertising the emiisions being removed. That's Salem for you.
TwinStick is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 06-18-2013, 08:07 PM
Cowgirl forever!!!
 
SCPowerstrokecowgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spartanburg,SC
Posts: 3,361
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
pass on that truck lol

Jess
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

01 F350 Crew Cab 4x4 7.3 once again!!
MBRP 4'' Turbo Back and Chrome
05 Grille
Carolina Powerstroke Assocation member
LIFE IS TO SHORT SO RIDE A FAST HORSE!
SCPowerstrokecowgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome