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Old 09-26-2009, 11:00 AM
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Go to a 6.0?

I currently have a 97 350 crew long box 4x4. I use it to haul my truck camper. The only problem is it is a manual and my wife refuses to learn how to drive it. I found a 04 350 single rear wheel long box and also 4x4. I just don't know about the switch to a 6.0. The 6.0 only has 54,500 miles on it and no longer has the ford warranty. Tell me what you think.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:05 AM
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I currently have a 97 350 crew long box 4x4. I use it to haul my truck camper. The only problem is it is a manual and my wife refuses to learn how to drive it. I found a 04 350 single rear wheel long box and also 4x4. I just don't know about the switch to a 6.0. The 6.0 only has 54,500 miles on it and no longer has the ford warranty. Tell me what you think.
What are you wanting to know exactly? How to get your wife to learn how drive a truck with a stick? Or whether or not to switch over to a newer 6.0?
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:12 AM
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I just bought a 04 F350 work truck.I looked at a lot of info and come up with this.It is a very high tech motor, that had some rather minor problems when it was introduced.Bad news is the minor problems caused really nasty things to happen! By late 04 ( check when yours was made, mine is a late model)most issues were corrected.Common trouble was with the EGR valve and cooler.I live where emissions are not an issue so I put the delete kit from River City Deisel, good stuff and good people.The head bolts dont seem to be an issue if you dont hot rod the truck and watch the temps when towing. The ARP head bolt kit seems to be a cure for blown head gaskets.A lot of fleets are getting over 300,000 miles on these trucks so I think the rest of the truck will fall apart before the motor goes belly up.If you cant delete the EGR crap then use a tuner to "unhook" it.Keep up on the maintenance and dont run it hot, put a EGT gauge on it and go drive it.All that is based on 2 months of ownership and a couple thousand miles, so in reality its just my opinion, lol
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:24 AM
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The 6.0 is a good engine in my opinion. Can be prone to some problem but generally safe if left stock.

If I were you I would keep the OBS and take the wife not wanting to drive it as a blessing!
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:58 AM
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Yeah i heard ya about her not wanting to drive. When she drives all i do is complain anyway. I just got back the Oasis on here and it was made on March of 04. So it was an early 04 anyway.

But it would be such a smoother ride and creature comforts.
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