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Old 01-06-2014, 05:25 PM
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sell the obs for a 6.0? need opinions

I have been torn with this for a while. the truck has paid itself off by plowing and doesn't owe me anything. I have a guy that wants to buy it but I don't know what to do. it's a 95 rclb with only 130k miles in pretty good shape. I've had it for a few years and just looking for a 4 door truck and love the look of the 05-07 super duty not to mention they ride great with the coil front and the interior is amazing. but the ONLY thing holding me back is the 6.0 horror stories when my 7.3 is barely broken in. any input would be much appreciated positive or negative.

here is the CL link so you have an idea of the truck. http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/4264318504.html


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I can't speak negatively about the 6.0 my brother had one from new to 75k never did anything besides fluids and filters to it. We also have one at work with almost 200k on it that has a turbo or two and a couple injectors but it's used as a service truck lots if idle time carries lots if weight all the time gets run hard by different people and just keeps on going


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its time for a new truck when yours stops going , be rolling the dice doing it
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what should I look out for in looking at a 6.0?


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Why would you look for a 6.0, your truck looks like its in awesome condition. I just yanked out my tranny for rebuild and will be yanking turbo and entire fuel system rebuild on my 97 FSuperduty. It may ride like a truck, but man what a truck. I wouldn't trade it over a 6.0 550 any day. Besides trucks are supposed to drive and ride like trucks. Thats what differs us from the soccer moms running around in F150s!
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I would want to know service history and if it had ever been tuned. Tuning in 6.0 if not monitored and maintained is what causes egr cooler failures and head gasket failures


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If you can get 10k for that truck, SELL IT

As for the 6.0, they can be bought for what you are selling your truck for. then put 5k into it, bullet proofing it and have ZERO worries.

6.0s are GOOD engines, even better with refinements
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If you can get 10k for that truck, SELL IT

As for the 6.0, they can be bought for what you are selling your truck for. then put 5k into it, bullet proofing it and have ZERO worries.

6.0s are GOOD engines, even better with refinements
Very well said! I bought my 05 for a VERY nice price. Then turned around and took it down to the head's and built it back up. The truck now runs very strong and I still have less in the truck than what a Dodge or Chevy would of cost me.
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If you can get 10k for that truck, SELL IT

As for the 6.0, they can be bought for what you are selling your truck for. then put 5k into it, bullet proofing it and have ZERO worries.

6.0s are GOOD engines, even better with refinements
but in reality we all know that's not the case with bullet proofing , and never will be
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The 7.3 is a great motor for their day. But face it boys, these dinosaurs....they be a dying breed.
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