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Old 06-28-2009, 05:57 PM
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Is This a Good Buy???Update!!!

Ok I am a long time 7.3 guy.....But with the 7.3's getting up on miles and harder to find I came across a deal on a 6.0 with 130k. It's an 03 crewcab f350 single wheel 4x4. super clean. I can buy it for $10,500. It just had the heads worked on. He spent $3500 and I am not sure what all was done.

Is this typical cost on replacing the head gaskets and bolts with studs?

I am going to find out from the mechanic what exactly was done.

What should I look out for on this truck? I know some of the early 03's had issues but I don't know what to look for. This truck won't last at this price and I will need to move fast. Any info I can get would be helpful.

Also what should I plan on doing to it to make it better.

One more thing, How about the tranny. Are they good to go?

Thanks in advance

Scott

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Old 06-28-2009, 06:03 PM
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Sounds like a fair price if it is in good shape yes 6.0's do have there issues but i think it will be fine if it was well maintained i.e proper fuel filter maintaince is extremely impoortant i would ask for maintanence records and get a carfax and
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Sounds like a fair price if it is in good shape yes 6.0's do have there issues but i think it will be fine if it was well maintained i.e proper fuel filter maintaince is extremely impoortant i would ask for maintanence records and get a carfax and
yes deffantly get an oaisis (i think thats how you spell it) run on it and if it has had alot of problems in the past you mite want to watch out
alot of what i have heard with the 6.o's its kinda a pick of the litter, not all are bad but some have thier fair share of problems
im not a 6.0 expert but once again this is just what i have heard, may not be one hundred percent true just tryin to help
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also see if when the heads ghot worked he gets studs instead of bolts and you'll wanna get a egr delete
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Sounds like an ok deal, just find out what was done for sure. The trans in that truck would probably be the last thing to worry about, they're tough.
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Ok update. Talked to the mechanic, he said He put it back to stock using bolts instead of studs. He thought that the problem was due to overboosting the engine with a large load on. Is he full of S@#t? Said everything else looked good. He also told me that if you had to do it again there was a fix for the "hot spot" in the heads that required some machine work....Does he know what he's talking about. I am a little disappointed with the bolts going back in.

What are your thoughts now?
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Cool

Think I personaly would pass.
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