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Old 10-11-2009, 01:17 PM
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Is the 6.0 really that bad?!

I'm a current 7.3 owner and i'm considering buying a 6.0 truck. (probably keep my 7.3 for a little longer). My really good friend is a VERY intelligent Ford Diesel Mechanic for a dealer here in Dallas. He says "DO NOT BUY A 6.0!!!" Time and time again... but are they really that bad?!
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No they are actually good once you work the bugs out like egr and head studs. Once you do that you should be fine..
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Got no issue with mine...Ran lousy, took it in and updated the flash for the FICM..runs great. Have mates with 6.0's. Same thing..no issues. The more you read the more complicated it seems to get. I bought mine used..drained oil immediately, put in AMSOIL 5w40, new fuel filters and new air fiter, changed diff fluiids and rad fluid. Treat it like new, she'l act new!
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I'd own a 6.0. I used to hear the same thing that they are junk and nothing but problems, but i know of a lot of members on here that have had little to no problems with thiers. The biggest issues with them are the EGR and head gaskets. Do an EGR delete and put headstuds in and you can run the piss out of them. They have great power potential too.

If anything ever happened to my truck, ie. totaled, id probably look for a 6.0. I would just set aside money before i bought it and figure doing headstuds and EGR delete first thing.
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As said above 6.0s are pretty reliable once you take care off the hgs and egr system. I wouldn't worry about buying a 6.0
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I second the above posts... Don't wanna say anything cuz I don't have any wood to knock on right now....
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He keeps talking about injectors going out and the FICM going out when programmers are used... anyone had issues with that?
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I really haven't heard many injector issues. FICM's are more common, but I really don't think it's any more than any other truck. You over boost these engines you will blow head gaskets. Egr coolers go left and right. Turbos go quickly as well. You put in ARP head studs, EGR delete or an 03 round cooler, or upgrade, and even an 07 OEM turbo is good. I would just be prepared for those issues when purchasing the 6.0 and plan on tuning it. That would add $3500 to the purchase of the truck that it really is a fantastic motor after that.
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Love my truck. My neighbor who's a Ford diesel mechanic only has positive things to say about 6.0's. Injector wise he said now days the don't see to many issues with them...
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ALL of the problems you hear about Injectors and turbos are from the OWNER. You can not go 10k miles on a oil change just because its a diesel. HUEI injection system only likes fresh oil. Fuel filters are a must and fuel additives are great because of the ulsd does not lubricate well at all.
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