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Old 11-14-2009, 05:22 PM
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been looking at f250's for a few months now and everyone has been telling me to find a 7.3 and i have been looking for one but cant find one that will work for me with under 250000 miles on it... but today i found a nice 2006 6.0 and was just wondering if they were as unreliable and weak as i have been told they were..... thank you for any info...
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:35 PM
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the 6.0 gets a bad rap but I love mine. This is my 2nd one. get an oasis report on it and it will let you know what kind of warranty work has been done to it. that will help you make a decision on it.
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If you think a truck that can take a tuned 7.3 stock is weak go ahead and buy the 7.3. Yes the 6.0's have had some issues. They like to stretch the stock head bolts and don't like the EGR system. Those problems are easily taken care of and these trucks are pretty tough. Just my
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:41 PM
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i just have heard some thing and want a moto that is going to hold together for awhile.... why i am not going to get another gas job and i am going to be pulling a race car on the weekend and about a 5-10 ton dump trailer during the week "roofing contractor" so i want somthing that has some A*s and that can last...
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:44 PM
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I am a asphalt contractor that hauls 10-12k on almost a daily basis. the truck has plent of arse and The only problems I have has are self inflicted
I have 90k on the ticker
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I too am new to diesel fords, coming from a V8 F150. I did a considerable amount of research on the 6.0 reliability. It's a complicated piece of machinery. The 2003-2004 had a lot of issues. By 2005 most of the problems had been ironed out. All three major brands e.g. Dodge, Ford, Chevy have their issues with diesel motors. I'm partial to Ford so I purchased a 2005 XLT F250 with the 6.0 41,000 miles for $24,000. Although it was a leap of faith. What irritated me the most was not the problems that the 6.0 has had, as much as the way Ford dealt with some of their customers by not honoring warranties and such. I seriously suggest that if you purchase the 2006 make sure you have ample warranty to cover at least 3 years of driving, even if you have to purchase a contract from the dealer or whomever services your loan, assuming you'll have one.
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was wondering with regular mat. and not killing the truck whats the expected miles on these things the one i am looking at has 150 000
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The 6.0 is faster and with a tune can get into the low 14's. It has a MUCH better transmission than the 7.3. There is just a couple of things that need some attention ie. it needs some head studs and the EGR system needs some work too. But once you get those taken care of it should be just as reliable as the 7.3 yet it will be faster and you will have an awesome transmission. My .02
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If you get a good deal on a 7.3 or a 6.0 i'd do either one.
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If you get a good deal on a 7.3 or a 6.0 i'd do either one.
yeah that too
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