new to diesel - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 Old 11-14-2009, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
coldblooded01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
new to diesel

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...
coldblooded01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 11-14-2009, 06:35 PM
My 6OH Hates Me


 
mudrunninpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.

Mike




"The Iron Pig"



mudrunninpig is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 11-14-2009, 06:36 PM
Don't mind me



 
westcoaststrokin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Silverdale, WA
Posts: 27,591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to westcoaststrokin
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

Josh

04 F350 CC SB DRW IT HAS SOME STUFF

"Idiopathic, from the Latin meaning we're idiots cause we can't figure out what's causing it." House M.D.
westcoaststrokin is offline  
post #4 of 31 Old 11-14-2009, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
coldblooded01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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...
coldblooded01 is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 11-14-2009, 06:44 PM
My 6OH Hates Me


 
mudrunninpig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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

Mike




"The Iron Pig"



mudrunninpig is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 11-14-2009, 06:47 PM
Premium Member
 
Keviny707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Keviny707 is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 11-15-2009, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
coldblooded01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
coldblooded01 is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 11-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
hypersnyper694788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 937
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

06' F-250 CC SRW 4x4, 8" fabtech lift, bilstien 5100 shocks, 4" TB MBRP cat free, 2 JL audio 10" W0, 20x12 Weld Cheyenne 8, 35x13.50x20 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ

BNIB oem ford complete 6.0 head, all valves hardware etc... for sale $900 obo NEW PRICE $600
hypersnyper694788 is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 11-15-2009, 10:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Tony V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Crane/Evansville, IN
Posts: 7,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
If you get a good deal on a 7.3 or a 6.0 i'd do either one.

2000 F-250 216k- smoke much?


Facebook: Anthony VanCamp
Add me if you'd like
Tony V is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 11-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
hypersnyper694788's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 937
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony V View Post
If you get a good deal on a 7.3 or a 6.0 i'd do either one.
yeah that too

06' F-250 CC SRW 4x4, 8" fabtech lift, bilstien 5100 shocks, 4" TB MBRP cat free, 2 JL audio 10" W0, 20x12 Weld Cheyenne 8, 35x13.50x20 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ

BNIB oem ford complete 6.0 head, all valves hardware etc... for sale $900 obo NEW PRICE $600
hypersnyper694788 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome