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Should I avoid the 6.0?
First of all forgive me, I've searched here and on google and found lots of information about the potential problems of them.
I've across a 2003 f250 with the 6.0l and a 5spd (says 5spd, 6spd is all kbb.com shows). The truck looks EXTREMELY clean and has 95kmi on it, and I am very interested... but of course there is tons of horror stories about the 6.0.
Basically I want to use the truck as a general purpose work truck, and pull occasional trailers etc and maybe a boat down the road. I would LIKE to run some tuner and/or exhaust, but worried about "lifting the heads".
I guess what I need to know is primarily about the heads studs...
1) is head bolt problems an eventuality, or is it just common
2) I read that some people fix it by lifting off the cab, and pull heads etc. Is this the only way or does this just make life easier.
I am all for updated technology, and vgt turbo and such, but dont want to buy a money pit. I'm very mechanically inclined, though this would be my first diesel... turbo swaps would be easy etc... however pulling cab might be more than I'd be willing to do.
sorry for the dumb questions, I'm knew to diesel scene, but very knowledgeable about gasolines, and turbo gas motors etc.