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Old 12-23-2009, 03:27 PM
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Buying a 6.0 with a history?

First off, Wanted to say Hello!

A friend of mine has offered to sell me his 2005 f350 6.0L, but after doing a little research, I am a bit skeptical. I know that he has had the head replaced as well as injectors while it was still under warranty, but now @ 150k, I believe the warranty is expired.
I am wondering if:
A) you think that this is a good deal
B) are the problems most likely fixed, or is this just a problem waiting to happen?

The truck his extended can (4 full doors), extended bed, 4x4, SRW, fully loaded (leather, etc). and I have gotten him down to $13K.

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:01 PM
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Has this trk had any mods done like egr delete/bypass, head studs, if not those are things to look forward to, and at 150k has the fuel system been serviced regularly if not that can cause injector problems. yes this trk is past the 100k powerstroke warranty. good luck
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First off, Wanted to say Hello!

A friend of mine has offered to sell me his 2005 f350 6.0L, but after doing a little research, I am a bit skeptical. I know that he has had the head replaced as well as injectors while it was still under warranty, but now @ 150k, I believe the warranty is expired.
I am wondering if:
A) you think that this is a good deal
B) are the problems most likely fixed, or is this just a problem waiting to happen?

The truck his extended can (4 full doors), extended bed, 4x4, SRW, fully loaded (leather, etc). and I have gotten him down to $13K.

thanks
Even well maintained 6.0s will have injector problems that does not mean it is a pos. Get an oasis report and see exactly what all it has had done to it and post it on here and lets have a look.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:49 AM
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I know he was very good about regular maintenance, and no mods what so ever.
Any one know where/ able to provide an Oasis report?
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:50 AM
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Also I guess I'm wondering, is it worth looking at (good deal) or am I better off to take the money and get a 7.3L?
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:56 AM
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Cust Comments: 05B32 DE GAS BOTTLE FILL LEVEL LABEL AND FLUID LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
Tech Comments: . INSTALL STICKER AND CORRECT COOLANT LEVEL PER RECALL



Cust Comments: 05E15 EXHAUST PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACEMENT, ON BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SY
Tech Comments: . PERFORM RECALL 05E15M

Cust Comments: CHECK FOR REASON WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL QUICK RESPONDING, CUSTOMER PULLED OVER AND LET IT SIT FOR APPROX 5 MINUTES THEN RESTARTED THE ENGINE THEN WAS ABLE TO
Tech Comments: OUTLAW TOWING INVOCIE 10609 ENGINE DIED WHILE TEST DRIVING, CRNAKED NO START, HAD TO BE TOWED IN VERIFIED CONCERN AFTER 30 MILE TEST DRIVE, BECAME CRANK NO START, PULLED CODE 2285, PERFORMED STEPS 1 10 OF DIESEL HARD START DIAG SHEET, HAD 51 PSI ICP PRESSURE, AIR CHECKED FOR LEAKS, TRACED LEAK TO IPR, REPLACED, RETESTED ALL OK POST ROAD TEST 35 MILES ALL OK MO 38864

Cust Comments: 05B27 TRANSMISSION LOW REVERSE SNAP RING REPLACEMENT
Tech Comments: . PERFORM RECALL 05B27B


Cust Comments: CK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON BLOWS ALOT OF SMOKE WHEN COLD SMOKES ALOT HAS CODES IN COMPUTER
Tech Comments: VERIFIED RUNNING ROUGH AND SMOKING. DIESEL DIAG SHEET. P0279 P0299 P0403 P0404 P0405. RAN EGR VALVE TEST FOUND COKED AND COOLANT SOAKED. ALSO FOUND OIL IN COOLANT BOTTLE. FOUND TSB 07 21 5. TESTED OIL COOLER FAILED. PRESSURE TESTED EGR COOLER FAILED. PERFORMED COMPRESSION TESTS FOUND #2 AND# 4 LOW. TESTED COOLING SYSTEM WITH PRESSURE TESTER INSTALLED

Cust Comments: TOW IN CRANKS NO START
Tech Comments: TRUCK TOWED IN NO START. VERIFIED NO START. USED DIESEL HARD START NOSTART SHEET. FOUND HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP AND IPR CONTAMINATED. REMOVED OIL COOLER FOUND SCREEN BLOWN OUT. REPLACED SCREEN FILTER, HIGH PRESSURE PUMP AND IPR. ROAD TESTED VERIFIED REPAIR.

Cust Comments: CHECK FOR LOSING COOLANT AND RUNNING ROUGH
Tech Comments: VERIFIED RUNNING ROUGH. FOUND TSB 08 3 7. PRESSURE TTESTED EGR COOLER PASSED. TESTED OIL COOLER PASSED. PRESSURE TESTED COOLING SYSTEM WHILE UNDER LOAD WOT. SYSTEM REACHED 20PSI. REMOVED BOTH HEADS AND CHECKED FOR FLATTNESS. REPLACED BOTH HEADS. RESEALED 8 INJECTORS. TRANSFERED GLOW PLUGS. CHANGED OIL AND FILTER. AFTER RESTARTING FOUND LH HEAD LOSING COOLAN


Cust Comments: TRANSPORTATION ASSIST PROGRAM
Tech Comments: 1 TAP ASSIST 3 DAY INV 239787 $90.00


Cust Comments: NEED TO CK FLIGHT RECORDER FOR ANY CODES OR DATA
Tech Comments: VERIFIED IDLE SURGE. USED DIESEL DIAG SHEET. INSTALLED VDR IN VEHICLE. SAVED 3 RECORDINGS. VEIWED RECORDINGS FOUND ICP AND IPR JUMPING WHEN ACCEL SLOWLY. CONSULTED HOTLINE AND RETESTED ICP SENSOR FOUND ICP SENSOR BIASED REPLACED SENSOR AND CONNECTOR RETESTED GOOD.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:17 AM
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looks like this trk has been through the ringer. I would probably pass on this one. I would buy a 6.0 that has the egr delete done and possibly head studs, or another option is the famous 7.3L unless you can find one in your price range still under warranty. JMO
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:23 AM
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Thanks Jlynch for running that!

So its probably not a case where "everything has been fixed and there's nothing else to go wrong"?

The guy is almost like a father to me and I trust him when he says he wouldn't sell me a truck that he didn't feel comfortable was going to be reliable... not to say he's a mechanic, or has any idea whats going on with the truck, just that he's not trying to get rid of his problems.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:25 AM
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not a problem
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Buy it if its a deal. If not, there are 6.0s without this level of history and less miles.
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