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Love or Hate??

What is everyone's take on the 2005/2006 6.0L motor's?? I know a lot about the 7.3's but not the 6.0L. i know that 2003 and 2004 were god awful for the 6.0L depending on your luck, but what about the 6.0L in the 05 and 06 powerstrokes?? how many miles can you expect them to last, do they break like every other car these days or will they go without problems like a 7.3 will? Was 05 and 06 good year's for the motors and what kind of mileage should be expected out of a 6.0L powerstroke?? thanks for the info!!
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ford made many changes in 05 on the 6.0 motor. something like 100 and something changes. i had a 03 and now my 05 6.0 and no issues except 1 bad turbo. if your gonna do a sct, delete the egr and get studs if possible. my truck is not studded and i run the xtreme race tune daily. no issues at all.

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06' F250 6.0... Love it, 94,000 miles with no issues. My dad has a 05' F450 6.0 and hauls a 20,000 pound trailer with know problems until the water pump failed at 60,000 miles and hydro locked the motor. but thanks to the warranty he has a brand new motor from ford. Now with 2,000 miles on it its running strong.

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Not to be an a#@ but im tired of this topic on the reliability of the 6.0. If you want something that will never give you problems, go buy a bicycle.
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Not to be an a#@ but im tired of this topic on the reliability of the 6.0. If you want something that will never give you problems, go buy a bicycle.
lmao so you think it's a piece of crap? this is the info i'm looking for
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lmao so you think it's a piece of crap? this is the info i'm looking for
No, What he is saying is that every make, model, engine has problems. This type of thread has been killed on forum sites. Someone asks this type of question every week, with the same answers. Fact is the 7.3's where great motors, but to get any power out of them you have to double the value of the truck to get there. where once the bugs are worked out of a new motor by the manufacturer, you see the value. Fact is the 6.0's can make more out of the motor for less $$$. and Ford is already thinking of scraping the 6.4. So bottom line... If your getting a new truck and you want a Ford, get an 05' through 07' and enjoy. more than likely you wont have any problems. But remember with any vehicle, "you play, you pay", you will almost always have a longer hassle free life with a stock motor. Anyone, feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

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lol, i luv my powerstroke, i was just saying that ur gonna have problems with anything. I could blow up my motor tomorrow, but hey, crap happens.. But to answer your question, 66000 with no probs.

Thank you captain. took the words right out of my mouth

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DELETE the EGR!!
my 6.0 is an 07 and its blown the HG twice. First time on OEM bolts, 2nd time on ARP studs, both times were because of my own fault in not deleting the EGR. Now i'm back on OEM bolts and i plan to delete the EGR as soon as it warms up, i've got everything i need. My studs will go back in down the road with some good HG's and she should be bullet proof.
i love the motor, the power, and beating all the dodge and chebby's in town on a "junk" motor.
but there are things you MUST do to make it reliable.

but that's with any car/truck that you want to make power with. hell, if you want to turn up anything 150+ hp over stock then your going to have to deal with repercussions and/or replace the weak points.

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