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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: West, TN
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I own a 2005 6.0PSD, I bought this truck from my dad.
He bought it with 30,000 miles on it, and I bought it from him with 100,000 miles.
When it bought it we did not know it, but it had blown head gaskets, due to an EGR cooler malfunction, this was all fixed under warranty, the work was done at about 35,000 miles, and neither him nor I have had any trouble out of it since then. It currently has 108,000 miles and counting.
Also, this may help I bought the truck because he was upgrading to yet another 6.0 he bought a 2006 F-350 4X4 CC Lariat witht the Tow Boss package, meaning it came from Ford with 430 gears instead of the 410 typical on a dually.
He pulls alot, so I say all of this to bring to light that if they were really that bad, there is no way, my dad would have bought another 6.0, and I would have never bought his.
Just get it checked out by a good mechanic before you buy one.
Check the coolant when you look at it this can be seen in the "Degas Bottle" located on the driver's side under the hood, it it is basically a coolant reservoir, it this is low, then it can mean there are some problems, just a quick check.
If you keep the oil and filters changed, I think they are great motors, I change oil every 5,000 miles and fuel filters every 15,000 miles. only use the Ford Motorcraft filters, I have read alot of bad things about non-OEM filters on these PSD engines.
Oh yeah, also I would avoid anything older than a 2005, from what I have seen they have alot more problems with the 2003 and 2004 models.
Just my $.02
2005 Ford F-250 6.0l Powerstroke CC SB XLT FX4
-Edge Evolution Tuner, 4" SS Exhaust
-2" Leveling Kit, Dual Steering Stabilizers, Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares, 35x12.5-17 Cooper STT