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Questions on buying a 6.0L

Hey everyone,

Looking to get rid of the 2006 Cummins to buy a Powerstroke (2000-2006 year)......don't like owning a vehicle from a bailed out company.

My questions are:

What are the differences between the years? I know they went to the 6.0 in late 2003. I also know they changed the interior in 2005. Didn't they change the front suspension in 2005 or 2006? They went to the 5 speed auto sometime in there too. Any other differences?

What are the problems with the 7.3 & 6.0 engines? I know the 7.3 is preferred but why? I like the newer interior and am going to try to find a Harley edition but that leaves me with the 6.0. What are the problem areas?

What should I look for when buying one? Chassis problems, leaks, etc?

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They did change the front suspension.

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went to coil front suspension in 05 and the 05+6.0 is updated to be more reliable

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They made several changes in the 6.0. The turbo is different in 05+, they egr cooler is different in 05+, and the newer truck you buy the better the chance you will still have factory warranty so if there are problems they will take care of it.

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So every 05 will have the upgrades? I don't have to worry about any midyear stuff do I?
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Yeah you should be fine with any 05+ but the 03 turbo is more desirable because it has a loud whistle due to the fact that they have a different amount of vanes.

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