Originally Posted by JsHwrdul
I have been looking to get a powerstroke for quite some time... I have recently come across a pretty good deal on a 2005. I have heard many horror stories about the 6.0 (head gaskets, egr, etc) but have been told that the only years you need to worry about are the 03-04 models. Can anyone verify or is the 6.0 in the 2005 still questionable.
I have an '05 and love it...great motor. I have had a Turbo issue, FICM died, HPOP STC fitting blown...but other than that...great motor. You can hear a lot of bad stories about any motor thats been on the street for a while. In some cases new models of some makers before they even hit the street...and mostly what you hear (unfortunately) is the bad...ever notice many don't remark on when things are going great.,..just complain about when things go bad...well thats what you're hearing. Most are founded on common concerns...so get an OASIS report a CARFAX report, and do some more home-work...the 05 MY powerplant and Tranny are great. You will enjoy them and find a whole new prospective on driving and owning a diesel. It can become like an addiiction though. Your significant others will become jealous of your new affair.