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6.0 to buy or not?

Hi Guys! Im new here but not new to diesels. Im recently sold my Duramax and was going to buy another one, but was just looking what else was out there.I loved the Duramax and no problems but just want to try something different. .
Question is ,I found a 05 F350 4x4 6.0 powersroke auto 106k. I can get a real good deal on it. I did an Oasis report { I work for a GM dealer who also owns a Ford dealer} and it had some small stuff on it but engine wise has had an Oil cooler replaced at 58k, and oring under valve cover,causing a no start replaced at 83k and 5 inj. replaced at 95k.Thats it! Engine has never been opened. Would you guys be afraid of this truck? Should the headgaskets or EGR cooler have failed by now?? If I buy my plans are Egr cooler delete and eventually head studs. With those two mods and a mild tune are these things still going to have little sensor issues?? I know theres a ton of these out there and I cant believe all of them have issues . Any help is Appreciated!! Sorry for my first post be so long!
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Sounds like you are on the right track. The general consensus is to go with head studs and the egr delete kit. That will solve most major issues you will encounter. I have a 6.0 stock, had an SCT tuner (the only way to go w/ the 6.0) before knowing anything. I will retune it after head studs and egr delete. I'm sure you'll enjoy the truck. Welcome to Ford and to Powerstrokes!

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Welcome to the board.

All depends on how much they are asking for the truck. EGR delete for sure. If you don't plan on running a turner, i wouldn't bother with studs.
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It's a toss up. Some people never have any problems. Some people have nothing but problems. The only advice I can give you is to purchase a powertrain warranty, and chances are you will get your moneys worth out of it. They do break, but what vehicles don't? The problem is that when they do break its big big bucks. So, if you buy the warranty for $1500 ish and you have one engine repair, your warranty will have paid for its self. Other than that, they are awsome trucks and I love mine. Good luck.

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Pyro, boost, fuel pressure
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Bulletproof EGR cooler (Blocked off)
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I just went from a Chevy to the PowerStroke recently; I'll never look back...
Things I didn't like about the Chevy were the fact that it drove like a Caddy when I first got it; but at 40K it was like a log wagon. I couldn't keep the front end aligned so it was hard on tires even though I aligned it every other oil change! BOTH tail-lights fell out of the truck (literally less than 100 miles after the 3/36 warranty ran out). It seemed the Chevy didn't really like to work; it just didn't like to tow anything like the Ford.

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