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Possibly Purchasing an '07 350 6.0

I am looking into purchasing an '07 F-350 XLT 6.0 Diesel and I have done a little research on these trucks and notice the torque is quite impressive at 570 ft lbs torque at only 2000rpms and hrspwr is impressive as well at 325 at 3,300rpm's

The thing that is throwing me off is 15 quarts of oil. That is a hell of alot of oil for a 363 cubic inch motor. Do these trucks still require the same oil change intervals as every other truck? 3 months or 5,000km's?

Compression seems to be adequate at 18.0:1 as my '95 Silverado dually is running 21.5:1

What else should I be looking out for on a used Powerstroke?

The truck I am interested in has 180,000 km's and is priced at $18,900.00 cnd.
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I am looking into purchasing an '07 F-350 XLT 6.0 Diesel and I have done a little research on these trucks and notice the torque is quite impressive at 570 ft lbs torque at only 2000rpms and hrspwr is impressive as well at 325 at 3,300rpm's

The thing that is throwing me off is 15 quarts of oil. That is a hell of alot of oil for a 363 cubic inch motor. Do these trucks still require the same oil change intervals as every other truck? 3 months or 5,000km's?

Compression seems to be adequate at 18.0:1 as my '95 Silverado dually is running 21.5:1

What else should I be looking out for on a used Powerstroke?

The truck I am interested in has 180,000 km's and is priced at $18,900.00 cnd.
That has to be over 100K right. Well get an Oasis Report and that will tell you everything that Ford has fixed. Casting sand is a killer on the oil coolers they get plugged so a coolent filter is a must. Yes they hold 15gts of oil and the max is 5000 miles the injectors run in the oil, and low fuel pressure will also kill injectors. 2 stroker

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This setup utilizes engine oil as hydraulic fluid for the injection system. The change intervals vary depending upon who you ask or what you refer to. These engines require regular maintenance; if you are planning on extending oil change intervals I would recommend the use of a bypass filtration system and regular oil testing to monitor oil condition and additive levels.

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What are some common problems with the '03 - '07 6/.0L.

I see alot of comments on the head gaskets and head bolts along with the EGR system. I really do not want to fool around with the EGR system due to federal by-laws. I have been fined before due to missing emissions equipment.

I was curious as to why the engine contained 15 quarts of oil but now I know. That is 8 quarts more then the 5.4 gasser and could potentially be an additional $200.00-$300.00 a year on oil alone. Not that I am complaining just making a point.

I already have two gassers and just bought a 6.5 silverado dually which I am selling and would prefer to buy another diesel.
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Ive got a 05 6.0L and it takes 15 or 16 but my oil changes in my book says its ok to go about 7500 miles on 1 oil change
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The 6.0 pump between 16&18 gallons per minute so 5 qts would not cut it. One other thing use only MotorCraft filters, have a look here.
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06 F350 4x4 PSD Lariat FX4 CC LB
Edge Insight CTS Expandable Pyro
AutoMeter Fuel Pressure Gauge
Updated Fuel Reg. Kit 3C3Z-9T517-AG
Amsoil By-Pass(Amsoil 5w40)
Delo ELC Coolant
Coolant Filtration System
pulling a 14,000 lb Alpenlite 5er
97 F350 4x4 PSD CC LB
PacBrake&ATS converter lockup
3" dp 4" exhaust
TruCool 28,000 lb cooler
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