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Old 06-01-2010, 05:52 PM
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may buy a 6.0

sold my cummins in the market for something new. what should i look out for and what are somethings i can expect if i buy one of these. or should i just look for a 7.3
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:05 PM
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stock head bolts are crap and the EGR is crap.

you can delete the EGR by either a full delete kit or welding it off

the stock head bolts aren't strong and stretch, ARP studs fix this. Cab needs to be pulled off, can be done w/ out but much harder

other than those two issues the 6.0 is a good motor.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:09 PM
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I agree, arp studs, egr delete sct with custom tunes and you will be impressed
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:57 PM
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sold my cummins in the market for something new. what should i look out for and what are somethings i can expect if i buy one of these. or should i just look for a 7.3
I had two 7.3’s…that were bought new off the lot… I loved both of them. After keeping my 2000, 7.3 for six years… I bought the 2006 with the 6.0 that is in my signature. Since I have owned this truck… I haven’t even considered parting with it up until recently, when the 6.7’s have been hitting the streets. I’m sure at some point… I will break down and buy a new one… I have been trying to stay clear of the dealerships…LOL. I always seem to say… when I get this truck paid off I’m keeping it… I have always managed to break my promise…

If you are considering buying a 6.0 I’m sure you will love it. The 6.0 is a great engine that is a lot of fun to drive… especially if you are going to use it for towing, as I use my truck….

Good luck with whatever you buy… you will find a lot of information on this site as how to maintain the 6.0 which is key in having a trouble free engine..
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:50 PM
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Sold my 7.3 many years ago....great truck, but I am now on my second 6.0 (07).
Absolutely no regrets !
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:41 AM
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awsome thanks guys any specific year to stay away from and should i be concerned with buying one that has 100,000 to 150,000 on it.
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Whatever 6.0 you are looking at, ask the seller for maintenance records. These motors are strong but need to have proper service done at the right intervals or they have huge issues. They are not as forgiving of neglect as Cummins are.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:34 AM
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when i went shopping for mine the requirements was 05+

05-07 have coil suspension instead of the 03-04's with leaf springs

the dash is updated a bit which i liked alot better as well as the front end

most people say the 05+ have a better motor as well and say to stay away from 03's.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:40 PM
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ok bought a 04 lariat with 78000 miles where should i start
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I just bought the same thing a month and a half ago. It blew the EGR cooler a couple weeks into owning it. I am having it deleted. I would suggest the same thing to you as well. Or go with the "bulletproof". I have never had such a love hate relationship with a vehicle in my life!

But I tell ya, I CAN'T wait to get it back. I really really like the truck. But, if funds permit, deal with that EGR cooler before it goes...
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