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Is the 6.0 really that bad or what???

So i see this site has its own threads for problem with the 6.0, does this truck really have that many problems. Should I say forget the ford the 6.0 and stick with chevy? let me here problem possiable fixes money cost. I will have to say i love how the 06/07 looks just see so many bad things said about the 6.0.
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I have a 06 with 62000 miles on it and have not had one problem. I bought it new in 06 and its been the best truck I have ever had and I had Chevy's before this.
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No it doesnt. Its a very good engine if you do the right things to it and dont blow it up before they are done.... Do some reasearch on these two words

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No it doesnt. Its a very good engine if you do the right things to it and dont blow it up before they are done.... Do some reasearch on these two words

Stud
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Delete

If you do those your golden
LOL i will thanks,,,, So i belive thats Headstuds and EGR delete... But i am in california, i dont think i can delete the EGR... Will research thanks again
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LOL i will thanks,,,, So i belive thats Headstuds and EGR delete... But i am in california, i dont think i can delete the EGR... Will research thanks again
Being in CA, like me you still have a couple of choices. You can do the "sneaky pipe egr delete" I just made a thread about it a couple days ago. Or you can go with the bulletproof egr cooler. I'm looking into both of these.

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Yeah I was looking into that, not worrying about getting caught on the street just warranty purpose. I have heard if u mess with the EGR and the dealer can prove it well then your screw. Also I am a DMAX guys and know little about Ford. I have heard more bad then good and that's why I have been asking a lot of questions. If I pay 35k for a used truck what problems am I gonna have to fix right away and what can I wait on. Also don't want to void my warranty, so I am all over the place with this one.
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So from what u guys are saying if i replace egr system and put ARB head studs and run the full banks kit, i will be good, nothing else major is gonna go out.
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If I pay 35k for a used truck what problems am I gonna have to fix right away and what can I wait on.
Any 6.0 truck is gonna be an 07 or older and should be 30k or less unless its real low miles with good mods. I just sold my stock 07 King Ranch 350 w/55k miles for 27.5k. If your looking at spending 35k your into 6.4 territory.

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I bought mine with 99,000 miles on it from my Wife's Uncle so I knew everything about the truck. My advice would be like the above post, don't overpay for these trucks. I love my truck don't get me wrong but because of the reputation there are a lot of good deals to be had and frankly getting a good deal is kind of your insurance against having to make some of these repairs/fixes that 6.0's need.

Example: I bought my truck for $13,000 and the blue book value was between $17,300 and $18,500. I wasn't going out on a limb at that price. I had done my research about the 6.0 so when I got it home I added an Edge Insight monitor and confirmed my Oil Cooler was bad so I did an EGR delete and changed the Oil Cooler myself. I knew this was a strong possibility when I bought the truck and knew about what it was going to cost me. So I probably have put about $1000 in the truck with me doing all of the work. The end result is I have a truck that I believe will go several more miles if I continue to take care of it.

Now if you were a guy that can't do the work and you overpaid for a truck and then found out your Oil Cooler, EGR, and maybe your Head Gaskets were bad you would probably not have as favorable outlook.

Remaining Warranty would be something to factor in but as it winds down I hear a lot of guys here stressing out. The moral of this story is to take advantage of the bad reputation and not overpay for a truck providing yourself some wiggle room to address these problem areas.

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