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Old 07-05-2010, 04:17 PM
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2004 6.0L

Were all of the problems worked out on the 6.0's by 2004? I found a 2004 I really fell in love with but not sure if I would be better off finding an 05 or 06 or find a 7.3 or what?


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Old 07-05-2010, 05:11 PM
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the problems with the 6.0 weren't worked out until 2008.
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My 06 6.0 has been terrific. No complaints at all.

In 05, they revised the front suspension. Went to coil springs (rides a lot nicer) and gave it a tighter turning circle. I'd hold out for an 05 or newer if possible.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:43 AM
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i have an 04, and i loooooove it. knock on wood, no problems yet with 73000 miles. just get an oasis on it and if it looks pretty good then i would say get it.
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I have an 04 F350 and love it. I got a good price because everyone is afraid of them. I did the EGR delete, new oil cooler and it pulls my 5th wheel like crazy.
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I second the 05-07. The suspenion is better and the early bugs were worked out. That doesn't mean they are perfect but are generally considered the best years for the 6.0.
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I have an '04 6.0L F250 with 160+k and have been thru the injectors, EGR and alternator problems. My last incident was with the hose that runs to the overflow tank, the "Y" that runs to heater core gave way to age. Other than that I got one hell of a good truck. Note to MSGDAVE: when did you get your wings? Not many of us have those.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:13 AM
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So does anyone think I should get a 7.3? Does the 6.0L tow as good as the 7.3L? I have heard some guys say the 7.3L tows a lot better.

The pickup only has 40k miles which is good but it also worries me that all the problems might not be worked out of it yet.

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I have a 2004 and have had no problems with it. I got 120k miles on it, when i bought it i had around 70k on it. If you really want the truck i would get it and do a few things to it right off the bat. First i would have all your fluids changed, and transmission serviced, then i would get an EGR delete done, and a coolant filter. Then it just comes down to PM, use a good synthetic oil, such as mobile 1 5w40, or valvoline extreme blue 5w40, keep your oil changed every 5k miles, filters changed atleast every other oil change, and just take good care of it and you should have any/very little problems out of it.
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