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thinking of buying 6.0???

Well I am currently in a 02 f-350 srwccsb 6spd with 120k.....and it's ofcoarse been bulletproof,but i am in need of a smaller(excab) diesel and have had no luck in finding a low mileage 7.3,sooo i;m considering a 06 6.0..I test drove a 6.4 6spd and it just seemed way under powered.haven't been able to drive a 6.0 spd ,but have found a smoking deal on a 06 with the torque shift with low mileage. any thoughts or things to look for.Thanks in advance
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well with the proper modifacations the 6.0 is great,(couple grand worth),but the 7.3 can be bought cheep put a couple grand in it and you have somethin cheaper and will last alot longer so if your lookin to spend some cash,wait for the 7.3 and then dump cash into that....imho
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An 06 should still have a warranty hopefully, so just get it and have the studs done under warranty. Just my

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Not to confuse anyone but i'm keeping the 7.3 for my dd,the 6.0 would be driven in the evenings and weekends
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Simply just pull the Oasis report start from there and let us know what you find on that report.

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im in the same boat except i couldnt keep my 7.3. im still young and havent secured my career yet so it was one or the other. I actaully planned on a car but just miss my truck too much. I have read alot on the 6.0 and am gonna pull the trigger on one and just do the proper mods.
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oh and how does one go about getting an oasis. i posted in the premium member section but never got a reply?
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Well I am currently in a 02 f-350 srwccsb 6spd with 120k.....and it's ofcoarse been bulletproof,but i am in need of a smaller(excab) diesel and have had no luck in finding a low mileage 7.3,sooo i;m considering a 06 6.0..I test drove a 6.4 6spd and it just seemed way under powered.haven't been able to drive a 6.0 spd ,but have found a smoking deal on a 06 with the torque shift with low mileage. any thoughts or things to look for.Thanks in advance
Well i have both as you say the 7.3 is bulletproof i have the normal mods + a few. The 6.0 will out pull the 7.3 2to1 but you will need a good set of gauges to keep an eye on things. One of the most important things to start with is a coolent filter to remove the casting sand then a good set of gauges i like the Edge Insight to keep an eye on the EOT-ECT-EGT + i have the trans on also. The max difference in the EOT-ECT is 15 degs highway speed 55-60 if you have more than that your oil cooler is pluged, i have 4-6 degs difference pulling my Alpenlite also a fuel pressure gauge because anything under 45 lbs at WOT it will kill your injectors. Mine with 21k had pressures of 44 WOT and 50 at idle after installing a new Reg Kit it went to 64 lbs idle and 62 WOT. A stock 6.0 will not stand up to tunes because they are maxed out on HP, the only way ARP studs. It takes a lot to try and make them bulletproof just a heads up on a few things but they are a sweet truck.
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oh and how does one go about getting an oasis. i posted in the premium member section but never got a reply?
If you find a good one at a dealer have them give you one, all they have to do is run the vin. carfax is good but an oasis is better get both.
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Good frickin info man!

Another thing to add is to make sure you use motorcraft oil and fuel filters. There are a lot out there that just aren't the right fit for these trucks and will kill them.
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