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Old 07-16-2010, 05:58 AM
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7.3L upgrade to 6.0, maybe..?..?

I've come across a 2004 6.0 for a pretty fair price.

I appears to be pretty much bone stock. I'm going back to look at it again after doing some more research on the 6.0 issues.

My questions I'm looking for some input on are these:

What kind of condition can I expect the EGR to be in on a stock engine?

What sort of conditions can I expect the head HG's to be in?

It has 118k on the ticker, and looks to be very very clean and well maintained cosmetically. I'm going to really look closer under the hood today for the usual suspects.

Bottom line, if this hasn't been chipped or tuned, which I'm not finding evidence of so far, should the usual suspects of 6.0 faults be okay, or does that stuff fail regardless?
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Those things can fail on a stock truck. However, if the truck was well maintained and not driven as if by granny, then it should be fine. Just because those systems have failed for others, doesn't mean they will for you. If you buy the truck or if the owner lets you, pull the EGR valve right by the alternator/intake area, if it looks mostly clean with a mild coating of soot, then it is fine. If the truck doesn't drink coolant and starts easily, chances are the HGs are in good shape. FWIW, I think the 6.0 is an amazing upgrade from the 7.3.
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Those things can fail on a stock truck. However, if the truck was well maintained and not driven as if by granny, then it should be fine. Just because those systems have failed for others, doesn't mean they will for you. If you buy the truck or if the owner lets you, pull the EGR valve right by the alternator/intake area, if it looks mostly clean with a mild coating of soot, then it is fine. If the truck doesn't drink coolant and starts easily, chances are the HGs are in good shape. FWIW, I think the 6.0 is an amazing upgrade from the 7.3.

Thx, I had my girlfriend start it up while I watch the tail pipe. No smoke, pretty good start. The last one I looked at blew white smoke on startup.

I'll being giving it a good once over again this afternoon to look closer. Is the EGR valve east to see, look at, ?? Do I need tools, it's on a dealer lot right now.
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This rig sounds promising, but white smoke at start up is not something to worry about, white smoke when up to operating temp is. It is pretty easy to see, but you have to pull two bolts, the dealer might even get a tech to pull it for you.
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I finally found a picture of it with google, I see exactly where it is now. Well, waiting on the bank to cal back, then off the the dealer to giver her another look.
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get the VIN and have a dealer run an oasis report to see its history, between all of my friends they are all 7.3 guys and gave me flack for buying a 6.0, funny part is my buddy has sank more money into his 02 7.3 then i have my 6.0
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