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post #1 of 8 Old 07-19-2010, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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i am considering bying an 04 6.0 with a 6 inch lift and 37's. i am not a ford person at all but this truck stands out. but it has 165,000 miles and a gooseneck and the tires are around 50% tread left. How well do these fords hold up mechanically with that many miles on them. i do not want an unreliable truck and spend all my money fixin it so what do you all think?
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The 6.0 is a great motor. However depending on who has maintained it. If you get an EGR delete, and maybe some head studs, and get rid of the cat, you will greatly improve the dependablity of these rides. All I can tell you is change your oil.
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I woulds stay away from a lifted truck with a goosneck in it.you dont know how the truck was used and could be buying a real headache , yea they can be made to be dependable , but get ready to spend some money. its a diesel so when it breaks , and trust me it will , you will be spending some money just a fact .

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thats what i figured but i have never seen a used truck be so clean under the hood. it is straight piped and does have arp head studs
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well a pressure washer and lots of tire shine will make any engine look good , I would run the vin with a ford dealer (oasis Report) then it will give you a history of the truck if the work was done by ford.How do you know the ARPs have been put in the truck , are is the seller telling you this ?Just be careful man

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well i guess that makes sense. ill have to do all that. how do i tell if it has head studs or not just to make sure?
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also the tranny shifts fairly hard but they said they called ford and they said its a good thing cuz its snapping right into place is this true or bs?
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