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Old 09-23-2010, 07:50 PM
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Thumbs up Thinking about buying an 05 or 06 6.0

Dont know anything about the psd except poeple I know say the 7.3 was the best and the 6.0 is the worst.

Things I would like to know:
1:in stock form what kind of fuel mileage are you guys getting?
2:would you buy a 6.0 with 80k to 150k mile on it?
3:what kind of maintenance would I need to do to a truck with high miles?
4:How do you make it reliable as a daily driver and occasional tow rig(8klbs)?
5:My friend says the tranny is like an Allison and reliable,true?
6:How many gallon's is the fuel tank?
7:What mods can you get away with and still pass smog in CA?
Thanks for all your time,I to find out as much as I can before I make a purchase.
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I have an 06 f350, I got around 15 mpg stock. It went up to 16 or so when i did the egr delete. I'm not sure what you can do in ca as i live in montana and we can do anything we want up here. I am not very good about maintence on mine but i put around 1k miles a week on it too and changing the oil every 4k would be every month and way expensive. I usually change it about every 2 months. I do a lot of towing with mine and it is awesome. tons of power and very happy. As of late, I have a blown head gasket that I am in the middle or repairing as we speak. The fuel tank hold aproximately 32 gallons. Hope this is helpfull.
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Dont know anything about the psd except poeple I know say the 7.3 was the best and the 6.0 is the worst.

Things I would like to know:
1:in stock form what kind of fuel mileage are you guys getting?
2:would you buy a 6.0 with 80k to 150k mile on it?
3:what kind of maintenance would I need to do to a truck with high miles?
4:How do you make it reliable as a daily driver and occasional tow rig(8klbs)?
5:My friend says the tranny is like an Allison and reliable,true?
6:How many gallon's is the fuel tank?
7:What mods can you get away with and still pass smog in CA?
Thanks for all your time,I to find out as much as I can before I make a purchase.
Boy this is a hand full
1- I get 14 town, 9 pulling a 14k 5er, 19 freeway unloaded
2- 20-24k
3- Change all oils and filters, an antifreeze flush use only Ford filters get an Oasis report.
4- Install a coolent filter,gauges i like the Edge Insight, fuel pressure gauge and no tunes and if you want to keep the oil clean install a oil by-pass system i like the Amsoil system
5- Yes
6- 37
7- Keep it stock
The 6.0 is all about maintenance
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was it 05 or 06 they got away from leaf spring front and went to coils?
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was it 05 or 06 they got away from leaf spring front and went to coils?
My 06 has coils and my 97 has leaf springs
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2005 was the first year for coil sprung front ends to improve ride and turning radius.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for all the help..I appreciate all the anwers. Keep them coming.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:44 AM
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2005 was the first year for coil sprung front ends to improve ride and turning radius.
Thank you very much. Having a new baby in the house means you forget half of everything.
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1:in stock form what kind of fuel mileage are you guys getting?
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