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Old 11-03-2010, 02:54 PM
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Hey all, i'm looking at buying a 2005 F-250 6 speed 4X4, i've owned an OBS 7.3 so im not entirely new to diesels but i've heard nightmarish stories about 6.0's.. So, i've read all the things to look for before buying threads and took alot of time reading all the EGR stuff... this really worries me. However, are EGR Delete and Bypass the same thing? if not is one easier/better than the other and could a kit be installed by someone with limited mechanical knowledge in a weekend?

i'm really excited to get rid of my Honda and be back into another PSD , but my last one has me a little gun shy.

the truck in question has 110,000 miles anything i should really focus on looking at while test driving, and how long of a test drive should I give to find certain problems (within reason obviously).

Thanks ahead of time!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:53 PM
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Read the links in my sig and it will explain the horror stories. If you are set on buying a Powerstroke you should buy an Edge Insight to take with you so you can see what your ECT and EOT are before you buy. It's an expensive repair and there are no signs until the truck starts puking.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:09 PM
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Ok, i've read both threads in your sig they are very good. I suppose thats not a bad idea, do they just plug into an OBD-2?
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Ok, i've read both threads in your sig they are very good. I suppose thats not a bad idea, do they just plug into an OBD-2?
Yup. That's it. You'd be surprised how many folks put an Insight on there truck and find their oil cooler clogged or clogging. If you know ahead of time you have it as a negotiation point.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:33 PM
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Cool, kinda pricey, but i suppose its better than buying a $20k lemon =) Thanks PG!
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