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Old 01-04-2011, 07:49 PM
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I've been looking for a mint condition used diesel truck off and on for about year or so. Let me tell you, it isn't easy finding a super mint PSD truck at a great price. I personally think the 05-07 SuperDutys look the best, but I am worried about the 6.0L gremlins. However, I couldn't pass up the great deal on the truck. I mean the body and frame look like it has never seen rain!

I purchased an 2005 F-350 RC XLT FX4 6.0L with 6,000 miles on it back in October from a Ford dealer. Since then I have 8,400 on it now.

Considering that the truck was built on 02/2005 and has only 8,400 miles on it I would like to fix all the problems while the truck is still in new condition and do this in a budget friendly manor.

My questions:
1.) I purchased a Genuine Ford ESP PremiumCare 3yr/36,000 warranty (best). $1,800
***Does this warranty cover all the 6.0L problems?***
I researched the warranty to no end but the descriptions of the parts covered are somewhat vague.

2.) After purchasing the truck I heard that out of the 05-07 PSD's the 05 isn't very good.
**What is the different between 05-07's and if there is, can I update it?**

3.) After researching this site, I am going to install the following:
Coolant filter kit = dieselsite w/extra filters and ball valve
Coolant = CAT ELC (flush with VC-9 and distilled water 1st)
Gauges = Edge Insight CTS
Tune = SCT X3
Exhaust = MBRP 4" cat back with muffler delete.
Oil change = Rotella and Motorcraft filters

How did I do, any other suggestions?

Thank you and I look forward to being a member on this site!
Dave

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:07 PM
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I wonder whose time capsule they dug up to find that truck . If you didnt pay too much I would say any 2005 with a couple thousand miles is a gem. And with the ford warranty Im pretty sure it covers all engine components. On my F150 the extended warranty covered everything but electrical which isnt normally a problem such as air and lights and they didnt cover my alternator but thats nothing compared to paying for engine problems. Stick with the coolant change and filter and you should be golden especially since the truck is new thats where the problems start but enjoy I myself think the 05-07 look the best too but couldnt pass a low mileage 7.3. Enjoy the truck and welcome to the org
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i would change to a turbo back exhaust kit.. no reason to do cat back unless you do all of it... also SCT X3 with custom tunes...

but other than that the list looks good.... congrats on a nice rig

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:20 PM
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dieselburner21: LOL I know right.... I got the truck for $24,500 Thank you for the help!

Raul: I would like to do the turbo back but I'm afriad of the Ford ESP warranty police cracking down. What's your thoughts?
Yes, I forgot the SCT X3!
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:31 PM
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Here is a pic of the truck at the dealer.

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Saving fuel!!! LOL
The benifits of being a part time tow truck operator...
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dieselburner21: LOL I know right.... I got the truck for $24,500 Thank you for the help!

Raul: I would like to do the turbo back but I'm afriad of the Ford ESP warranty police cracking down. What's your thoughts?
Yes, I forgot the SCT X3!
they will say the same thing if they saw a cat back system.. you can get a MBRP kit that retains the cat but you can also get a cat delete pipe so when its not going to the dealer you can run it without it...

either way.. as soon as you put that cat back system on your voiding your exhaust warranty...

-Raul
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If you install the SCTX3 you will also be voiding your warranty--- right
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This I would like to know also, I have the ford ESP and I just got a MBRP turbo back with no cat, and I was going to order the SCT soon. I was wondering if im going to have issues at the dealer if/when I bring it to them for work.
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SCT retune to stock before any dealer work just to be safe . My dealer is Mod Friend I am not worried about a thing. Go Cat back for the MBRP, or just delete the muffler and cat and stick with the 3.5 if thats the case , do it right the first time this way you save cash . You got a hell of a nice truck man don't skimp on it now. Where are you located ? And more pix ......

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24 is a deal for a new truck congrats
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