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post #1 of 20 Old 01-17-2011, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a 6.0 with high miles

Hey guys, I am looking for opinion good or bad on purchasing a 6.0 with 98K miles on it? Looking at an 05 Crew Cab DRW auto. From inspection it looks well kept for the miles. It is a two owner truck and was traded in on a new Duramax.

I had an 04 Crew Cab DRW 6.0 I bought with 51K and in the 10K miles I had it, the truck was flawless except for the notorious engine leaks. Had to sell unfortunately but now want back in the game.

It is at a Chevy dealer but they are open to me taking it to a Ford dealer for inspection. Ford dealer said they "might" give me the Oasis. I know the Oasis helped a bunch picking the right truck when I bought my 04.

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98k is high miles



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98k is high miles
that what i thought. i think someone doesnt know what high miles is lol

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screw all this I just want a 6.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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An '05 with 98K miles is just getting broken in for a diesel. Granted there have been 2 previous owners but maybe the second was a chevy fan (did I say that out loud) at heart but wanted to see what a powerstroke was all about. You did say it's at a chevy dealer and they probably want it off their lot.

Have the ford dealer check it out and see if they can get you an oasis on it....if not find another ford dealer and see if they can from the VIN.

The '07 I bought a little over a month ago had 138K on it and currently has 141K.....no problems so far. One owner truck that had been dealer maintained with a clear service record.

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HI GUYS LOOKING FOR AN OASIS REPORT ON A
2003 FORD F 250 SUPER DUTY 6.0L DIESEL 4X4
VIN# 1FTNW21PX3EC56746

I JUST BOUGHT THIS TRUCK AT AUCTION. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO THIS TRUCK.

THANKS RORY
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I would have no issues buying a high mile 6.0. A friend of mine just baught one in PHX AZ. 200,000 miles ZERO on the oasis report. I told him to get a set of gauges and go from there. It is still tight and runs good!

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Thanks guys. I think I need re-educated on high miles when it comes to a diesel lol

I figured it should be ok with those miles but want to make sure. I know some of you guys have lots more miles than 98K and going strong.

I think they do want it off their lot. It is hidden well in the back out of sight behind all the new 1500 Silverados. Hopefully this diamond in the rough checks out good. Been itching to get back into a 6.0 for awhile now.

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well it is a 6.0 but still.

i have 400k on mine

95 reg cab 4X4 STROKER < trade for 5 speed???
new E40D
Autometer gauges
Gearhead tunes
EBP actuator deleted but not gutted
Push button start
TC lock up switch
DIY with 6637
3.5in DP
5in MBRP
315/75/16 M/T ATZ
3:55
smoked lights
herculiner
10inch PRO JL
20%tint

screw all this I just want a 6.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wish list;
5 speed swap
stage 2 injectors
D66

"there may be snow on the mountain but that doesnt mean theirs no fire downstairs"
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I bought mine with 168,000 6 months ago. Only had to replace an alternator.

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