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2006/2007 50-70k miles
Iím in the market for a Power Stroke. I haul things on a flat bed 2-3 times a month for various reasons. In terms of what I can afford and what I need, Iíve come to the conclusion that a 2006 or 2007 with anywhere from 50-70k on the odometer is what Iím going to be able to afford.
Iíve been browsing around here long enough to know that Iím going to need to flush the Ford Gold Coolant (assuming it hasnít already been done) and run a CAT ELC coolant. Iíll be adding a coolant filter as well. Iíll do these things within the first 100 miles of owning the vehicle.
Basically my question is, if I donít add power to the truck and leave it stock (my full intention), is the 6.0 liter dependable enough? Iíve got a little one on the way and will be traveling here and there with the new addition and just really want to be able to depend on the truck. Iím a stickler for maintenance (oil, fuel filter, coolant filter changes) and love to wrench on vehicles. So given the required maintenance, can I depend on this thing to haul the family around in? Iím a Ford man through and through, and want a reliable truck (that I can afford).
Thanks for any input guys, this site is fantastic.