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post #1 of 18 Old 02-26-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 Reliable?

I am currently in the market for a new truck considering my old 7.3 has 190000 on it and the rust is starting to eat it away. I also need a dually with a flatbed because i will be hauling much more hay with it. I have been looking for a good used 6.0 or 6.4, however, the two 6.0's i have for work have needed extensive repairs such as heads studs and have left me with a bad taste in my mouth. My question is can i trust the 6.0 long term or am i better off looking for a 6.4? thanks.
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The 6.0 can be a very reliable engine, there is a guy on here by the name PgreenSVT who has a good write up on how to make a 6.0 just as reliable as any engine.

I'm sure you'll have someone come along and say that a 6.0 is the biggest POS to ever roam the earth. Please ignore these people as they usually based off a bad experiance with a motor that was improperly cared for.

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Use google next time you have a question. You might just be surprised at how many times your question has already been answered.
I typed "6.0 reliability powerstroke" and got:

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The 6.0 can be a very reliable engine, there is a guy on here by the name PgreenSVT who has a good write up on how to make a 6.0 just as reliable as any engine.

I'm sure you'll have someone come along and say that a 6.0 is the biggest POS to ever roam the earth. Please ignore these people as they usually based off a bad experiance with a motor that was improperly cared for.
or the people that HEARD from their wifes sisters ex husband whose new girl friends old boy friends father in law had a 6.0 that had nothing but issues


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i get my ear beat in all the time from someone who knows someone who had 6.0 issues. it's possible any truck you work the **** out of may someday need extensive repairs
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look for a job 2 or 3 6.4L, IMO I would skip a 6.0 if I were you

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