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Originally Posted by navistardiesel
but im scared of the 6.0. one has 115k and one has 197k. the oner with 197k has 8 new injectors. That's a lot of miles, but I've heard of 6.0's in the 500-600k miles too. Firs tthing to do it get an OASIS report from the dealer, it will tell you ANY warranty repairs that have been done, to tell you if you're looking at a problem child or not.
and i would do the EGR delete and the updated oil cooler as well as a coolant flush. All goo things to be done on a new/used truck
im scared to buy it because i keep hearing horror stories, as well as people telling me theyre hit and miss. Most issues from the 6.0 are from owner neglect, and some things that Ford should have put on the instrument panel before it left the assembly line. Get a good monitor like a CTS or a Scanguage to monitor the EOT and ECT to be sure your oil cooler is in proper working order.
i want the powerful diesel under the hood, but i need it to start everyday because its my only car. im in high school, so it needs to work every day, get me to and from, and work hard for me after 2oclock to whenever i feel like quitting. and im on a budget so i cant be replacing injectors and turbos. im scared of the headgaskets going without studs, even though ill keep it at stock power Blown HG's have been attributed to a plugged oil cooler in most cases. The oil cooler pugs, pops the EGR cooler, and BAM you have coolant flowing into your cylinders, popping HG's
. im scared of the VGT vanes seizing upNothing to worry too hard about, it's an easy fix, and will not leave you stranded if it does bind up. Work the 6.0 hard, and it will do the same for you
, and im scared of the cold start issue (which im not too sure about anyway) that may arise in -5 degree temps in new england. As long as it's plugged in, and your batteries are good you shouldn't have any issues
All things will fail eventually, but its a matter of preventing them before they go too far (Hg's). Maintenance is a BIG factor for any diesel, especially the 6.0. Dirty worn out oil will turn your piggy bank into a handout bank, when you're injectors cease to work. Coolant should be flushed every 50k, or you can flush the Ford gold out and put in an ELC
FWIW, I LOVE my 6.0, and wouldn't trade it for a 6.4, a 7.3, or even a 6.7