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Location: Sassamansville, Pa
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Well I spoke with the dealership today, Don Vance Ford in Marshfield, Mo, and what he told me was that according to their notes all they had to change was some sort of water valve and hoses and that the turbo nor the heads needed work. Because the truck had over a 100k miles, they wholesaled the truck.
Now should I be scared? I have put right at 1,000 miles with no problems so far but I have not had it under a load either. He also said that if the head gaskets were blown that it would show under everyday driving. The temp has not gone above half way even with the outside temp at 90 and the A/C on.
Now my thinking is either this truck is just about to blow or they took advantage of someone on the road by telling him there was more wrong than what there was.
And the previous owner said they only gave him $12k on trade because of the issues. I think I will call him and give him the info I got today.
The factory gauges are a joke, just another fancy idiot light. Get yourself aftermarket monitor/gauges before it's too late. Read this to get an idea of what's going on.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
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