Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denton, TX
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Welcome to the ORG!!
It looks like the "died while driving" episode resulted in (1) replacing the "Turbo fitting assembly" (not sure exactly what all that includes) to correct an oil leak and (2) to replace the FICM (this also includes some re-flashing) and (3) replace some o-rings, which didn't need replacing as it turned out. The FICM replacement was probably what fixed the "died while driving" symptom. I could be wrong, but that's my take.
If you're serious about buying a 6.0 liter, you should buy a Edge Insight CS to take with you on test drives. It just plugs into the OBDII port and will allow you to monitor your Engine Coolant Temp and Engine Oil Temp. You want to get the truck up to operating temperature (ECT = about 190*) and then check to make sure the EOT doesn't climb more than 15* above the ECT. Anything more than that and the truck has an oil cooler problem and is a time-bomb for a blown head gasket. I'm sure you can get a Insight CS used for fairly cheap and the unit can be used to check as many trucks as you like until you find the right one (one with no pre-existing oil cooler issue!). Seriously, if you're going to buy a 6.0, you're going to need to be able to monitor this stuff anyway, so it is money well spent.
2005 F250 Lariat CCSB/170k mi./6sp Handshaker
Dieselsite coolant filter, CAT ELC, Bulletproofed and monitored by BPD
SCT SF3, 4" Flo Pro, 2.5" Readylift SST, 35" GoodYear Fierce Attitude M/T's