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Old 06-10-2011, 11:21 AM
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Thinking of buying 06 F250

I know this topic has been beat to death, but here I go. I'm new to diesal and am looking at buying an 06 with the 6.0L. The truck has 137K on it. Is this a good idea or am I crazy?
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:29 AM
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just make that before you buy it you get an oasis report on it. its kinda like a carfax but for fords. just find out the vin# and post it on here and someone will be able to help you out. oh and have you driven the truck?

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Old 06-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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I drove it and it drives nice. Waiting on the Oasis now and I'll post the vin. I'm not going to be pulling anything with it, but am looking for a dependable truck that I can have for awhile. My daily commute is only around 20 miles and besides that would not be using it for extended trips other than occasional during hunting season.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:45 PM
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Just got the Oasis report The VIN is:

1FTSW21P16EA53414

The only thing showing on the OAsis is it was serviced twice back in 07 and 08. The first time was to reprogram modules, program 05E16. The second time in 08 stated that it died while driving. This is what it reads and I don't have a clue how to read it

Name: COVE FORD, INC. Ph: 254-5474235 St:TX Ctry Cd: USA Reg Cd: NA
Repr Date:09-
MAY-2007
Doc
#:108723E
Cust Comments: PROGRAM 05E16
Tech Comments: REPROGRAM MODULES
1FTSW21P16EA53414 T/F7 F T/BC T/BD T/E A1 T/BE T/YB
28-
JUN-
2005
31-
DEC-
2005
152498 USA 34 1A02 030102 * 6051 * D21 42 76668
AWS Claim Key: 7223062 Trx Code: E72 Labor Hrs: 11.3
Dlr Cd-Sub Cd:
04437 -

Cust Comments: DIED WHILE DRIVING ADVISE
Tech Comments:
FITTING PERFORMED IESEL DIAGNOSIS 1 10A,PID TEST,R&I VALVE COVERS& CK,R&R ORINGS ON PLUG IN RAIL,LEAK STILL
THERE,R&I TURBO AND REPLACED FITTING ASSY,REPROGRAMMED PCM,FICM AND TCM AFTER REPLACING FICM ASSY
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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.
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Well it looks like they suspected a high pressure oil leak and replaced the o-rings in the hpo rail to the injectors to no avail. I am assuming the fitting they replaced was the STC fitting on the HPO pump since they removed the turbo to get to it. Then replaced the Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM) and reprogrammed it and did a flash update on the computer.

Nothing scary here and taking care of the HPO issues and FICM are all benefits in your favor since they are known failure points.

Get yourself an Edge Insight or a Scangauge II and hook it to the oBDII port and take it for a good 1/2 hr ride. After 20 minutes or so get it up to 65mph cruise for a few minutes and check the engine oil temp and engine coolant temp. They should be well within 15* of each other.

Other than that do the basic checks you would do on any used vehicle.

Read the first link in my signature to help understand the 6.0
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Buy some gauges, check your temp spread on oil and coolant. If it is good, bring it home. Then cut the muffler off.

Cheers.
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Buy some gauges, check your temp spread on oil and coolant. If it is good, bring it home. Then cut the muffler off.

Cheers.
Brilliantly succinct!
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Did you do it?
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If it all checks out I say go for it. I bought my 06 about 4 months ago and love it so far. Just turned 76,000 miles
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