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post #1 of 22 Old 07-07-2011, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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2005 6spd 297000 miles and no problems?????no way!

Ok I just bought a 2005crew cab longbox f350 spd that was a ranch managers and it has 297000 miles.the guy I bought it from was the nicest most honest man I had ever met. So there is no bs here...I drove 10 hours to buy the truck. I ask him where all the paperwork is for all repairs and he hands me the tire and windshield. Papers...I say that's it! He said it Jason never broke down.never leaked oil nothing..I pop the hood and its clean! No oil nothing...I crawl under it and no oil! I drive it 600 miles back and the truck steers and drives like new..no chunks..no pulling..no problems one! The inside is perfect the 6disc works everything works power seats on both sides mirrors move like they should...iv had two 7.3s and a bunch of humming and I have heard these horror stories about the 6.0 so what?? Is this just a freak pickup that was built on a good day? And I drove 680 miles on the tank...I don't even know how big the tank is cuz he filled it full so I would get home for free.
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Sorry for the spelling....stupid droid...a bunch of cummins. And its a 6spd
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680 on the tank? I'm doing good to see 400.

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Oh, nevermind. You have a 38 gallon tank. Mine is only 29.

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I dont know..Its kinda hard to beleave but who knows. I would like to see what that EGR valve looks like.

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No I bet the dude always kept the fluilds clean and changed. We have a lot of untouched 6Ls running around here with 200+ miles. (and 7.3s with over 300K).

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My 6.0 just hit 255, the only repairs in the oasis were for an a/c check, and degas bottle sticker. Stock oil cooler and all with a 0-3 degree delta. If they were maintained, they will run forever.



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Usually older guys like that are the ones to buy from. My grandad had a 97 with close to 500k miles on it. Never had a single serious issue outside of normal wear and tear. That man was meticulous (slight understatement) of preventative maintenance. Now that I think of it, I don't think a single weekend went by that he wasn't underneath that truck checking the levels and conditions of every joint, fluids, etc.

Especially coming from a ranch truck, doesn't surprise me at all. A lot of people have misconceptions about ranchers and farmers beating their stuff up. Quite the contrary, I tell you what, you spend $500k cash on a new combine and you know how to maintain stuff. Same goes for their vehicles. They work em but they maintain them too!

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just goes to show how awesome our 6.0s really are!


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