2005 6spd 297000 miles and no problems?????no way! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-08-2011, 12:38 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-08-2011, 12:40 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry for the spelling....stupid droid...a bunch of cummins. And its a 6spd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-08-2011, 01:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 378
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
680 on the tank? I'm doing good to see 400.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-08-2011, 01:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 378
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oh, nevermind. You have a 38 gallon tank. Mine is only 29.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-08-2011, 03:09 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Valparaiso
Posts: 528
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I dont know..Its kinda hard to beleave but who knows. I would like to see what that EGR valve looks like.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,514
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
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).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: upstate ny
Posts: 2,254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-08-2011, 12:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 273
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
just goes to show how awesome our 6.0s really are!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-08-2011, 03:06 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: wichita ks
Posts: 971
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have new hope
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors