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post #1 of 16 Old 08-16-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Should I buy a 6.0?

I am looking at buying a 2004 f350 crew cab dually. Im just not sure about buying a 6.0 because I have heard they have a lot of issues. It has 189,000 miles. it has an oil look but i have not looked at it to find out where. Does anyone think it would be safe to buy? Is there anything I should look for specifically to make sure it is a safe buy? thanks for the help
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Watch this video series it should answer most of your questions. Pictures or in this case a video is worth a million words.

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Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

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That depends on if you like to drop a HUGE wad of cash just to think you "bulletproofed" it. 7.3s you do average maintenance and they run next to forever. 6.0s you have a higher initial cost and your "suppose" to drop another high dollar amount just to hope that you might not blow your oil cooler, egr cooler, either head gasket, or replace your injectors.

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Watch this video series it should answer most of your questions. Pictures or in this case a video is worth a million words.

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HA HA HA HA HA.........................!!!! enough said!

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Stay away from the 03 early 04 trucks, the rear mounted icps are a pain in the butt. If its mounted on the valve cover its not so bad to change when it fails.

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What is your reason for buying the Dually, in '03 and '04 they were rated GCWR at the same weight (20K). The DRW these years tows a little less due to its heavier curb weight. That didn't change until the '05+ trucks (23K with the 4.10's, and 26K with the 4.30's). I would recommend keep looking for one of the later years.
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Your coolers are probably are on it's way out the door. The 6.0 needs coolant flushing, elc coolant, and strict maintenance..

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