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6.0 owner backup car question.

How many of us 6.0 owners have some kind of beater on standby if the truck decides to go south?...I just always wondered that.

Im looking for a beater box style F150 to just have on standby just in case things happen.

Anybody else have something similar on standby?
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Never considered having a second car on stand-by, longest my 6.0L has been in the shop was 8 days for the head gaskets. If I knew then, what I know now it wouldn't have been in there for those either.

Save the cash for the beater, and invest in a monitor and keeping up the maintenance. These trucks are great, but you have to know what to look for to prevent major issues.
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no backup the PIG is it and its my work truck. no run, no work. so I try to keep it running

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It must be sad having to have a backup for your truck cause you know it's unreliable.

You poor 6.0 owners.
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No back-up here either, unless you count the wifes mini van. I'd rather walk than drive that damn thing. Funny thing is, is she doesn't care that much for it either. She's always stealing my truck if she knows she'll be back before I get up, or knows I'm not going anywhere.

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Drive a beater accord to work everyday. My truck only gets drivin to tow the trailer to dunes or watertoys to lake, or hunting or riding ect. My truck is my favorite. Want her to last me, only got 26k on her, and 7 payments left!!!

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No back up here. I love driving the truck as my daily driver. If it lets me down i'll call in sick for work. No biggie except for the massive repair bill that will probably follow.

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I had a 2002 F150 I had for 8 years, sold it in november 2010. Honestly I dont have anything but since my dad retired I just go over and pick up his car he never really uses it anymore and its newer so he wants it driven. Kind of embarassing that I borrow my parents car when I never have before in my 13 years of driving

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I am not trying to toot my own horn or anything but I have always had multiple vehicles between the wife and I. Anywhere from 3-4 vehichles, plus motorcycles.

Never been a believer in the beater system.

We use our truck mostly for towing and unfortunately it sits more than average. (hence some of my turbo problems possibly)

When it gets driven even if I do take it to work it gets driven more than a mile down the road.

So to answer your question yes we have other cars to drive and the truck is not the only way to get around.

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no backup here and my 6.0 has 172K on it and its all stock except straight piped and saprtan tune. (for now)


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