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Is this to many miles???

Looking at an 06 f250 with 130k on it. I don't want to spend a bunch of cash on the truck for a while. Should I look fOr something with less miles or is that good
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That is not a lot of miles but make sure it has new head studs, new oil cooler and EGR delete, That is some hi dollar work and if not done you will have to get it done.

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yea look at the head bolts if you see the stud sticking out it has been done if you see the head of a bolt is hasnt been done. where i live at they want 3grand just to pull the cab


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Truck doesn't necessarily need studs. Important thing is to have a ScangaugeII or Edge Insight with you when you test drive it. Check the EOT and ECT (oil and coolant temps) when fully warmed up and cruising at 65mph. If they are over 15* apart the oil cooler is bad.
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High mileage or low mileage, either way right off the bat your gonna want to spend a couple of hundred dollars for a monitor/gauge set-up.

The link below will give you a basic idea what is gonna need to be checked for on the health of the motor.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

Then depending on what you find out with the monitor/gauges, you might be spending more money on fixing the issues so you won't run into bigger expensive repair bills.

I would suggest buying a monitor like a ScangaugeII in order to atleast check the EOT/ECT delta BEFORE you buy the truck. Then you'll be able to check other potential trucks if need be.

Because depending on the year 6.0, there are other upgrades that should also be preformed to prevent costly repairs or being stranded on the side of the road.

Here is some more info.
What to look for when buying a used 6.0L

There are plenty of 6.0 owners who are running stock head bolts. You don't have to have head studs. Alot of the common issues can be prevented with proper maintenance and gauges/monitor.

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Dang Mitch, it took me 10min to type!! I'm slow!LOL!

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Mileage isn't nearly as important as maintenance. Ask for records and get an Oasis report.


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I agree with the getting an Oasis and check the deltas. You want to know what you're buying before you get it.

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It's an 06 xlt 4x4 crew for 16k. Is that a good deal
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It's an 06 xlt 4x4 crew for 16k. Is that a good deal
I got lucky. Got mine almost 4 years ago with 38K for 18five. Ill never come across that again. Other than that yours could be a great deal if everything checks out OK.

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