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Old 11-07-2011, 06:53 AM
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05 F350 keep or sell?

So its almost been a year since I bought my 05 F350 with 80k miles. Since my year owning it at 88k it blew a heagasket, water pump replaced, egr cooler delete, new oil cooler. Since then the trans shifts long and laggy when cold and flairs when shifting from 3rd-5th when warmed up. Now I noticed there's oil leaking someplace. Should I just trade it in on something more reliable? What is a fair priced truck to start looking at? Thanks guys!
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:11 AM
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I wouldn't....but maybe your wallet is thicker than mine.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:20 AM
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Nah it prolly isn't but I hate to keep throwing money into it to find out something else is broke. After I spent 3+k just to fix the headgaskets it seams all downhill from here.
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I would say that if you need something as big as an F350 then keep it. Fix/upgrade what's broken and you will have it for a long time.

Now if you're like me and have no real need for a diesel then you could consider moving into a 1/2 ton that would save you money in the long run. If you are just going to go buy another diesel then you are better off working with something that you know vs something that is new.

That's just my 2 cents.
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funny how some of these 6.0s run problem free and some are plagued. I've had mine for a couple years, put over 50k on it pulling a 9k# RV. no EGR delete. I did unplug it tho.. I have the delete kit and plan to put it on but no problems yet. I would sell and by another one just like it. do the EGR delete and CCV mod, coolant filter right from the start. no programmer tho.


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Old 11-07-2011, 09:02 AM
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Have you serviced the tranny?? both filters and fluid?? i would at least give that a shot before you jump ship. I did on mine and it made a differance my truck only has 50k on it!
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