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Considering purchasing '06 F350 6.0L
I have found a '06 F350 dually at a reasonable price and was considering buying it for farm work. (We pull horse trailers, etc). The truck has 28,000 miles on it and looks almost new.
I found some helpful tips on the site already, but wanted to get some more information. I'm of the opinion that in < 29K miles, the engine shouldn't be too worn past the point where the 6.0L issues would become a problem in the near future if I continually check the coolant, oil changes regularly and run clean, high quality fuel.
I checked the Oasis report-- nothing but an ABS sensor that was replaced under warranty at Ford around 3,500 miles. Good sign (I think) that there was little warranty work, or at least that I found.
I have not test driven the truck yet. What should I be looking for during inspection? Is there any visual tell-tale signs that this truck had problems?
Should I be looking for the correct color coolant? Should be gold from the factory, right? If it isn't gold, could be a sign that it had a cooling problem...
Sometimes the "Use it or lose it" applies to vehicles, in this case, being an '06 with < 29K miles. Has anyone else had problems with lower mileage diesels like this? (e.g, dry rot, brakes, suspension, etc.)
I'm not looking for a super deal, just a reliable truck and an honest deal, if that makes sense. If taken care of properly, driven correctly and monitored, should I expect good service from this truck?
Your opinions and experience is welcomed. I appreciate your time!