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Old 02-28-2012, 06:08 AM
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Buy a 6.0 or stay away?

Theres a 2004 Ford F-350 Dually for sale buy me and I really like the looks of the truck and the price isnt bad either, Im being a lil deterred by the Volcano event that can happen to the 6.0. From what ive seen online so far this event can be prevented by proper monitoring, maintenence, or egr delete.

The truck has 44,000 miles, at what mileage have ppl experinced problems with the 6.0?

Price is 26k. Im gonna go lower cause it needs tires and has been lifted 4 inches. (I actually like the lift but Ill offer less money cause its been modified)

Clean carfax, but it does have an open recall.
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What milage to people have problems? -- any

What you should do is plug some sort of monitor into it when you test drive it. A scan gauge II is under $200 and is handy monitor to have for any vehicle. It will let you read EOT vs. ECT, FICM volts, and let you know if there are any DTCs that would need to be addressed. This could help with bargaining, or tell you to walk away.

Also, get an oasis report so you know some of the history of the truck.
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There is no reason you couldn't drive that for hundreds of thousands of miles and be trouble free as long as you service it as needed. Then you always run the risk of an expensive repair on a diesel. Buy the truck if you like it and prepare to bullet proof the motor (head gaskets,studs,egr upgrade/delete) when you have an issue that requires tearing into the motor.
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I love my 6.0L and i brought the edge insight cts and its great for watching the numbers. check ur numbers between ur ect and eot.
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I love my 04 6.0!! It's got 162,000 miles on it. For 2 years it's been on the extreme program of an SCT, 6 inch lifted on 37's, EGR delete about 3 months ago. I've broke axles, I've tore the spider gears out of the front and now I'm having the transmission built (I wish I woulda bought a 6 speed) but that 6.0 has been absolutely trouble free. That's why I love my 6.0! And it'll run like a mutha! Oh it's got stock head bolts too. So i say buy it, that just my 2 cents though.
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What milage to people have problems? -- any

What you should do is plug some sort of monitor into it when you test drive it. A scan gauge II is under $200 and is handy monitor to have for any vehicle. It will let you read EOT vs. ECT, FICM volts, and let you know if there are any DTCs that would need to be addressed. This could help with bargaining, or tell you to walk away.

Also, get an oasis report so you know some of the history of the truck.
do I have to go through a ford dealer for a oasis report? The trucks currently at a chrysler dealer.
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do I have to go through a ford dealer for a oasis report? The trucks currently at a chrysler dealer.
Spend $20.00 and become a premium member or $60.00 for a lifetime membership and you will have access to the premium forum. Someone will do one for you there. Its well worth the money and you will help keep the forum on its feet.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:02 AM
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I love my 6.0L and i brought the edge insight cts and its great for watching the numbers. check ur numbers between ur ect and eot.
from what ive read about the 6.0 so far, monitoring the ECT & EOT is critical.
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from what ive read about the 6.0 so far, monitoring the ECT & EOT is critical.
Yes it is! Monitoring FICM volts is also important. The only thing that will kill injectors faster than a bad FICM is running out of fuel on the highway
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Not really, until a headgasket blows and roughly $4000 goes bye bye. That is a joke folks.

Yes, eot,ect,ficm,icp v,icp psi are critical to watch on a 6.0. As I have said before, from the oil pan to the cylinder heads is some good parts, it's the crap surrounding it that drags it down.
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