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Old 03-08-2012, 07:10 AM
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I am wanting to purchase a 6.0L Truck soon, I don't want to buy one that I will run into serious trouble with. I have access to a bully dog Triple dog gt tuner gauge, Should I bring this along to look at trucks to check temps of eot and ect. Is there any other Questions or things I should look at on the Truck to decide if it is going to be a truck that wont need vast maintenance from the get go. I am looking for one with less that 1250,000 miles on it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:07 AM
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Only a wise man would take a good set of gauges with him and plug into the OBDII port to see if he is going to spend another $5000 to fix the motor so gauges will tell you the health of the motor and get a Oasis Report to see if it was a problem child.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:48 AM
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It ought to be pretty easy to find one with less than 1250,000 miles on it jk man

Definitely check the temps with and if it will show you FICM voltage, ICP voltage too, that would be good to look at as well.
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yeah i would i wish i had done that.. also pop your head in the passanger side wheel well and look up at the heads you will see if it studded or not look just above the header towards the front another thing is your gonna want to drive! the truck not just a few blocks baout 20- 25 miles if you can if you can get on the highway or a long back road and get on it some your gonna want to get it up to temp to get a good reading and idea as to how things are theres also a thread on her ebaout what to look for when buying a used 6.0
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:29 PM
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Here is that thread:

Things to Look for when Buying a used 6.0
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your quik adam... i was just about to put that here
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:34 PM
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and you will want to be able to put the pedal down. When looking at my 550, it ran pretty good, temps were within spec until I finally put the pedal down, then bleh!!! white smoke and loss of power. egr cooler.

I got it through a dealer and its a long story, but if it happens to you its not the end of the world. When I bought mine it had been rebuilt to my specs. Full bulletproof, arp studs, oem gaskets, CAT coolant vc9 flush, on and on and on... dealer - 0 me -1
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:37 PM
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your quik adam... i was just about to put that here
lol yup I'm getting faster... not fast enough tho

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