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Old 03-08-2012, 06:25 PM
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Looking to buy 2004 f250 with 6.0

Think about buying a 2004 F250 4x4 CC King Ranch with the 6.0 in it with around 120000 miles on it. I know the heads gaskets where replaced at 88000 miles under warranty along with the egr cooler and the trans was replaced at 17000 miles and I cant remember the other things. The only mods are k&n intake mbrp exhaust and a bully dog programmer. The body and int are in good shape but wondering if its worth my time to go further with it or just let it pass and look for a 7.3 truck. Any input would be great. Thanks Oh yyeah the price they are asking is 16000.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:34 PM
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that sounds good to me, if you keep up good maintanace and want a truck thats fast get a 6.0, want a reliable truck but a turd and you dont have to keep as good maintanance with it then get a 7.3 if you do buy take that bully dog off and get a sct tuner asap
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:13 AM
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Just like stroker, I'm driving a 2004. Mine is pretty bone-stock, I bought it with 114k miles, and the truck has never had a problem, (knock on wood...).

From what I've read on here, though, pull that K&N off and put the stock intake back on, and definitely remove that Bully Dog and replace with an SCT. Both of those are apparently more trouble than they're worth.

Check these out if you haven't already:
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:20 AM
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Mine is a cc sb king ranch 04 it has 84,5xx on it now and yes sct is the way to go. I suggest get the package deal sct x3 with edge insight. You won't be sorry. Plus mine came with a k&n too. All you have to do is get a new filter that will fit right on there. Get like a afe or something. Guy named tomuch can tell you which one specifically.

I love my truck btw and I wouldn't trade it for nothing. But maybe one of the new 6.7 but I didn't have 65k to spend so I settled with this magic beauty lol
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:24 AM
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Those are some great links MasteroftheHat (idk what tat means but I like it)

If you don't want to spenthe coinona stok intake, go buy yourself a new filter element to replace the K&N one, that's what I did, I bought an AFE, but S&B is also great. That way, you can still use the K&N intake plumbing, which is very free flowing, and have good filtration while keeping the benfits of a Cold Air Intake

btw there is thread in the Tech Files section about buying aused 6.0. good info there
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:30 AM
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Speak of the devil that's the guy I told you that bought a new filter for the k&n cai. lol

I was just telling him that
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:43 AM
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Speak of the devil that's the guy I told you that bought a new filter for the k&n cai. lol

I was just telling him that
I call my truck the Screamin' Demon, so I guess that does make me the devil

Here is the one I bought:

AFE Pro Gaurd 7

It only cost about $5 more than a replacement K&N filter, and will filter much better
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:23 AM
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Thanks for all the input is there any thing else I should look for besides the normal things when buying a used car and if they offer a aftermarket warranty is it worth getting or just save my money.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:35 AM
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I am not sure what kind of bully dog it has, some have gauges built in. Otherwise, borrow a scan tool or monitor for the OBD II port and take a look at EOT vs. ECT and the FICM voltage so you know if the oil cooler and FICM are healthy. Also, look for any coolant residue around the degas bottle cap, that is bad sign.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:41 AM
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I know the bully dog has the out look monitor on it.
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