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Old 03-28-2012, 06:37 PM
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should i get a 6.0?

well i sold my 91 dodge and am looking for a new truck. came across a 04 6.0 at a dealer has a big lift and EGR delete and ARP headstuds. truck has 130k miles and they are asking 20k for it. should i even bother with it? will the headstuds and egr delete fix the 6.0 problems?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:10 PM
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on thats a aot for a 04 with 130k id tell them 17k and sold and well you ahve a great start to being problem free but that depends on the previous owner and how well they maintained it and did fluids??!! if you can find out what else was done to the truck new oil cooler what type of coolant is in it honestly id go for it.. the exspenive things are already done now its just nikle and dime chit that you have to do if it comes up. but yeah go for it just getit cheaper
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:13 PM
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i thought it was a little high however the truck is on a 6 inch lift with 22s and 37s tires are brand new and the last owner bought the truck from the same dealer stock then did the stuff to it and sold it back to them..so that made me question if something is wrong with it..but it drove great..sounded amazing
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I say you get it but at least try to get them down for sure
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:19 PM
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is there anyway i can for sure know if it has arp head studs in it?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:24 PM
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yeah look at the head its self stick your head in the pass wheel well just above the header towards the front it will be a bolt head or a stud with a nut
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:26 PM
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ok if i decide i wanna go look at it again i will check and make sure it has been studded is there anything i should look for that shows signs of problems?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:29 PM
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yeah hang on i just did this about 30 min ago let me find it and paste it here
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ok theres a good bit to check out so im gonna try and hit every thing that i can
1 look to see if it has a egr delete
2 look to see if it has studs or bolts you can do that by looking up iin the passenger side wheel well. look up above the header towards the front.
3 if you can get ahold of a scangauge or some sort of monitoring source and plug that in on your test drive check your deltas
4 look at all your fluids make sure they are good and not dirty trans mostly
5 during your drive feel for vibrations could be bad ball joints, bearings tierods etc.
6 look for any leaks and when you pop the hood look up atthe hood for any sprays look again after your test drive.
7 look all around your degass bottle for any white residue and down on the leaf springs on the driver side they could have cleaned it up under the hood but doubt they would on the leaf springs.
8 look at your turbo boots and cac boots
9 dive it like you own it work the turbo all the gears get it up to temp dont do any wot but check for shift flare and slipping
thats about it but theres more you can do thats the must dos that i can think of at the moment
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another thing is get the oasis on there it will tell you the owners info get ahold of the owner and find out what all he had done after i bought mytruck i looked at the title and got the old owners info from it and drove to his house and he was willing to help me with all my questions
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