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Old 04-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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Should I buy this 6.0L? NEED QUICK ADVICE!!

OK ok i know this has been covered time and time again and I have researched i promise but I'm looking for advice on a truck I am looking to buy within the next 12hrs. It is a 2003 F250 6.0 automatic 4x4. Has 102xxx miles on it and is in real good shape. It has a banks power pack on it (i assume it does anyways bc it has a banks emblem on it and a larger turbo, intake, exhaust on it as well). I know these are notorious for the infamous head gasket issue and everything. I'm just trying to get some quick advice at maybe what I could look for and what to do? Any input is highly appreciated and any smart remarks will be disregarded
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:16 PM
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just look at the degas bottle for bubbles and if it has a egr on it or a delete.

and if you have an ae or a scanner, get the deltas. eot and ect.

and the normal stuff, leaks, shifting, smoke, how it starts, etc.
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Have you driven it? Any coolant being pushed out the cap? how was the smoke out put? did you gun it? How was the cold start?
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thanks for the quick reply fellas! I went and took it for a short test drive. they were closing soon and i had to be somewhere but i looked the truck over really thoroughly. No rust, leaks a little oil not much. At cold start it fired right up not a hesitation or hiccup or anything. No coolant is being pushed through the cap which is good. I will have to check for an egr delete though. As for blowing smoke, it wasnt that much. Maybe a little puff- no major coal rolling though. And i gunned it and the thing just took off! which was fun lol
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it also had a tag from ford in the engine bay about the pcm being flashed or something back in 2004. not totally sure what that does though.
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So far it seems good.

Is the coolant nice and clean? You can look in side the bottle through the cap and you can see if there is any kind of build up.
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yup. made sure i checked that. and it looked good. no grime slime or muck. smelt normal and felt normal
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