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Old 04-17-2012, 08:52 PM
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Average Time Between Your 6.0l Problems

First off I would like to say I am not bashing 6.0ls at all. I would love to have a 6.0l and I have read about all the common problems and how to fix them.

I just want to know if I were to fix all of the problems and do the proper maintenance how often I can expect to have a problem with the truck. My dad had a 03 6.0l and it was good until 140,000km and he then had problems on and off for 34,000km and he sold it and bought a 2010 dodge and it has been perfect.

We do a lot of hauling between our two farms which are 550km apart and I am wondering if I should go for the truck I want in a 6.0l that is cheaper than a dodge or go for the next best thing and get an 06-07 5.9 cummins.

I know everybody will have their own opinions and I can expect biased results being on a powerstroke forum but I want to know what your opinions are. Either way I will end up purchasing a 6 speed manual transmission.
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It's not really something you can give an answer on....

Some people have run their trucks over 100K with no problems at all, others have had major problems (FICM's, injectors, headgaskets, ect) within 20K. Your best bet is to get a truck that's been maintained well and then do all the prevetative stuff and be done with it. Or just be ready

Good luck
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:59 PM
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every 3 months I average 4k in repairs
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every 3 months I average 4k in repairs
That's what I am worried about. Some guys luck out and have no problems and other guys have problem after problem.
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I have almost 90,000 miles on my truck..... I recently upgraded to a powermax turbo because I wanted to and the stocker was leaking a little oil.

So, $1200 in 5 1/2 years , not bad
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:04 PM
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I have almost 90,000 miles on my truck..... I recently upgraded to a powermax turbo because I wanted to and the stocker was leaking a little oil.

So, $1200 in 5 1/2 years , not bad

That is something I can live with. I would expect the regular head studs, coolant flush and coolant filtration and the other regular items such as the egr delete and others but after that I would like to not have much needed regular work needed to be done.
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I have had my truck for 4 years had to repair a ficm after 3 $180 then this year hpop went bad $682, i decided to stud it while i was in the so it cost around 2500-3000 in parts FREE LABOR because i did it myself, dont sweat it everything breaks down, mechanics love chevys because they keep there lights on.
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