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Old 04-23-2012, 10:33 AM
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I come and go through here quite often owning previously (4) Powerstoke diesel trucks. I've had all 7.3 Trucks and I'm about to finalize the paper work on buying my first 6.0. I typically don't keep vehicles for much more than a year, but plan to keep this one for a few.

I'm not a fan of the stacks, and makes me a bit cautious of the vehicle, but I want to see if you guys might could point me in the right direction of anything I may have missed.

What I've found:
Overall Vehicle is really Clean
No Smoke From Exhaust or Oil Fill
All fluid colors and smell check out

What I plan to do:
Flush system and check coolers
-Replace if needed
Gauges for the Important Stuff
-Oil Pressure, EGT, etc...
Later down the road studs
-If Funds permit

Truck seems to be a really good price for the condition. It has already run through one 7 day listing at $13,995 and has been relisted. Am I missing something? Suggestions and comments are appreciated. Thanks

Ebay Link to Auction
Ford : F-250 Ford : F-250 - eBay (item 270962522518 end time Apr-30-12 11:21:49 PDT)
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:57 AM
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Have you checked out the oasis report on it?


I agree on not likeing the stacks, but other than that, it's a good looking truck.
LMAO at "smoke stackers", some people
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:15 AM
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I looked at that truck earlier, but florida is a bit too far
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:42 AM
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A monitor solution first before you buy will tell you if you should buy or walk away.

IMO, The important readings to check when buying is ECT/EOT delta, FICMv, fuel psi.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:02 PM
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Looking into getting the Edge.

Thanks for the help. I'm going tomorrow to make the final decision. Either way it looks like a powerstroke is in my near future again.

Hoping to get a decent source on WVO, and have some sketches for the at home filtration and auxiliary tank I want to build for the truck.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:15 AM
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One thing I ve learned when looking at various pictures of 6.0's is to look at the area on the insulation foam stuff on the underside of the hood, right above the degas bottle.

If you see a large white stain in that area..

I looked at your ebay link and really couldnt see any white stuff on the insulation.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:33 AM
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I notice it has an aftermarket oil filter. And looks like they topped off the coolant. It looks to be at the "max" line on the tank.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:14 AM
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A month ago I bought a 2004 F250 Superduty 6.0 in very good condition with 113,000 miles for $10,600. Mine is the extended cab rather than the full crew cab. When I bought it, I already understood that I'd be studding it, doing an oil cooler and an EGR delete. After the purchase though I thought, "hey, why spend all that money? she seems ok." Then my Edge Insight arrived and gave me a reality check.


I'm having all that stuff done now in addition to a few other odds and ends. It is costing me about $4k (we'll see what the total is here shortly).

Mine also needs tires and although I gave the brakes a visual through the wheels when I bought the vehicle, it may need them as well.

I'd figure you are going to have to pump a few thousand into that truck to be on the safe side.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 AM
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Definately get a carfax or whatever is the best data to get an idea of its history.

The truck was probably romped on pretty hard because someone put a cold air intake and those stacks on it.

I'd have a look at the bed pan gasket. Get way in under there because anybody can clean an engine to make it look like its not leaking (mine is...too bad...so sad).

Look at the FICM voltage especially when its cold. It would be good if you could drive it while it is cold.

None of this is to disuade you from buying but rather to give you bargaining chips to get the price you want.
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