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Looking at 6.0 - tan sludge?
Hey guys, I have been browsing this forum for a while now while in search of a new truck. And I would first like to say thanks for all the tips and pointers I got when looking through threads.
Now I think I found a truck that I may be interested in, its a 2004 f250 ecsb with 149k on the clock. I went to look at the truck and I did not spot any leaks on the underbody or the ground. It looked like there was a little oil residue from a while ago on the intercooler boot but other than that it looked good.
Now to my question, I stuck my finger into the degas bottle and pulled it out and the coolant appeared to be gold. I stuck my finger in again until it hit bottom and I pulled it out and it had some tan looking sludge on it. That is the only thing I am worried about does anyone have any clues or ideas on that sludge?
There is also a fifth wheel hitch in the bed and it sounds like the PO used it to tow horses on his farm. I read somewhere these trucks like to be worked so is that a good thing?
I did read all the threads about what to look at when buying a 6.0 but I got several different responses about the sludge.
Any tips or advice would be appreciated, thanks guys.
2004 6.0L F-250 XLT - ECSB
1995 7.3L 5-Speed F-350 XL Dump