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Old 05-06-2012, 09:18 AM
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2005 6.0...Are there any tell tail signs of abuse

First off great forum, I can't stop digging through the threads trying to learn.

Here's my question. I am looking at a 2005 F250 6.0 turbo, I know that there has to be something I can look for to see if the truck has been cared for. Like in Ford Lightnings (thats the world I come from) you can pop a couple lines and see if it's been sucking oil it's whole life, and a lot of other little things. I just am looking for a little advice of some tell tale signs that it is going to be a project. More of a project anyway, I bought my Lightning as a daily driver and didn't stop building it till the day it was totaled and now after reading about all the HP/TRQ you Powerstroke guys are getting I see studs and a lot of other goodies in my near future .

Truck has 101000 miles and is for sale in a small car lot that deals in auctions, I will get no history about the truck.

Should I be worried about the miles?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:22 AM
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get the VIN and go to the local ford dealer and ask them for a Oasis report, its free !


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First off great forum, I can't stop digging through the threads trying to learn.

Here's my question. I am looking at a 2005 F250 6.0 turbo, I know that there has to be something I can look for to see if the truck has been cared for. Like in Ford Lightnings (thats the world I come from) you can pop a couple lines and see if it's been sucking oil it's whole life, and a lot of other little things. I just am looking for a little advice of some tell tale signs that it is going to be a project. More of a project anyway, I bought my Lightning as a daily driver and didn't stop building it till the day it was totaled and now after reading about all the HP/TRQ you Powerstroke guys are getting I see studs and a lot of other goodies in my near future .

Truck has 101000 miles and is for sale in a small car lot that deals in auctions, I will get no history about the truck.

Should I be worried about the miles?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:37 AM
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look for coolant splatter on the degas bottle (puking) if it is puking expect to be doing egr cooler or head gaskets there is tons of things to look for . go to the tech section and there is tons of info you should read before buying a 6.0 i wish i had read it before i bought mine ...i got lucky tho as i have had no problems yet ....good luck
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Might want to look here.

What to look for when buying a used 6.0L
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get the VIN and go to the local ford dealer and ask them for a Oasis report, its free !
Word, that will be my first stop while on the test drive tomorrow.


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look for coolant splatter on the degas bottle (puking) if it is puking expect to be doing egr cooler or head gaskets there is tons of things to look for . go to the tech section and there is tons of info you should read before buying a 6.0 i wish i had read it before i bought mine ...i got lucky tho as i have had no problems yet ....good luck

I better get back to reading, thanks for the advice. Starting to get scared about it after what I have read
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Word, that will be my first stop while on the test drive tomorrow.





I better get back to reading, thanks for the advice. Starting to get scared about it after what I have read
i say dont be scared , lots of people get scared of the 6.0 and sell them cheap to get rid of them ....imo its makes for a great deal for people like us who no what to look for and how to fix the problems the 6.0 have . i think they are great trucks with looks and plenty of power . if you do get it your best friend wil be the powerstroke.org . i have found loads of info and it has given me the courage to work on my own 6.0 ....i am thankful for the org
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Dont be scared. Just take it slow and do your home work. Its kinda like asking that hot girl that you like out. Mines been fun both good and bad, but I wouldn't give you anything for it!!
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