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Old 06-07-2012, 04:00 PM
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Thinking About Buying 07 6.0 But Worried Please Help

I am looking at a 07 with the 6.0. It is a crew cab 4x4 F-350. I am a 7.3 guy so I am way out of my comfort zone. I have heard all of the horrer stories and I have also heard that they had them pretty well figured out by 07. So the truck I am looking at has 220K miles on it. I would not worry about that kind of millage on a 7.3 should I worry about the 07 6.0?

Truck runs great and everything seems as it should. The coolant resevour is still see through but the coolant was a little low but not far below the min mark. They are

asking 8K. Should I run or investigate further? I am going to use it to tow my 36 ft fifthwheel that weighs 12k and I live in the Colorado mountains.
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Read this.
What to look for when buying a used 6.0L


And this.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
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Howdy,

There isn't as many things to do with the '07 trucks (still has the core EGR cooler, but the MY issues are corrected), just make sure you have a monitor to keep an eye on things under the hood. I wouldn't worry about the mileage, as much, depending on what they are asking for it.

One more thread, as a 6.0L owner you need to know what to look for:
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

You mention being in Colorado, if interested in joining the local chapter, shoot me a PM. Welcome to the ORG.
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I don't know how many miles a 6.0 will go for I know a 7.3 will go for 500k
But a 6.0 idk. Another thing you have to consider is that at 8,000 and your head gaskets go and u bullet profit your looking at almost 13,000 dollars into a 220,000 mile 6.0




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Old 06-07-2012, 04:23 PM
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I don't know how many miles a 6.0 will go for I know a 7.3 will go for 500k
But a 6.0 idk. Another thing you have to consider is that at 8,000 and your head gaskets go and u bullet profit your looking at almost 13,000 dollars into a 220,000 mile 6.0

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HG's can be prevented, as long as you watch the oil cooler which is the root cause of the issue. You can get HG's done for around $4500-$5500 at most if you catch it early and have it done at a dealership. And for a fraction of that if you do it yourself.

If your HG's do let loose, 220,000 miles is when I would consider getting a new block/entire motor for the investment. The 5R110 is a great transmission (hence why Ford continued to use it with the 6.4L). So I wouldn't part out the truck for the motors failure at that point.

I consider the 7.3L at least a 500K motor or better (there are a few over 1 million miles), and I see the 6.0L as a 350-400K motor as long as you are willing to do the work and are proactive in catching issues. That's being conservative, I intend to get 400K out of mine.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:25 PM
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Thanks guys. I will read those threads. I would be interested in joining a local PSD group so look for a PM soon. One last thing, how is that 5sp auto trans? Do they hold up well? Are they comparable to a 4R100 as far as rebuild costs go?
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So 6.0 are good for 350,000 I didn't know that. Learn something new ever day

I'm looking at buy a 6.0 just because there mood and require more maintenance. I like doing that stuff. I wish my 7.3 needed tons of maintenance.., the damn thing just keeps running lol and I do agree the 5r100 is a very good tranny.

And those damn 6.0 move like stink


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That 5R110 5sp auto is the best light diesel automatic out there. Unless you intend to go past 500RWHP, don't expect to put much into it. As for cost of rebuilding, it is more expensive, as its a little more dependent on electronics and solenoids, but its very reliable as long as you keep up on service, and don't run a shift-on-the-fly tuner.

My statement of them being 350K motors, is based on keeping that oil cooler from causing chaos.

And for a simple tuner being all that is needed for 400RWHP, and the truck keeping the auto under her, the 6.0L is a great platform for mild builds on limited funds.
You simply cannot neglect these motors, as the 7.3L's of old.
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