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Just for the sake of balance....
I bought my early build 03 in 2005 with 40K on the ticker. My warrunty claims were for a cracked Y pipe and the recall/reflash of the PCM.
In 07, my warranty ran out. I purchased the Ford ESP.
Never used it. And to this day (the ESP has long since expired) I am still on all of the original engine and transmission parts with 153K mi. I take that back! I installed a new EGR valve at 120K just for grins.
Do I regret buying the ESP? Not at all. My rationale was that the $1,500 purchace price of the ESP would take care of just one mechanical problem that I could face.
2003 (12/02 build) F250 6.0 4X4 Crew Cab,190,000, all original
Repaired under waranty:Y-pipe, ICP, reflash
Repaired by me: ICP, FICM, cracked degass bottle, CAC boots, rear diff seal, overhead console, Blue spring w/O-ring
Bypass oil+coolant filters, in-line PS filter. T-5 10w30 every 7,500 mi.
Guages: Boost, Pyro and Trans, ScanGaugeII