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Old 06-22-2012, 07:47 AM
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Hey guys I'm going to ask you all one of the most beat to death questions. I'm looking at buying a 2006 F250 with 120k on the ticket. The guy I talked to said it already has an EGR delete on it. So I asked to him to hook up his computer so I could see the deltas and took it for a drive. The ECT and EOTs were no more than 5 degrees apart at any time. This truck is for sale at a diesel performnce shop in Maryland. I'm currently in a 06 F150 and need more towing power. The truck is fairly clean and love the way it looks but I'm curious to know what all of your opinions are before I put a deposit on it. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:52 AM
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[...Insert canned reply to prospect 6.0 owners here...]

Two sentances from me:

1.) I LOVE my '05 6.0 that I've owned for the past 7 years and can't imagine owning another truck. (Even a brand new 6.7)

2.) Put a lot more cash away for repairs on a Powerstroke than your 5.4L for when things do eventually go bust with it (as it will with ANY engine.)
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:08 AM
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Keep moving, unless you LOVE your truck sooooo much, you'll enjoy dropping lotsa money into it to keep it running right. Just my .02.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:39 AM
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Keep moving, unless you LOVE your truck sooooo much, you'll enjoy dropping lotsa money into it to keep it running right. Just my .02.
Please elaborate. I do love my 150 but it currently has 155000 miles and tows a trailer everyday.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:42 AM
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XLR8? If it is it was a decent looking truck needed a little cosmetic work though
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:47 AM
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XLR8? If it is it was a decent looking truck needed a little cosmetic work though
Yeah that was the place. He was going to do some things to it for me if I bought it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:11 AM
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Here is some good reading to get ya started. ENJOY, its all I do everyday, worrying about this motor.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
If I had all the money in the world I wouldn't own this truck, JS.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:20 AM
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Here is some good reading to get ya started. ENJOY, its all I do everyday, worrying about this motor.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
If I had all the money in the world I wouldn't own this truck, JS.
Thank you for the link I've been reading it constantly. So you're saying that you would never own a 6.0L? I understand that oil and all filter changes go up a lot more and basically all maintenance cost as well I'm just scared of what might come up as far as repairs. My truck needs about $1800 in repairs to get it to pass state inspection and I don't really want to put that money into my current truck since I dont know how much longer it can go.
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I usually post with plenty of help but am busy... I LOVE MY 6.0



Learn about it and with a monitoring solution BEFORE buying a truck you can check all the weak links and make sure you are buying a truck that is HEALTHY... skip all the advice in the link provided above... and you will be scared like the other guys in this thread
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wait otterlakepimp......... you DO have a 6.0
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