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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West TN
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I'm a new diesel owner myself. I don't tow or haul anything, but when I bought this truck it was in my mind that I would like to have a slide-in camper or travel trailer someday. The research I had done was before diesel got more expensive than gas, and probably before the 6.0L came out. What I learned then made me lean toward the diesel, but what I've learned since has mostly been against. If I had the same decision to make today I would not choose the diesel, or at least I would wait until I had a real need for it. If I needed a truck, it would be a diesel, in fact it would be THIS diesel, the 6.0L, but I don't really 'need' a truck at this point. Since I have it I'm taking care of it right, and I'm not planning to get rid of it, but that's because I can afford the extra money (so far) and I like working on things. And I do LIKE having a truck, and a diesel, and I LOVE the 6.0L.
You should take what you're learning seriously. Try to learn a lot more before you make a decision.
As a buyer today, I would be very hard on the seller. I would use my ScanGauge and find every fault I could, and I'd hold them against the price hard. If they wouldn't make me a great price, I'd pass. Due to a series of bad decisions and uninformed owners and dealers, these trucks should be available for a lot less than they're worth, and I'd hold em to that.
2005 F-250 XLT SuperCab long bed 135k. Torque Pro. 3X Fumoto's. Dieselsite coolant filter. BPD EGR cooler. Blue Spring. Rotella ELC. Rotella T6. Rev-X this year. Archoil 9100 last year. Improved HFCM plug. 24" wipers. PIE. AutoEnginuity.
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