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What would you do? 05 6.0 questions.
I just wanted to get some PS owner's opinions on the following before I jumped to any conclusions or anything;
I picked up an 05 F250 FX4 with the 6.0 at about 79K on the clock, 3 years ago. I immediately had 5 of the 8 injectors go out and had them replaced under warranty. I then lifted it, picked up gauges, SCT, exhaust, intake and Zoodad, EGR delete, spray in liner, tonneau cover, Moto Metal's with MT's, and upgraded my stock wheels to 35's. I still have the blue spring to do this weekend as well.
That takes us to last week, I had it in my family friends shop, he along with most the guys are diesel drivers(Chevy guys), and he was installing new rear rotors, pads, power steering pump, and flushing the brake system. When I went to pick it up Friday night, he recommended that I consider selling it.
Said that the heads are starting to leak oil, and that as it sits now, I could easily make money trading and way more selling it off outright. Also there are a few spots with paint bubbles from some repair work I had done 3 years ago, as I scraped a wall the second month I owned it after midnight mass on Christmas Eve, darn LB.
I owe 10,000 on it, and it has 129K on it now. I just dropped about 1,000 in new shocks, and all the above, along with a few other mods etc.
I was looking at head job prices along with studs and gaskets, and it looks like normal costs is 2-4K, issue is finding a good shop in Ohio, as I only know of 1, and that's Columbus Diesel, that can do this kind of work for less than Ford.
I have a good body guy back home I would use this time, and he usually charges just above costs as he's restored a few of our Classic Fords for us and does all our work.
I guess my question is, what would the majority of you all do? I perform my own maint. on the truck, for the most part, and do love it, but am not 100% sure if having to dish that kind of $$ out is worth it or if trading it is a better option.
FYI If I did sell it or trade it, it would only be for a new F250 with the PS, not sure what year or motor yet, just newer for sure.