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Location: Bay Area, CA
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Unless you really enjoy working on your truck and get a kick out of monitoring for problems, just find a 7.3.
The 6.0L you found looks sharp. If you're serious about it you need to purchase a ScanGauge II or Edge CTS before you go to test drive. You'll need to cruise at a steady speed down the freeway for 15 min minimum... Or until temps finally stabilize. You'll be monitoring the EOT & ECT (oil & coolant temps). If the values are more than 15degrees off the oil cooler needs to be replaced. It will be a big bargaining chip for you if it needs to be done. You can either negotiate the price down and do it yourself (recommended) or get them to do it as part of the sale, and they can put your EGR delete in while they're there.
Those scanners can also see other problems like low HPOP pressures, failing injectors, bad FICM, and weak batteries. You've got some reading to do. Lots of great info & people on this site.
If you choose ScanGauge II, I think it is BulletProofDiesel that ships theirs out per-programmed for the 6.0L... Big hassle saver.
If I were starting fresh I would pass on the gauges w/ScanGauge and would buy myself the CTS.
2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM
Last edited by swilson143; 08-31-2012 at 12:10 AM.