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Had a buddy who is deciding to sell his 2003 f250.. Yes it is the 6.0 but he is the original owner and the truck is completely stock with only 38k miles...

Should I buy it? The price is right... But if I decide to buy it, should I just to the egr delete and upgraded oil cooler? Ive heard the head stud problems and injectors usually only occur to those who chip them..

Any help is much appreciated... This would be my first diesel and only considering it becasue I know where the truck has been and that it has never been chipped or anything and plus the miles are extremely lowwwww
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I say buy the darn thing!!! Buy it, and slowly do upgrades to it as your bank account allows. With that low of miles and the right price, I'd buy it if it had a problem. You have all the necessary resources here to get you going in the right direction to having that thing completely reliable....not that I'm implying it isn't by any means. There's a lot of good folks on here to get you headed in the right direction. Good luck!!!

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A 2003 with only 38k and all stock. Buy it! Its not even broken in yet. Get a monitor and delete the egr and it should last for a very long time.

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Jk, doesnt sound bad, get a monitor on it, and a coolant filter, and go from there.

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Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
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Yeah my thoughts exactly... I can slowly do few things here and there to it... What should be done first? upgrade oil cooler and egr delete?

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First thing is a monitor and a coolant filter. The filter is imperative to help in preventing the oil cooler from clogging. Run a filter on it for a while and then I would recommend switching to ELC coolant so you don't have to worry about the crappy ford coolant. A monitor will help you see if the cooler is already clogged and help you watch the trucks vitals. Egr delete or egr update to bullet proof one can wait till you have more funds saved up.

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-Sinister EGR Delete
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-ARP Studs
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Yeah my thoughts exactly... I can slowly do few things here and there to it... What should be done first? upgrade oil cooler and egr delete?

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Get a monitor, check deltas for oil cooler health, coolant filter.

Monitor, coolant filter.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.

Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
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Here....Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
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Just listen to what everyone tells u...very very important to add the coolant filter

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