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Old 12-06-2012, 05:16 PM
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Looking at an '06 F350 tomorrow

So I'm going to the dealer tomorrow to check out an 06 350, with 101k miles.
Wichita KS 2006 Ford F-350 KING RANCH Used Truck Hutchinson KS Newton KS Mel Hambelton Ford

Sales guy said he'll have the OASIS report ready for me, and that the truck does have a hitch in the back. This truck would be my daily driver, and used to tow my 27' Keystone Springdale 5er, and maybe tandem tow my boat. I cannot seem to locate a scangauge at any of the local parts shops, and am anxious to consider purchase without checking out (EDIT: Thanks for the correction.) ECT and EOT delta. I've also read some on various things to look at, but should probably make a list as its a bit overwhelming. My wife asks me why I would even consider a truck if there is a chance it will have lots of problems..

Any feedback on this specific truck?

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:21 PM
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My 06 f350 has been great considering what can go wrong. I hear the 06 and up tend to have less problems. Out of curiosity what are they asking for that baby? I have had mine for sale for months as low as 20k with no bites, same yr and milage. Although mine is lifted with 4x4.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:27 PM
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$20,650 is what they have listed on the web. I think they'll move some though. I like to buy stuff at the end of the year as dealers seem more inclined to move stuff, especially used as it's just getting a year older sitting on their lot. I've spent all week going back and forth. Reading some stuff that scares me off with the 6.0, then talking with a few local guys who have them and have never had any issues, they just drive and maintain them all stock. I still need to see this on in person.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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Nevermind, i looked up the price, $21k. not bad for a dealer.
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Actually, that truck looks very clean for 100k miles and it seems to be very reasonably priced. The key is having that monitor with you on the test drive and checking your deltas (by the way the delta's are ECT and EOT, Engine Coolant Temperature and Engine Oil Temperature). And having a hitch in the back doesn't mean it is bad, in fact that can sometimes be a good thing because these engines HATE to be babied! The harder you work them the better. The things to look for:

A 15* or more difference in the ECT and EOT temps

If you can, pull the EGR valve and see how it looks

Look for any excessive smoke from the tailpipe (most importantly, white smoke)

See how easily it starts

Other than that, just use normal used car buying techiniques. Any more questions, fire away.
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How come you are selling yours?
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I would at least pony up and get the egr cooler and oil cooler replaced, along with with that garbage coolant. Monitor it and drive it. I had mine for 50k miles tuned and tow with her and have very minimal problems, (Ficm and 1 injector). 101k on it and runs great.
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I've had my 2006 F250 CC SB 4x4 just over two months now and towed with it a few times and use it as my DD. I love it! Do the EGR Delete or block off right away, coolant flush, and replace the oil cooler. Monitor all the critical temps and it'll be fine. X'2 on the white smoke! Get it up to temp, horse beat it a little, go run an errand, come back and make sure it starts. If it starts and there's no white smoke your golden. Do the scheduled maintenance, monitor temps and dont baby it.
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Thanks for all the feedback! Any idea what a ballpark cost would be to do EGR, coolant and oil cooler. If I do it, and if I had it done somewhere?
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White smoke on startup is a red flag for ficm failure, egr failure, head gasket failure or injector failure.

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