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post #1 of 23 Old 02-25-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Wife wants a PSD

Went to the dealership today and was looking to buy a 03 6.0, its the blacked out 100yr addition for about 25k with 95k on the ticker. Not too sure of the 6L's, I just know when we first got them for our work trucks there were a lot of problems with them. I had them pull an OASIS for me and there were a whopping 4pgs worth of work done on it. Most of it just little things, no mechanical issues. So I either think A: Holy $hi* there's a lot of stuff done, atleast all the bugs are worked out. Or B: Holy $hi* there's a lot of stuff done, I should buy another 7.3. No offense to you sixers of course What should I do? I noticed that it had some EGR work and a new Turbo charger put on it, so I heard that's two of the biggest issues with these rigs. Any advice would be greatful. Also, should I purchase an extended warranty for it? Build date was APR/03 Thanks in advance.



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its an 03 then I would stay away from it. But if its a late build 04 on up then the 6.0s arent nearly as bad as people think.

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Not much help, but I do think it's cool you wife wants a PSD!
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I like the 7.3 I have never had a 6.0 . &.3 is a proven engine. I never see any posts about 6.0's with 500K on the ticker. If there was, why dont they post them?

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if the oasis has no mechanical issues.....then i wouldnt worry about it. Some people are just complainers about minor BS......

As far as the 6.0.....if its a truck with high milage like that (not meaning its worn out....more meaning its almost out of warranty or already is)......then the biggest fear for most is the 4-5k bill if you need to do headgaskets...

Here is the bottom line though....if your wife wont drive the piss out of it...dont buy it for her. Find a 7.3..... Ive seen more problem with "soccer mom" 6.0's than any other group driving them. If you dont open them up every chance you get then they tend to have issues with the turbo's...EGR...ETC...

I wouldnt shy away from a 6.0 in general....but if your wife wont drive it hard i wouldnt even consider it...
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I just bought my first diesel an 03 XLT350 6.0L CC with 85,500mi for $19,900. It has similar Oasis, few little things but recently the whole EGR, oil cooler system. I paid an additional $2,000 for a 3yr 36,000 mi extended warranty. I figure it made it 85,000 miles before the first common problems needed fixing hopefully it will make it another 85,000+. If not at least I have some warranty coverage.
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....if your wife wont drive the piss out of it...dont buy it for her....
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I wouldnt shy away from a 6.0 in general....but if your wife wont drive it hard i wouldnt even consider it...[/QUOTE]

I appreciate your insight Marc. But I can def tell you that my wife's foot is as heavy as mine is. That's one of the reasons why we're considering buying another PS. I kinda miss mine, and I want out of driving the Honda So would you guys say stay away from this year, referring to everlearning comment. Or it should do better with adding mods?



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I have an 03 6.0 its on turbo #3 had all the injectors repaced twice.but I bought it used with 130,000 kms on it.The turbo and an oil leak are the only thing I've done they had a heck of a time figuring out what the problem was (3 months of try this,nope that didn't fix bring it back in)but beside the old flash in it it has been a good truck.

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if i ever get married i want my wife to want a psd

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