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Old 03-12-2008, 03:57 PM
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Question NEW GUY ?s ABOUT THE 6.0

I am looking at a 2004 f250 with the 6.0 Lariat 4x4..has about 65000 miles and it was a RV puller truck..... Some people say that the 6.0 has/ had problems any suggestions or pass on it.... BTW they want 25k out the door...Good Price?

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I have had no problems with my 6.0 ('05). Ford is like everyone else and you hear the most about the ones that broke.
if you plan to mod it you will need to do research on how far you can go befor you have to do head studs but thats the only thing that sticks out for me. also i think that is a pretty good price but you might get an Oasis report done before you buy it.
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If you become a Premuim Member, you can get an Oasis report run on it and it'll show a lot including what work has already been completed by dealers and where the warranty stands.
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No mods will be done.... I already have to many forums as it is.
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If you become a Premuim Member, you can get an Oasis report run on it and it'll show a lot including what work has already been completed by dealers and where the warranty stands.
WHAT IS THIS ?????

HOW MANY TRUCKS?
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If you go Premium (see top of page under Membership), you have access to Oasis reports which is a database fo vehicle info by VIN. It provides a load of info, build date, warranty info, all dealer warranty work completed with the list of symptoms.

And if you are looking at multiple trucks, you can get reports for all of them. I don't think Admin has a max limit, as many as they have time for.
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From what I've heard, if there is trouble with an 03 or 04 6.0, it happens fairly quickly. By all means, get the oasis report and see what's been done to it. I've heard of two problems with the early 6.0's.

1. improper head bolt torque. Some of the 03's and 04's weren't torqued properly, and they'd blow a head gasket. Bad robot at the factory, I think.

2. Injectors breaking. Apparently, they got a bad batch of injectors, some of them would break, fill the cylinder with fuel, and you'd get hydrolock while it was running. Usually ruined the engine.

However, there's some good news. It has a 5 year/100k mile warranty on the engine, so you still have some warranty left. If that 04 had either problem, it probably would have happened by now. I've also heard from several 03 and 04 owners who've never had a problem. And the Powerstrokes in general are very well built. My 06 is a big ol' bulldog. This isn't a grocery hauler for the suburbs, it's a serious truck.

Right now, it's a buyer's market, what with the rotten economy hurting the usual buyers of big diesel trucks - farmers and contractors - and diesel getting expensive. You might be able to do better on the price. Look around a bit, see if you can find an 05 in the same price range. They made suspension improvements in 05, put coil springs on the front so it rides nicer, and tightened the turning circle. Last August, I got an 06 F350 4x4 King Ranch, with dually rear and crew cab, for $31k. And they gave me $11k tradein on an 02 4x4 Ranger with a dent in the cab. They are making deals.
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From what I've heard, if there is trouble with an 03 or 04 6.0, it happens fairly quickly. By all means, get the oasis report and see what's been done to it. I've heard of two problems with the early 6.0's.

1. improper head bolt torque. Some of the 03's and 04's weren't torqued properly, and they'd blow a head gasket. Bad robot at the factory, I think.

2. Injectors breaking. Apparently, they got a bad batch of injectors, some of them would break, fill the cylinder with fuel, and you'd get hydrolock while it was running. Usually ruined the engine.

However, there's some good news. It has a 5 year/100k mile warranty on the engine, so you still have some warranty left. If that 04 had either problem, it probably would have happened by now. I've also heard from several 03 and 04 owners who've never had a problem. And the Powerstrokes in general are very well built. My 06 is a big ol' bulldog. This isn't a grocery hauler for the suburbs, it's a serious truck.

Right now, it's a buyer's market, what with the rotten economy hurting the usual buyers of big diesel trucks - farmers and contractors - and diesel getting expensive. You might be able to do better on the price. Look around a bit, see if you can find an 05 in the same price range. They made suspension improvements in 05, put coil springs on the front so it rides nicer, and tightened the turning circle. Last August, I got an 06 F350 4x4 King Ranch, with dually rear and crew cab, for $31k. And they gave me $11k tradein on an 02 4x4 Ranger with a dent in the cab. They are making deals.
Any idea when they revised the 6.0 headbolt pattern?
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No mods will be done.... I already have to many forums as it is.
thats what said

but my 04 has about 140K, no major problems yet
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