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Old 07-28-2008, 10:01 AM
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Buying first powerstroke soon

Hey guys, I've been looking for a powerstroke for a little bit now, it's going to be a work truck so I need it to be very dependable. I recently came across a dealership that has a good deal on an '06 crew cab lariat, but it was bought back by ford from a customer. Something about it stuttering under acceleration. I'm definitely going to get the service history on the vehicle before I decide to buy. Anyways ford fixed the truck and sold it in auction to this dealer.

My question is has anyone on here ever dealt with something that? I'm kind of hesitant about it, but the truck is a great deal, and the motor would still be under warranty till 100k.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:13 AM
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Take advantage of the warranty and replace all the trouble parts before it runs out! 6.0s are known to have several weaknesses, such as the EGR cooler....But somone with more experience with 6.0s will comment soon!I think the only other problem was something to do with the High Pressure oil pump...But I think that was more with 05' models, so you should be safe.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:36 AM
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Only thing that really worries me, is that it probably shows up with the lemon law stain on Carfax reports. Might make it harder to unload if you ever needed to, but if it's cheap enough now to cover itself in the long run, go for it. Most of the 6.0 trouble spots are pretty documented now.

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If it was bought back by Ford, that means the dealer couldn't fix the problem to the customers satisfaction, and more than likely didn't put any more money into it before sending it to auction. If it were a good used vehicle that dealer would have kept it and sold it in their used car dept.
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i wouldnt pick it up. The warranty is great, but just wouldnt want to be in the shop with it all the time and then what do you do with that type of deal when the warranty runs out? You can find plenty of PSD's out there right now that are good deals!
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:46 AM
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Yea, you guys are probably right. I got sucked in because of the great prices they had on the trucks, but he threw me off guard when he said they buy them on auction. I rather pay a bit more and have peace of mind.
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If you really want piece of mind....Find a low mileage 7.3 instead .
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:51 AM
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look for something else or at least get documentation from the dealer or FMC that it has been repaired to factory standards..... and that all warranties still exist on the truck and powertrain..... dont get hosed bud.
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If you really want piece of mind....Find a low mileage 7.3 instead .
I may be selling my 7.3 for a fair price, pm me if your interested.
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I may be selling my 7.3 for a fair price, pm me if your interested.
Does that mean you might be selling it for an UNFAIR price as well?
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