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Old 08-06-2008, 02:40 PM
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I need HELP and the best ADVISE!!!!!

First off hello to all and THANKS A BUNCH up front.
I will start off by saying I am a virgin to this diesel truck business. I currently have a 2000 model Toyota Tundra that I envy very well. I recently purchased me a 30ft. camper that has a dry weight of 5775 lbs. I made my first trip the other day to go camp with my family. I feel like I have too much camper and not enough truck. So I went out to search for a new truck either a 3/4 ton or 1 ton. I have run across a 2005 F350 6.0 4X4 w/121,000 miles that I like very well. So here is the question, I have heard so much bad talk about the 6.0 I am worried I may be buying a head ach. I need your most professional opinion on what I should do in this case. There is no doubt the truck will pull my camper I just donít want to buy a money pit. I have run the vin through Ford and it has only had a water separator put on it and an exhaust sensor all clean other than that. I have really looked it over and drove it quiet a bit seems to be a tight truck and looks as if it had been taken care of. I think I am getting some what of a good deal on this truck. My truck and $8100.00 to trade. Give me all the info you can this is very important to me my family will be traveling in this truck with me and I want a safe and dependable vehicle. Thanks Again Joey!
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:46 PM
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twice the truck you already own for sure but the 6.0 did have its issues but most of the big ones were cleared up by 05 good luck to you if you want a good reliable truck try to find a low mileage 7.3 that is clean,that truck will last a long long time with few issues
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:52 PM
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6.0L 04 here and pull on a daily bases ( Boat&Rv Business) Have zero problems. If the numbers are to your satisfaction and the car fax plus Oasis report look good. Go for it, You will be happy with your purchase.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:56 PM
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As much as I don't want to say it, '06 6.0 zero problems as well. Haul 1K everyday with 42K miles. Best truck I've owned.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:57 PM
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get a oasis report on the truck to see what issues have been repaired by the dealer if there were any. 05 and up the issues with the 6.0 were cleared up. if it has 121k on it it is probibly a good one. go with your gut if you like it buy. It will definetly haul the trailer with no problems. I'm on my 2nd 6.0 and i love em just my .02

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:18 PM
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As much as I don't want to say it, '06 6.0 zero problems as well.
you did it now...i bet your turbo just fell off...
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you did it now...i bet your turbo just fell off...
Probably won't start when we go for dinner.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:23 PM
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you did it now...i bet your turbo just fell off...
Thats funny right there
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lol....Like everyone above said, sure the 6.0 had its problems, and most of them were fixed by 05....But it still seems pretty hit and miss....If you really want reliability, go with the trusty 7.3....Finding with low mileage is getting harder and harder....More than likely you will be fine with the 6.0....Especially if it hasnt had lots of other problems already. Even if your 6.0 is only half running, it will have more power than your tundra .
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well the heads arrant Bolted down like the 7.3's. so the factory bolts will stretch towing. now if you have STUDS your heads are DOWN. also the egr's were a issues a delete would fix that if it hasn't been done. last it has over 100K on 05 iv seen at about 50K the have a High pressure oil leak but it's got over 100K it's been fix or it's a good one

6.0s are great motor just needs little things to make it 100%
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