Looking at 03 f250 6.0 what should I look for. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jlarsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kuna, Idaho
Posts: 316
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Looking at 03 f250 6.0 what should I look for.

I'm looking a an 03 f250 crew cab lariat auto with the 6.0 it has 90,000 on it and a lift and 35s. have most of these trucks had the computers reflashed by now and will an oasis report tell me if it has been reflashed and everything done under waranty or if the head studs have been done. I can get a good deal on this truck but want to cover my butt just in case. If anyone out there can help.

2002 F350 Crew cab Lariat
Power Hungry Performance Gryphon- Custom Tunes
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GTP38R
Bellowed Up pipes
NON-EBP Pedistal
4 Inch Lift and 35 inch Goodyear DuraTracs
AFE Stage 2 Pro Guard 7
MBRP 4 inch turbo back
GDS High flow power outlet
Zoodad mod
Tranny cooler
Trans go shift kit
Airlift Bags with compressor

1996 extended cab 4x4 Powerstroke TOTALED
5 speed, heavy duty clutch
AFE stage 2 intake pro guard 7 filter
4 inch Diamond Eye turbo back exhaust
cat delete
TW chip
jlarsen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'll post a pic so you can see if it has studs or not.
2005F250 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jlarsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kuna, Idaho
Posts: 316
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks I know the 6.0 has alot of potential but i dont want to get burned from the get go. Is there a tech on because i know it depends alot on the motor but are they still seeing alot of o3 with the 6.0 with around 100,000coming in for problems or should i guess with that many miles they have been worked out.

2002 F350 Crew cab Lariat
Power Hungry Performance Gryphon- Custom Tunes
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GTP38R
Bellowed Up pipes
NON-EBP Pedistal
4 Inch Lift and 35 inch Goodyear DuraTracs
AFE Stage 2 Pro Guard 7
MBRP 4 inch turbo back
GDS High flow power outlet
Zoodad mod
Tranny cooler
Trans go shift kit
Airlift Bags with compressor

1996 extended cab 4x4 Powerstroke TOTALED
5 speed, heavy duty clutch
AFE stage 2 intake pro guard 7 filter
4 inch Diamond Eye turbo back exhaust
cat delete
TW chip
jlarsen is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Acording to Scuffy828 alot of the 6.0 problems are self in flicted by driver. It's true because my brother has an early 03 6.0 and the only problems its had were bad injectors within 700 miles and 2 more at 70K miles and he gets it serviced regularly and doesn't abuse it. My cousin has an 03 F550 6.0 with 130K miles. He well abuses it and it's on the 3rd motor.
2005F250 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here's were you can tell if its studded or not. Open the hood and on look on the drivers side of the engine. Look below the valve cover and if you see a 12 point nut like the one in the pic its studded. If you see a bolt then it's not.
2005F250 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jlarsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kuna, Idaho
Posts: 316
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well i'll check it out and get an oasis and see what i find out. Thanks for the imput. I'm just sceptical at this point

2002 F350 Crew cab Lariat
Power Hungry Performance Gryphon- Custom Tunes
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GTP38R
Bellowed Up pipes
NON-EBP Pedistal
4 Inch Lift and 35 inch Goodyear DuraTracs
AFE Stage 2 Pro Guard 7
MBRP 4 inch turbo back
GDS High flow power outlet
Zoodad mod
Tranny cooler
Trans go shift kit
Airlift Bags with compressor

1996 extended cab 4x4 Powerstroke TOTALED
5 speed, heavy duty clutch
AFE stage 2 intake pro guard 7 filter
4 inch Diamond Eye turbo back exhaust
cat delete
TW chip
jlarsen is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,377
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good info! I never knew if mine was, figured head bolts/studs were under the valve covers.

Sadly, I have bolts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I'm a wh0re for free stuff
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kinghawg98 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-14-2008, 01:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by kinghawg98 View Post
Good info! I never knew if mine was, figured head bolts/studs were under the valve covers.

Sadly, I have bolts.
So did I untill I looked at the motor when it was finished. 5 are under the valve covers and 5 are outside.
2005F250 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome