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Old 12-05-2008, 03:34 PM
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06 PSD advice, Please help

Hi everyone,

I found an 06 F-250, FX4, crew cab, Lariat, PSD 6.0 w/all options including sunroof. It's a clean truck, runs great, supposedly "fleet maintained",

My question is this, should I pass this up because she has 106k miles? The dealer is only asking $18k and it would dam near be a straight trade for my Chevy....

I've been toying with the sales team all week... lol. I love the truck and no one does HD better than Ford, I'm a little nervous about the 6.0 PSD tho...

Also, I don't tow, I ride dirtbikes, camp, and generally offroad alot, so reliability is a must as 1600 mile round trips are not uncommon.

My Chevy 4x4 is letting me down alot lately and I have a kid on the way.
Thanks for any advice,
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:58 PM
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I have been pleased with mine. 05 FX4 6.0, but I also haven't went and added a bunch of power to it via chips and programmers. Yeah I would love to have the extra power but I still have another year on the warranty. I do recommend having them pill the service record for it to see if it's had alot of work done to it. If it's been alot I'd probably stay away..But the price sounds very reasonable. Good Luck
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:22 PM
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I have been pleased with mine. 05 FX4 6.0, but I also haven't went and added a bunch of power to it via chips and programmers. Yeah I would love to have the extra power but I still have another year on the warranty. I do recommend having them pill the service record for it to see if it's had alot of work done to it. If it's been alot I'd probably stay away..But the price sounds very reasonable. Good Luck
Thanks! And I think youre right on about the programmers and chips, In the research I've done, high EGTs are a killer with the 6.0. im looking for longevity so my programming will stay stock. They're already fast enough..lol
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I love my truck and would not trade it for the world. I had the same mind set as you guys, if I dont chip or tune it my truck will last forever (wrong) my truck has had all of the notorious problems in Stock formation. Since then I have had headstuds installed EGR deleted, oil leak fixed, and the silent killer the STC fitting on the HPOP. Truck has ran great since then. I dont want to scare you this motor works hard when given a few upgrades to hold it together. Some folk's tune the sh_t out of the motor and never have problems, and then there are trucks like mine, I have a late model year 06, Good luck.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:43 AM
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i wouldnt be afraid of the miles, you can always buy a warranty.
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I think towing and continued high egt's are the main problem for overheating the egr and boiling coolant. I have mine tuned HOT and I drive it hard every day, no problems. But I rarely see over 950* and have only been over 1100* once.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:56 AM
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The 06 is a good motor, and a 100,000 is nothing for a diesel, i would go for it
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:39 AM
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You really need to get an OASIS report before buying a used 6.0L.
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Agreed....Have them pull an OASIS for you so you can see the warranty history.

I have an '05 and love it. I had blown head gaskets and was lucky enough to have it fixed under warranty and I had them put studs in. Next thing for me to do is delete the EGR and I have no worries........They are good trucks.
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i bought mine with 111,000. I had a report done and it was pretty clean. some work early on and that was it. if that report is clean then go for it I dont regret mine any day
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