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Old 12-30-2008, 12:02 PM
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Hello everyone. This is my first thread as I am a new member.

I Am interested in buying a ford diesel. I have found a 2005 f250 with
155,000km on it (Roughly 60,000 miles).
I have heard the the 6.0L powerstroke had alot of problems and i dont want to spend good money on the truck then have it break down on me.
The warranty is going to run out on it soon. The seller said it recently had the fuel pump replaced under warranty.
Also, how are these engines in starting in the cold when they have not been plugged in. Where i go hunting in nothern Ontario it gets damn cold and the truck wont be plugged in.

Sorry for the long thread.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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Welcome to the forum!!! Your in the right place for all your questions! These guys here (and a few women too!) are awesome and helpful as all can be.

The 6.0's are good engines - they do have their shortcomings - but they are strong runners too. I have the worst year available - an early '03 6.0 with 171,000 miles on her - going strong. Had my share of issues - but I love my truck! Remember - these engines are warranted to the second owner for 100,000 miles - dont be afraid of 60K on her - mine had 69K when I bought her 2 years ago.

What do you consider cold for cold starting? I generally dont plug in until night temps are lower then 15 - but where I live - that's rare. Even then - I normally just cycle the plugs two or three times before starting and let her run a bit before backing out the driveway. They do like to be warmed up before driven.

Just noticed your in Canada - dont know if the warranty on the engine is the same as in the states. Sorry.

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Old 12-30-2008, 12:13 PM
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thanks for the reply. The owner says the warrnty runs out in october 2010 or 160,000km It has 155,000km on it.
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some of the 6.0s had issues some didnt, I would have an Oasis ran to see what warranty work has been done.

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Thats not a lot of miles for a truck that is well cared for. Best thing you can do is look at what warranty work has already been done and ask owner questions.
Have the local Ford dealer run the vin and get all the service/recall/warranty history from the dealer.
BTW 155,000 km is 96,875 miles....
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:23 PM
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What would i be looking for if i get the history from the dealer on it repairs, recalls, etc?
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but then if it's never been replaced is it more or less likely to have problems. I would look @ service history, Use and do you like the truck.
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By '05 most of the bugs were worked out. Look for maintenance records too - check for updates - what was replaced - if anything that the dealer would have records of.

Their great trucks -
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All of these guys have given great advice. The best thing you can do is just ask questions about the truck. Good luck and WELCOME to the Org!
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I always have a vin run at a dealer on a used vehicle. It will show if the vehicle has ongoing issues or if its just simple stuff. If it was ever serviced at a dealer that shows up as well. If the previous owner never took it to the Ford dealer then you have to obtain service history to see where or if it was serviced regularly
Dont get me wrong, I dont always take the truck to Ford for service...but I keep a history/bills to show service
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