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post #1 of 38 Old 02-05-2009, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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I’ve been thinking of buying a ‘05 6.0 with 101,000 miles from a used car dealer. I want a newer truck but am kinda scared of the 6.0. I would be the third owner of this truck behind the original owner who was an older guy and a 22 yr old who bought it with 70k miles and then put stacks on it. Other than the stacks as far as I know the truck is stock. I know the guy traded it in on a ‘08 XLT CC. I do not want to spend $15,900 on a ticking time bomb that finally goes off 6 months after I buy it and have to put another $6000 in it to get it fixed. I know that there isn’t any crystal ball that tells you if it will break or not but I’m not sure that I like my odds. I know that “bad news travels half way around the world before good news ties its shoes” and I hope that all I am hearing and reading are the bad stories. I know everything has its problems and breaks down. I just don’t want to buy into what turns out to be some piece of junk and end up putting way more money into it than what it is worth. So you guys with the 6.0s, if you were to do it over again would you buy a 6.0 or would you look for something different? Do you regret signing that dotted line?
I’m getting the VIN checked today and the salesman is supposed to call me back with the number of the guy that traded it in.
What are some good questions to ask him when I talk to him? Head gaskets, EGR system, etc. let me know your opinion! I want to find out all I can about the trucks history before I decide.
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Absolutely do it again. But then again, I haven't had a single problem and mines been custom tuned for 15k.

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I love my 6.0. It's an o4 and the biggest problem I have had was egr going out so I just deleted it.

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I would do it again and i was customed tuned (race tune) for over 60k miles before egr cooler went and i had the headstuds put it at the same time.... I love my 6.0

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I just got done talking to a friends brother who had an 03 and he said steer clear. He said on avg his truck spent 20 days a year in the shop, bone stock no chip. He said he was on his 3rd transmission and it was starting to slip when he traded it in. I realise that it was an early 6.0, but he said steer clear.

Thank you guys for your thoughts. Keep em coming! Good or Bad.

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not to get off topic but thats not 6.0 related...... And the torqshift is one of the best heavy duty transmissions you can get.... very rare for them to fail

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I Love mine and would do it again and again and again. Mine is an 05 and had 99,000 on it when I bought it last May and it has almost 119,000 and no major problems.

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I have an '04 too. There was 1 owner before me and he kind of rodded it a little bit. I would check underneath the truck and the motor for starts. I had the EGR coolor go bad and then 4 days later the injector went bad. Haven't had any problems since (except for i'm having an electrical problem, but thats because of my aftermarket stereo i think). Overall good truck. Still beats out my '04 V10 I had before this one.
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