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Need some 6.0L info
As I had stated in my Intro post, I am looking at a '05 F-350 6.0L and a '02 F-250 7.3L and I have some questions about the '05.
If I get it, I would be using it for both work and for pleasure. Pleasure being towing our camper and road trips in it. For work I can drive up to 200 miles a day,and easily 1000 miles a week, so I am looking at anything I can do to boost reliability. I'm not really looking to make monster HP/TQ, but a little bump in it I'm not against.
My main things I am looking for answers are:
1. What is real world MPG for this engine? Mainly Highway empty or light load and highway towing.
2. Do the head studs and head gaskets need to be replaced/upgraded like it seems I hear about on everyone of these trucks? Or is it if you are pushing big HP numbers? Like I said, I'm not out to put down monster numbers, I want more of a reliable truck that I know won't strand me out in the middle of nowhere, as that is where most of my work is.
3.How reliable is the trans behind it? Does it need to get upgraded for reliability? And is it a 4 speed or 5 speed auto?
Thanks guys for all of the responses.
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CC/SB Duramax
Lookin' at an '02 F-250 Lariat Super Duty Powerstroke