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Old 05-06-2009, 12:06 PM
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Looking at a 6.0L

Hi, I was looking for a new truck that I could haul stuff with. I found a pretty good deal on an 06 Ford f250 with the 6.0L and automatic and 63000 miles. I know that ford had alot of problems with the 6.0L so I was wondering how I could know Im getting one that will last a long time and not give me little problems all of the time?

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Old 05-06-2009, 12:10 PM
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Start with an Oasis report, it's like a carfax report, but for warranty repairs. Some people here can get those for you. The 2006 and 7 are supposed to be the cream of the crop for the 6.0. I love mine, and have had no problems (25k). I say go for it, after the Oasis report comes back clean
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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Ok. i will look into that. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:17 PM
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I have a neighbor that has well over 100k on his 07, and that thing see's 90% heavy towing, and the rest is in town type driving. He had the HG's done, and maybe a couple more things, but minimal. He doesn't treat it very well either.
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Almost 100K on my 04 that pulls heavy ALL the time and ZERO issues. I love my 6.0 and would recommend one to anyone if they buy it correctly. Like the first post said it is critical that you get an oasis and a car fax. Also, try to get service history. If it all comes back OK then buy, if not, walk.... Also Ford offers a ESP warranty that will extend the warranty on your diesel for another 2yr/100K. I think they are good insurance and worth the $1800 you can find them for....
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:46 AM
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What about the automatic transmission? How well do they hold up? Cause I know a few people that had to get them replaced
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6.0s have one good transmission behind them. wouldnt worry to much about it.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:46 AM
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He had the HG's done, and maybe a couple more things, but minimal.
Holy smokes, you consider head gaskets minimal?? That's a $2000 hit, at least

I love my truck, but I just had to have the EGR cooler replaced and the oil cooler fixed. Under warranty, but still makes me a little nervous, and my truck only has 25k miles
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Do the Oasis report...if its good go get it. 63,000 miles is nothing for a 6.0. Once you get it and to maintain longevity, use a quality synthetic from Mobil 1, Rotella T, or Amsoil, and change it every 5,000 miles, change the fuel filters every 10,000 miles, clean the EGR valve every 10,000 miles, do a full radiator flush and fill at 100,000 miles.

The tranny has to be flushed every 30,000 miles. If you keep up with the maintenance and stay away from tuners that have crazy 150+ hp tunes, your rig will last you a VERY long time, even pulling heavy loads. I keep up with the maintenance on my '04, I have no headgaskets or EGR cooler deletes, and I do not have a tuner. I have 85,000 miles and consistently tow heavy loads ( front loaders, tractors, bob cats) from FL to TX, I own a land excavating company.... NOT ONE SINGLE PROBLEM TO DATE
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I have a neighbor that has well over 100k on his 07, and that thing see's 90% heavy towing, and the rest is in town type driving. He had the HG's done, and maybe a couple more things, but minimal. He doesn't treat it very well either.
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Holy smokes, you consider head gaskets minimal?? That's a $2000 hit, at least

I love my truck, but I just had to have the EGR cooler replaced and the oil cooler fixed. Under warranty, but still makes me a little nervous, and my truck only has 25k miles
The reason I said 'minimal' is because of what he hauls (20k) over the mountain passes here in CO and NM, and the highlighted things I pointed out. He tries to do the speed limit, and pushes the truck too hard IMO. 'Minimal' for somebody that beats on their truck
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