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I personally wouldn't take it to Ford for a once over and fluid change. As long as the tranny fluid smells and looks good, wait untill the recommended service and then have the work done. The rest of the fluids are no big deal, either for yourself or your regular service guy.
I didn't want a 6.0l when I was first looking, only because I had read so much negative about them. But, I got mine anyway and have been VERY happy with it. 4 years and almost 45k miles and it still makes me smile to drive it.
The first things I would recommend to buy would be the exhaust system and a pyro...possibly a tranny temp guage too with the slush box. I'd really say to wait on the tuner for a while. That engine will have plenty of power to do what you need. However, the tuner does make it more fun. When you get ready to buy a tuner, I would say to get one that allows you to run custom tunes. That way, you can get a tune that is suited for you and what you want to do with the truck.
The latest Diesel Power magazine has a good artical about the 6.0l. The problems and the fixes. Not to mention the PSD sites can be a lifesaver.
Good luck with the new wheels.
2005 F250 4x4 6.0L PSD, 6 Speed hand shaker
Dark Shadow Gray
SCT xCal2 with DJ's Tunes, MBRP Turbo-back Offroad exhaust...bye, bye kitty and muffler.
Finally studed, EGR deleted, blue spring, Zoodad and AFE CAI