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Do not buy another 6.0 is my advice. The 6.4 is far better from power, noise, interior, and looks (well, hmm... that's subjective I guess).
Find a later build 2008 (after September 2007) if possible, but the earlier ones should be upgraded by now.
Look for a well-maintained and documented truck.
Get an OASIS report on any truck you're looking at.
If you can, delete the EGR and DPF and get a tuner (the tuner makes these things possible to delete).
If the truck doesn't have the EGR and DPF deleted, watch the mileage (I wouldn't buy an OEM truck that had 100k+ miles with that stuff still in place). Then again, I probably wouldn't buy a truck with 100k miles and a tuner in place... ahh... a Catch 22. I say that, and I know guys that have over 100k miles or near it (myself included) with stock trucks still going strong and troublefree.
After that, maintenance maintenance maintenance and only use Motorcraft filters for oil (5k) and fuel (10k) and remember to drop in some diesel additives for lubricity... and swap out the coolant as soon as possible.
It may be your only purpose in life is to serve as a warning for others.