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Old 09-30-2009, 08:29 AM
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06 F250 6.0L, likely future costs for 100k+ more miles?

I have a 2006 F250 Super Duty with the 6.0L diesel. It has 89k miles on it and my intention was to drive it to 200k or 250k miles. I fish for a living, so i tow a 4000 lb boat around the country (about 15k miles/yr), while the other 15k miles/yr are mostly driving without towing. The truck has run fine and no issues so far. My brother got a work truck from his company, almost identical (06 6.0 diesel as well), and by the time he hit 160k miles with it this year, they retired it after thousands spent on motor problems. Once it hit 70k, it never ran right again. I'm hoping since mine made it this far, maybe I have one without injector problems?

I've changed my oil every 5k miles and haven't done any mods to the motor. Outside of tires, I'm wondering what expenses I can reasonable expect if I drive it to 200k or 250k miles. I'm wondering how much other maintenance or repairs I'm likely to encounter? I know this is like looking into a crystal ball, but was hoping a few folks with experience with higher mileage PowerStrokes can give me an idea of how much or how little I might be looking at.

Kind of hoping to get a feel of whether these trucks routinely go 200 or 250k without tons of issues, or if the repair bills really start adding up, say once it hits 150k or 200k.

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Good luck trying to find a 6.0 owner that has theres in the 200K range haha.

There are people out there with them, a few on this board, so I'm sure they will chime in.

I am a firm believer in doing the little things, oil, fuel filters, etc all on schedule. It sounds like you have taken care of it this far, so good luck in the next 100K miles!
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Good luck trying to find a 6.0 owner that has theres in the 200K range haha.

There are people out there with them, a few on this board, so I'm sure they will chime in.

I am a firm believer in doing the little things, oil, fuel filters, etc all on schedule. It sounds like you have taken care of it this far, so good luck in the next 100K miles!
I am one of those guys

Common problems are failed FICMs, egr cooler, oil cooler, headgaskets and ball joints. Just take care of the truck and you will be ok
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unlikely that you will see that many miles problem free. expect headstuds, egr cooler, oil cooler, ball joints, turbo. Having owned one that didn't even make it to 20k, i will never buy another 6.0 unless it has a 7.3 swap or a CR swap JMO though
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:19 AM
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I am one of those guys

Common problems are failed FICMs, egr cooler, oil cooler, headgaskets and ball joints. Just take care of the truck and you will be ok
Are those repairs on the order of a few hundred bucks each to fix or over a thousand each?
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:24 AM
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Are those repairs on the order of a few hundred bucks each to fix or over a thousand each?
Umm not exactly. FICM- $1000 +/-, Headgaskets- $4000 +/-
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wow i just bought my 04 f250 with 57,000 miles and this is makin me a little self concious
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if you leave is as close to stack as possible, the less likely you will face the big problems unless you are dogging on it all the time. Remember, you start messing with programmers and going for power, you will pay to play. I have a friend who has 234k on his '04 and he has only had EGR cooler problems and a ICP sensor. Everything else is strong and he is a mainenance freak.
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straight pipe it, follow up on maintnence and leave programming stock and u should be fine , delete egr also
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Umm not exactly. FICM- $1000 +/-, Headgaskets- $4000 +/-

Look on the bright side, you can normally find FICMs for sale on here and other diesel websites/forums in prices ranging from $300-$500.

And that quote for Headgaskets is crazy, must be Motorcraft prices
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