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post #1 of 11 Old 07-11-2007, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up '07 F250 6.0 L

Ok, first of all, I'm new in the diesel world of trucks. I own a 2004 Ford F150 "L", and I've been toying with the idea of buying a 2007 Powerstroke. In fact, I just learned about the engine issues with the PSD and spent the last 5 hours reading forums and searching the net for info (problems, complaints), to be more specific, on the last year of the 6.0 L diesel.

Here's my dilemma. I can get a real good deal on a beautiful brand new 2007 F250 4x4 Crew Cab Lariat Powerstroke with 3.73 gears, 20" tires, etc. or... I can wait until 2009 and get either the new 6.4L PSD (hopefully by then they'll have all the bugs worked out) or the 6.8 L V10 (if is not discountinued). The fact is that I never buy a new model the first year is introduced. My dad had bought many vehicles and taught me that from his own experience! In addition, I kind of don't like much the looks of the new F250s, either.

Anyway, could anyone knowledgeable on the 6.0 L tell me if the 2007 Powerstrokes have been ironed out and are more reliable or at least acceptable in terms of durability and trouble-free maintenance? Even though, I can get this '07 PSD at a really good price considering MSRP and dealer cost, it's still a lot of dinero! And I don't want headaches with a brand new truck.

Plz, I need advise as soon as possible since I have to make up my mind and contact the dealer before they sell this truck to someone else.

Thank you guys in advance for any useful info you may provide.
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i would jump on the 07. most of the bugs are worked out. At work we have 5 05-07 and havn't had a problem towing a 22' 14k gvw trailer 90% of the time. I would do it also b/c there's no emmision junk on it. I think in 09 or 10 there's new EPA bull**** to meet so who knows what will be happening then. anyway by then you can start to really mod it up!

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I would so go for the 07. As mentioned before it does not have all the emission stuff that the 08 and newer trucks will have, which will leave you with alot more options if you choose to start modding it. And since this is the first year with the new body style they probably won't go changing it all that much for a few years so that is another good reason to get the 07.

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I would jump on it. Also, I am sure you can make the 6er faster than you "L." You will love it if you get one. Don't get the gasser. Unless you have access to free gas, stay away. They are alos coming out with new performance parts everyday for the 6.0. They are lots of fun and really well built trucks. Good luck, and welcome to the ORG.

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I had that same dilemna and went with the '07.

I had a first year Nissan Armada that was BUGGY So no more first-year models for me. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig

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get it!!! everbody is right. all the bugs are worked out of the 6.0. if there had been a great deal on a brand new 07 when i bought mine i would have gotten it instead but it is alot of moola. i own a 6.0 and have not had many problems and i bought mine used at 82000 miles and now 94000 and still kickin and the guy that had it before me always had a chip in it mainly for mileage and towing but still he had very few probs and its an 04 model.

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WELCOME to the site man!! Go get your truck!!!!!!

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You have to think though. The 07 6.0's have been around for about 6 months but the 03, 04, and 05's have been out long enough to be breaking. It's only a matter of time before people start complaining about there 07's.
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To me the 6.0 has a bad wrap. It was part rushed design, part poor assembly. I had a 2004 F250and had an EGR replaced and a power steering pump. I traded that truck for a 2003 Excursion. Oasis said it had an EGR replaced. IT was reflashed in 10/03 and is good to go. Versus the 7.3 the 6.0 is more costly to maintain. The filters are more expensive and it takes more oil. I have driven the 7.3 and it feels to me like you are begging it to go unless its modded. Just my

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I just personally made this decision myself, I found an 07 and jumped on it. I love it to death, I've had it since the fourth of july and have already got 1300 miles on it.

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