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Old 02-20-2011, 02:18 PM
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Buying Advice. 6.0 Diesel v. V10 Help!!!!!

Guys -

Here's what I have. I am looking at two separate Ford F-250 crew cab trucks and I need your help with determining which way to go.

Both trucks are 4x4 Crew Cabs. Both are XLT trim - not lariats or XL.

Here's the differences:

Truck #1 - 2005 model 6.0 Diesel with 93K miles

Truck #2 - 2006 model V10 with 70K miles

I can buy either truck for the exact same price. Carfax and Oasis are all solid and clear on both trucks.

What would you do? The truck will not be my daily driver. It will be used to pull 30' travel trailer, 20' boat, 18 foot equipment trailer (4 wheelers for play, john deere tractor) etc....I would say it will be used 5 times per month - maybe 7-10K miles a year at most, maybe less.

I am leaning towards the diesel. My thoughts are better resale, pulling efficiency, pulling power, etc....only negative is difference in mileage and cost of diesel - which is about .35 per gallon in Indianapolis.

Let me know.

Jon
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:28 PM
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...the diesel needs to RUN. there not a 'porch dog' lack of use will kill em' quick.

good luck

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magicman2400 -

Thanks for the reply. This wouldn't be my first exposure to diesel trucks or diesel engines. I used to own and '01 350 w/ 7.3 in it. I also have a number of large diesel tractors. Thanks for the post anyway.

I am really looking for buying advice, not maintenance advice.

Thoughts?

Jon
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That was your buying advice. especially with it being a 6.0 they need to be driven daily for them to be reliable. so i would get the v10 if your just looking to hop in and tow occasionally.
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not to mention you'll have to put some money in the 6.0 to address the issues they have.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:19 PM
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Are you guys referring to the EGR and cooler problems? The 6.0 that I was looking at has had these replaced according to Oasis. What is it specifically about the 6.0 that is such an issue? My 7.3 was used to pull race trailers and was only used 3-4 times per month and it was fine for 5+ years that I had it. Is there something different with the 6.0? I am completely ignorant to the 6.0 and its issues so fire away and let me know.

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The problems with the 6.0 are explained in the links in my signature, but basically revolve around Ford's use of G-05 coolant.
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