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2006 Ford Powerstroke 6.0 diesel

I was considering buying a Ford 6.0 but i have been reading these posts & i'm scared to death!!!! Oil leaks,coolant problems,turbo problems etc. Maybe i should just stick with the gas engine!! Any info on these trucks?? Thanks!!
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bought an 06 last year while in Japan. Currently still in japan and driven it a few times when i came back to the states, had the head gaskets done, Powermax turbo, coolant filtration kit, and an SCT tuner and have no regrets whatsoever. Hope this helps and i cant wait to come back to the states in a few months and drive it for a few days then come back here!
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if taken care of they are amazing. i love mine. but normal matinance is a must. just spend alittle extra money and get the known problems fixed before the problems come up. and all 6.0 NEED gauges! got to watch all the temps. but with all the known issues with the 6.0 it will help you get the asking price of the truck down. when i bought my truck the kelly blue book on it was almost 28,000 but the guy i bought it from was asking 18,000 but i talked him down to 14,000 cash. and since i bought it i have had 0 issues with it and that was over 5 years ago.
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Bought my 06 F350 in late 07.

Blew a HPOP seal at 94k miles, fixed under warranty.

Otherwise, it's been fuel and regular oil changes (a must), and a change to ELC coolant. No oil leaks, no turbo issues, no nothing. Fuel mileage is surprisingly good for a truck this heavy, handles like a dream with and without a load, darn comfortable on the inside.

Be aware that the 6.0 is a 'hot' engine to begin with, it makes 30% more HP than a 7.3 with 25% less displacement. Where people tend to get in trouble with the 6.0 is when they go plugging in a tuner on an otherwise stock engine, setting it to extreme, and flooring it. Good way to blow a HG or roast the EGR cooler. You can hotrod a 6.0, but it's expensive and the penalty for error is even more expensive.

My suggestion with the 6.0 is: change the coolant, leave the engine stock, you got a great truck.

"Big Duke": 06 F350 King Ranch
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Thanks guys!!!
I'm still on the fence on the truck. The truck is a 2006 6.0 Quad cab long bed,the truck is beautiful and has been in California it's whole life,so no rust. The scarey part is that the truck has 131,000 miles on it!! The price is 21k. I guess my question is how long do these motors last?? I have never owned a diesel before,but this truck looks like brand new. The guy is the second owner and has done regular maintance on the truck. Says he has never had any issues with the truck & just changed all the liquids,trany,differentials,oil,fuel filters. What do you guys think??? The miles??? Thanks!!!
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some times you have to put aside your fear and go outside and play with the big boys LOL JK, with proper maintenance these are good trucks
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