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6.0.....I sure need some advice

Went camping this weekend. Met a current Ford salesman who said I probably made a mistake buying this 07, 350, 6.0. He said this model nearly put Ford in a bad way with all the repair problems. I am not mechanically inclined and have little knowledge of diesels but I love my truck. I bought it in May 09 with 23,500 miles and 8 months of factory warranty remaining. It now has 46,600 miles and runs great. I guess I just need some reassurance that it was the right thing to buy. This truck pulls my 5th wheel camper of 13,000 lbs and I dont even know it's back there. Can anyone lift my spirits and tell me what you think. Thanks
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I'm sure he'd take it back in on trade, cheap. 06-07 6 liter's are known for being reliable. All the problems that plauged the 03-04 models were revised. Not that that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch your egt's when towing.
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just look through the forums here around bulletproofing a 6.0. there are known issues that can be addressed to make the 6.0 very reliable.

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the 6.0 has had a bad rap, but is a great motor IMHO. I have over 160k on mine and it tows Heavy on a daily basis.

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Funny that the 07 has had the least amount of warranty claims.
Typical car salesman that wants to sell you something. Disregard his BS.
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Luck of the draw with the 6.0. Your probably fine. He doesnt know his a$$ from a hole in the ground. Salesmen only know what they have been told. You should get some gauges to keep an eye on things especially when towing. Enjoy your truck!

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Oh yah, you should get the extended warranty before the original runs out. Money well invested for your peace of mind.

'03 F350 6.0 CC dually lariat 4x4
Autometer gauges:
Pyro, boost, fuel pressure
Edge insight cts
Bulletproof EGR cooler (Blocked off)
Oil cooler rebuilt
Coolant filter
Delvac EC-1 ELC
Exhaust: MBRP 4" cat back with delete pipe
SCTx3 Tunes by Innovative and Gearhead
Swamps 58v FICM
High idle mod
SRW front wheel conversion
ARP head studs

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