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post #1 of 6 Old 09-13-2007, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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05 Excursion 6.0

I have been looking at an Excursion that is for sale 40,300 MI leather fully loaded captains chairs front and rear it is the one I want. but I am nervous about the 6.0 I was told it by a ford mechanic that it was a bad motor. that is why it only lasted a few years. I have a F350 With 7.3 and the banks system and it has been a GREAT Truck! but I was just trying to get some help on my decision
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Generally the 05-07's are less problem riddled that what everyone things... and also - check the oasis report (by becomming a premium member on here, you can run as many as you want) and see if its had any major work done..

otherwise, the engines are usually great until they are modded it seems - that is when people start seeing problems. But lots of 6.0's have EGR problems and that Ex is still under warranty for another 3 years/60K miles!
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if i do buy it i want to juce it up a little maby like i have in my truck just the six gun and exhaust intake just a few tweaks
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I'm by no means a 6.0 expert (own a 7.3) so others will correct me if I'm wrong.. but

what I've acertained in this forum is that the early 6.0's were MORE prone to the problems you've heard about.. (headstuds, headgaskets, etc) and it seems that the later ones have more EGR problems, which most people decide to mod anyway - so not sure why that is much of a problem anyway (just have the dealership put the EGR delete pipe on instead of replacing with an OE part)

they are doing it for Nate (06TWO50Diesel)

And with the existing warranty - heck, they have to PROVE you caused the failure and with all the failures prior to anything you'd have - that will be HARD to do. Ford wouldn't have much of a leg to stand on.

And it seems with those mods, you'd likely be very very safe!

oh, and the 6.0's don't really need an intake upgrade as their intake is very efficient just do a zoodad

I say get it!
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Yes, the early 6.0 had potential issues... The '05 - '07 motors have no issues that any other EGR equipped diesel has.. Funny how the EGR gets gunked up with soot and the like and they scratch their heads why they stop working right ....

The issues you hear with the newer 6.0s that are modded up I find to be self explanatory... If you consider that the 6.0 is 1.3 liters smaller then the trusty 7.3 and has BUNCHES more torque and HP you'll see that they are essentially already "chipped up" by the factory .... In other words they are already being pumped pretty hard right out of the box....

I would have no issues with a newer 6.0 as you can see that I have a '06 6.0 and just love it.... Nothing other then having the EGR cleaned on this truck so far... Pulling a rather stout 5er with it (normally 11,000 to 12,000 lbs) up and down the mountains here in Arizona with zero issues so I'm not complaining at all....

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Lets just say if I were buying an Excursion (read could afford one) I would buy a 6.0 Excursion rather than a 7.3
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