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New PSD Owner
Hello all, I am a new owner of a new to me 2007 6.0 PSD. It has 147,000 miles on it.
It was owned by a rental company before me. All scheduled maintenance was done on time. The truck has 147,000 miles on it and I gave $10,070 for it.
Last September (2011) the truck had a new EGR coooler and a new oil cooler put in.
After reason on here the last two weeks, I am nervous about head gaskets in this truck. It runs great. Cold start time is about 3.2 seconds every time. I'm running rotella t6 and just changed it out alon with new oil and fuel filters (OEM)
The truck seems to run great. The upper radiator hose is very stiff when the truck has been running for a while and gets up to operating temps. But after it sits over night or even for a few hours, it is soft and squishy again. I've read this is and is not something to worry about. Whats the right answer?
The truck has no guages and is all stock.
I have the option to trade for an f250 5.4 gas. It's a 2002 with 160k miles. The guy will give me 5-7k to boot along with it.
I pull a tandem axel open trailer with two lawn mowers. I am constantly starting and turning off the truck.
Also, I pulled the EGR valve when I bought it. Was pretty clean. It was black but not caked up or anything.
1) being that the coolers were recently replaced, is that a good thing at this many miles?
2) is that trade a good deal?
3) are head gaskets going to be an issue for me?