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Newbie needs advise on 6.0
I'm new to the site and fairly new to the diesel world. I'm in a bit of a dilema on buying a new truck. I have the opportunity to buy my Dad's 07 F-350 Larriat ccsb with a 160,000 miles. He bought the truck new in 07 and is very meticulous on the maintenance and up keep of his trucks. The truck has new 35's on it with amp forty-one two chrome wheels, bushwhacker flares, tonnaue cover, bed liner, chrome, tint, vent shades and a bullydog programer. Had a tranny and glow plugs replaced under warranty.
I have done some reading on the issues with the 6.0's some of which have me skeptical but I feel like the consensus is with the right mods the motor can still be pretty descent.
My first question: Do you guys think its worth my time and money to pay $17,500 for the truck and then spend some money on aftermarket goodies...or will I just be throwing my money into a dark hole???
My second question: What mods should I be looking at? How much do they usually run? Where is the best place to get them?
From what I have read it sounds like ARP head studs, EGR delete, exahust from the turbo back are a must. I'm also pretty sure that the high pressure oil pump is going (hard starts after sitting for a while). That is just what I have read though...any other input or mods that will help improve the quality and life of the motor would be much appreciated.
I am very dependent on my truck for work so I need something that will get me to the job site everyday. If need be I do have money saved to buy something newer with less miles or take a loan out on a new rig but would like to avoid if possible. I understand that every truck is different and there is no mod that is going to make the truck bullet proof but it would be nice get some input from some guys who have more experience than I do.