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Old 04-14-2014, 05:48 PM
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6.0 owners are crazy!!!

Let me explain...
A month or so ago my wife got a job requiring me to purchase another grocery getter to haul a car seat. My other vehicles being a 65 shelby cobra, 65 stingray, and a bunch of work trucks and aren't baby friendly.
So after running the gauntlet on Craigslist I decided F-250 crew cab short bed would be the perfect fit.

Well me being the fearless bone head I am bought a 04 with a noticeable oil leak and an extreme loss of power. Fig it was a valve cover and stuck turbo(from what I had read). The truck only had 60k miles and was in good shape how bad could it be? Well it was pretty bad requiring a complete rebuild and bore do to 2 melted pistons.
The reason for the opening statement is because we all have

purchased these magnificent beast that can be built to pull skyscrapers but can barely make 50k miles from the factory. But yet we see past all of its flaws! Mainly being, blown HG's, stretched HB's, stuck turbo's, oil coolers, erg valves, egr cooler's, bad injectors, ect ...

We could always have bought a dura-cum-wad and elininated the majority obstacles. (Dont get me wrong they all have issues) But NO!!! We refused to drink the coolaid! We put a side our weekends and our wallets all in pursuit of fixing the engineering flaws.

The only way I can try explain this to my wife is anyone can buy a well built vehicle. But it takes a special person to take on a challenge of this magnitude! Her response "yeah, one thats bat sh*t crazy!"

So I guess she is right... But it sure is fun!
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Your problems could've been avoided by bringing a scan tool with you while checking the truck out. Also, why did you buy a heavy duty diesel truck for a grocery getter? Your money, your choice, I'm just wondering.
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You read his list of other cars? That sounds like the reason to me
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Your problems could've been avoided by bringing a scan tool with you while checking the truck out. Also, why did you buy a heavy duty diesel truck for a grocery getter? Your money, your choice, I'm just wondering.
The messed up thing is it didnt show any codes? As far as my selection im big into gassers never had a diesel and just wanted one. Also I do tow every once in a while 20' race trailer. This being my first turbo diesel I must say I love it!
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:27 PM
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Glad to hear you love it now Smokie..... live n learn
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Plenty of us "crazy" 6.0 owners out there that haven't had head gasket issues...and have over 100K on them.
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Plenty of us "crazy" 6.0 owners out there that haven't had head gasket issues...and have over 100K on them.
Yeah, im not bashing 6.0's by any means. I know the later trucks were built much better in ways but from my understandings. Its not a matter of "if" but "when"... I personally built mine at (Built-Rite Engine Builders) outta Lombard IL "Uncle Bill" is the best!!! And in the week & ahalf I was there. I must have seen 20 sets of 6.0 heads and at least 40+ gummed up intakes go through.

The main reason for it taking a week and a half is because of waiting on the injectors to come in. But man were they worth it Warren diesel did a great job and were great to work with. Patrick was very helpful.
Building my first diesel was quite an eye opener! Have built pleanty of gassers BB & SB mainly race quality. But man o man those are massive power houses! The pure size and weight is unreal and the solid quality of the bottom end is nothing short of stout.

Hopefully with the fresh build and modifications it'll last! Cheers!!!
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My neighbor has over 200k on stock head gaskets, no deletes, no studs, and an 80hp tune he hauls a car every now and then and salt water for fish tank maintenance
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I have over 160k miles now, stock heads and bolts. And my 6.0 is running great.

Best grocery getter I heard of. Besides a stingray...
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Mine is also one of the good ones but we mostly hear of the 6.0L with problems....
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