Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: wheaton IL
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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!
04 crew 4x4 3" lift 33" tires / built 6.0 .030+, ARP Studs, cold air intake, polished intake, 175 stock warrens, no kitty, no cooler, moded up pipe, 4" exhaust 6" SS tip, powermax w/ billet wheel, custom tune, and what ever else I can hide from my wife. Hehehe...