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Exclamation too many miles for a 6.0?

i'm still looking for my first diesel truck and i have been trying to avoid a 6.0 for obvious reasons but i found a dirt cheap one that looks pretty nice. my biggest convern is the mileage on the truck. its a 2003 f250, and its got 202,000 miles (325,000km). is this alot of miles for a 6.0? its got new injectors, new FICM, rebuilt turbo, and an EGR delete. he said the truck doesn't use any oil. Now the bad news is that its got a K&N intake and a triple dog programmer. if i bought the truck i would change the intake, and get rid of the programmer, and do a blue spring upgrade to it. should i avoid this altogether or go for it? here's the ad: 2003 F250 supercab 6.0l diesel Safetied | cars & trucks | Winnipeg | Kijiji
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More importantly what kind of coolant has it had in it most or all its life?
Take the turbo intake off and inspect the compressor wheel. If it looks good, the KN filter hasnt caused it any damage.

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how long do well maintained 6 liters usually last?
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400-500k miles
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200k isnt particularly that many miles even for a 6.0. As long as the well know problems have been fixed, the 6.0 is actually a really great motor. They have a bad rep becuase of the issues that ALL OF THEM have, which typically are the same problems...but once fixed, they are kinda awesome! i woulld agree that 4-500k miles probly what you will get out of one.
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I just rolled 200k on tues. I bought it last april with 173k. And thats with it down 2.5 months and lightly driven last 4 months l.

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I'd pass. IMHO. You would be better off to find one in that price/age range out in Alberta. It's not too far from you. I wouldn't be so worried about the miles on the engine, as the amount of years that truck has been in the salt winter roads where it is.

Not too mention his own words are "I need a new work truck" Why does he need a new one?

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^^maybe fuel mileage, size, comfort, work requirements? I say the same thung about mine. Well the fuel mileage part. Lol. Mines been great except blowing the HGs logic side of ficm and the starter. and long cold cranks... lol

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what causes blown head gaskets on them? if you don't add power to them do they still blow them?
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Over heating or high boost will "lift" the heads

My neighbor just studed his, blew a coolant hose and it was toast to them after that, and the water pump went too

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