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Old 05-12-2009, 07:02 PM
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Early 6.0 pro,s and cons

just what the title says any advise would help help would
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Early 6.0's have a round EGR cooler. The round cooler is a bit stronger than the square one. Early 6.0's are prone to Headgasket, injector, and turbo failure. Also there are a bunch of PCM updates.

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should i buy one or not?
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I have one. Its had the EGR Delete kit and I took it to ford to have it updated. Its been great. With Straight exhuast you can really hear the turbo sing.
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should i buy one or not?
Get an Oasis ran on it before you buy it.

This may help too

What to look for when buying a used 6.0L
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so i am stumped on what to do
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I have an early '03 6.0 with 184,500 miles on her and going strong. Have had my share of problems - but nothing out of the ordinary. Injectors replaced once (all), HPOP replaced once, Starter, fuel pump, EGR unplugged, 3 sets tires, 1 set brakes, rear ended by a dump truck at 60mph, with all that - still going strong. She is a daily driver and hard hard worker. I love my 03 6.0! She is carrying 2- 12' kayaks on her roof right now during the day and night keeping the bed open while hauling topsoil and mulch. Stock airbox, exhaust, stock headgaskets, turbo, wastegate, etc. No tuner. 2" add-a-leafs all around and a set of LT305/70R16E's (Kumho AT's).
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with the old dirty diesel when these vehicles were put into production, there are some issues with fouling/ failure in some parts including the turbo. Personally, if I were looking for a early model powerstroke, I would look at the 7.3L for this reason. There were a;so some issues with other components as the engine was kind of rushed into production. What year are you considering?
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