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post #1 of 8 Old 12-03-2013, 05:22 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Unhappy New owner of what may be a BOAT

I purchased my first Oil burning engine about a month ago, 2003 F350 Crew Cab XLT 4 wheel drive shift on the fly 140,000 mi on the clock.
this wont be a daily driver jus weekends to the cabin and bad weather.
I finding out a lot about the 6.0 international engine I now own and am worried it may have a bad purchase.
Any help will be greatly appreciated
I am a 35 year refrigeration mechanic and understand electronics and engines and I am seeing things on this design that spell Bust Out Another Thousand
Thanks for any help and advise
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Where's the boat? That's what I'm here to see!

I was in your shoes somewhat. Bought my 05 6.0 Excursion a couple months ago and instantly began worrying it may have been a bad buy after reading through these forums. I didn't know of the 6.0 flaws at pruchase, but the truck sounded, looked, and drove great with a single owner and all maintenance at ford. So I jumped on it.

What gave me peace of mind was the Torque app on my android phone. If you have an Android, for @ $14 you can have a nice monitoring setup. Making sure your oil and coolant temps are in check, giving you an idea of the health of the oil and egr coolers. FMIC power, VGT %'s, HPOP pressure, Trans temp, etc.

If you can, get the app, check your figures, and depending on what you get, decide whether to fix or flip the truck. I wish I knew of this earlier, I would have test drove the truck with the app running, might not have gotten such a great deal then tho.
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lol, I've had my fair share of time playing doctor with my truck. Had the engine out last summer for the goods and 8 new injectors. But once you fix all the weak links it is a solid truck.

'06 F250 FX4 6.0L typical bolt on
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HVACR owner (WI) how much did you pay for it.
What do you think is wrong.
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If you get ahead of the 6.0's flaws, it shouldn't cause you too much trouble. Check out the bulletproofing threads. Its cheaper to do it than it is to neglect it. 6.0 does not like being babied and likes fresh fluids. Here's a couple threads to get you started.
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

Once you've read those, I think you'll have a much better handle on what you want or need to do. Anything after that, ask in this thread and we'll get you squared away. The 6.0 can be a very capable friend or your worst nightmare, it just depends on how you treat it.
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