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Old 07-13-2011, 09:07 AM
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Need 2003 Super Duty (6.0) advice

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New to the forum...I have an 03 crew cab 6.0 with about 70,000 on it. I have to think about painting it...AC needs to be worked on...got a sensor problem in the door...and now my mechanic thinks I may have a rusty oil pan. I plow a little but not much...prob how the pan got rusted. I love the thing but its allot of truck...and not terribly reliable or so I am told. Im about to spend some money...but it is paid for.

Im in Central Mass...whats every one think.

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:36 PM
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Well how bad is the paint? Paint is only cosmetic.. and the oil pan is the only real necessary thing unless the door sensor is causing problems. You also dont NEED ac. Do whats most important first, and then when money permits, do the rest.
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well first off if its paid for youre in better shape then i am, i also have a rusty oil pan but until it starts leaking im doing nothing about it. I have rust over my rear fender and im told the bed is in rough shape, however there are beds out there, but for now i bought some bushwacker fender flares and slapped them on no i cannot see the rust so i dont care seen as how my bed is a loss anyways. I will not trade my truck in, it has been very reliable and any truck will be relaible as long as you take care of it, i also plow too. the door sensor just squirt some brake parts cleaner in there and that should free it up, my dad had that issue on his 03 f350, my mom had it on her 97 expedition, its a common ford flaw. I say fix it, especially if its paid for, as far as the engine goes, upgrade your egr cooler and you will be fine, i dunno about you but i wont be running big power on my truck so i really dont worry to much about the head studs, like i said upgrade the egr cooler and you should be good and the truck will last you a very very long time as long as you take care of it
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lol joe im lookin for a bed too, damn new england winters lol
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Hi

New to the forum...I have an 03 crew cab 6.0 with about 70,000 on it. I have to think about painting it...AC needs to be worked on...got a sensor problem in the door...and now my mechanic thinks I may have a rusty oil pan. I plow a little but not much...prob how the pan got rusted. I love the thing but its allot of truck...and not terribly reliable or so I am told. Im about to spend some money...but it is paid for.

Im in Central Mass...whats every one think.

Thanks in advance
, With respect to the oil pain rust...how bad is the rust? Are you leaking oil? If not maybe you could try so Permatex Rust treatment or something like that? If it is paid for and mechanically sound I would try to keep it on the road for as long as I could IMHO. Good luck!
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