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post #11 of 14 Old 01-29-2017, 09:00 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Thanks for all the input, yeah gas is cheaper in my are by $0.30 cents or so a gallon. Maintenance is cheaper on my V10, but there is just a draw to get back in a diesel.
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No. You're not crazy. When the turbo spools, you won't ever look back. Yeah the 6oh has some TLC areas, educate yourself and take care of them. If you own your truck right, it will run a million miles. The day i bought mine...i was like a kid in a candy store.
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The Powerstroke 6.0 is an excellent engine with a major flaw - it should have been studded from the factory.

The 6.0 will also NOT tolerate neglect. You had better be ready to take care of her, and make certain you can AFFORD to take care of her, or you will have a real bad time with her.

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post #14 of 14 Old 01-17-2018, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by JesseKK View Post
I wrecked one 2007 6.0 and bought another 2007 6.0 !! I love my 6oh
Seems to be a lot of that going around.

I wrecked my first 2006 three days after completing the very last modification that was on my to do list. Which was installing Carli/Deaver rear leaf-spring pack onto the truck..

I thought long and hard on buying a 2012 6.7 truck that was beautiful. But after looking at the heavy emissions equipment on it and at the same exact time my brother in law had one in the shop at Ford after a employee pumped gasoline into it. We got all the gasoline out of it and they put another 300 miles on it in town before finally taking it in to Ford. They couldn't prove that it had gasoline in it at anytime but I'm quite sure they surely suspected so. They replaced entire fuel system on the truck and it was over $14,000 in warranty work. That and all the bugaboo smog stuff got me running in opposite direction. Plus I still hate the hoods on the 2011-2016 with the seam in the fenders and also the Gigantic Center Console in front seating area that reduces it to two passengers only in front seats.

So no I have no regrets buying another one. That said I have dog piled money into my truck and I could have absolutely purchased that 2012 for less, lot less probably.
So if you are trying to save money by going to a 6.0 truck don't hold your breath. That V-10 pulls like Hell and will do whatever you ask of it. Your not talking about a F150 with a little Triton engine that couldn't pull a sick wh0re off a barb wire fence. That V-10 is a brute of a engine and will do everything you want it to. The money you are loosing in MPG you will most likely spend more maintaining a 6.0 engine. On top of that if you end up with one that ends up needing work you are going to loose in a much bigger way. I had almost $9,400.00 in engine work on my current truck in the first month I owned it. Far majority was covered in the warranty but I still kicked out $3,000 of my own..

I'm for the guys that say keep pumping gasoline unless you want a nice hobby thats likely going to suck $10-$20,000 out of your fun fund.
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But its a money cyclone Good Luck however you choose.

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