need help always have wanted a diesel have found a 06 f350 was made on 8/17/05 are there any problems with this year motor ? what are some things i need to check before buying ? Any help will be great going to look at tom.
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there are a number of things to look for when buying a 6.0 do some searches on here and you will find everything u need .you will need something to monitor your oiltemp and coolant temp if there is more of a 15 deg. differance u may need to put an oil cooler in it look for puking of coolant around the degas bottal egr delete is a must the blue spring upgrade is a good one to keep the fuel pressure where it should be . u might want to insure your ficm has the proper voltage (48) . the 6.0 is a great motor you just need to no what to look for > alot of people also put head studs in favor of the tty bolts ford used . also some people belive the ford gold coolant is what might be cloging these oil coolers up so a change to ec1 rated elc may also be in order and a coolant filter would help .....good luck and injoy the new 6.0 l
Since you haven't bought it yet, the best thing to check would be to see if you can get all the service records. Once bought, EGR delete, after market oil cooler, ARP head studs, and late model (shorter) push rods while you are in there.
In my opinion, if you aren't mechanically inclined, have a place to work on it, know the complete history and if it hasn't had a bunch of the "known" issues resolved already. Run, don't walk. This can be a good engine but with neglect it's a nightmare. It's expensive as hell to fix in terms of parts. Just a quick look at all the forums on that engine should reveal just how many issues people have with it. If you do buy it, immediately check the charging system, many are not working properly which leads to low batteries and then a failed FICM.. I'd bet you'll find a reman alternator under the hood, the factory ones suck. There's a green machine high output one you can get which would likely solve that problem. You should immediately also budget a high end scanner to be able to diagnose problems. Get a good engine monitor that can monitor EGT, FICM voltage, ECT, EOT, and a fuel pressure sensor add on would also be a good idea because low pressure blows the injectors.. Count on lots of maintenance cost compared to a gasser, 14 litres of synthetic and the complement of filters add up. Say $150 for oil, $18 oil filter, $50 air filter, $90 for fuel filters ( rail and engine mounted ). That's what you'll need to calculate into the ownership of the truck. Also, check your rear brake baking plates, they're know to rust out and aren't cheap, Dorman brand makes the ONLY cheap alternative to fix those.$500 from the dealer or $80 from Dorman. The auto hubs can also be problematic, so you want to see if they have been serviced. When they fail, it's often a leak in the system which believe it or not will make you A/C doors act up ( they share the vacuum system ).. ahh the fun of mechanical things.
Good luck, don't rush into it. Try to find one where the last guy dumped all his money into it and finally gave up.
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