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Old 06-11-2015, 12:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mike.t View Post
7.3 was one of the best diesels ever made.6.0 is the worst diesel made. Run
Nope your wrong......
Unless we're being vehicle specific.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #12
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Sorry. Assumed 7.3 and 6.0 in this thread was vehicle specific.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:14 PM   #13
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See.. told ya.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:41 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by deebarjay View Post
there were some troublesome areas in the 6.0 motor [2003-2007].EGR and headstuds...head gasket blowing. there were aftermarket fixes that made the truck bulletproof. try and find out what has happened maintainance wise and have ford run an oasis report [warranty work done]...there's a chance its a good truck. older Canadian trucks get rust.
what will you be towing?
Just to second bro-in-law has the Powerstroke around the same year (not sure of the engine size.)
He and I are always kidding back and forth with my 07 Chevy Duramax (which I LOVE)...until he had this headstud issue.

Long story shore, the problem never showed up under a normal load, but when he started adding his 7,000 TT to it, it would lose power and get horrible mileage (i.e., 5-7 mpg or so!). Struggle dot make it up an easy grade in MI.

Turns out, under a load, the head studs would allow a small gap and it would lose compression. He is a mechanic by trade and fixed it with the head stud repair, but not without a cost. He said he had to take the whole front end of the truck apart to get to everything. Replaced everything he needed for around $2,000...HIS COST!! VERY labor intensive. He ended up quoting a customer to do it for around $5,000 or so.

Like some others have said (since I'm not a Ford guy myself) I'd check out the Powerstroke forums, but kind of watch out for the issue. It won't show up under a normal test drive spin around the block.

His truck is running great now, but he doesn't put down my Chevy quite as much anymore!

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Old 06-11-2015, 01:06 PM   #15
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We have a 06 F250 with the 6.0 and its not for the faint of heart IMO. We bought ours used and went through two EGR coolers under warranty. Also had a blown head gasket, which is the point that I tore it down for a couple of weeks to machine the heads, install head studs, new egr/oil cooler setup. Was $3k in parts alone from BulletProofDiesel - Darn-Near Bullet Proof Diesel Products for your 6.0 and 6.4 in order to make it right. I did this work at about 100k miles and now at around 170k with no issues. Only issues that I've had was a bad fuel injector since then. These trucks are prone to sticky injectors since they're oil pressure driven. Some people have FICM issues too, but knock on wood, I haven't. Anyways, after all that I've put into it, we're not giving her up. And I'm not sure I'd advise anyone to buy one of the 6.0 variants. JMO though.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #16
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I bought and still have my 2004, 6.0 Powerstroke. I got it used at Hoffpauir in Lampasas, Texas, at 72,000 miles in November 2011. I got the history on it from the original owner. He had to have the EGR valve coolor replace two months before he traded it in. I paid $20,000 for the truck and so far, I've really loved it. I get over 13 MPG,,,,which I wish was more. I change the oil every 6 or 7 thousand miles. I change BOTH fuel filters every other oil change. The diesel mechanic in Lampasas said to blow it out once a week from 30 to 70, keep Lucas fuel treatment in it......and not a drop of diesel has gone into it without the Lucas. I've pulled our 6000# Jayco TT from Texas to the Oregon Coast through the Rockies and I've also taken our 9400# Forest River Windjammer to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. I pulled it up over Monarch Pass on Highway 50 in Colorado, and the temp gauges on the engine AND transmission didn't even know it was pullin that weight......the same temps as if I weren't towing. And if you know Monarch Pass, you know that that was one heck of a good job to accomplish. So far I'm very happy about how our F250 is doing. I prayed the day before I found it asking the Lord to send me a good truck that I'd be happy with.......this happened the next day. I now have about 108,000 miles on it. What can I say more than that???
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:40 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone, i think i have enough answer to make up my mind.
I really appreciate all your answers.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:55 PM   #18
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I have a 2005 F250 with 150,000 miles, 6.1 diesel, pulling 2011 Gray Wolf 19RR with Goldwing motorcycle loaded. Works well, since I bought it in 2011 with 125,000, I have had the transmission rebuilt, and replaced the "FICM" unit. Had a problem with the Blower hose blowing off on the fuel injection system when the pressure gets over 20 PSI. (Think I finally got that fixed). Does pretty good it I keep it under 70, in tow mode, but will lug down on some of the hills in Arkansas. My only experience pulling a RV. It seemed to be to much for my previous F150 with a six cylinder Gas engine. The F250 truck tow package works well, and handles the load OK. I get about 10-11 MPG when pulling the RV, and about 16-19 mpg when unhooked.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:14 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by mike.t View Post
7.3 was one of the best diesels ever made.6.0 is the worst diesel made. Run
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:31 PM   #20
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I just hope that I have one that wasn't made on a Friday. We'll see.

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