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Old 05-05-2011, 07:33 AM   #31
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fordman, I post a warning and just because you have a 6.4, you attack me personally?
The issue is showing up on trucks with some miles on them, and of course not every one will fail.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:43 AM   #32
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Hey guys thanks for all the advice, great info !!!! I have been re-reading all your posts and my consensus is similar to my earlier post. Their all mechanical pieces of equipment that will have issues from time to time! Soooooo I will keep looking for a cream puff The original one I was looking at has been purchased. zx5chris I appreciate your comments, sounds like you've worked on the 6.0 personally and have first hand experience on diesels. So im off tomorrow to look at another prospect! Another 07 250 6.0 Lariett ) I think thats how you spell that !!!!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #33
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fordman, I post a warning and just because you have a 6.4, you attack me personally?
The issue is showing up on trucks with some miles on them, and of course not every one will fail.
Like I said in my post, not attacking you, just an observation. It has nothing to do with my having a 6.4. I have seen negative posts on the Ford EcoBoost from you as well. I just don't like folks spreading stuff like "there is a problem starting to show up" when they've heard of 1 or 2 instances from folks on the internet, but don't show any proof to back it up. Everything has problems, as Jammer has (righfully) come to the conclusion. If the issue you mention was truly a major issue, it would be all over the diesel forums...it is not. I'm done with this as I don't want to cause any hard feelings or derail the thread...just making an observation.

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Hey guys thanks for all the advice, great info !!!! I have been re-reading all your posts and my consensus is similar to my earlier post. Their all mechanical pieces of equipment that will have issues from time to time! Soooooo I will keep looking for a cream puff The original one I was looking at has been purchased. zx5chris I appreciate your comments, sounds like you've worked on the 6.0 personally and have first hand experience on diesels. So im off tomorrow to look at another prospect! Another 07 250 6.0 Lariett ) I think thats how you spell that !!!!!
My thoughts exactly, and why I almost bought an '05! Yes, all mechanical things have issues, and the '03-'04 6.0 had (probably) more than their fair share. The '06-'07 were pretty good.

Good luck in your search...it can be fun and nerve wracking! Oh, and it is spelled Lariat.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:31 AM   #34
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fordman, the issue in question did not come "from folks on the internet", but from our local dealer.
End of discussion.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #35
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aw! If anyone wants a 06 f-250 6.0l with all the 'bad things'taken care of.....I have one for sale in Alberta

And if anyone is going to buy a use vehicle... get it inspected by the manufacture service center. You might have to pay a bit more, but they 'know' a bunch of things that independent shops may not know.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #36
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When I was looking back in 2007, I actually had a Ford dealer tell me he wouldn't recommend a 6.0 Powerstroke. He said that 1 out of every 2 he sold was in the shop multiple times with problems. I've owned an 08 with the 6.4 Pstroke for two years and it has been problem free, knock on wood.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #37
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I would have to agree with the above, seems about a 50/50 shot on getting a good 6.0 for at least the first 2 years. I have no experience with the 6.4, but a couple of mechanics told me they were just as bad for the first year or so, but nobody I know has one, they were all scared away by the 6.0 and went to other brands.
As much as the 7.3 gets raved, you couldnt chase me down fast enough to give me a 94-95 7.3 powerstroke. I know a few that got them when they came out and spend more time in a loaner car than their new truck, but it was not major engine trouble, mostly wiring and trans issues.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:13 PM   #38
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I have a 2007 F-250 with the 6.0 diesel motor and love it! I have been towing a 28 ft fifth wheel for the past two years with it and haven't had any issues with it. The "issues" with the 6.0 were worked out by 2006 however Ford and Navistar were already working on the 6.4. I bought my truck used when the first owner "upgraded" to a 6.4. It wasn't long before I heard that he wished he hadn't sold the 6.0 as the 6.4 was thirsty. Every manufacturer has issues, although GM has used the Duramax for several years, it isn't the same motor it was when it was introduced. They were notorious for injectors.

My advice is buy what you want but do as much homework on it as you can. Ford dealerships can run an Oasis report on their vehicles listing work done at any Ford dealership.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:46 AM   #39
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #40
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Jammer, I won't comment on which I think is better among the big 3 diesel makers, but I would suggest you go and test drive all 3 (make sure to tow the same load with each for comparison) before narrowing down your choices. I also wouldn't be scared of higher mileage vehicles as most 3/4 and 1 ton trucks are designed for commercial use (I bought my Duramax with 300k on it already).

Every truck will have it's pros/cons as well as work arounds (for instance, I used EFI Live to create a turbo engine brake on mine while towing) so you'll need to figure out what works for you. One thing I will say is that diesels are not cheap to own as parts and repairs can be ungodly expesive so you'll want good dealer service records on whatever you buy. My final suggestion is to surf the diesel forums of trucks your interested in to get an idea of issues for years/models/engines/trannys/etc you might be considering.

Hope this helps.
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