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Old 01-08-2011, 01:09 PM
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6.0 L Powerstroke Diesel - how many miles is too many?

Hi all, I'm new to the forum and am looking to buy a used F250 or F350. I found a 2007 with 125,000 miles. I know diesels get more miles than gasoline engines, but at 40,000 per year, is that too many? Also it's a 5 speed manual trans (which I prefer) - should I have any concerns? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:44 PM
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Oh, and lastly - I live in a cold area, sometimes very cold. I'm told the newer diesels are fine - should I be concerned?
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:53 PM
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I see no concern here, 6.0L are ok after 2005, Highway miles are easier miles than city. Cold is no problem for the newer engines, like you said, but i would still plug it in if under 10*. 125,000 is just broke in for the diesel. Go to your local Ford dealer and get an OASIS report on the truck. take the VIN to them. It will tell you all the warranty work that has been done on the truck at least. If the owner kept taking the truck to ford after warranty ran out, all that information will be there as well.
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Oh, and lastly - I live in a cold area, sometimes very cold. I'm told the newer diesels are fine - should I be concerned?

All diesels have issues with cold --- when it gets cold enough.

The truth is gasoline will pour well below even No.1 diesel.

So once you go below -20 there are all sorts of tricks needed.

Below -50F, you are looking at heating incoming air.

But nothing is unmanageable, even if it takes special Arctic blend diesel.

I speced my diesel to operate to -40F.
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Thank you again for the input! I appreciate it.
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Unfortunately with 6.0L's 1 mile is too many.

I wouldn't touch one that isn't under warranty and with 125K I doubt that one is under the extended warranty.
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Unfortunately with 6.0L's 1 mile is too many.

I wouldn't touch one that isn't under warranty and with 125K I doubt that one is under the extended warranty.

Don't forget he's interested in a 2007!! 4 years of perfecting the 6.0l. Almost not comparable to an 03 IMO.

If oasis report is clean, your good!
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Unfortunately with 6.0L's 1 mile is too many.

I wouldn't touch one that isn't under warranty and with 125K I doubt that one is under the extended warranty.

With that attitude, you shouldn't.
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Unfortunately with 6.0L's 1 mile is too many.
Unfortunately with the internet, the 85% of 6.0Ls that never had an issue aren't ever heard of.

We have two 2007 6.0L PSDs- 53k and 49k, both rolling along fine without any problems. But then again, I'm not the average idiot, I did my homework and I'm watching for the well known issues to start showing so I can catch them early. Oil coolers, fuel filters, and 5k mile oil changes are a helluva lot cheaper than a $65,000 2011, and the monthly payments on two trucks that are paid off beats what I'd be paying Ford for the latest and greatest. I have a friend who has the most dreaded 2003 6.0L and he has 290,000 miles on it. No head gaskets, just a blown oil cooler.... at 240,000.
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AlL i can do is speak from personal epxperience and EVERYONE I know, this site doesn't count since I don't really know anyone, everyone has had several issues with their 6.0L's, ours included and they are/were all '04-'07. We figured even with a warranty the truck is in the shop too much so got rid of it, plus it isn't fun when you have no idea when a turbo or injectors or oil cooler or any of the other half a dozen well known problems are going to leave you stranded who knows where. Frankly I'd be astonished if there are 85% of 6.0L's that haven't had a problem.
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Frankly I'd be astonished if there are 85% of 6.0L's that haven't had a problem.
From my personal experience 83% of 6.0l's have had issues. The 1 that had issues is mine, which was completely the previous owners fault. When you run a hot tune with no gauges, on a stock motor, hauling a 33' toyhauler, you have to expect problems. Mine is the only 6.0l that I know of personally that has had issues. I'm at 190k miles. The truck has been mine for 30k miles and has been trouble free.

At the OP, the reliability of the 6.0l relies entirely on how it has been treated. If you can find one with a good oasis report and good service history, the truck will serve you for many many miles.
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Hi all,

So I pulled the trigger and bought a 2007 F350 - 6.0 Liter Turbo Diesel. Now I am having A LOT of trouble with cold starts. It seems to be ok, as long as I plug it in. Anything I can do to get it start without plugging in the heater? It's been cold here - around 0 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
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124,000 miles are on the truck I just bought.
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