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Old 06-21-2014, 09:12 AM
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Looking to buy a '06 6.0

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New guy here. I am looking at buying a '06 350 with the 6.0. The truck is gorgeous, but I won't let the looks fool me, it has 217k on it. It seems that it has been cared for very well, the interior and body is mint.

I have a feeling someone bought this truck and mostly drove it on the highway. The dealer is asking 10k, but my main question is should I even be considering a truck with this many miles on it? It is an '06 350 Crew Cab King Ranch 4x4 with the 6 3/4 on it. It seems like the 6.0 has such a bad rep, but I have been reading a bunch of articles that say it doesn't deserve it, especially this one on diesel power.

I haven't seen the truck yet but I am going to check it out this week. I mostly use it as a personal car with only a 12 mile commute everyday. I would also use it to move my bike around to local races, with the few 1000 mile+ trips a year. Not to much towing, just the occasional move of a 5k towable lift and a 4 ton skid steer.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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10k for that miles is not bad depending if it is a 2 or 4wd. Ask for service records and take you a scangauge 2 or the torque app and check the vitals. Visual I would look at the coolant level and color, should be gold or red NOT green. As well as signs of the degas bottle puking. Take it for a spin and get it warmed up and give it a wot run and see if it pukes.
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10k for that miles is not bad depending if it is a 2 or 4wd. Ask for service records and take you a scangauge 2 or the torque app and check the vitals. Visual I would look at the coolant level and color, should be gold or red NOT green. As well as signs of the degas bottle puking. Take it for a spin and get it warmed up and give it a wot run and see if it pukes.
Edited** 4WD, thanks for the responce.

In terms of miles, is this truck outrageous?
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With proper maintenance (records will show if you ask obviously) those miles are fine, especially for 10k? IF IT WAS ME, i'd jump on it, but i have my own truck Make sure to test drive, WOT for coolant pressure puking, check oil, degas cap, overall engine compartment etc.

You must be from the US of A because damn that price astounds me to be honest.

I payed 11,900 canadian for a 2005 lariat with 190,000km (110,000 miles?) as comparison. Had 4 lift, AM rims and tires rest stock
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As you are in the NE USA, look under it to make sure rust hasn't eaten through it! Esp the oil & tranny pans!
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I bought my 2006 new and have had it 9 years. Other than a bad wiring harness and a few sensor codes I have had no problems with it. I too have heard all the blah about the 6.0. The only definite is to do the EGR delete. I have 92,000 miles on mine and just did a week long trip to the mountains and she did great! My mechanic has said most of the problems occur with people toying them up improperly. My only problem is I don't drive her enough since my work vehicle is in the yard!
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