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Old 04-25-2015, 05:23 AM
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Fix my 6.0 or buy a new truck?

I recently found that I may be in need of head gasket work on my 2006 F350 6.0. As you know that is not cheap, as I can not do it myself. (No time or space to do it). Also, if I was to fix it I would have to upgrade and replace parts since the top end would be off.

So, it is either fix the 6.0 that has 121k on it, or take that money and put it down on a new F350 with the gas engine. I am not sure what to do. The wife wants me to get the new truck but I am having reservations.

What do you all think?
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:48 AM
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For clarification, my reservations are that I can not wait to order a truck. I will have to get one off of the lot. Long bed crew cabs are rare as hens teeth around here, so I will lose my long bed and the associated larger fuel tank. Also going from driving diesels for the last twelve plus years I am not sure I will be happy with the gas engine.

There is a truck on the lot that is nice and close to what I want, except being a short bed. I would also have to trade in my current truck and I may or may not be able to get what I owe in trade.

Maybe I will see what numbers they can come up with.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:18 AM
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Show the wife the price of a new truck. Make her sit down first. LOL
No way would a head gasket stop me from fixing a truck I love witch from the sound you do. If you need to pull heavy loads than get the diesel but if you just tow occasionally then get the gas. There is a lot more life left in your truck worth the fix. MHO
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:40 AM
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I'd get rid of the diesel if it was paid for. Since you owe on it I guess id have to keep it and sell off an arm for this and future repairs. They are nice for pulling but a big PITA. Good luck which ever way you go.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:53 AM
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miles are still low for a diesel? I don't think you would be unhappy with the new 6.2. I would go for the gasser!


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You're not going to get a good deal on trade for you truck needing engine work anyway, so might as well bite the bullet and get it fixed correctly and keep it for now.
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While the 6.0 has a well deserved history of reliability problems that is has earned over the years. I keep reading articles stating that it is also one of the best diesel power plants on the road currently. That is once the steps have been taken to "Bullet Proof" the motor.
Since you owe on the truck and maybe upside down on trade value. Not to mention your trade value will take a hickey due to needing the mentioned work. As long as you (not your wife) likes I think I would get the head gasket and a few other items updated or deleted and work towards logging another 121,000 miles on the odometer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:28 AM
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What NYCruiser said. I had the same situation 2 weeks ago. EGR cooler failed.
Posted on here w/me repairing it. Dealer would only offer 18,000. for a perfect
06 KR CC Dually, 78,000 miles. let alone one that has engine issues.
My financial situation allowed me to buy a 15 F450 CC Lariat [71,000. MSRP].
Selling the 06 for 23,500. May be sold. What a difference between the two.
You need to confirm if its head gaskets or split EGR cooler. My 6.0 repairs were about 1400. [Parts]. After I got it back together , it runs better than ever. Wondering why I upgraded to the 15.
I tow so I would never consider Gas.
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There's only one logical choice here, you have to fix it! The truck is worth nothing as it sits needing a head gasket, and you'd lose more in value trying to sell it as it sits than if you fixed it first.

Fix the truck and then make your decision. If you sell it as it sits you will lose thousands.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:36 AM
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Thanks everyone. I don't tow often but I do have a 11k pound fifth wheel that we use throughout the summer. The truck is my daily driver.

I am going to look at the new truck and see what they will do. I am still on the fence. I also doubt that I will get what I owe for my current truck. If the numbers don't work then, at least I will know. All I am wasting now is time.
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