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I am thinking about buying the exact same truck, heard more about headstud issues then anything else. i dont plan on racing it or anything. Bigger tires adn that'd be about it.
I just want a nice reliable stocker diesel for cruising.
1998 Ford F-150/31" BFG's/Cat-back exhaust/Blacked out/Westin Grill Guard/Cobra CB/Uniden Digital Scanner
2007 Ford F-150/Cat-back exhaust/Stainless Roll Bars/18" Rims/MTX Thunderform Subs
Any comments on the 6.0 Turbo Diesel, how long should it last?
There is really no way to answer this question because it depends on things like: was the engine a problem child from the factory, how has the truck been driven, how has the truck been maintained, has there been any reliability mods added, has there been any performance mods, etc. All that being said I have read of properly maintained 6.0L engines that have 300K miles (i.e. the engine should last a long time).
Originally Posted by jfmaz
I was told the 6.0s in this year are junk?
I think most people would agree that the 2005 and later 6.0L engines are better than the 2003 & 2004. However, there are many people with '03 & '04 models that have been very happy with their trucks.
Originally Posted by jfmaz
Or is someone trying to make us sell the truck instead of fixing the egr and egr trigger?
I would spend the dollars on repair if you have had good luck with the truck to date and have maintained it well. The EGR is common issue for these trucks, follows are some links for more info and proper cleaning procedures.
Thanks to all, I am going to try to make them keep the truck. It is a company truck, has has 3 main drivers, two have been conservative, one a younger madman (ah, yes, and there lies the trouble). Truck only has 120,000+ miles on it.
I know they will replace it with a gas truck - so I say KEEP IT!!
Wish me luck with the big guy, J
just purchased a nice 250 with a banks exhaust and am getting 16 average. that is with mileage up and down a 6% grade every time i drive into wenatchee. does anyone know what gears came in the 04 and if so by changing gears would i increase the mpg? thanks
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