06 F-250 6.0 diesel

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The owner just the replaced the fuel control module and egr valve
It cost him 1300.00 so he's scared of it now and wanting to sell it
It only has 73000 miles so I'm thinking of buying it, but everything I've heard says the 6.0 is junk

What'd you think about it ?
 
Hook":1hxflout said:
I think your friend got screwed on the bill for the work you listed. I love my 6oh. But it's had it's share of work done to it too

May have. It was some type of diesel specialty shop.
What should I be concerned about ?
 
I like them. With a little engine work there bullet proof. Hook just had his engine redone, he knows everything that needs to be fixed. Once you fix a 6.0 up it's good for 300k miles.
 
The link hd posted has about all there is.
Egr delete and head bolt upgrade are the biggies. The stock tranny is awesome. Clean oil is imperative for injector life.
Highgrit, I got 270k before I did the upgrades. All the research I've done says it should be million mile engine if I do my part now that the upgrades are done
 
Hook":3eknkn16 said:
The link hd posted has about all there is.
Egr delete and head bolt upgrade are the biggies. The stock tranny is awesome. Clean oil is imperative for injector life.
Highgrit, I got 270k before I did the upgrades. All the research I've done says it should be million mile engine if I do my part now that the upgrades are done


Fuel supplement needed for low sulfur fuel on that engine ?
I have the 6.7 and was told not to use any
 
My 6.UHOH is parked. $7K in the engine at 110 thousand. $6.8K one year later.

It is a one ton double cab 4 wheel. When I need to pull the G/N, I crank it up. Other than that, it stays parked.

Dodge front end went. I am done with Dodge. GM had pissed me off. So I went to Ford. Big mistake. Took the truck to them several times under warranty and they couldn't find anything wrong. Got out of warranty and they said it needed everything.

I am on the X Plan with Ford thru work. I can buy their new trucks for less than their salesman or dealership manager can. It ticks them off too. No more for me tho. I am back to GM

I know 6 people who paid to "bullet proof" the 6.0 2 of them have regretted it and had more problems. The other 4 are happy. Not good odds. Think I'll pass.
 
I replaced the injectors twice the turbo and the high pressure oil pump on my 6.0 was going to sell it. Someone told me to switch to motercraft oil and I've put 80k on it with no problems ( knock on wood) something about rotellia breaking down and getting frothey on the newer fords. I wish I had a barn full of the old 7.3s best engine I've ever had.
 
salebarn junkie":2d80czkj said:
I wish I had a barn full of the old 7.3s best engine I've ever had.

Never had one. Hear good stories about them. I came along too late.
 
Bhb.. the way I look at it is I can replace the front end 6 times easily for the cost of an engine... Yes, Dodge front ends have issues, the unitized wheel bearings are about the worst idea anyone came up with for durability, but it does sell a lot of parts!... Ball joints the same idea, but Ford's have the identical ball joints, and quite possibly chevy as well.

If I didn't use my truck to do a LOT of towing, I'd go with a gas engine for sure... Warms up in 3 minutes, far cheaper maintenance and repairs, and unless you're working the truck, you probably get as good mileage on them... Since they're a lot lighter, they're much easier on the front end and tires, and with less vibration and torque, transmissions hold up better too
 
We have been contemplating getting a diesel pickup and like others was told that the 6.0 were junk. But it was the 2003 and 2004 that had the most problems.

I have talked to diesel mechanics and others who have had the 7.3 and the 6.0 engines. One thing that they have all said is that you should not use the rotella oil as it foams and doesn't allow the oil to flow thru the engine properly.

The other thing, spoke to a Ford tech specialist and with the diesel being low sulfer, the zinc has also been removed from the fuel and that is part of the life of a diesel engine. He said need to use a good quality c-tane additive, Lucas Oil and others make great products. It will boost engine performance, mileage and the injectors will last much longer as well.

Also was told that it is very important to change the oil at least every 5,000 miles and do not skimp on filters. Ford filters or Wix filters are about the best. And use a good high quality oil recommended for diesels.

From what we have been told these things are of importance no matter what diesel engine or brand of vehicle you have.

So from once being leary of the 6.0 engine, I am not as concerned about it now, and I would probably buy a pickup with one in it.
 
I have a 06 6.0 biggest pile I've ever owned won't run for two months in a row. Shelled the rear end with 50,000 miles on it spends more time at the shop than at my house. Ford spent $20,000 on it under warranty. I've spent $10,000 after warranty. It only has 73,000 miles on it. Only one answer here JUNK,JUNK,JUNK!!! When this SOB is gone you will never see another Ford is this driveway. My other truck is a 09 Dodge cummins love it. B&G
 
I heard the 7.3's were good engines.. from the factory.. I would have a pickup with a 7.3 in it.

Remember that except for the engines and bodies, the 3 brands are VERY similar... Dana axles, new venture transfer cases, tie rods and ball joints are pretty much the same too,
 

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