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Ford F250 with a 6.0 #13502301 04/04/20 10:08 PM
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Okay looking for advice.

I stumbled across a 2003 F250 with the 6.0 diesel. The truck has less then 51000 miles and is an absolute cherry. The guy pulled a 5th wheel a little with it, bought it new. He gave me a price, but I am not sure if I want to drop the money in it to bullet proof the motor.

Any of y'all done that? Would you do it? And what is an approximate cost? I was told the 6.0 is a stout engine once the work has been done.

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I would buy it at the right price and spend the 4000 to bullet proof it.


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Re: Ford F250 with a 6.0 [Re: Bruce's] #13502363 04/04/20 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce's
I would buy it at the right price and spend the 4000 to bullet proof it.


Trying to figure out a good price, he gave me a number. The factor is the wife, asking me why? I told her because when I get it fixed and crank it the whole neighborhood would know it!!!


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Off the top of my head. I say around 12000. depending on what model it is.


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Re: Ford F250 with a 6.0 [Re: Bruce's] #13502382 04/04/20 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce's
Off the top of my head. I say around 12000. depending on what model it is.


Lariat, leather interior is spotless as is the body. Got a little more chrome extras on it then I'd like. Also has a 60 gallon tank in the bed. He is a little over that, I am going to talk to him this week.


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I had mine studded/ bulletproofed after an EGR failure and resulting head gasket leak just out of warranty. I put a 140 hp tune on it when I had the work done it it runs like a scalded dog. . I’ve put another 80k miles on it since then.
I would check on the pricing for studding/EGR fix. Mine was just over $4000 and that was 9yrs ago. I would expect it’s gone up since then.

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No way I will EVER own another nor recommend a 6.0 Powerstroke. NOT good. In fact, I don't think you could GIVE me a truck with a 6.0 unless I could sell it immediately.

Good power, poor mileage, and they go BOOOM.

IF you have it Bullet proofed, you might be (MIGHT) be OK.

It is like rolling dice with the 6.0, but if you do go with it, I wish you luck.

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I worked on a lot of them at my shop! Studs, EGR delete, oil cooler...I wouldn't have one if you gave it to me!

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what the heck is going on with the 2019 f250 death wobble issues, not good.

Re: Ford F250 with a 6.0 [Re: Skeeter_Ed] #13503672 04/05/20 07:30 PM
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Y'all are telling me what I thought already. It would be my daily tow vehicle, I can think of nothing worse then it laying down on the side of the road while pulling the boat.

Now if I could put a 7.3 in it...............................................


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Send me the info. I have 4 friends that run them as hot shots. If all the conversions are made there great. Some people but a diesel and drive it like a gasser. There a learning curve. just like a boat. Some get it some dont.


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Re: Ford F250 with a 6.0 [Re: Bruce's] #13505818 04/06/20 11:22 PM
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Send me the info. I have 4 friends that run them as hot shots. If all the conversions are made there great. Some people but a diesel and drive it like a gasser. There a learning curve. just like a boat. Some get it some dont.


I drove a couple of Dodge's, it was a learning curve. Still thinking about this one!


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I am interested.
I have a mechanic that will make that bad boy behave.
I have 3 7.3 one has close to 1,3000,00
The other two way less.


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Ford seemed to figure it out with the 7.3, but that is just reading on my part. I have zero 1st hand experience with the 7.3 Ford of newer trucks.

Now the old international 7.3 they used was SOLID. But that's way old.

sb

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