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#3433481 - 11/03/13 09:49 AM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: wayne]
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 Originally Posted By: wayne
Any opinions on 2005 6.0 Powerstroke? Found a Lariat 4x4 with 90k for $24,900. Cosmetically it is perfect. And the wife loves the color.

Stay away from the 6.0 UNLESS it has had the egr delete put on it or you plan on having one put on! That was major problem with that engine as well as some head stud problems. If those two issues can be resolved, mainly the egr, it would be a good truck.
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#3433510 - 11/03/13 10:21 AM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Agree here .. those '04 - '06 6.0s were trouble.
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#3433519 - 11/03/13 10:39 AM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: wayne]
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 Originally Posted By: wayne
Any opinions on 2005 6.0 Powerstroke? Found a Lariat 4x4 with 90k for $24,900. Cosmetically it is perfect. And the wife loves the color.


That is to much money for that truck even if the egr delete and head gaskets and studs replaced. Go on Craigslist on look around.
There is a '05 Ford CC lariet 4wd that has the head gasket and studs and a lot of other stuff replaced for 15K here in Chattanooga.

I bought my 1999 F250 CC 4wd for 9K it booked for 10500.


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#3433521 - 11/03/13 10:41 AM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: amattis13]
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We have had 3 Dodge Cummins with a combined almost 1,000,000 miles on them. They all 3 have been workhorses pulling up to 12,000 lbs on a daily basis.

The thing most people fail to realize is the Cummins has a considerably less amount of moving parts compared to the PS or DM. What this amounts to is more space to work( don't have to remove the cab to work on it), less expensive repairs and just flat out more durable. Think about this. A V engine by design is constantly wearing the cylinder walls and rings because of the angle of pistons being forced up into the cylinders. An inline 6 cyl is working in a straight up and down motion. What you get is worn out cylinders about twice as fast in a v engine.

Commercial truck manufacturers have used the inline 6 for ever for a reason. Reliability, ease of maintenance and longevity.

Me personally, if I were going to purchase a diesel truck to pull with and have one that will last, it would be a Cummins. I could never bring myself to own an Isuzu made diesel, and I work for International and have seen day in and day out the troubles the International built Ford diesels can give. The new Ford built powerstroke I don't have a clue about but I have heard from more than one that they are not too hot either. Whatever you do try to stay away with anything that has EGR or after treatment on it or get it deleted fast if you buy something with it on it.
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#3433584 - 11/03/13 11:54 AM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: jos3ywales]
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Thanks for all the advice. I guess I will modify my orignal plan and go with a mid to late 90's GM dually gas burner and get me a dailey driver in the summer.
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#3433592 - 11/03/13 11:58 AM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: jos3ywales]
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As a side note, truck shopping is hard when you don't want a white truck. There's a million out there.
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#3433625 - 11/03/13 12:31 PM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: wayne]
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haaa haa ha .. you got it Wayne!

Never count out a good wrap!

Before I had the Ram, I had a Silverado.. back when I worked at Under Armour, we had a wrap put on it.. this was a white truck too:
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#3433687 - 11/03/13 01:23 PM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: amattis13]
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
 Originally Posted By: wayne
Any opinions on 2005 6.0 Powerstroke? Found a Lariat 4x4 with 90k for $24,900. Cosmetically it is perfect. And the wife loves the color.

Stay away from the 6.0 UNLESS it has had the egr delete put on it or you plan on having one put on! That was major problem with that engine as well as some head stud problems. If those two issues can be resolved, mainly the egr, it would be a good truck.

 Originally Posted By: amattis13
Agree here .. those '04 - '06 6.0s were trouble.

The 6.0 has a bad rap. The 03's and 04's are the ones that had problems. I had an 05 and now have an 06 and knock on wood no trouble with either. The fuel mileage sucks is my only complaint. Mine is bone stock because I bought it two years ago and put the extended warranty in it. Only have right at 60,000 miles on it but when the warranty is out I'll do the egr delete, add a SCT tuner, and probably run a bigger exhaust from the turbo back.

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#3433730 - 11/03/13 02:09 PM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: Gravey]
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
 Originally Posted By: wayne
Any opinions on 2005 6.0 Powerstroke? Found a Lariat 4x4 with 90k for $24,900. Cosmetically it is perfect. And the wife loves the color.

Stay away from the 6.0 UNLESS it has had the egr delete put on it or you plan on having one put on! That was major problem with that engine as well as some head stud problems. If those two issues can be resolved, mainly the egr, it would be a good truck.

 Originally Posted By: amattis13
Agree here .. those '04 - '06 6.0s were trouble.

The 6.0 has a bad rap. The 03's and 04's are the ones that had problems. I had an 0i5 and now have an 06 and knock on wood no trouble with either. The fuel mileage sucks is my only complaint. Mine is bone stock because I bought it two years ago and put the extended warranty in it. Only have right at 60,000 miles on it but when the warranty is out I'll do the egr delete, add a SCT tuner, and probably run a bigger exhaust from the turbo back.



If you are going to spend the money on it I would do an EGR delete, go ahead and have heads studs done and maybe an oil cooler upgrade. I wouldnt go any more than a 4 inch exhaust on it. The 6.0 gets so much feedback from the exhaust back pressure sensor, most do not run as well with big 5 inch exhaust. Unless you are gonna do some turbo and injector upgrades. The SCT you will like.


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#3435989 - 11/04/13 05:39 PM Re: Should I be scared of a diesel? [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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UPDATE: It is an '07 NOT an '05...if that makes any difference. The truck was bought at the dealership, traded 2 years later at the same dealer, traded again at the same dealership, and the dealer's grandson has been driving it since. All service was done at this same dealership. The grandson said it gets 15 mpg loaded or empty. No mods have been done except for exhaust upgrade from the cat back.
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