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Post  79Puller on February 24th 2015, 10:56 pm

Can get a really good deal on a 05 F-350 Lariat but it has the 6.0 with blown head gaskets. Heard good and bad on these. Can they be built so they last and be dependable and at what cost. Thanks for any advice.

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Post  yellowhorse7 on February 25th 2015, 9:30 am

79Puller wrote:Can get a really good deal on a 05 F-350 Lariat but it has the 6.0 with blown head gaskets.  Heard good and bad on these. Can they be built so they last and be dependable and at what cost. Thanks for any advice.

I'll say this....

Yes they can be built so that they are VERY reliable. Most will say things like HG, Studs, EGR Delete, Coolant Filter w/HD Coolant, Change the HPOP, put gauges on it, get the turbo cleaned/replaced, blue spring upgrade, etc. When built right, and I don't mean moded for power rather just for reliability, they get great mileage and make a ton of power. BUT


I have a 2006 w/ 90K (bought it in '08 with 20K MINT))that I have a love/hate relationship with. As of late I can't stand it. Silly codes that randomly appear, clear out and then appear 2 months later. I've done every 6.0 reliability mod to mine and it's yet to leave me stranded. But I will admit that I live in fear (sounds funny i know) that it will someday.


If I were you I'd just as soon walk away from it and look elsewhere. I'll end up with a newer GMC or Dodge....
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Post  dfree383 on February 25th 2015, 10:59 am

Depending in the Price and what your willing to do to it it could be a great deal.

I had a 2006 and put 129k with no drama or big money put into it other than tires, a set of warped rear rotors and an alternator. The rotors where my fault got a little aggressive towing thru the Rockies.

The other makes have their issues too......
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Post  richter69 on February 25th 2015, 3:08 pm

Get used to empty pockets.....
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Post  yellowhorse7 on February 25th 2015, 5:32 pm

richter69 wrote:Get used to empty pockets.....

Well that was helpful....

Maybe since you see these quite often you could offer some reasons why his pockets will be empty lol
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Post  DJStang on March 3rd 2015, 1:30 am

I had one in a 2004 Excursion and I had 297K miles on it when I traded it in this past year for a new F150 Ecoboost. I never had any problems with mine, and used it to tow with pretty regularly. I guess was just one of the lucky ones.

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Post  whitefield on March 3rd 2015, 8:14 am

You guys kill me  bashing a Ford on Ford sight !

I just had two,6.0 in my shop,neither were moded or hot roded and both were bought new . One the f350 was used on a farm and had 235,000 miles and just got its first set of injectors and oil cooler, the f250 had 197,000 and had to have a high pressure oil pump. Both are daily drivers.

My brother n law runs a small shop am1/2 mile up the road from my shop and does all Dodge transmissions and general repair and he just installed two of the cummins that never come apart in two separate dodge 2500 low mileage trucks.

Duramax I just replace front end on a 2500 and a Icp sensor and the trans was replaced 100,000 miles ago and it has 225,000 miles on it now.

Duramax 3500, just replaced the fuel lines and filter idler pulley and built the trans 198,386 miles.

Point is they all have to be worked on !

You work in a Ford dealer your going to do warranty work and most customer pay jobs are going to be Ford !
You work in A Dodge Dealer you are going to do warranty work and most customer Pay Jobs are going to be Dodge

Gmc Chevy is going to be the same  as the above examples.

General repair shop, gets to work on all of them affraid
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Post  79Puller on March 3rd 2015, 4:17 pm

It is a beatiful truck and will know soon if I got it. Then will have to decide to rebuild it or just another in. Thanks for all the input.

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Post  maverick on March 3rd 2015, 6:09 pm

Just take it apart and fix it right.  It's in a helluva good truck.  I have no gripes about a Cummins except ya gotta take the pos truck it comes in.
The Ford body/chassis beats 'em all, IMO.
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Post  richter69 on March 4th 2015, 1:10 am

good thing about a 6.0 is its 10 times better than a 6.4, and its 10 times cheaper than a 6.7 to fix.


I fix um everyday so Im allowed to bash them and scratch the headlights in um also......
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Post  Bill Heard on March 4th 2015, 11:55 am

Jon can I ask you what you think of a 2012 350 crew cab 2 WD 6.7 for 27,000? Just wondering if at that price if a guy should suffer with a 6.7 deal???
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Post  richter69 on March 4th 2015, 2:21 pm

I guess if you aint gonna work it hard it would be ok, they arent very rugged..... Or maybe us okies are too hard on shit..... Idk most guys i know in here that have um have had issues of one tupe or another.

Im not a salesman so I wont blow smoke up your ass...
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Post  Bill Heard on March 5th 2015, 3:06 am

Thanks Jon I don't have to worry about it anymore, the truck was sold. I'll just have to keep running my 20 year old 7.3 with 395,000 on it.
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Post  BigRigTech on March 5th 2015, 2:59 pm

Bill Heard wrote:Thanks Jon I don't have to worry about it anymore, the truck was sold. I'll just have to keep running my 20 year old 7.3 with 395,000 on it.
Bill

Now there's a truck worth keeping. Cool They don't build them like that anymore. My F350 is 23yrs old, I love the old beast so much I repowered it with a 95 Powerstroke.
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