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Buying a 05 F250 6.0

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by platinumdetails, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. platinumdetails

    platinumdetails Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 11

    Any thoughts on how the 05 Ford 250 Powerstroke will hold up with commercial plowing? Any upgrades you recommend?
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    yea trash the 6.0 and put a cummins in it. :laughing: j/k
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    From what I've read you either get a good one or a bad one. Ford has something called an OASIS Report that you can obtain somehow that will show all the repairs for the truck. Obviously if there has been a ton of repairs, stay away, if not, then you should be good. Also, from what I've read, if the truck has higher mileage and runs well, and has a clean OASIS Report than it should be good for years to come.
    Lastly, it seems like you can remove the EGR system which is what causes most all of the problems.

    Hope this helps- I'm no expert and don't own one, but have been looking at them myself.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    put in either timbrens or a leveling kit. the 6.0 is heavy up front. with just the 250 springs you're already lacking in the suspension department
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    i got a good one! :waving::waving::waving:wesport
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    There all good, some are just better than others.;)
  7. bsharp704

    bsharp704 Member
    from Grant
    Messages: 72

    You can not beat the torque shift transmissions for plowing. Built in fail safes that will depower the motor if not engaged all the way in gear. This is nice consider a new transmission could wipe out the years profit. I have a 06 F250 regular cab with a 9-2 Boss V and a 8' Ebling Back blade. Love the truck with this plow set up. Truck has lots of low end torque and gets great fuel mileage while plowing.