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looking at a f350 diesel

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cat10, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    im looking at a 04 F350 diesel with the 6.0 it is a reg cab it has 80,000 on it and they are asking 16,900 wat u think
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    6.0 is the worst diesel that has been in a modern diesel truck.
  3. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  4. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    too much...they can be modded to be good motors but I'd look for an 05 or newer. JMO
  5. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I've also been looking for an F-350. If the 6.0 is such a dog, what is a good powerplant? What year?
  6. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I think the price is alittle high but not crazy. lol maybe its me
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    The price is way high but don't let the 6.0 haters steer you away from one. They are great trucks. They had some probs, sure, but in stock form most are just fine. My 04 has 230k on it.
  8. Chipper

    Chipper Member
    Messages: 78

    Most people don't know that the 06-07 6.0l diesels are more reliable and had fewer warranty issues than the almighty 7.3l diesel. I have 227000 on mine and its still not using any oil,antifreeze, or trans fluid. Starts and runs great.
    Yes the 03-05 6.0l engines had some problems but what company hasn't had some issues with one of their engines. Buy a Duraslack if you really want some problems.
    Besides how can anyone judge a truck simply by price and mileage. Two trucks with the same mileage aren't worth the same money. It's all based on condition. A beat to death pipeline welders truck with 100000 miles driven in the salt and never washed isn't the same, as my 76 year old dad's truck. That has never been over 65 mph and only pulls a 20 foot camper to TX every winter and gets parked in a garage every night. Gets washed and waxed once a month with 100000 miles.
  9. JD822

    JD822 Member
    Messages: 55

  10. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

  11. JD822

    JD822 Member
    Messages: 55

    In '05 they had resolved some of the problems the 6L had when it was first introduced. I am not saying that '05 MY didn't still suffer from issues, they did, but according to the guy from powerstrokehelp they did resolve some of the issues. Also, according to reliability data, MY 05 had the least amount of issues overall. Here is the place I pulled this data from: http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/R...make=Ford&model=F-250 Super Duty&trimid=99143
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I think you can do better. We just bought (this past March) an 05 F350 xlt SRW with flatbed, in near perfect condition with 81k on it for 17k. That price isn't super bad but I'm thinking somewhere around 14-15k. And like a lot of guys said, the 6.0L is a good motor. Yes they had issues but many were resolved through recalls, TSB's etc. plus when I worked at a Ford dealer as a mechanic until 2004 many of the few diesel trucks in for repair had mod's done to them.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  13. i have an 04 6.0 with 99K on it as long as you leave it alone and do routine maintenance to it and use a good synthetic oil it will be fine. Also flush the coolant out right away and it will give you years of great service.