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Old September 20th, 2014, 09:52 AM
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So I am looking at buying an 04 F-350 Super Duty with the diesel in it. I am wondering if there are any big issues that I should be looking for and should watch out for before I make the final purchase. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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What engine is in it?

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The engine is the 6.0l Diesel.

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The 6.0 is prone to turbo issues, I blew 2 out and EGR cooler can be problematic though I think that can be deleted.

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What do they say about the turbo? Is it a lack of oil or what? And can any diesel shop remove the EGR stuff? Is it simple enough to remove myself?

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Also what kind of mileage were you getting? City? Hwy?

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What do they say about the turbo? Is it a lack of oil or what? And can any diesel shop remove the EGR stuff? Is it simple enough to remove myself?
This has been a couple years since I drove the F250 with the 6.0. From what I remember concerning the turbo was the truck kept having issues with the seated rings not allowing proper pressure and under loads it would knock the whole turbo system putting me in limp mode. The EGR cooler can be removed as I know a guy who did it on his old 6.0. I can't say how hard or easy a job it was, but I have spotted online info concerning this that may give a step by step.
Concerning fuel mileage it was horrible to the 6.7 I now drive. City mileage was around 9 and highway was only 10 - 11.

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havent had any problems with my 6.0... the oil cooler is usually the main cause of an EGR cooler failure... i had my oil cooler replaced along with did an EGR delete, and full coolant flush and refilled with CAT EC-1 coolant... i just rolled over 150K miles on my 6.0. drove it out to texas and back towing 6500 lbs, didnt loose any coolant or oil, averaged 14.1 mpg towing, i get anywhere from 16-21 mpg on the interstate empty and 11-14 mpg city.

i have been logging all of my fuel-ups for the last year and a half with fuelly(link in my signature). my driving is almost all city stop and go traffic which kills my MPG average and/or towing a boat... about once a month i can get out on the highway...

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havent had any problems with my 6.0... the oil cooler is usually the main cause of an EGR cooler failure... i had my oil cooler replaced along with did an EGR delete, and full coolant flush and refilled with CAT EC-1 coolant... i just rolled over 150K miles on my 6.0. drove it out to texas and back towing 6500 lbs, didnt loose any coolant or oil, averaged 14.1 mpg towing, i get anywhere from 16-21 mpg on the interstate empty and 11-14 mpg city.

i have been logging all of my fuel-ups for the last year and a half with fuelly(link in my signature). my driving is almost all city stop and go traffic which kills my MPG average and/or towing a boat... about once a month i can get out on the highway...
Sounds like you're having much better success with the 6.0 than I had Aaron. I do know several guys who drive the 6.0 with little to no problems just like I know a few myself included who did have issues.

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I personally wouldn't touch a 6.0 or 6.4 with a 10 foot pole - look for an 03 or earlier with a 7.3 or a 11+ with a 6.7 if you want a diesel Super Duty.

The other option is a gas V-10. Gas hog, but very reliable and has tons of power.

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