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Old November 2nd, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Default Potential 2005 PSD buy in; with a catch

As some may know already. This week I spotted a 2005 crew cab lariat with a dead 6.0. I overheard cooler (egr?) rupture and 3 dead or very low cylinders.

So far I've gathered...
  • buy in below $10,000
  • that a used 6.0 engine will cost ~$4000, and still need the so called "bullet-proof" treatment, which costs uhm? Another $4000?
  • consider a 12v cummins swap

Reason
  • My current truck, Stitches, gets 10mpg empty and as low as 3.5 when pulling a 8000# toy hauler
  • Would LOVE a crew cab truck, main reason against Stitches being stuffed with a 12v.
  • Dedicated tow/haul truck for summertime

Either way I go with the 2005 would be a lot of work, but I'm more or less looking at it from completely financial stand point. I do not have the spare cash to just jump and grab a nicer truck, and I am very hesitant to drop Stitches off for a new truck.

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:05 PM
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I see the delima, mainly Money Money Money

but having more room and better overall expenditures, its thinkable


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Money is always the worst factor.
The old motor may not even be shot, just needs some parts for fixin.
For bulletproofing you'd need studs, egr delete or cooler, oil cooler rebuilt or replace, coolant filter, and tunes.
I love the 6.0 like a red headed step child, causes problems but is cool all in the same day. I love how the turbo whistles and it has a v8 rumble in the higher rpm.
Have you looked at getting an obs cc or early sd? They can be had for much cheaper than a 2005 and in running condition.
With some mods a 7.3 can shuck and jive a 6.0 pretty quick.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:20 PM
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I see the delima, mainly Money Money Money

but having more room and better overall expenditures, its thinkable
Thinkable and desireable :twothumbsup:

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Money is always the worst factor.
The old motor may not even be shot, just needs some parts for fixin.
For bulletproofing you'd need studs, egr delete or cooler, oil cooler rebuilt or replace, coolant filter, and tunes.
I love the 6.0 like a red headed step child, causes problems but is cool all in the same day. I love how the turbo whistles and it has a v8 rumble in the higher rpm.
Have you looked at getting an obs cc or early sd? They can be had for much cheaper than a 2005 and in running condition.
With some mods a 7.3 can shuck and jive a 6.0 pretty quick.
True, hopefully the old motor is useable, cuts costs considerably unless decking the heads is expensive as hell too.
Theres a lot of work involved in the 6.0, and a lot of parts lol. Not sure why a coolant filter is needed though? I've heard it more than once now.

I've checked into the OBS, hard to find a CC, SB, PSD. I did recently find a 97, blue crew, flatbed, 5 spd with 2spd splitter. Neat looking truck, just not sure I'd even offer $8000 for it, its tempting to look at though. I'm just slightly (retardedly) preferring the newer vehicles with the newer interiors.
http://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/2645850729.html

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im also a fan of the 6.0's, they sound awesome, and after bullet proofing, can make loads of power. hell even stock they make good power...

BUT a cummins with compound turbos sounds pretty sweet also...

i personally would go for a 6.0 and bullet proof it...

i might have to go take a look at this one:
http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/2676335194.html

also like this one...
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false

i have one of my car dealer buddys keeping an eye out for me, ive been lookin for a 99-06 f350 cc lb 4x4 drw... told him if he finds a king ranch, ill take it

omg sexy!
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false

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Holy crap! 12k for that first one and it looks pristine. I'm gonna low ball with like $4000 on this one lol

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All of those trucks are frickin sweet!
As for the coolant filter, they use sand to cast the blocks and not all of the sand is out of the block when it's assembled. With coolant flowing through picking up the sand it gets into the system clogs up water jackets and can take out the very expensive oil cooler. I will try to find you a picture of a coolant filter after the first 500 miles of install.
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One other thing I may consider, but again dont like because of the interior preference. is a 2005 excursion, 6.0. I've not seen one with the new style instrument cluster like the 06 F series, also same issue with steering wheel controls (radio)

If those can be worked around I'd possibly look for a excursion too, but right now I'm all gung-ho for the low mileage F250.

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Found ya some coolant filter stuff. There is more to it than just a kit and filter, a lot of the people say about getting a filter with the chemicals to neutralize your coolant if it's not fresh neutral stuff, if it is fresh then you gotta get the filters with no chemicals.








Here's the threads.
http://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...coolant+filter
http://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...coolant+filter
Take it for what it's worth. Kinda scary though.
Btw, this can be done for any vehicle and will never hurt or cause damage, only save you from future trouble with dirty coolant. Even the obs 7.3 guys do this sometimes.
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sweet lord those filters look filled... Any way, currently the situation sits at the dealership (stealership) is trying their hardest to push 16-18k for that non running diesel. I told the salesman its a diesel that needs work and parts. its not worth much, let alone running price.

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