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Making A Come-back

Discussion in 'All Other Diesels' started by DieselSlug, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    Hello Everyone,

    Been a few years since I've been active on the forum since selling the 6.5. Dabbled in the gasser half ton pickup market for 2 years and am looking to get back into a diesel. Been looking heavily into the 6.0L rig.

    I know everyone is going to try and steer me away but I've had some friends with them and after some reliability mods just like the 6.5 they are a good engine. Playing over on powerstroke.org trying to pickup a Scangauge or Edge Insight CS monitor to check deltas, injector oil pump pressures and FICM functionality.

    Look forward to coming back aboard without spark plugs.
     
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  2. THEFERMANATOR

    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    A 6.DOH! OH NO, THE FLOODGATES WILL OPEN UPON THEE.
     
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    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    And you just thought having a 6.5L was bad:D. I know many say they can be good engines, but even bulletproofed I still hear of problems with them. Far to many for me to have one when I can have a DURAMAX for simliar money. Wish you the best of luck in your search for a good one. And we don't care if you aint got a truck, your welcome around here regardless.
     
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  4. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    Haha, thanks Ferm.

    I do miss the 6.5, and no doubt IMHO is the cheapest diesel to own/operate/maintain.
    I've been adopted into a hardcore family of "ford-ians", I've come to find out when I drive a Ford my life is much easier:blackeye:.
    I now get a car allowance with my job and spend a lot of time travelling. Looking for a nicely equipped Lariat preferably, maybe a King Ranch. (I honestly like the jump-seat better than the console).
     
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  5. THEFERMANATOR

    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    My deepest condolences to be adopted into a FORDIAN family. Guess they all can't be perfect. Maybe you should consider a 7.3L so you don't have to get teh heated tailgate so your hands don't get cold pushing it out of the road. Or at least get a dog so you have somebody to keep you company while you're waiting for the tow truck. And be prepared for the meme's to begin pouring in if you get a 6 leaker.
     
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  6. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

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  7. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    Haha,

    That's a good one! I'm feeling the love!
    I would like a 7.3, but they are rediculous my prices with insane miles.

    I've been considering a 2011 F250 with a 6.2 gasser but they are still $30K plus and I refuse to spend that much on a truck.
     
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  8. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

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    Most pre-emmision diesels worth the powder to blow them to hell are going for top dollar. 5.9's have the same high price and are fairly expensive to repair if they don't live up to the 1 million mile reputation...

    Start with a pre-blown engine in a cheap project and go from there.
     
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  9. btfarm

    btfarm 300,000 Worth Staff Member Moderator

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    Yer ALWAYS welcome around here no matter what you drive. However, think it over very carefully before making an unwise decision.
     
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  10. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    Well, have looked at a few trucks up here. Ranging from the 7.3L, 6.0L to the 6.4L Diesels and have yet to find a truck that isn't a complete rot box for insane money. Yesterday i found a 2009 f250 Lariat that im going to test drive Saturday. Not sure about the 5.4L in such a large truck the pictures look darn clean. It came from WV and is just South of the NY Borders (2.75 Hrs From Me). Steering wheel is a little worn on top from a cover, small dent in Drivers rear box next to bumper and some scratches on Passenger rear Flare.

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  11. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

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    For that kind of money look in rust free places and buy a plane ticket and drive it back. With clearance prices you should even consider a brand new 2015.

    Most romantic trouble questions involving "the truck or me" result in keeping the truck. So you should really get what you want.
     
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  12. DieselSlug

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    I would love to do that, but i need to get out form under my 2011 F150 that i owe 10K on. So i need a dealer for the trade aspect.
    My next issue would be missing work, i have no vacation yet. Need to be here for a year first.
    The main reason im getting a different truck is work. Im traveling now with multiple guys and an extended cab is just too cramped.
     
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  13. THEFERMANATOR

    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    The 5.4L in a 3/4 ton SUPERDUTY is pretty gutless IMO. Unless your towing, why don't you find another F-150 but with the bigger cab?
     
  14. DieselSlug

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    Just something about the f150's. Put a feather in the back and they squat bad. Had a little1K in the bed of my truck and it was a scary 4 hour ride home. The front end was in the air and the steering felt very strange. Really just like to have a more capable truck.
     
  15. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

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    Not sure why you have to bear the brunt of the cost related to transporting people? Carpooling?
     
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    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    I'm guessing he's the guy called boss.
     
  17. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    My work pays me monthly for a car allowance as well as fuel associated with travelling to jobs. Being on the management side of the spectrum and newer to the company results in me driving most of the time. Which is ok with me as id rather drive than ride.

    I ended up pulling the trigger on the 2009 F250. It is in extremely good shape. Got them down about 3K. With coming out positive on my 2011 i got this ride for 14K.

    Runs excellent, drives good at the moment. It needs tires badly. They pass inspection but are not winter worthy in my book. Tried to get the dealer to install, but they refused, so i just asked for more money off the price allowing me to put tires on it that i want.

    Will prolly start a build thread to document it.
    It came with a 3 month/3k mile complete power train warranty for free. I opted out of an extended.
     
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  18. btfarm

    btfarm 300,000 Worth Staff Member Moderator

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    Hope it works out well for you Mike!
     
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  19. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug Rust.....What rust....

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    Thanks!

    Its nice to go back to a real truck with hydraulic power steering and "old technology" from my high test F150.
     
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  20. jrsavoie

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    If money is an issue, find a low mileage 6.5 crew cab. Do the upgrades and make payments to the bank until you have cash back. Or take them up on one of them there 0% loans.

    Forget all that. I posted before I got to the end of the thread.

    Give that thing an oil bath. I've been doing it for years. Seems to work pretty good at slowing down the rust
     

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