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Old 10-02-2021, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Unlimited jd View Post
I’ve done heads on them with as little as 40k miles.
the next issue you’ll run into is injectors starting to fail, then the hi pressure oil pump, then lifters etc etc.
If you’re only at 100k now it will take a long to experience all that though, and at least being an 06 it has the better oil rails, stand pipes and dummy plugs
The problem with buying a 6.0 is buying it and having to prepare to spend 5k + at any given moment.
I've been pretty convinced that it's all about maintenance and how you take care of it. Are you the type to get in and hammer down cold? Do you drive it like it's a car? Etc. I've had many friends that like myself never had a problem with their 6.0.
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:46 AM
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Loaned my truck out to my brother in-law and on the way to back to Texas my truck started eating coolant, so he tells me he's got a guy who can stud it and be done with it, I say lets do it so he take it to Five star Ford in Dallas and Brian digs in, three weeks later its done and headed back to KC Saturday, heads were flat and no cracks, did replace 1 injector that the previous shop broke, so it should be good to go for the next 100k miles.





My buddy studded his 06’ 6.0 at 120k ish miles and at 121k miles his head gasket blew. Apparently the studs need to be torques intermittently after installation. Here’s my 06’ 6.0 with 328k on the clock and no head studs. As was said above, it’s all how you take care of and drive your stuff.

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seeing the engine tear down shots makes me think of a guy I know from the warehouse.........6.0 excursion in pieces, worst part he didn't tear it down/ he brought it home that way. Bags/boxes of parts and nothing labeled.

He bought the truck new, body is perfect, interior has a worn seat/arm rests. 225K miles it was blowing some smoke, he takes it 5 hours away to a "specialist" to tear into it. 4 months later he isn't getting anywhere so he goes and gets the truck and the pieces and brings it back. Now it is wedged into a warehouse/the overhead door barely closes and he thinks he is going to fix it himself. No mechanical experience, no real tools but he does have youtube. I think he didn't have the money to fix it so the guy told him to come get it. Sadly I can't see this Excursion ever running again (under his ownership).

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Old 10-02-2021, 08:41 AM
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Pile of parts, broken injector from the guy who did the oil cooler and didnt tell me about it, truck will be here this afternoon




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Originally Posted by HawkX66 View Post
I've been pretty convinced that it's all about maintenance and how you take care of it. Are you the type to get in and hammer down cold? Do you drive it like it's a car? Etc. I've had many friends that like myself never had a problem with their 6.0.
No, I was partners in a diesel shop that had a 5 year run of jobs being 90% 6.0 trucks. We did so many of them we kept a few sets of head gaskets, injectors, studs, and pumps in stock.

And for the 2 hours it takes to remove the cab it blows my mind in why you’d leave it on to do that job. Why lean over the fenders and risk scratching up the truck? Can it be done? Sure but why would you?
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Old 10-02-2021, 03:50 PM
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My old '07. Hollowed out the EGR, so it looked stock.... Put a programmer on it and... WOW!

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I know of a Glad that matches this.........^^^^
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Check behind the water pump vanes for pinholes in aluminum block........
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Got the truck back wow what a difference, it hasn't ran this good for a long time, plus starts easier use to have to crank on it a bit
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
Got the truck back wow what a difference, it hasn't ran this good for a long time, plus starts easier use to have to crank on it a bit
Good to hear!

If I am ever in KC I might ask you for a ride to see if a 6.0 is something I would be interested in. The price point is definitely nice, but I know that comes with the risk of having to spend 5k at any given time to bulletproof it, if it is not already bulletproofed.

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