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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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The best year for a 6.0??

I have a quick question for you guys. Is there any year for the 6.0 Powerstroke that is preferred over the rest as far as reliability and performance are concerned?? Just wondering.

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Re: The best year for a 6.0??

2003 is the best motor if you can find a good one. Or a late build 07. my opinion.

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Re: The best year for a 6.0??

I agree with Darsey715, but would include that any 6.0 that you find and do the Oasis report(and receive a positive outcome)and get a healthy current checkup, should be good to go...2005-2007 will have a list of improvements worth having...

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I'm proud to have a 2003... because there are
not many dealers in Germany, who can repair
a Powerstroke. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: The best year for a 6.0??

I understand that the 2008 MY for the 6.0L hasn't had any problems.

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'03.

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Re: The best year for a 6.0??

Some folks will argue against this, but I have seen the techs here say it themselves and have heard it in other places as well... A properly running 03 is the strongest of the bunch.

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Re: The best year for a 6.0??

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I understand that the 2008 MY for the 6.0L hasn't had any problems.

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Re: The best year for a 6.0??

Btravelen -- I think his post was meant in jest. There have been no complaints of MY 08 6.0Ls because there are no MY 08 6.0Ls!

At least that's how I took it.

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05 IMO, of course I may be a bit Biased. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

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From 03 to mid 06. Many engine up grades were changed. No changes after 1/15/06. New style heads. As for ride 05-06 with coil front end. As for looks and chrome pkg and upgraded models 06-07.

All the engines are good until repairs start. After warranty you are into $$$. For some these have been the greats trucks on the road. The facts a lot owners fought with Ford on warranty work on the early engines. A lot of buy backs.

I was lucky and ordered at cut off date of 06. Have a great truck.
The facts tell the story. Some guy's were not lucky.

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+1 on the 05 -- My 05! No doubt, I'm biased!

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05 IMO, of course I may be a bit Biased. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

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I can only tell you what I was told:

Find a 2005 or better.

I was told that Ford started to figure out most of the bugs in 2005.

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The best is an 04 with an 03 turbo with ARP's!!!! Biased maybe???

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