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6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2003-Up Super Duties and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.

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Old 09-10-2010, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool F-250 6.0 Life Expectancy

I just bought a 2003 F-250 with the 6.0. I am curious to see how many miles you guys are getting out of these trucks/engines. I currently only have 76000 and plan on running this truck for a good while, say around 300,000 or so. I just wanted to get some feedback from those of you with so-called high miles on your super duties. Let me know what you got!!
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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265k, but not without opening the hood and throwing my wallet at it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea, are got that right. You just can't take your truck down to Juffy Lube and get an oil change for $9.95 To save money you better get used to working on your own truck. You come to the right place, people here will help you out..

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I just bought a 2003 F-250 with the 6.0. I am curious to see how many miles you guys are getting out of these trucks/engines. I currently only have 76000 and plan on running this truck for a good while, say around 300,000 or so. I just wanted to get some feedback from those of you with so-called high miles on your super duties. Let me know what you got!!
With only 76k you had better get a coolent filter on ASAP get a coolent flush because casting sand is the biggest killers when it comes to EGR coolers and oil coolers a good set of gauges so you can read the temp difference between EOT-ECT max allowed 15 degs more than that coolers are getting plugged, i like the Edge Insight and a fuel pressure gauge because anything under 45 lbs it will kill injectors use only Ford filters and change the oil at 5k fuel filters at 15k then you may see 300k Do your own service work not jiffy lube
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Well that is certainly some good info from you guys. This is the first Ford I have owned. I have owned Dodge 2500s in the past. I change the oil every 5,000 ish with Rotella Synthetic and change the air filter every other oil change or 10,000 miles. Of course the lovely Ford Air Filter runs about triple the Dodge or Mopar filter. Hopefully I will have good luck out of the truck but if not I have purchased a 4 year unlimited mile warranty with it so hopefully this will be a good experience.
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You won't have to replace the Ford (Donaldson) filter near as often as you think...they will hold a whole lot of dirt and still flow adequately enough not to budge the filter minder. If you want to change filters often as a precaution, make it the fuel filters.
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