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Again, cost should drive it. Once HGs and studs have been addressed the engine will be trouble free for a very long time. There are many people on this forum and others with 300-350k on these trucks. Paying for the work you are looking at an honest $4-4.5k for everything. Doing it yourself it's only about $1.5k in parts if you buy from a source like Tousley Ford. Figure to spend a week on it if you've never done work on a 6.0 before. Having a lift to pull the cab is a big help. There are a lot of YouTube videos that show you how to fix everything on the 6.0. Look for a guy going by srmastertech. He is the man, knows the 6.0 well, and gives very good and clear instructions.
So, if the truck you are looking at is commanding a price that makes everything worthwhile then I say go for.
Buying a truck done is a great option. Unfortunately the side of it you don't hear about is that because once all that money was spent the truck is essentially failure proof people tend to hold on to them, so finding one for sale is going to be hard.
'06 F250 4x4 - 5" Flo Pro exhaust, SB Filter intake, Accufab elbow, Edge Evolution (monitoring only), SCT w/ ID custom tune, FASS 195 pump, Gillette Diesel EGR cooler delete, Sinister Diesel coolant filter, ELC coolant, updated turbo drain tube/oil feed line/STC fitting/oil cooler, ARPs w/OEM HGs, Elite coolant lines, ITP RR fuel system, RCD 175/30 injectors, Powermax, BD CCV, FICM.com FICM w/ ID tune, Elite UP, BPD water pump - 13.069 @ 101.94
'02 WRX - Outback rear disc swap, EBC green pads, DBA pillar vane rotors, TXS UP/TBE/TMIC, Perrin LW crank pulley, PPG billet steel shift forks, ACT Streetlite flywheel & clutch, K&N filter, STi Group N motor/trans mounts, TiC/Kartboy rear diff mounts/subframe lock bolts/outrigger stiffeners, Kartboy SS & all shifter bushings, custom PDX tune for Cobb AP - went 14.1 on a terrible 60ft before most of these mods; shooting for 13.50s