Join Date: May 1999
Location: Missouri City TX USA
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Re: 6.0 PSD or Not
You can probably get as many negative responses about the 6.0 as you do positive responses. I traded my '00 F350 CC SRW 4x4 7.3 in this past December for the exact same configuration in a '06 truck except is has the 6.0. Here is my take on the 6.0. From a standing start, it is much quicker than was my 7.3. But, if I am rolling and kick it in the rear...the 6.0 is much more sluggish than was my 7.3. Both were pretty much bone stock. My 6.0 (automatic by the way) barely gets more than 13mpg with my mixed driving (some stop and go but mostly toll road speeds) to and from work. My '06 truck has 3.73 axle. I never even considered the 4.10 for what I use a truck for. I think you have to "like" diesels or you will probably get tired of it quickly. Remember, your oil changes are less frequent but they also cost you $50-$60 or so if you don't do them yourself. Also, it takes time to fill up a diesel because diesel fuel foams. So if you really want it full, there is not just let the pump kick off and hang up the hose. Mine will take 3-4 more gallons, very very slowly, after the pump first kicks off.
I am not sure I answered your questions but overall I am fairly satisfied with my 6.0 in the '06 truck. I assure you, if there had been a 7.3 option, I would have ordered it. And, NO, I would not wait and order or buy a 6.4 next year. Just look at history...the 7.3 can out in 99 and the 99s had all kinds of problems. The 6.0 came out in '03 and the 03s had the most problems. Well, you can bet, the 6.4, if it comes out in '07, they are going to have problems. Never buy it the first year.
FWIW...the reason I buy Superdutys is simply because I like the body style and I think the diesels have held their value fairly well versuses the gassers. Of course, with the price of fuel going up and up...who knows...that may not be the case any more.
2006 350 XLT CC 6.0 SRW FX4 (no-ESOF) Automatic Trans, White over Arizona Beige, Cloth Captains Chairs, 3.73 LS, ABS, Clearance lights, Nasta polished stainless nerf bars, leveling kit, EGR fender flares