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I need your guys opinions here.

Heres the deal. Ive got a 2004 F250 Superduty with the infamous 6.0. As you might expect, its been pretty maintenance heavy. This first issue was a couple of years after buying it in 08 with the EGR Cooler and so forth. Dealer fixed it under warranty. They also replaced the turbo. Would have been over 3k to fix. The next issue was a year or 2 later about 1900.00 worth of front issues. Ball joints and so forth. Another year or 2 later and the EGR cooler systems goes again. Took it to the dealer and they said 3k to repair. I said no thanks and took it to Beans Diesel Performance in Mufreesboro TN to perform the EGR delete. 800 bucks plus another 1200 in other suggested redos or repairs. Engines been solid since. About 3 1/2 years or so with no issues. Last year, back in the shop for routine front end alignment only to find it needs another 1500.00 worth of front end work. Less than a year ago, another 1500 for more front end work. Then just last month, 3185.00 for 4 new injectors on the left side. This time they put in a fuel pressure regulator. Supposed to protect the injectors from going bad. At this point im about 12k in repairs. And thats not even including routine maintenance which isnt exactly cheap. Whats the verdict. Keep it and hope that all that has gone wrong is over with? Or sell it.

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If you are not able to work on it yourself, then sell it. If you already feel you are too far invested in the truck then nothing anyone might say could change your continued pain of paying for further maintenance and repair. Some common issues have already been addressed but to have a (somewhat) trouble free truck, which we all want and deserve, there are several other steps that still need to be taken. Maybe you already have things that were not mentioned like some sort of monitor or coolant filter, to name a few. You never mentioned miles on truck, condition and type of use. If you LOVE the truck, that would be one thing, but since there is already even a hint in your mind of selling it then now would be the time. If you keep it, you most certainly WILL put more money in it that you won't recover. If it is strictly a monetary consideration then keep in mind that the longer you keep it, the less it is worth. So, unless you love the truck, like most of us do, and realize how limited the other diesel options are out there, not to mention a new truck @ $50-60k, then it sounds like you've already made your decision.


I will say that when initially faced with all the bulletproofing and issues to deal with my truck, I was very overwhelmed and horrified, but after much research and the resources to do the work myself, I realized it is an engine AND truck worth keeping. Truly, it is not a trouble-free truck and it does take research, knowledge, money and commitment to keep it on the road.
 

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Thanks toddtoo. Yes I do have a coolant filter and a coolant pressure gauge. Part of the repair and upgrades performed at Beans Diesel. Mileage is 177k. Overall condition of the truck is good.Truck is strictly a daily driver and not a work truck. Light farm use but thats it. No construction sites, virtually no towing, although that could change to some occasional towing. Any other bullet proofing options would be appreciated.
 
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