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This thread makes me have hope for my 170k 1990, 454. Only thing that scares me with it is the engine temp. It just feels like it runs high.


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If you have gotten 150k out of an 04 6.0 PSD without the nightmare problems that so many have encountered then by all means keep driving it. You apparently got one of the few good ones.


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Think of it this way, those things you mentioned needing fixed would'nt even be close to one payment on a new truck!

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fla-gypsy wrote:

If you have gotten 150k out of an 04 6.0 PSD without the nightmare problems that so many have encountered then by all means keep driving it. You apparently got one of the few good ones.


Nightmares?


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Wanderingman wrote:

fla-gypsy wrote:

If you have gotten 150k out of an 04 6.0 PSD without the nightmare problems that so many have encountered then by all means keep driving it. You apparently got one of the few good ones.


Nightmares?


Go to the search box and type in 6.0 PSD if you have a few days to read all of it.

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If you have a diesel engine and maintain it, the truck will probably rust out before the engine quits.


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I agree with everyone else, keep it until the wheel fall off. I have a 2005 Chevy 2500 with the DuraMax it has 73,000 miles on it and the MPG's are better now then when I got it with 30,000 miles on it. Now I would love to get a new truck.

Here's a old joke for you, Why do men love women dressed in Leather? They smell like a new truck!!!

Every time I start thinking about a new truck I remember that my truck is paid off. Now that I am retired I figure that for what the payment on the new truck would be I could repair just about anything that comes up and still be ahead.


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babar445 wrote:

Think of it this way, those things you mentioned needing fixed would'nt even be close to one payment on a new truck!


X2 you would have to spend a lot of money on her to justify buying a new truck IMO. Also with what all the guys are saying they are getting in fuel mileage with these new diesels I will be keeping mine for a very long time.

Keep up on the maintenance and maybe go to Z-Bart and look into their rust protection for used vehicles. They have a product that will stop rust dead in it's tracts (with in reason).

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always interesting, when you run across a 6.0 owner who has no idea the truck they have relied on daily for the last 8 years is 'the worst engine ever' as some people say. I say keep it and enjoy it, but then again i'm a big fan of paid off stuff.


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We have all heard Ford owners say that Fords are MUCH better than Dodges, right?

Then, obviously, if my Dodge can go 276,000 miles and still be going strong, there is NO need whatsoever to replace a FORD with "only" 150,000 miles on it!

That is just simple logic!


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