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One small issue you might have in an early 2000's 6.0 is valve ticking when it is cold. Mine would have a clicking sound when started, but would stop once it warmed a little (within 60-90 seconds), so don't let it scare you. Only other issue with a 6.0 is it loves gas. Mine 2500HD got 12-13 unloaded on the highway.

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packpe89 wrote:

One small issue you might have in an early 2000's 6.0 is valve ticking when it is cold. Mine would have a clicking sound when started, but would stop once it warmed a little (within 60-90 seconds)
Valve ticking? Or the GM Gen 3 piston slaparoo when cold?

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Great motors. My 2004 6.0 just turned 110,000 miles and runs great. Just sent two work trucks to auction that had 320,000 and the other with 270,000 miles on the odometer. Engines still running perfect but the truck around them was falling to pieces. Only issues we had were the 4 speed transmissions would start slipping at about 80,000 miles.

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I’ll let you all know about the new 6.2 in a couple of years.


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jerem0621 wrote:

The 6.0l is a LS based V8 that was available in 2500 series and up trucks and in some limited capacities in the 1500 series trucks.

It’s a tough motor and reliable as an anvil. It is head and shoulders better than a 350 small block. Great motors.

Yep. Had one for 10 years in a 2004 Chevy 2500HD. Absolutely dead reliable. On the 4-speed transmissions low end torque was a little lacking, but if you let that engine rev between 3,200RPM and 4,400RPM it would pull extremely well.

I only had 2 issues and they common to that engine:
1) Exhaust manifold bolts will break on the front and back cylinder of each side. This is a very easy fix for any exhaust shop that knows what they are doing.

2) Check engine light for knock sensor. The Knock sensors are located in a hole the valley of the engine. The rear sensor tended to collect moisture, corrode, and fail. There was a TSB for removing a piece of foam and making a dam around the sensor cover with RTV silicone.

Both of these were easy fixes and not very expensive. If I had another small block V8 I'd own a GM 6.0L engine in a heartbeat.

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It may be a great engine but just don't try towing up a hill. It creeps towing my 7500 lbs. but I don't like to run at 4000 rpm!


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Dick_B wrote:

It may be a great engine but just don't try towing up a hill. It creeps towing my 7500 lbs. but I don't like to run at 4000 rpm!


Creeping up a hill is nobody's fault but your own. A 6.0 is designed to run at 4000 rpm when pulling a load up a hill, and if you drive it right you would not be creeping at all with only 7500 lbs behind the truck.

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Dick_B wrote:

It may be a great engine but just don't try towing up a hill. It creeps towing my 7500 lbs. but I don't like to run at 4000 rpm!


Not sure why you would say creeping... I pull 10k with mine up mountain passes and I have zero issues pulling grades. Let it spin to 3800 or 4400 and I can tell u, that hills won’t be an issue.....otherwise dead reliable, best engine gas wise that I have ever owned.


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kw/00 wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

It may be a great engine but just don't try towing up a hill. It creeps towing my 7500 lbs. but I don't like to run at 4000 rpm!


Not sure why you would say creeping... I pull 10k with mine up mountain passes and I have zero issues pulling grades. Let it spin to 3800 or 4400 and I can tell u, that hills won’t be an issue.....otherwise dead reliable, best engine gas wise that I have ever owned.


Aren't overpasses considered grades in Florida?


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I have a 2014 Chevy 1 ton van with a 6.0 V-8 with a 6 speed HD tranmission, it is fast and will eat gas like crazy if you drive it fast, other than that I have 55000 miles and no issues..

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