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Possible 05 6.0 purchase need advice

Discussion in '6.0L Powerstroke Diesels' started by Oledirtypearl86, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Oledirtypearl86

    Oledirtypearl86 Full Access Member

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    Lol I did the same thing 3 years ago I moved from southern Utah to North eEastern Montana it's been a steep learning curve but we'll worth it still wish I had some of the old toys but I get time with the family instead now
     
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    Not to drag up an old thread just wanted to thank you all for the advice on the 6.0 I was looking at I know the kid who bought it and today in the parking lot at work it blew a head gasket while idleing warming up sad thing is no one shut the truck off and it sat and ran for about 30 min blowing coolant all over till it died
     
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    Sorry to hear it for that kid. But glad it isn’t your headache.

    That’s a lesson that most of us only really learn the hard way.

    Hopefully he didn’t hydrolock it or pump all the coolant out and overheat it to the point of dying.

    That’s a serious leak though to actually kill the truck.
     
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    I guess it over heated till it quit running I seen the local stealership tow truck picking it up today
     
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    That’s tough to hear. I just did an engine replacement for a client of mine in one of their gas 5.7 tundras because an employee didn’t pull over after losing a water pump.

    That’s an expensive bill. Not only parts, but labor.

    All due to negligence on the part of the operator.

    Operator error is also what (most likely) just cost that kid an engine.
     
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    Sad thing is if I would have seen it I would have shut it off I bet there was a bit of visible steam and such from the exhaust
     

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