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Old 10-14-2017, 06:55 PM   #1
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Interesting rig. If it weren't a 6.0 diesel...

I'd be all over it.

https://boise.craigslist.org/rvs/d/2...316542697.html
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:12 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be concerned if I knew that he had taken of the proper preventative steps, but there's no mention of any of it. Might be low enough miles so it hasn't been an issue YET.


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Old 10-14-2017, 08:32 PM   #3
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That is one exceptional go-anywhere gypsy wagon!!!
It's almost like getting an Earthroamer for 15-year-old SMB prices.

The dark shadow of uncertain reliability (and/or expensive updates/fixes) looms large over anything with the 6.0 engine though, doesn't it. If you go to the Wikipedia page for the 6.0, they state flatly/unequivocally "many of the 6.0 L Power Stroke engines experienced problems"....

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford..._Stroke_engine

Still, if you've got the additional ~ $10k - $15k at the ready for any possible 6.0 woes/needs, that thing is still pretty darn rad.

Quick Rant:
Why so many rigs listed for sale lately without any mention of their total mileage? That's critical info. Don't see how sellers can overlook listing that (or that perhaps they can think that their rig is somehow SO exceptional that the mileage on the chassis/drivetrain doesn't matter....which is ridiculous, especially with these 6.0's......)

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Old 10-14-2017, 09:01 PM   #4
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...Why so many rigs listed for sale lately without any mention of their total mileage?
Ad lists the odometer at 34156


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I see it has a tuner..........
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Dang, looks pretty nice inside.
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That dealer has a few interesting campers on the lot. A lot of Freightliner (semi tractor) conversions. Not Freightliner Sprinter conversions. It's off I84 by Mountain Home close to Boise.
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Ad lists the odometer at 34156


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Yargh.

Ya See what happens when a person hastily rants, half-cocked?
In haste, ya frequently miss noticing little details, like I just did....

Thanks for the correction!
34k is indeed crazy low miles.
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6.uh oh isn't that bad an engine. I've had two 7.3 before my 6.0. Looking back I put just as much money into my 7.3 as I have for my 6.0 both for different reasons 7.3 to make them million mile engines & 6.0 to address the reliability. Yes it has its problems, but if addressed 6.0 is a solid engine...I'd say that the negative hype of the 6.0 gets me thinking about its reliability but I know it's just hype since it's been addressed. Seller probably has had to do anything because mileage is so low,


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Living in California, the 6.0 question I wonder about most is "how can you reliably bulletproof one of those here, where CARB (California Air Resources Board) smog laws won't let you do an EGR removal or bypass?"

It seems that the EGR in particular is a major element that gets spoken about as an Achilles heel, these engines don't like to idle for very long before the stock EGR systems starts to foul and cause other issues. Aftermarket has indeed seemingly solved this problem handily for States that allow modifications to emission-related systems, but it seems a far cloudier proposition when considering a 6.0 for California use/registration.

Are there CARB-approved EGR remedies for the 6.0 ?

At the end of the day, a modified 6.0 would have to pass the exhaust-gas sniffer tests for registration here too. A missing EGR would almost certainly throw the emissions out of acceptable spec.
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