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treecare
08-14-2012, 09:26 PM
Hello,

I am looking at a 2003 FORD F550XL Super Duty Flat Bed Tire Truck, 17' x 8' Bed, Automatic, Power Stroke V8 Diesel Engine, Duals, With Lift Gate.

It has 83k has 6.0 in runs good.great shape.

Can anyone tell me what they are worth from a private party??

Thanks

treecare

dieselss
08-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Well unless your a good 6.0 mechanic,,,or know one,,,or have alotta coin to throw into it....I would walk
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norsky
08-19-2012, 01:22 AM
the 6.0 has had problems. ask several diesel mechanics. good luck

THEGOLDPRO
08-19-2012, 01:23 AM
I dunno, whats the price of scrap now a days???

slowleak1
08-19-2012, 01:36 AM
Don't listen to all that non-sense^^^

6.0's are just as reliable as a duramax or cummins if you take care of them.

I would put the value at $11kish area. What is the asking price?

mjstef
08-19-2012, 01:53 AM
It's not IF the 6.0 will lay down on you its WHEN. That one is about ready for injectors and has likely had at least an EGR cooler and HPOP. My brother left here a few weeks ago with his 04 6.0 headed for Florida. He had and injector replace the week before. Got 70 miles down the road and lost another. Had the other 7 replaced at a cost of $2700. Truck has 97,000 and had been BABIED it's whole life. Here's something for you to do. Book a 03 7.3 and an 03 6.0 on KBB. The 6.0 CONSISTENTLY books for $2500 - $3000 less EVERY TIME!

slowleak1
08-19-2012, 02:09 AM
It's not IF the 6.0 will lay down on you its WHEN. That one is about ready for injectors and has likely had at least an EGR cooler and HPOP. My brother left here a few weeks ago with his 04 6.0 headed for Florida. He had and injector replace the week before. Got 70 miles down the road and lost another. Had the other 7 replaced at a cost of $2700. Truck has 97,000 and had been BABIED it's whole life. Here's something for you to do. Book a 03 7.3 and an 03 6.0 on KBB. The 6.0 CONSISTENTLY books for $2500 - $3000 less EVERY TIME!

I have had 2 6.0's both with over 150k on them with no problems at all. And $2700 for injectors:hammerhead:? Holy shiz. I can swap injectors by myelf in 4 hours. EGR 3 hours.

mjstef
08-19-2012, 02:19 AM
I have had 2 6.0's both with over 150k on them with no problems at all. And $2700 for injectors:hammerhead:? Holy shiz. I can swap injectors by myelf in 4 hours. EGR 3 hours.


You must have got the only 2 good ones. I know of NOBODY with an 03 or 04 that has been problem free, My 03 had over $12,000 in warranty work. As far as injectors in 4 hours i call BS. MAYBE the drivers side bank in four hours but not both sides. One of my good friends was the 1st PSD tech in the state of Montana in 1994 and is DAMN good working on them. Takes him 6 hours to swap out a set. Also 6.0 Injectors are $230-$250 each to buy them VS $130 each for my 95 7.3.....

norsky
08-19-2012, 12:14 PM
You must have got the only 2 good ones. I know of NOBODY with an 03 or 04 that has been problem free, My 03 had over $12,000 in warranty work. As far as injectors in 4 hours i call BS. MAYBE the drivers side bank in four hours but not both sides. One of my good friends was the 1st PSD tech in the state of Montana in 1994 and is DAMN good working on them. Takes him 6 hours to swap out a set. Also 6.0 Injectors are $230-$250 each to buy them VS $130 each for my 95 7.3.....
totally agree.....just ask QUALIFIED diesel mechanics about the 6.0.

devinraptor
08-23-2012, 11:36 PM
6.0 sucks my truck was taken care of exactly how its supposed to be. Heads just went out 112 thousand miles
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KrayzKajun
08-23-2012, 11:43 PM
I have had 2 6.0's both with over 150k on them with no problems at all. And $2700 for injectors:hammerhead:? Holy shiz. I can swap injectors by myelf in 4 hours. EGR 3 hours.

Or we could take the whole motor out the truck in less than an hour in the parking lot of station 61. Lol the good ole days.
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Tizzy
08-24-2012, 11:26 AM
its most likely worth around 12k. if it were a 7.3l it would be worth 15-17k all day.

but with a 6.0l i would say no more than 12k. becasue its gonna need work. i would expect to put about 5-8k into the truck in the first year you own it. because it going to need injectors or new head bolts.

injectors will cost about 3k for parts plus labor. unless you can do it yourself. but if you dont know diesel engines dont even attempt it.

and headbolts plus head gasket job. i think they are going for like 5k. i could be wrong on that. i bet 9 out of 10 guys here with a 6 liter can tell you what it cost them. lol

PlantscapeSolutions
08-25-2012, 12:29 AM
If the battery runs down it will ruin the HPOP because they must get 48 volts at all times. That alone would make me leery since most of us never replace batteries until the day comes the truck won't start. You'd think there would be a warning light or something.

I think for about $4000 (with labor) you can make the 6.0 an OK engine. This covers the head gaskets, head studs, EGR, divider for the engine/injector oil, oil cooler, programmer, and coolant filter. If the price is right it's worth it to roll the dice. My neighbor has a 6.0 in his F350 work truck with 300K on it but they had the HG blow out and warped heads before they did the delete.

That F550 probably has something like 4.56 gears so the fuel millage is going to be pretty bad unless you guy a Gear Vendors overdrive and that will set you back another $4000 installed. You only want 4.56 gears if the truck will be constantly pulling at least 15K.

jvanvliet
08-25-2012, 11:01 AM
It's not IF the 6.0 will lay down on you its WHEN. That one is about ready for injectors and has likely had at least an EGR cooler and HPOP. My brother left here a few weeks ago with his 04 6.0 headed for Florida. He had and injector replace the week before. Got 70 miles down the road and lost another. Had the other 7 replaced at a cost of $2700. Truck has 97,000 and had been BABIED it's whole life. Here's something for you to do. Book a 03 7.3 and an 03 6.0 on KBB. The 6.0 CONSISTENTLY books for $2500 - $3000 less EVERY TIME!

Maybe I'm not the brightest light bulb here; why wouldn't he have replaced all of them immediatly, and who took his pants down to do the work?

If one goes, the rest are probably ready, same for glow plugs, change both sides at the same time.