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Old 03-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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2004 f 250 thoughts?

Thought about buying a 2004 f 250 diesel with 128 k miles, what do I look for? What do I ask? I don't think they have service record.
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It has the 6.0L engine which was a major warranty problem fro Ford in 2003. 2004 was the second year and not a lot better. Visit Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com for a lot of info on the Ford diesels.

You can get the dealer to pull an OASIS report to see the repair history on it.

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Blown head gaskets was a major problem. This was mainly due to people with programmers, for extra power. I believe Ford unofficially has a 150K mile warranty, do to problems. You have to push them to honor the extra warranty.

The motor has good power, & good fuel mileage. Do your home work, & see if a dealer can give you the maintenance records!

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Having had an '04 F350 and putting about 125000 miles on it----I can tell you there is no Ford warranty for the motor past 100000, unless the DieselCare extended warranty was purchased--and I don't remember it being available to 2004 models.
Blown head gaskets are a big concern. And EGR/oil cooler concerns.
As TXiceman said--get a Ford OASIS computer report on all the Ford service done on it.
The 6.0 can be a good engine if it was maintained correctly, but stretching of the headbolts has always been a problem if a tuner was used.
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Im going with a cummins. Probably.
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Im going with a cummins. Probably.
Let us know what you're considering.

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Well the truck is in the drive way.
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Looks sharp!! Congratulations.

If you'll be towing a 5th wheel, you'll probably need a sliding hitch. Those MegaCabs have lots of interior room, but the beds are really short.

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Looks sharp!! Congratulations.

If you'll be towing a 5th wheel, you'll probably need a sliding hitch. Those MegaCabs have lots of interior room, but the beds are really short.

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6 and half foot box? Still need one?
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Yep, you may need a slider with a 6.5 foot box. The 8 foot box doesn't, but unless you do an aftermarket frame stretch and box changeout, the 8 foot box isn't available for a MegaCab from the factory. The 4th generation crew cab (starting in 2010) is available with either the short or long beds.

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