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Old 12-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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2007 F550 for $35k?

I have a friend wanting to sell his F550. It has a 6.0 that has the Bulletproof Oil and EGR cooler, the Alison Tranny, computer, gooseneck, fifth wheel hitch, and the Lariat package.
Is it near the right price? I have an F250 and tow a 35' Fuzion TE II.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Whew - sounds way high to me - especially for a 5 year old car AND a 6.0 ?!?

I had 3 6.0's they served me well, but there's a lot that didn't have the luck we did, so the resale of 6.0's is low....
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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I'd pass on the 6.0L

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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It has a 6.0 that has the Bulletproof Oil and EGR cooler, the Alison Tranny, ...
NO, it doesn't have an Allison tranny unless it's owned my a millionaire that spent a boat-load of money to make it work with the 6.0L diesel engine. The digital interfaces simply will not match up.

More than likely it has the original Ford 5R110 TorqShift automagic tranny, which is better than any Allison anyway.

As to the value, you won't find it in KBB or Edmunds or NADAGuides. A close cousin that will give you an idea is the 2008 F-450 pickup with Lariat trim and 9,1000 miles. Edmunds says in good condition it's worth:
Private Party Sale $26,622

So $35k is way too high for a private party sale. If it has less than 90,000 miles, the F-550 high capacity towing package with 4.88 axle and GCWR of 30,000 pounds, and a nice hauler bed, and provided all of the recommended 6.0L fixes have been made, then maybe up to $30 tops. If I really wanted it, I'd offer $27,500 max.

The best way to get a good idea of the wholesale value of any vehicle is to take it to a used car lot that has some of that type vehicle on the lot for sale. Ask the manager for a cash bid on the truck. Add about 20% to the cash bid and that would be a fair price for a private party sale of the truck. If you can't easily find car lots that sell F-450 and F-550 chassis cab trucks, then let your fingers do the walking and find a Ford Truck dealer. The used vehicle manager at that truck dealership is who you want to ask for a bid.

Normally, only larger metropolitan areas will have a Ford Truck dealer. Around here, that would be Dallas and Houston areas, with maybe San Antonio and Oklahoma City in the running.
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Thanks for he input. I think I shall pass. He's pretty stuck on the price and I think a Dodge 3500 will do as good a job for my needs and the price will be better.
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I love my truck, but unless the truck's engine has been gone over with a fine tooth comb and the weaknesses that Ford built into it are excised through known bulletproofing methods, I would not recommend a purchase. I just spent $7000 on bulletproofing and modifications after my EGR cooler failed, taking four injectors and the oil cooler and head gaskets with it.

I'm confident in the engine now, but I had it for 140,000 miles and always in the back of my mind was waiting for the shoe to drop. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to stop the engine before true damage was done, which would have cost me over twice as much.
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A number of good Ford diesel gear-heads have told me that they can make the 6.0L into a good engine with some $$$$, ranging from $6 to $10K. Ford sure stubbed their toe on that one.

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A number of good Ford diesel gear-heads have told me that they can make the 6.0L into a good engine with some $$$$, ranging from $6 to $10K. Ford sure stubbed their toe on that one.

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I am sure that with most 6.0 out of warranty they will be known as very strong engines. International has a lot of those still in service in buses and medium duty truck. The injectors aside from the electronic module are shared with Cat and are build tough when maintained. The good shops have discovered proper maintenance procedures and ScangaugeII is a must to check the vital signs before breakdown. The mechanics of the engine is simple but Fords mess is to be avoided.
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By 2007 Ford had most of the problems fixed with the 6.0L but as you can see by some responses that motor will forever be shunned no matter what.
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Thanks for he input. I think I shall pass. He's pretty stuck on the price and I think a Dodge 3500 will do as good a job for my needs and the price will be better.
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Love my 2011 ram 2500 cummins also. Hard to beat a cummins.
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Cummins makes a fine engine. But the only way to get one in a Ford is to go all the way up to the medium-duty F-650 or F-750.
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I grew up with a Dodge pickup, and I'll probably never have another one. There's a lot more to a pickup than the engine, and Ford has made a much better pickup for the last few decades.
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I've never had to walk home with a Dodge/Cummins truck, and I've rescued 5th wheels for owners of Brand X and Y trucks who have experienced mechanical failures. The 4th Generation Dodge trucks (2010 and up) are worlds apart from earlier Dodge trucks and are worth a look - ours has been absolutely bulletproof and has only seen the dealership for routine service.

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