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Old 11-26-2010, 21:18   #1 (permalink)
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6.0 turbo

Hi I am a new member, I am considering purchasing a 2006 Class C motorhome on an E450 chassis powered by the 6.0 with 41,000 miles, one owner, dealer maintained. Given the documented problems with the 6.0 am I buying myself a future nightmare? The owner disclosed that the turbo had already been replaced at about 20,000 miles.
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 12-23-2010, 16:20   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 6.0 turbo

If the owner can provide records of regular maintenance, such as oil changes, it might be a worthwhile buy if the price is right. Most C class motorhomes are V10 gas. If you plan to drive this unit often, then the diesel would be the more economical choice.

Keep in mind that the owner didn't have to disclose that the turbo was replaced, so he was kind enough to tell you that at least. Only thing to do is to take it for a test drive. Dealer maintained doesn't mean that he took the motorhome in on time for services, so check.

With 41K, the owner should also have done a transmission service, as a motorhome classifies as a 'severe use' on the Ford maintenance chart as the engine has a consistent 4-5 tons that it's hauling around all the time!

It's also best to get the VIN and check with the dealer to make sure everything is up to date in terms of technical service bulletin updates and computer/software updates for optimal driveability. TSB's aren't always relayed to the attention of the owner, original or otherwise - so ask.

On a side note, if you live in a mountain area or around a lot of hills and will drive it around there, that might have also been another reason why the turbo went, or the owner didn't slow down when climbing grades and maxed out the engine rpm (downshifted as low as possible to keep speed up, and engine RPM HIGH).
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