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Hello,
Where can I find information into what"bulletproofing" mean. So that I can know if it was done.

I'm looking to buy a 2010 ambulance with the 6.0 in it.
I've read that if it has been bulletproof and we'll maintain, it is a good engine.
The fire department can send me all the maintenance records.

Thanks for the help.

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It means different things depending on who you ask. Generally, look for stuff like head studs, replaced oil cooler and stand pipes, even hpop and egr cooler too.

I would ask them how often and how long it idled for...

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More people say "bullet proofed" with head studs and egr delete. There's a lot more to it though.
I doubt an ambulance company deleted the egr, so an egr from BPD would be a component of bullet proofing. An air to oil or remote mount oil cooler with a coolant filter would also be part of that.
There's 100s, if not 1000s of individual things that can be done to a 6.0 to make it more reliable. Around Ten are common.
If it's truly a "full bullet proof" then the service records will be a 6" thick binder of paper that reads like sh.t

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Thank you for the replies.

Being that is part of a fire department flee and that they will provide all service records. I assume it was well cared for.

It has 130k miles.
It also has like 6k hours on the engine. I multiplied hours x 25 then added The miles. It totaled 300k +/- miles.



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Thank you for the replies.

Being that is part of a fire department flee and that they will provide all service records. I assume it was well cared for.

It has 130k miles.
It also has like 6k hours on the engine. I multiplied hours x 25 then added The miles. It totaled 300k +/- miles.



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It's actually 309k/6k = 21moh avg, which really isn't bad for an ambulance. On A regular truck, that would be considered excessive eng hrs.
I had a gas van that I bought super cheap, got all the service records for it.... Very complete service records.... The paper waist was in the pounds .... Anyway, I bought the van with 250k, complete service records, no major repairs or replacement on the drive train. Oil analysis were done regularly and oil changed based on results (again, a gas motor). It was used for daily and occasionally towing an overly heavy rv.
I sold that van with 398.5k on it. It was still running, I think on 6, maybe 5 cylinders, but it still ran, drove, shifted and etc.

If (which an ambulance company should have) the complete service records are available and don't show any repairs that can/could be due to "abuse", I'd think your OK, depending on the price.
You can always count on $2g in after purchase repairs, but that's a drop in the bucket for a 6.0 .

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It's actually 309k/6k = 21moh avg, which really isn't bad for an ambulance. On A regular truck, that would be considered excessive eng hrs.
I had a gas van that I bought super cheap, got all the service records for it.... Very complete service records.... The paper waist was in the pounds .... Anyway, I bought the van with 250k, complete service records, no major repairs or replacement on the drive train. Oil analysis were done regularly and oil changed based on results (again, a gas motor). It was used for daily and occasionally towing an overly heavy rv.
I sold that van with 398.5k on it. It was still running, I think on 6, maybe 5 cylinders, but it still ran, drove, shifted and etc.

If (which an ambulance company should have) the complete service records are available and don't show any repairs that can/could be due to "abuse", I'd think your OK, depending on the price.
You can always count on $2g in after purchase repairs, but that's a drop in the bucket for a 6.0 .

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Got a question.
What's best.
Older 7.3 diesel Turbo or newer 6.0 diesel well maintained.
Just for driving around. No heavy towing or anything crazy.

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Got a question.
What's best.
Older 7.3 diesel Turbo or newer 6.0 diesel well maintained.
Just for driving around. No heavy towing or anything crazy.

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I will say it this way.... The 6.0 runs/drives more like a gasser. The 7.3 is more like a "big rig" motor, slower, truck like.

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I've driven both and stock I would prefer the 6.0 so long as it was maintained properly and will continue to be. If there's any doubt on the 6.0 then I would want the 7.3. They can just keep going no matter what. While I prefer the peppiness of the 6.0, it also costs a bit to make em "bulletproof". You can make the 7.3 feel like the 6.0, but again you're going to be spending a bit of money for power upgrades. It's kind of a wash in that area. lol I guess it depends on how much you want to spend and what kind of feel do you want from the engine.
 
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