Hi, I’m a single woman who is trying to buy a truck for an extended road trip down to Central America. Needless to say, i need a reliable car. I just brought in a Ford 450 6.0 liter diesel truck (2004) for pre purchase inspection. It’s owned by a volunteer fire dept who has all mantainance records and has presumably kept it inspected on a ridged schedule. The ford dealership said that there were several issues:
“Performed check over possible head gaskets required coolant leaking out degas bottle Oil pan seeping rear suspension air bag bases broken trans cooler lines rusty.” (I put the spaces in as it was one long line of words. )
Question: What is the likelihood that there are major engine issues here? The little internet searching I did indicated that leaks in coolant combined with gasket leaks can be a major problem over the entire engine.