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Old February 22nd, 2008, 08:16 PM   #21
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i own a 7.3 and love it, if you go with the 6.0 or the 7.3 you dont want to let it idle for over 15 minutes, the turbo has to be worked!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 08:47 PM   #22
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I've owned both and wished I kept the 7.3. The 6.0 blew in my driveway with 11,000 miles and 9 months old. I'm now driving a 6.7 Dodge cummins.
I kept my 7.3 and plan on running it into the ground. I work in parts at a Dodge dealer and we have been replacing a lot of the exhaust particulate filters for the 6.7 cummins. All so far under warranty. I see a problem that won't be easy to fix. Those filters are currently $1885. Might be switching to a gasser for my tow rig if things don't get better.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:34 PM   #23
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I went and looked at a 2000 7.3L with 71xxx miles today and loved it!!

It's super long though and I'm having doubts about that. Crewcab + 8" bed.

But I'm sure I can find parking places where I will only pull through in the near future
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:25 PM   #24
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I went and looked at a 2000 7.3L with 71xxx miles today and loved it!!

It's super long though and I'm having doubts about that. Crewcab + 8" bed.

But I'm sure I can find parking places where I will only pull through in the near future
PM me the details if you don't buy it.

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 07:53 PM   #25
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i own a 7.3 and love it, if you go with the 6.0 or the 7.3 you dont want to let it idle for over 15 minutes, the turbo has to be worked!
Go read some of the stories in the diesel stop . com and tell those Alaskan guise that - there is one particular gentleman that will leave his truck idling for DAYS at a time!
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #26
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I have both the 7.3 and the 6.0

My 7.3 has 230,000 with no problems. My 6.0 has had all the infectors replaced at 90,000. If you get the 6.0 get the extended warranty that will cover you up to 200,000. The 6.0 pulls alot better and has a ton of power. The 7.3 will last alot longer.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #27
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i have heard that the 6.0's are fast, however the 7.3 is reliable.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #28
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tHANKS.
Will do. I'll know more tomorrow but this is looking like the truck that should be in my driveway in the future.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #29
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Go with the 7.3L. my uncles has over 250,000 miles on it, runs like it was new.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #30
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i gots the 03 with da v10 yo. It tows my pimp jeep and polaris's



and gets 10mpg on the highways
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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #31
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i gots the 03 with da v10 yo. It tows my pimp jeep and polaris's



and gets 10mpg on the highways
hummm, last time I checked a V10 wasn't a 7.3 or 6.0 Powerstroke
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Old February 25th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #32
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hummm, last time I checked a V10 wasn't a 7.3 or 6.0 Powerstroke
and I'm sure I don't want anything the gets 10mpg . . besides my jeep :tonka:
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Old February 25th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #33
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I love the 7.3's and always will but I will have to wait and see what my Dads new 6.4 L does, when I brought it home it seemed like it was a very quick and powerful engine but I just dont like the sounds of these new diesels, what ever happened to the loud and noisy ones like the IH 6.9's and the early pre-turbo 7.3's??? Thats where it is at right there, old school!!!

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Old February 25th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #34
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I had a 05 6.0L that had 92K miles on it when I sold it. Ran great...did have to have the EGR cooler replaced and HG's done due to a bad diagnosis. I have drove 7.3L's and they are very reliable. A lot of people like them. But If I get another Ford diesel it will be a 05+ 6.0L or a 6.4L. The 6.0L got a bad rap due to the injector issues at the begining. If you truly want reliability out a 6.0L I suggest removing the EGR system and you will be happy for a long time.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #35
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The 6.0 seems to have alot of design flaws and ford was loosing alot of money over it. There are alot of tsb out on the engine. I think if I had to buy a ford I would get the 7.3L. That has been a reliable engine with the exception of the cam sensor which ford just issued a special warranty on. I'll make one more suggestion, test drive other brands of trucks before you buy. You might just like one.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #36
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hummm, last time I checked a V10 wasn't a 7.3 or 6.0 Powerstroke
i never claimed it was now did i
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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #37
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has any body ever tried to pull out in traffic with a load in a 6.0 litre. Turbo lag sucks on those things, even the new ones. I have to drive them at work. We have three service trucks with the 6.0 and four trucks with the 7.3.
BUY A CTD they are the best POWER POWER POWER and reliable
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Old February 26th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #38
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has any body ever tried to pull out in traffic with a load in a 6.0 litre. Turbo lag sucks on those things, even the new ones. I have to drive them at work. We have three service trucks with the 6.0 and four trucks with the 7.3.
BUY A CTD they are the best POWER POWER POWER and reliable
My turbo lag is way worse on my 7.3 than on my 6.0
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My turbo lag is way worse on my 7.3 than on my 6.0
I will agree with that I had a 7.3L and it was way worse. My 6.0L lag was not that bad at all. Add an SCT XCAL2 and then hold on
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #40
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Well I'm getting the 7.3L You guys pretty much confirmed my thoughts and just wanted to say thanks!!
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