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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #21
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I have a 7.3 and I'm telling you your on crack if you think the 6.0 or newer motors are better... I have a few ford mechanics in my family and others that work in parts and sales.
The 6.0 is the most repaired and replaced diesel motor that ever came in a ford truck. They are junk. Can't let them idle too long. And all the new junk had all the emissions on it. I have a 7.3 on 40" tires that gets 20mpg all day. I've also had a v10 and an a 5.4 and they both got 10mpg..

I'd like to see that. I have a 7.3 on 35's and it gets 17mpg on a good day with a tuner.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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I'd like to see that. I have a 7.3 on 35's and it gets 17mpg on a good day with a tuner.
Programmer, 4"mbrp, stage 3 re worked factory turbo, stock gearing, heavily built 4r100 with low stall billet triple disc/clutch converter, intake running off of cowl hood... That's it. I have no reason to lie.
I drive a ranger for work that gets 14mpg and I hate it
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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #23
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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #24
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I believe when you ask a guy what kinda mpg his diesel gets..... Is like as how long his penis is. He will say its 8" but his wife will tell you he's lucky if he can make the 6" mark.
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Programmer, 4"mbrp, stage 3 re worked factory turbo, stock gearing, heavily built 4r100 with low stall billet triple disc/clutch converter, intake running off of cowl hood... That's it. I have no reason to lie.
I drive a ranger for work that gets 14mpg and I hate it
You didn't list all the mods before, just the 7.3 on 40's. Not calling you a liar...but I don't know anyone with a "stock" 7.3 that gets that kind of mileage, especially on 40's. With mods.....maybe.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #26
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I believe when you ask a guy what kinda mpg his diesel gets..... Is like as how long his penis is. He will say its 8" but his wife will tell you he's lucky if he can make the 6" mark.
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I have no penis nor wife. My diesel gets 14-17 with the programmer on performance. I can pull 19 out of it on tow mode but it is such a turd i can't stand it. So I burn a few more $'s. So what, I love my truck and she's a towin machine.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #27
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One pf my 7.3s gets 12 the other lifted one gets 20. But its got alot of mods Including an aftermarket turbo
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #28
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You didn't list all the mods before, just the 7.3 on 40's. Not calling you a liar...but I don't know anyone with a "stock" 7.3 that gets that kind of mileage, especially on 40's. With mods.....maybe.
I agree. No stock 7.3 with any tire size will get 20
I have buddy's with close to the same mods that can't get 17 so I have no idea. But I know what I get and I love it. Downside is pulling a 37' gooseneck with 2 jeeps stock gears and 40s put a hurtin on the stock trans real quick.
But if I re gear I loose my mpg.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #29
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I'd like to see that. I have a 7.3 on 35's and it gets 17mpg on a good day with a tuner.
I have a 7.3, intake, exhaust, TWchip on 35s with 4.10s and get 20mpg highway and 18 around town . . I know you're not big country but that's 19avg
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #30
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Diesel's are for people who wear flat billed monster/cockstar hats.
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Diesel's are for people who wear flat billed monster/cockstar hats.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #32
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and rockstar rims.

Maybe on the male side of the fence......I'll stick with my non flat billed jeep hat and castle jacket. thank you very much..........
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #33
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why did you need a new motor?
bought the truck from a dealer and a day later is was using about 2-3 gallons of coolant. they thought it was a headgasket but turned out to be a crack in the #8 cylinder wall. was told the main issue with the 7.3 is that the cooling port is thin at the cylinder wall and when the ph in the coolant is too high for too long it eats away at the metal and allows it to crack. plus the truck has a 150hp tune.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #34
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I have no penis nor wife. My diesel gets 14-17 with the programmer on performance. I can pull 19 out of it on tow mode but it is such a turd i can't stand it. So I burn a few more $'s. So what, I love my truck and she's a towin machine.
what kind of tuner do you have and what are the ratings? i have a bullydog flipswitch 6 position tuner. 25-75-150 valet and high idle and stock. i run on the 25hp and it pulls a trailer with ease and runs pretty good milage. stock i am getting 14 with a caliper hanging up
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #35
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bought the truck from a dealer and a day later is was using about 2-3 gallons of coolant. they thought it was a headgasket but turned out to be a crack in the #8 cylinder wall. was told the main issue with the 7.3 is that the cooling port is thin at the cylinder wall and when the ph in the coolant is too high for too long it eats away at the metal and allows it to crack. plus the truck has a 150hp tune.
I just wanted you to show the 7.3L isn't bulletproof either. I dropped a valve in 7.3L towing through Michigan (which is nothing).
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Well, just test drove an 06 with 6.0. It's an F-250 4x with a/t and has 87K on it. Not impressed! Sluggish as hell and was pulsating while cruising and mild acceleration. I have to assume there's something wrong with it. It felt like it was surging by 100 rpm increments. Is that an indication of the turbo impellers getting dirty and not pitching properly? What a let down. Thought I was buying a truck tonight. My V-10 felt way more powerfull than that turd.
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BTW, father-in-law has the 6.4L dually and with the particle filter and super restrictive EVERYTHING that beast gets like 12mpgs.

I have read that when the warranty is up and you put an exhaust and intake and flash to stop the particle burn they get awesome mpgs such as above 20.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #38
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Well, just test drove an 06 with 6.0. It's an F-250 4x with a/t and has 87K on it. Not impressed! Sluggish as hell and was pulsating while cruising and mild acceleration. I have to assume there's something wrong with it. It felt like it was surging by 100 rpm increments. Is that an indication of the turbo impellers getting dirty and not pitching properly? What a let down. Thought I was buying a truck tonight. My V-10 felt way more powerfull than that turd.
If you get a 6.0L you want to look for something that was beat on and that'll be your best bet since the EGR probably is clean.

Edit: in other words don't buy grandpa's clean truck that hasn't pulled anything. Good chance that you'll blow the heads off the motor first heavy load that's behind it.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #39
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I just wanted you to show the 7.3L isn't bulletproof either. I dropped a valve in 7.3L towing through Michigan (which is nothing).
no your definatly right the 7.3 has problems too. how much damage did that valve do?
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what kind of tuner do you have and what are the ratings? i have a bullydog flipswitch 6 position tuner. 25-75-150 valet and high idle and stock. i run on the 25hp and it pulls a trailer with ease and runs pretty good milage. stock i am getting 14 with a caliper hanging up

I bought it off someone on here awhile back. It's the bully dog triple dog tuner. Has 3 settings, not a lot of info on it, pretty generic at best. It's stuck on performance now, gotta see what I can do to get that changed. Runs better then it did normally tho, a lot more pep.

Truck is straight piped but that's the only mod on it. Was going to check into upgrades last year but the motor swap in the jeep killed the bankroll. Truck got new tires....and some front end parts. Maybe next year.
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