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Old February 14th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #41
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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #42
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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.
Could've been a lot of things. If you're serious about a 6.0 stop by and grab my guage and plug it in during the test drive. From the OBD II you can see high pressure oil, ficm voltage, etc. etc.

Some of those low mileage rigs also have low maintenance. 6.0's need regular maintenance especially with injectors, it could be something stupid like needing to drain the HFCM or fuel filters.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #43
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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).
I remember that, helping you pull that head off. That SOB was farking heavy!! I was amazed the cylinder wasn't destroyed, after chewing up a valve.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #44
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Fords suck, ford diesels really suck.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #45
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I'll stick with my 7.3 for now.

It's laughable the mileage claims you hear, I had someone tell me the were getting 30 MPG with their 7.3, CC ,lifted 4x4.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:01 AM   #46
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If I don't reset my trip-o-meter for a couple tanks then calculate my mileage I get around 60mpg.

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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #47
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I'll stick with my 7.3 for now.

It's laughable the mileage claims you hear, I had someone tell me the were getting 30 MPG with their 7.3, CC ,lifted 4x4.
The mileage claims are fucking ridiculous anymore.

20+ mpg on 40's? no fawking way, I don't care what kind of tuner you have, what kind of mods you have done, that's retarded talk....it's also probably according to the over head trip meter rather than a true hand calc.

Hand calc is tough too with how much diesel foams when you fill and when the pump shuts off and etc. etc.

I have a 7.3, 305's, 5" exhaust, air intake, etc. I pulled 21-22 on a couple trips going 60 mph through ohio, overhead was reading 24-25+. But over the life of my truck, which I almost always keep under 70 mph, and I very rarely tow or haul heavy loads with I have averaged 18 mpg ish, over 20,000 miles.

Shit, route55 claimed 30 mpg out of a cummins in the tow rig thread, I about shit myself I laughed so hard. I know the cummins do pretty good, but when I have to go 65 mph to get 32 out of my grand prix, or I only get 33 mpg out of a brand new focus that is rated at 36 epa, I have to wonder how fucking retarded some of these people are.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #48
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I would love to see that kind of mileage. My 06 2500hd Duramax gets about 14mpg on its best day !
My Chevy 03 cc drw gets 19.5~21 highway empty at 65ish full exhaust and a k and n. I won't lift it cuz I don't want to drop my mileage. Just know you buy a 6.0 and add like $3000-$4000 just keep them alive. I think they are junk but that's my .02
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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #49
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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.
Our 2007 6.0 was a tow vehicle for Enterprise Rentals and I think it's missing it's towing days. I've had the EGR valve replaced & had the sludge cleaned out of the lines since we bought it. We've only had it since late last year and have put almost 3000 miles on it since. I hear our old '99 7.3 is living a good life with it's new owner.
We'll see what happens & I had my mechanic look into all those other options just in case we need to go that route.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #50
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I'll stick with my 7.3 for now.

It's laughable the mileage claims you hear, I had someone tell me the were getting 30 MPG with their 7.3, CC ,lifted 4x4.
When my husband was driving our 7.3 he'd average 17. I'd get 19 since my driving habits are slightly less lead-footy and I tend to drive with my foot steady on the pedal. He's one of those where he's on-off-on-off and drives me nuts. His bad knee makes him do that he says.
Our 6.0 was getting 15 before I had some work done on it (EGR valve replacement & filter changes, etc.) - now, it's getting 16. WooHoo!
I'll be curious to see what I get in warmer weather since we just bought it in the fall. I may just have to pull the TJ back out so I can enjoy my 18 mpg.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #51
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^^ Have the egr blocked off before it goes bad again......
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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #52
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were you able to save the engine or was is catastrophic?
needed a new head, cylinder honed and obviously a piston. Luckly the piston face took most of the beating, and the big chunk of exhuast valve was thrown into the exhaust runner.
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FWIW, I just decided and bought an 08 F-250 King Ranch with the 6.4. I did a lot of research and was almost scared away of diesels all together. I'm hopeful this will keep me happy.
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stay with the 7.3 no exhaust fluid proven reliability
i have a 97 powerstroke with 200,000: miles still going strong hauling the horse trailer
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FWIW, I just decided and bought an 08 F-250 King Ranch with the 6.4. I did a lot of research and was almost scared away of diesels all together. I'm hopeful this will keep me happy.
Those are nice trucks, I can't speak too much to their reliability, but I lust over them.

Bones is right, the era the 7.3 trucks just are NOT as nice as the newer trucks. I've got 208,000 on my truck now, and it does the trick, but its not nearly as comfortable as the newer trucks are.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #56
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stay with the 7.3 no exhaust fluid proven reliability
i have a 97 powerstroke with 200,000: miles still going strong hauling the horse trailer
Yes the 7.3 that antiquated boat anchor of a motor will always be as better than emerging technology, there is no way to make a diesel motor run better...and I made some homemade fluid you can suck on
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Yes the 7.3 that antiquated boat anchor of a motor will always be as better than emerging technology, there is no way to make a diesel motor run better...and I made some homemade fluid you can suck on
Does it smell like bleach?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #58
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ever buy a rusted out diesel particulate filter?? or replace a crank shaft in a 6.0 ouch
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #60
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6.0 are junk stay away from them ficm problems injector issues, head gaskets and the list goes on
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