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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #61
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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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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #62
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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, 09:33 AM   #63
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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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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #64
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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, 11:16 AM   #65
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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, 11:38 AM   #66
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Oil burner's are still dumb
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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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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #68
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I take it you still have yours?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #69
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why do diesel threads bring out the dumbest people on the internet?
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why do diesel threads bring out the dumbest people on the internet?
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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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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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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..
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I got a buddy with a 04 dmax and we took a road trip to ohio and back and we filled it up when he left (cuz I said he was nuts with 28 mpg) and drove down to the bottom of ohio and filled it up again and it was 27.6 mpg! I shit my pants! I couldn't believe it...but he does have about 25 k just into the motor on the truck but still is got a 10 inch whiplash kit and 35 mtzs but he's got a gear vendor unit and 343gears
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I work as a service writer at a ford dealership. i'd recommend staying away from the 6.0l. if they break they cost BIG BUCKS.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #73
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as a person whos knows diesels that works for ford, I would say fix the weak links of the 6.0 and you have a great motor...I would not be afraid to buy one...EVER
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x2 6.o0hs are the best. Buy one and you'll never have any problems with it.


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as a person whos knows diesels that works for ford, I would say fix the weak links of the 6.0 and you have a great motor...I would not be afraid to buy one...EVER
My next diesel will be a 6.0 powerstroke, fix the issues they have and go weeeeeeeeeeee like the pinwheel piggy. Diesel's arnt cheap to begin with, if that scares you go find a Chevy with a TBI 350.
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I work as a service writer at a ford dealership. i'd recommend staying away from diesels. if they break they cost BIG BUCKS.
Fixed it for you.

If the engine is a 7-8k price adder you have to expect its not going to be cheap to fix things when they break.
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I got a buddy with a 04 dmax and we took a road trip to ohio and back and we filled it up when he left (cuz I said he was nuts with 28 mpg) and drove down to the bottom of ohio and filled it up again and it was 27.6 mpg! I shit my pants! I couldn't believe it...but he does have about 25 k just into the motor on the truck but still is got a 10 inch whiplash kit and 35 mtzs but he's got a gear vendor unit and 343gears
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My next diesel will be a 6.0 powerstroke, fix the issues they have and go weeeeeeeeeeee like the pinwheel piggy. Diesel's arnt cheap to begin with, if that scares you go find a Chevy with a TBI 350.
Word. People look at me like I'm a retard when I tell them I want a late model 6.0 powerstroke. Sure it has a couple issues, but fix those and it will walk all over either of the same-era other diesels. Pretty sure that last statement is going to start a dick-measuring match but whatever...
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i've got an 04 F250 with a 6.0 PSD.. currently has 135k on it and it;s been great too me.. sure 6.0's have a few quirks.. most of that is because of the emision BS shoved down our throats by the EPA.. wanna know how to not worry about a plugged EGR? take it ouit and clean it.. (takes literally 5 mins) then when you reinstall it and know it;s totally closed cuz it's clean.. don't plug it back in! i've used mine to tow a ton of stuff and used it as my DD for a while too.. it got an EGR cooler and coolant bottle under warranty.. and i've pulled the FICM out and resoldered the joints.. (20 mins too pull it. 10 mins to pull the board out and $15 at the electronic shop to have the joints soldered over) other than that been a great truck.. gotta watch the injector harness for chaffing.. thats my next thing i'm gonna do for mine. pull the harness and make sure it's all good. eventually i will do headstuds, EGR delete and a 4" turbo back.. but for now it's doin just fine.. i guess i should add that 6.7 cummins and duramaxes have EGR issues as well.. and 6.7 cummins have turbo carboning issues as well also.. excpet where ford says sperate the turbo and clean the veins.. dodge says drill a hole in the turbo fill it with "turbo cleaner" (brake clean) then tap the hole and screw in a plug..
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dodge says drill a hole in the turbo fill it with "turbo cleaner" (brake clean) then tap the hole and screw in a plug..
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