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Old February 22nd, 2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default 7.3L or 6.0 powerstroke???

I'm looking to pick up a newer long trip friendlier diesel.

I love my 7.3L now and don't know if I should opt at getting a newer model with the 6.0L or not

The body style is the same and the prices are roughly the same.

1999-2003mid for the 7.3L
2003mid-2007 for the 6.0L

I've heard horror stories about the 6.0 which is making me very leary of looking at those.


So what do you guys think? Why would you pick either engine and the reason behind it if you have a few minutes to share you thoughts.

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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I would go 7.3L

However, a 6.0L can be just as reliable as a 7.3L if you do EGR delete and headstud mods... and drive it like you stole it. The harder you push the turbo, the longer it will live (seriously)
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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I would go 7.3L

However, a 6.0L can be just as reliable as a 7.3L if you do EGR delete and headstud mods... and drive it like you stole it. The harder you push the turbo, the longer it will live (seriously)
Seriously? That need some more explaination, seriously

I just got a tip to get an oasis report on any 6.0L that I might look at.

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 01:59 PM   #4
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If you just want to tow and not turn it into a hotrod, get a 7.3L in the sooperdoodie.

My 96 is still happy at a measly 165K.
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Fords just suck, either way its going to break down, fail and burn
you should just buy a Kia
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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if you get a 6.0, get the newest one you can, the earlier the 6.0, the more probs they had. i have heard the 07's had most of the bugs worked out. personally, get the 7.3 the thing is dang near bulletproof.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:21 PM   #7
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Fords just suck, either way its going to break down, fail and burn
you should just buy a Kia
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I have good sources who tell me the late 6.0-liters have LESS problems than the 7.3-liters. With a diesel, it depends more on the individual truck's service history and how it was maintained than the actual engine block used. Any of the diesel trucks can go to hell quickly without regular attention to things like oil changes.

Still, I'd probably have a 7.3 if I were to pick.
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6.0 sucks. Seriously. You will hate yourself for buying one after about 80k miles. If not sooner.
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6.0 sucks. Seriously. You will hate yourself for buying one after about 80k miles. If not sooner.
Ya the 6.0L is a crap shoot. I know guys who had problems at 10-20k miles. Then I know guys with over 100k no problems at all. These are all contractors that tow and use the rig hard everyday.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:11 PM   #11
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my pappys got the 7.3, 17 mpg and much more reliable than the 6.0.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:17 PM   #12
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wheres the Cummins option? I mean, we all know that someone in thier right mind would not buy a ford.
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I have a 2002 F-250 7.3L. The only engine problem I have ever had in the 160,000 miles I have put on it. Was the cam position sensor and that was around 80,000 miles. Other then that I had some transmission problems. But once I got a solid rebuild with high performance parts for the inside. As well as a triple disc torq converter. I have had no problems with my truck.
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6.0 sucks. Seriously. You will hate yourself for buying one after about 80k miles. If not sooner.
I hear you know someone that is working on finding me a 7.3L
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7.3 worked at a ford dealer for awhile that 6.0 is a piece of shit.
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You heard right

Waiting to see what comes in tonight!
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Fords just suck, either way its going to break down, fail and burn
you should just buy a Kia
So I thought of something witty to say.

1. I would expect this jelousy coming from a guy who drives a truck with an Isuzu power plant.

and 2. I'm sitting here smiling because I won't have to pay for a rebuild of that Allison transmission in the future like yourself. While I agree it is a superior transmission I think you would agree that you would rather pay the bill of my future tranmission rebuild then yours
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So I thought of something witty to say.

1. I would expect this jelousy coming from a guy who drives a truck with an Isuzu power plant.

and 2. I'm sitting here smiling because I won't have to pay for a rebuild of that Allison transmission in the future like yourself. While I agree it is a superior transmission I think you would agree that you would rather pay the bill of my future tranmission rebuild then yours
We blew an allison up at work, behind an 8.1L. $4500 for a new one with 3yr/36k mile warranty. We didnt go that route, altho' I wish we did. Had a shop rebuid ours for $2500
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So I thought of something witty to say.

1. I would expect this jelousy coming from a guy who drives a truck with an Isuzu power plant.

and 2. I'm sitting here smiling because I won't have to pay for a rebuild of that Allison transmission in the future like yourself. While I agree it is a superior transmission I think you would agree that you would rather pay the bill of my future tranmission rebuild then yours
dont smile too long, cas ill sell my truck and get a brand new body style duramax/allison before my truck blows up the trans, so i laught at you!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 07:55 PM   #20
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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.
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