help 6.0 or stay with 7.3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 02-10-2007, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
fyreles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northern WI
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
help 6.0 or stay with 7.3

Good afternoon
The other night trying to miss a moose I rolled and destroyed my super cool 2000 F 250 7.3. The ins company settled the next day for more than I paid for it so I am shopping. My gut tells me to stay with the 7.3 which I feel is a proven commodity or go to the 6.0, I am going to spend up to 26 thousand. I have found a 2001 7.3 crew shortbox dually w/74000 mi for 21 thousand. I am afraid of the 6.0 ltr because friends have had bad luck with them. Is it all or just some years to stay away from. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Les
fyreles is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 02-10-2007, 01:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
trhland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to trhland
mines fine so far .it will be a year old this may

2006 ford f350 and 2002 f350 samantha my daughter born 8/23/06 north jersey
trhland is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-10-2007, 01:15 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What I have read from other members is that the 03 and 04 6.0 had some problems. Seems the 05 and up are pretty reliable other then some egr and turbo problems dont know the specifics. Its really hard to not go with the 7.3 in my opinion. My dad has an 06 and he liked his 02 better. He pulls a 35ft 5th and the 06 is always downshifting where the 02 would just cruise in od no problem. I think for what you want to spend you should try to find a lower mile 7.3 if you can

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-10-2007, 01:20 PM
Gun Nut




 
Rodslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 14,315
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Thanks: 15
Thanked 73 Times in 58 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
Glad to hear you're alright Les, that's the most important thing. You're going to get a TON of opinions on this one I'm sure.
No problems with my 6.0 at all and almost to 50K.

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
SCT Livewire & Chris at TSD tunes
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

Please support our troops!

Rodslinger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome