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What does it take?
I have owned a late 99 7.3 for almost 11 years. My wife drove a 2001 F150 4X4 Super Crew for 6 years till a 19 year old kid slammed into the back of her totaling her truck. Now I'm on the hunt to find her another truck but one that gets better mileage then a F150 @ 9-12 mpg and trying to find a clean 7.3 that hasn't been a work truck...
This brings me to why I'm here. Being a 7.3 owner while talking about 6.0's or 6.oh's and having friends that have owned them I have ran the other way when they come up for sale. Has there been any breakthroughs for the 6.0's that make's them as reliable as the average 7.3 or even near? I live in Nazi smog land California so I can't do the EGR delete.
I had friend's that couldn't keep their 6.0 trucks out of the shop for 6 months much less a year at a time. Seems that it was EGRs, Oil Coolers, injectors, turbos, oil leaks and head gaskets. Was this the same for all years 6.0's? Any help will be greatly appreciated.