Using a 6.0 converter in a 7.3
There's a chance I might be replacing my engine on my 99.5 Power Stroke. My truck is a pretty stock and will never be more than 20-30 more hp I figure as I'm interested in mileage and longevity and I don't need a ton of power.
My transmission with 225K miles is actually original and is holding up. The PO I think did a good job of keeping temps down and its still doing OK (and I can't afford a rebuild right now). While I was there I thought I would replace the torque conveter though. Because (again $$) and because I figure I'll be there at some point I'll do a good torque converter then.
I've been reading and I guess BTS (or perhaps John Woods) recommends a 6.0 torque converter for 7.3 applications. I've heard conflicting info about whether the 6.0 torque converter bolts right up or if it needs to be built custom. You can get 6.0 converters for even $300. There is also a pretty good custom torque converter place here in SLC, they'll build me a 3 disk for $600 or a stock-ish but beefy/billet for about $300.
Let me know your thoughts...