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Old 03-24-2011, 04:47 AM
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If you're wondering if you bought the right truck..

Our local Ford dealership hosted an informational program for the public focused on diesel engines. They had a speaker from Navistar (International) and he went over maintenance issues with the 7.3, 6.0, and 6.4. They put out dinner for everyone, giveaways, Ford swag, etc. Since I am a new 7.3 owner I was very interested in finding out as much as I could about the proper maintenance of my engine.
I am happy to report that my research was spot-on. The Navistar Representative spent 10 minutes on the 7.3, called them bullet-proof and moved on to the 6.0 where he spent over 1 1/2 hours explaining the problems, how to fix them. So if anyone out there is wondering if they bought the right truck engine, fear not. If you bought a 7.3, you did.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:38 AM
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I'm surprised they had someone from international there, I know the 7.3 and 6.0 were their designs but I figured they would try to be up selling the 6.7 and have their own tech speakers there for it? By the way 7.3 is the best!!
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Amen brother!

I thought I read somewhere that the 6.7 is Ford's own engine. Not Navistar. Was that a dream?
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6.7 is a Ford engine. No more International
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The International rep should not have to make a presentation on how Ford screwed the pooch on the 6.0.

The engine is reliable as a VT365 in buses and such. Ford patented the oil & fuel filters, and overcharged for them, driving people to use inferior ones.

They also screwed the pooch on the EGR system, the oil cooler, and the Gold coolant.

What is done cannot be undone.
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The rep did point out the fact that the aftermarket filters were a problem, as well as the egr system, and the gold coolant not being able to be mixed with anything else. Mostly promoting proper maintenance and encouraging consumers to purchase the correct (Motorcraft and Ford) filters, coolant, and fuel additives. The 6.7 was not pushed, only displayed for all to see, and the 6.0 wasn't openly bashed, just discussed in length about the proper maintenance procedures.
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