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Old 07-30-2007, 05:33 PM
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I'm looking into buying a '99-'03 PSD (7.3 of coarse). I'm selling my '06, because of the extremely large payments, and I want to put more money in the bank rather than spend it on a ever depreciating vehicle. I did a little bit of reading today, and got a little scared about the low fuel mileage that I saw from the 7.3. Is 13-14 mpg the norm? I'm getting 16-19 mpg in my current truck, and I only have 15k on it.

On another note how do you like your 99.5-03 7.3 liter? Have you been able to compare them to a 6.0, in towing, steetability, in town manners, traveling? I don't tow very often right now, but I plan on getting a 27ft gooseneck and hauling two rock crawlers, probably around 15k. How well do they tow? I know this engine is **** near bullet proof, but I just want to know a little bit more about it.

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Old 07-30-2007, 06:33 PM
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I Havent owned a 6.0, but love my 7.3. My previous vehicles were a 96 t/a, 99 corvette, and a 03 cobra before I bought this due to wanting a boat. I regularly see 17 mpg (with a/c on all the time) in town driving but no real towing response as the heaviest I have towed is 3000 lbs...

Reliable, decent MPG, sounds **** good! power stock for stock is down obviously from your 6.0, but you can make it up
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:01 AM
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I Havent owned a 6.0, but love my 7.3. My previous vehicles were a 96 t/a, 99 corvette, and a 03 cobra before I bought this due to wanting a boat. I regularly see 17 mpg (with a/c on all the time) in town driving but no real towing response as the heaviest I have towed is 3000 lbs...

Reliable, decent MPG, sounds **** good! power stock for stock is down obviously from your 6.0, but you can make it up
Its definetly a different truck from your previous vehicles

I read a thread on here where a guy was saying that he was getting like 13.5 MPG, and a couple of guys said that was the norm for a 7.3. Thanks for your reply, keep em coming. I want to know how 'real people' LOVE their 7.3!
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:57 AM
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well i have a 2000 f350 psd. i have had pretty much no problems except for a set of cam sensors first at 30 k second at 75k. I have done only the routine up keep use amsoil full sythetic. change my fuel filter s tec. i will say i towed at 70mph 2 place quad trailer i only got 11.3 miles per gallon.. lol but i also have 6 inch super lift etc... I plane to get a tuner etc. the 6.0 psd has more horse power but i will say that the 7.3 is long standing bulletproof engine...
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:06 AM
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With my mods and weight, I average about 15-18 Daily driving (not towing) and that's with a pretty heavy foot. Lately I've been babying it due to my clutch and I'm getting about 20-ish (maybe more) on my tow setting. You'll LOVE the 7.3L. It sounds awesome, has all the power in the world, and won't leave you stranded on the side of the road!!!! (Unless the CPS goes out!!! LOL)
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:13 AM
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yeah i have heavy foot how can you not when some snot nosed kid in a 200lbs lawn mower with gauges pulls up reving his engine thinking big is slow... i had a kid at a light say ill put ten on the car im like ill put 50 on the truck dude next light hes like wtf is in that like dont u know turbno deisel btch this aint some fuking toy truck lol


what could be making me get crappy milage i change the fuel filter like a every other month... i have witnessed that cheap after market filters restrict fuel other then the blue oval or high grade filter buddies sorry yes hes a duratrash owner he threw the low fuel rails code from a cheep filter restricting too much fuel... sad but some people would rather waste money on dodge and chevy i have bigger tires tuner with tire size adjust may work?
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hell i am getting 21 MPG
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:25 AM
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Yeah I was going to say, I thought that oldie but goodie 7.3 got great mileage...I think you were mis-informed bud, hope you find one and then you need to post pics!
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:30 AM
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I think that it has a lot to do with my elevation. I'm at 5280 above sea level, and above that most of the time. I noticed that some of you that posted live in the lower elevation states. Any of you in the higher elev?

How do you like your twins TwinTurboStroker?
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