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post #1 of 14 Old 10-08-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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NEED opinions on trading my 7.3 for a 2004 6.0 plus cash need advice

Hey guys truck info in my sig 2000 f250 7.3 210,000kms etc etc and this guy has a 2004 crewcab 6.0 with 170,000kms that has a new motor with 30,000kms o the motor he said he swapped an engine from a diff truck and he did arp head studs, egr delete etc also not sure on exactly what else he did, but the truck is a white crewcab with a 6" lift and colour matched fender flares... i really want crew cab and i like the better fuel economy of the 6.0 and the power but im a lil worrie aobut the 6.0 engine reliability?


he also has some spare injectors and a turbo


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You will get mixed reviews.. In all honesty I'd never take one unless it was free, or dirt cheap lol.

7.3=legendary, proven, reliable..
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haha aaaa seee i know that but im trying to convince my self cuz i want crew can and better fuel mileage lol 7.3 are also a pita to get power out of

2000 ext cab shortbox powerstroke
leveling kit and rear block
dp tuner with 60t,80e,120
gauges
transgo tugger kit
straight piped (soon to be 4")
warn hubs


Interior:
single din dvd player
polk db6501 components in front
rf 6x8 fill in rear
3x10" jl w1v2 in box under rear seat
audison lr 1.400 amp (900w at 1 ohm)
pioneer 4 channel 75x4 at 4 ohm
sound deadend front doors
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From what I gather on the 6.0, doing an EGR delete and ARP head studs really help with the reliablity in a big way as they are the common blow up points, but IMO it's still a crap shoot. You know what you're getting with the slow reliable 7.3, and although the 6.0 power and refinement may be tempting, it is a bit of a risk. On a side note, those autos bolted to the 6 are supposed to be worlds better than the 4r100.
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hmm hmm decisions decisions

2000 ext cab shortbox powerstroke
leveling kit and rear block
dp tuner with 60t,80e,120
gauges
transgo tugger kit
straight piped (soon to be 4")
warn hubs


Interior:
single din dvd player
polk db6501 components in front
rf 6x8 fill in rear
3x10" jl w1v2 in box under rear seat
audison lr 1.400 amp (900w at 1 ohm)
pioneer 4 channel 75x4 at 4 ohm
sound deadend front doors
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my 6.0 never had any big problems but little sensors. i would have to go to the dealer every other week, litterally. i too want a crewcab but would never trade a 7.3 for a 6.0. i am not scared to go across the country in my 7.3, anything out of state was out of the question in the 6.0.

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The 6.o can be modified to be a very reliabe and strong engine. But I would want to do all the mods myself so I know they are done right. My wife thinks I am crazy when I told her if Ford wanted to trade me straight across for a brand new 2012 truck. I told her I would tell them to pound sand. Only you can decide if this is worth it to you. The guy has already done some of the major mods to the truck.

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i was talking to my dad about the two trucks he runs his business with , and he said : i would never let your mother go out in the 6.0 i have no faith in the truck... even when its running good im waiting for the bad.

the 6.0 has got my dad thinking he will never run a diesel canteen truck again

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I used to own an OBS 7.3 and loved it. I was in your same shoes when it came to the 6.0 and wanting a crew cab. I went for it. If you want to REALLY LEARN about the 6.0 and what it's weak points and strong points are, then go to the 6.0 forum and talk to the people who actually own them, rather than getting an opinion here from some guy who's dads brothers uncle knows a guys friend who owns a 6.0 and it's "junk"!

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ok guys thans for all the replys

2000 ext cab shortbox powerstroke
leveling kit and rear block
dp tuner with 60t,80e,120
gauges
transgo tugger kit
straight piped (soon to be 4")
warn hubs


Interior:
single din dvd player
polk db6501 components in front
rf 6x8 fill in rear
3x10" jl w1v2 in box under rear seat
audison lr 1.400 amp (900w at 1 ohm)
pioneer 4 channel 75x4 at 4 ohm
sound deadend front doors
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