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Rebuild vs New Truck
So I bought my 7.3l 350 in January. It has 362,5xx miles on it. I didn't need the power, but for the price and the fact that I drive in Dallas with a lot of idiots and could use a tank, I decided to buy it. The Ranger I had before was awesome in terms of reliability, but I could never do anything fun in it. And then the 350 came into the picture. I've really bonded with this truck, and I love the body style, the capabilities. Anywho, the man I bought it from did a lot of highway driving and took very good care of the truck (he had all the records to prove it). As with anything, there will be an end to this truck. When that time comes, I guess I'll have to decide whether to write it off or rebuild it. I just have a couple questions about rebuilds vs new trucks.
When you rebuild the engine, is it essentially a brand new engine? Can I expect to go another 400k+ miles? I figure other stuff will go out but do they replace the hoses and belts on a rebuild?
Is the 7.3 worth holding onto? I've heard good things about the new 6.7, but is it worth the price considering you have what a lot of people say is the best engine ford put in their trucks?
2000 F350 Extended Cab 7.3L 4x4 Lariat Texas Edition; 362,5xx miles and running strong. Her name is Peggy.