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post #1 of 8 Old 01-23-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Time to ditch the 7.3? 6.4l or 6.7l?

Even though I am not new to the site this is the first time I have started a thread. I have a 2000 Powerstroke ZF6 speed with 218000 miles on it. It has an Edge Juice with Attitude, Banks Wicked Wheel, S&B airbox with dry filter. I bought the pickup with 130000 on it about 5 years ago. At 195000 I blew the rear main seal and at 217000 I blew the oil cooler Orings. Both times happened on a trip and when I started the trip I had checked the oil and it was full. Here recently the mph started jumping from 70 with the cruise control on to 55 mph then bouncing between the two until it jumps up to 70 and remains constant again. I am starting to wonder if this pickup has reached the point where I should sell it, so it doesnt start becoming worse and stuff keeps on going wrong. The only time I drive it is into town once a week (10 miles), Sams Club once every two weeks (45 miles), or back home to Texas on Holidays and opening day of deer season, (500 miles). I want something I can hop in and go 500 miles and not have to worry about some other issue happening.

So should I keep it and live with it or just sell it and either go with a 6.4l then take off the dpf and do an egr delete. Or should I just go with the 6.7l and keep it stock.
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Check and see if the speed position sensor has been replaced? If you replace go 6.7.

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Question...if you are willing to remove the DPF on a 6.4, why would you keep the 6.7 stock?

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Time to ditch the 7.3? 6.4l or 6.7l?

It's a lot cheaper to tinker with the one you got than spend 40-60k on a new one. But to each his own. Those 6.7's are beautiful trucks.


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Time to ditch the 7.3? 6.4l or 6.7l?

I would go with the 6.4 and delete the DPF and EGR. And I'm assuming that r would keep the 6.7 stock because it would be mor expensive and if he spent more he wouldn't want to mod it.


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Time to ditch the 7.3? 6.4l or 6.7l?

I'd keep the 7.3. But i absolutely love them! Slow and loud and smelly diesel fumes!


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Scagman- I took it out and looked at it an put it back in. So far it hasnt acted up again.
MSTR-P- I am willing to take the dpf off and do an egr delete on a 6.4 because most likely the truck wont have much warranty left, and I kind of think the International 6.4 was thrown together to meet the 2007 EPA requirements. I feel like they are a good motor just plagued by problems like the 6.0 back when they first came out. The 6.7 I feel like was able to take everything Ford knew about the 6.0 and 6.4 failures and corrected them in a new motor. Also from what Ive heard the mpg in the 6.7 are way better than the 6.4.
Schnot-I do believe you are right. If the truck was a four door I would not even be posting on here, however it is an extended cab with bucket seats and a console. I have enough saved up to put down a hefty amount on a truck, and I kinda want to have a nice new pickup sometime.
6.0f250firstcar-You are pretty much correct. A nice 6.4 would be around 30-35k while a 6.7 is more around 45k and up.
clatterindiesel-I agree if there was only some way to put a 7.3 in a 2013 truck, I would be sold.
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The only engine I would want other than my 7.3 is an old 12V Cummins. I also like the look of the older trucks better than the new squared off ones. I love a four door too. Hell, I sometimes wish I had started with an Excursion.

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