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post #1 of 5 Old 01-21-2009, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Which is better??

I currently have a 03 F250 with a 7.3 with 123,000 and I'm looking at 03 F-250 with a 6.0 with 65,000 miles. Now i have heard that the 6.0 is not a good motor and known for blowing head gaskets. But I have had nothing but trouble with my 7.3. Just wondering what everyones opinion is on the difference. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-21-2009, 06:24 AM
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Get the 6.0 if you want to make HP more easily/cheaper. If you can replace the HGs and delete the EGR system (or at least block it off), the 6.0 would be a better choice, in my opinion. PS, I have owned 2 7.3s and they were great...just not as quick or as good at towing as my 6.0.


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You most likely wont get a good answer. I have a 7.3 and have had no major issues. From what i have read the 6.0 is good as long as you are not racing it all the time. If you do you should consider head studs and EGR delete. And with you're 7.3 you have PMR rods and to make any horse power you should change them out. It all really depends on what you're plans are for the truck. Once you do studs and EGR delete the 6.0 is a good platform for making power. In order to get a 7.3 in the power range a chipped 6.0 is at it takes a little more parts which ads up quick. So basically it is up to you and what you like best.

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I have a 27' camper that would be pulled during the summer and a 16' horse trailer that gets pulled once in a while. I would probably leave it stock because I will definetly get an extended warranty for it and do not want to void it.
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The 03 and 04 were the problem years for the 6.0, as anything that is brand new. I would keep the 7.3 but all you will get in response to a thread like this is opinions and you already should know what they are worth!!
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