Originally Posted by snowman79
Tell me all about the 03 7.3l! I am currently looking for a truck that will prvide for my needs. Looking for something with power, good MPG, Good towing power and just an all around reliable truck.
I found a 2003 7.3l with under 80k miles. How good are the the transmissions in these trucks? How good is the engine. Ive always heard of 7.3l lasting a long time with proper maint. Is there anything i have to worry about. What should i look at when i go and test drive. It has a 2" lift and guages and exhaust but other then that it stock.
Just messin with you, so did you get away from the 5.9 and the 6.0?
7.3 is good strong engine. Not fast tho. Just strong and reliable IMO.
My experience with my 7.3L. I bought my 7.3 late in 01. It is an 02 model. She has 73 or 75k now, only had it in the shop for warranty work 1 time in 6+ years. Alternator(I think my stereo system helped the early death of the alternator). Other than that, no issues. (Oh, I think they did the CAM sensor or something like that since it was already there, CAM sensor was a recall item).
As far tranny and rear end, I personally have never had any issues, but I also do not tow a lot. The lift and tires keep a little strain on both I'm sure, but not like a several thousand pound trailer will.