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Need some 7.3 info
As I had stated in my Intro post, I am looking at a '05 F-350 6.0L and a '02 F-250 7.3L and I have some questions about the '02.
If I get it, I would be using it for both work and for pleasure. Pleasure being towing our camper and road trips in it. For work I can drive up to 200 miles a day,and easily 1000 miles a week, so I am looking at anything I can do to boost reliability. I'm not really looking to make monster HP/TQ, but a little bump in it I'm not against.
My main things I am looking for answers are:
1. What is real world MPG for this engine? Mainly Highway empty or light load and highway towing.
2. Do the head studs and head gaskets need to be replaced/upgraded like they do on the 6.0L?
3.How reliable is the trans behind it? And is it a 4 speed or 5 speed auto?
Thanks guys for all of the responses.
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CC/SB Duramax
Lookin' at an '02 F-250 Lariat Super Duty Powerstroke