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post #1 of 13 Old 02-26-2013, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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question about getting a powerstroke

hope this is in the right forum. i currently have a 2002 dodge 2500 cummins 5 speed, 4X4, quad cab, long bed. i need more cab room and i know fords have alot of that. i need some advice, if yall have time. I am looking either at the 7.3 or the 6.0, i cant afford much more than that. i like the body style of the 1999 and newer. can anyone tell me which of the 2 motors are better? which transmission is the best? I have to have 4X4, so which truck would be best for this? I don't do alot of towing, just occasional and not really heavy towing when i tow anything. which truck would last longer? all the good information from switching from a cummins to a powerstroke. thanks for all the advice.
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Bumping this for you never owned a 7.3 so can't say on it but when I had my 6.0 never had issues that some had with it but with some of the upgrades folks have done to the 6.0 they love the engine so you might get even amount of folks liking both engines just depends on what you want. If you do a search up top on this there is a good amount of topics related to this question if that helps.

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thanks for the information. I did a little research and I think I found the 6.0 had a huge problem with the EGR setup which caused problems with the oil cooler, and it goes down hill from there I also think I found that people with the 6.0 got better fuel mileage than the folks with the 7.3. From what I could find, if the EGR is deleted the 6.0 is a better choice for a few reasons, they are newer, better fuel mileage, and more HP and torque in stock form.
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question about getting a powerstroke

The 7.3= reliable, and last forever with proper maintenance, relatively minor repair issue. 6.0= better mpgs, more power but, needs to be studded and deleted and maintenance is critical. Both are good. The 6.0 is a beast when properly maintained and the 7.3 will out last the truck.


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question about getting a powerstroke

Also the 7.3 is easier to perform work and repairs on vs the 6.0- more access room in the engine bay if your working on the motor, heads, turbo- all that stuff. I'd get a 6.0 if its been bullet proofed already- studded, oil cooler, heads & gaskets, egr deleted, and if it was real bad it'll have new injectors too lol. I got lucky and got a truck from my uncle that had all that work done right before he sold it to me (it was stolen & totaled out a month later). But if you can't find one that's been proofed already I'd go 7.3.


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very good information. Thanks to all. I guess I will have to sell my truck first before I make a final decision. I have also done some research on the transmissions. Looks like the powerstroke has a better automatic than a cummins, I know from experience the cummins auto transmission is junk. any suggestions which is better, auto or manual?
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Hello guys,
How many miles you can get out of ford powerstroke 6 litre diesel engine?give me ans.
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I got a 7.3 2000 with 242k on it right now runs perfect...I prefer the 6 speed manual

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How many miles you can get out of ford powerstroke 6 litre diesel engine?give me ans.
Approx. 247 miles on a good day.....they need a rebuild after that

Really though, they'll last 300k-400k with proper maintenance.

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Approx. 247 miles on a good day.....they need a rebuild after that

Really though, they'll last 300k-400k with proper maintenance.
a rebuild would help..but not needed...much more if its a 6.0 vs 7.3 though

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