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post #1 of 12 Old 02-23-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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07 6.0 evaluation

Can someone here give me a good eval on the 2007 6.0 psd?
Are they still prone to any problems?

Have been thinking of selling my 02 7.3 dually & aquiring a 07 F350 SRW.
It has the same gvwr as my current rig.
Would stay with the supercab style in the Lariat pkg w/tow boss etc.
Will take the LS 3:73 ovr the 4:10.
The Torqueshift transmission is what really interests me. It does have a braking effect on descent of mountainous roads that my current transmission does not have.
I am only thinking of selling at the moment. the 7.3 has been a pretty good engine to date.
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No problems with mine so far, but I only have a little over 7000 miles on it. Got it in August. Should widen your question to 06. They are basicaly the same truck. I haven't heard of too many compaints about the 06's. I'd buy mine again in a heart beat.


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Hey Joe, I think they have been pretty solid trucks. I have not heard too many problems either. I belive they have gotten many of the early issues worked out.

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I'm running an 06 with about 7500k on it right now, no issues. Had an '05 with 15k when I traded up for the crew cab in September that was a great truck too. The 07's are pretty much the same as 05-06, I wouldn't hesitate if the deal looks good. You will absolutely love the better tranny and the coil over front end turns a whole lot tighter than what you're driving now. The 7.3 is a great motor too, but the newer trucks are just a lot more refined IMO. Hope this helps.

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Everything I have heard, has most of the problems ironed out. 03-04 were the bad years on them and after that they were fine. the 07 is a great year as far as I know.

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I can only echo what has already been said, but I will add a few things about your options.

If you get the tow boss package it will only be available with 4.30 gearing. Also, the tow boss is only available in DRW. I didn't want 3.73, but had to settle for that to get everything else I wanted in and on the truck. If I bought another it would have 4.10s. If you plan to tow more than 10,000 lbs you will be very disappointed with 3.73 rears.

My commute to work is about 17 miles and during that trip I must stop and go at least 10 to 12 times on average. The 3.73 does not net me any better mpg in this type driving but it does great on the highway. Unfortunately for me highway miles are only about 10% of my total driving.

Other than what I stated above, I am very happy with my '06 and would definitely by an '07 before I ever dreamed of stepping into the new 6.4L '08s.
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All of the posts thus far have about covered it. I bought my 07 for two reasons: 1. I did not want the first year of an engine with a particulate burner. 2. I did not really like the looks of the 08 when I saw it on the 'net. (However, it's slowly growing on me.) At any rate, I run state operations for a garbage company. I have a number of 05 and newer service trucks that are run far harder and heavier than most on this board will ever dream of. They have been good units. Buy with confidence. I'll probably keep mine 4 yrs, give it to my son, and then break down and buy the new engine/model...
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Tanks!

Thanks a bunch guys! this really helps.
Yes, I forgot that the 'tow boss was only offered on the dually with the 4:30 diff. thanks for that.

The reason for desiring the 3:73LS is for a little better mileage & better cruise when not towing. I may stay with the 4:10 because I do pull better than 10K. I tow quite abit of the time.

I too do not want to 'experiment with the new engine.

From what I've read many of you really think the 06-07 6.0 has finally come around producing good grunt & dependability. I presume it is quicker than the 7.3 with same ratios etc but that isn't what I'm interested in.
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Prettty welll covered...
But I am one of the few that still have the 7.3 sitting in the driveway for a comparison.... S0 here it is...

I would not go back to my 2003.... My late 2006, CC, DRW, F-350, King Ranch, FX4, is a dream to drive.... Only 12,000 kms so far, not skipped a beat, only running better. I have added Pro-Comp, 4" lift rear, 2" front... Edge Juice Platinum, few other things... The peculiar thing is this engine seems to thrive on running hard as if it cleans itself out...!!!

The harder I work it the happier it seems... My old 7.3 is a noisy primitive sounding engine by comparison.. Good, but the new 6.0 seems a refined smooth piece of work..

The transmission is bulletproof and gives it the edge over my 7.3 (which I sold but still drive once a month as the Owner is overseas not returning til October) Comparing them is dramatically in favour of the smooth quiet acceleration of the 6.0 and 5R110 Tranny... We only have maybe a few hundred at most of the 6.0 here, but the late model ones of 05-06 have a good reputation. The auto transmission in the 7.3 is frail, 4R100, and I know of may 9 failures out of 150 or so towing big... 5R110, no one has had a problem with.. All in all, I would give it the BIG


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I love my '07 and would not trade it in if they were atempting on giving the '08's away. No matter if I have a 10k trailer load of hay or if I am tooling around town it does its' job and lets people know that I am coming down the road. Aslong as you are getting a good deal jump on in

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