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Old 12-30-2009, 06:46 PM
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i am shopping arounf for a new PS... i want the 7.3 but i cant find any around here with low miles the are rare... i have heard horror stories about the 6.0L.. was all the problems they had in the first year or so of production or did they continue the whole time ford used these engines?
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BigZ,

I own a 2005 6.0PSD, I bought this truck from my dad.

He bought it with 30,000 miles on it, and I bought it from him with 100,000 miles.

When it bought it we did not know it, but it had blown head gaskets, due to an EGR cooler malfunction, this was all fixed under warranty, the work was done at about 35,000 miles, and neither him nor I have had any trouble out of it since then. It currently has 108,000 miles and counting.

Also, this may help I bought the truck because he was upgrading to yet another 6.0 he bought a 2006 F-350 4X4 CC Lariat witht the Tow Boss package, meaning it came from Ford with 430 gears instead of the 410 typical on a dually.

He pulls alot, so I say all of this to bring to light that if they were really that bad, there is no way, my dad would have bought another 6.0, and I would have never bought his.

Just get it checked out by a good mechanic before you buy one.

Check the coolant when you look at it this can be seen in the "Degas Bottle" located on the driver's side under the hood, it it is basically a coolant reservoir, it this is low, then it can mean there are some problems, just a quick check.

If you keep the oil and filters changed, I think they are great motors, I change oil every 5,000 miles and fuel filters every 15,000 miles. only use the Ford Motorcraft filters, I have read alot of bad things about non-OEM filters on these PSD engines.

Oh yeah, also I would avoid anything older than a 2005, from what I have seen they have alot more problems with the 2003 and 2004 models.

Just my $.02

Tim
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how low mileage 7.3 are you looking for? a well maintained 7.3 will last forever. in my eyes 100K is still low mileage for a 7.3. just my.02.

ford worked very hard on the 6.0 to make it better in the latter years but still have HG problems. i would say its recommended to stud/delete egr on any 6.0; 03-07. i will say that the 6.0 trans is much better than the ones behind the 7.3, lot smarter

what are you looking to do with the truck.
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thanks tim that is what i was wondering if the early models had more problems than the late models.. and the only ones i can find with a 7.3 in my area have around 250k and they want 11k to 15k dollars for them
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Glad I could be of some assistance BigZ....Good luck in your search, just be patient and whatever you get have it checked out by a mechanic before you buy it, especially if it is a 6.0, but like I said, I love my 6.0, and I could have bought anything, with gasser trucks, I mainly owned dodge's....My dad had a cummins before he bought the F-250 I have now, and there is just no comparison in the way the two trucks tow...

The cummins had plenty of towing power, but the truck rode like crap and it felt like the load was pushing the truck around.

The FORD is much more stable and under control when towing....

Like I said man good luck, and Have a happy and safe New Year.
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yeah lots of guys love their 6.0 and they are good for towing and are fast...

as for 7.3, just keep looking. ebay craigslist
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Strokerlover is correct too...It is hard to beat the proven 7.3...

It is one heck of a proven engine.
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where you located. I know where there are a few 7.3 under 100,000 miles
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i am in south mississippi about 50 miles north of the coast on the alabama line
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Here ya go. Idk what your look for but its a start

Ford F-350 7.3 diesel 4x4 NICE! 99K - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA

1999 FORD F-250 w/ 7.3L turbo diesel - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA

02 FORD EXCURSION 7.3 L DIESEL 4WD - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA

2001 F-250 2wd 7.3 L diesel - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA

My favorite one
F-250 7.3L 80K miles - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA

MAKE OFFER!!! - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA

2001 f250 4x2 7.3 diesel - Louisiana Sportsman Classifieds, LA


Those are a start, some are a little high in milage but look on that site. There is tons of superduties on there.

Good luck
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