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View Poll Results: should i buy a 6.0 or 6.4
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post #1 of 19 Old 07-20-2010, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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i have a 99f350 7.3 crewcab 4wd single wheel. 6speed manual. I need a dually and would like to get a truck a few years newer. whats the major problems with the 6.0? or should i look fora 6.4? i really dont know anything about either ecxcept my last work truck with a 6.0 blew the head gaskets at 39k. just looking for a little advice.
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There is more emission control on the 6.4, mpg is lower.
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Get a 6.0L. Most problems with the 6.0s are driver error/caused. Get the correct mods and it'll be a strong and reliable motor. I've read alot about Regen and radiator problems on here...get a 6.0!
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There is less to worry about. Just look for another 7.3.?
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I'd still take a 6.0 over a 7.3 anyday...

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I guess I oppose.. I would go 7.3 over a 6.0 ANYday... Otherwise do what im doin and go for the 6.4 I here good things and see many going strong.

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sooooo..... if i buy a 6.0 what do i look for? i have read that the head gaskets/studs give out and the o rings in the hpop?????
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sooooo..... if i buy a 6.0 what do i look for? i have read that the head gaskets/studs give out and the o rings in the hpop?????
hpops die,.. get an upgraded one when it does.. EGR cooler leaks/cracks so get a delete or upgraded one.. get a coolant filter and change your coolant to CAT EC-1 coolant.. and heads gaskets and studs are good to do. but you can live without them if your not as power hungry as me lol.. if your worried you can gorilla proof your 6.0 and go all out with Regulated returns and a sump in your fuel tank.. oh and gauges are a must

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^^^^^what he said. I'd take a 6.0 over a 6.4.


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6.0s are great motors if you don't abuse them, head studs make these trucks 100 times more dependable, the problems with the 6.0s are the head bolts, the early 03 have long head bolts that hold the heads and the rocker box all with the head bolts then they changed it to were the head bolts just hold the head on, so if you buy a 6.0 espeacally if its used i would get the heads redone install head studs egr delete and new oil cooler
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