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6.0 a loser motor? Bad risk?
Hey guys. I'm sure this has been beat to death, but I didn't find anything helpful on the search...
I'm a die-hard Ford guy and I've owned several 7.3 Powerstrokes - ALL wonderful. I made the mistake of selling my last truck, a 2000 F350, and now we need a new rig.
They are giving away the last of the 6-liter trucks. Loaded Lariat F250s with $49,000 factory stckers for about $37,000..but I'm scared of that motor...
Also, I hear the fuel economy is lousy.
I'd appreciate any help you folks can provide, as we're actually thinking about the Dodge - even though I feel like a traitor and I think it's FUGLY compared to the Ford. My brother has a new Dodge dually and it drives GREAT. He's got less than 15,000 miles on it and he's getting 18 mpg. The motor is quiet & powerful and the exhaust brake is really sweet too. On the other hand, the back seat is tiny.... I still like want Ford - but not if the motor is a risk.
1) Is the six liter a risk? Have they finally got it fixed?
2) Wasn't it quiet at some point? The one I drove yesterday was LOUD.
3) Is the fuel economy really close to the Dodge now? (My old 7.3 never got better than 17 mpg. I could live with that, but I'm hearing about guys getting 12 or 13 - and that will send me to the Dodge at $3.25 fuel.)
Last edited by whaler; 07-01-2007 at 09:38 AM.