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MY TRUCK IS AT THE DR. (POWERSTROKE MAGIC in HOUSTON,TX)

I had 4 injectors that were tired, and a gozillion oil leaks on my 03 motor. Even though she still ran like a bat out of hell, I decided to just put a new motor in it. The old motor has been stock since the first day we bought it. I have no complaints. She has been a tough cookie! 214,000 and still strong....

Powerstroke Magic is putting in the new one, doing head studs/gaskets, egr delete, and a few other "extras"

We are going back in with an 06 motor, so I'm gonna miss my 03 turbo. That thing sounded like a jet!!

All this and I didn't have to rob a bank to do it. These guys are by far the best prices and customer service I've experienced!!


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just have them switch the turbos that way you still have your 03. just rebuild it and clean it up and you are set. put the 06 turbo on the old motor. done

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just have them switch the turbos that way you still have your 03. just rebuild it and clean it up and you are set. put the 06 turbo on the old motor. done
You have a good point Trav.... This motor has been so good I hate to part with it. I may just use it as a spare. No 6.0 "horror stories" with this one.
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Didnt want to do a cummins swap huh?


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Didnt want to do a cummins swap huh?
Not really, I couldn't gripe about the 6.0... (have alot of friends with cummins, good motor too) This thing has been awesome. Great power, and would pull the horns off a goat. I'm gonna stick with them. I used to be a 7.3 man, but this 6.0 has really out performed all my other trucks put together.
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Not really, I couldn't gripe about the 6.0... (have alot of friends with cummins, good motor too) This thing has been awesome. Great power, and would pull the horns off a goat. I'm gonna stick with them. I used to be a 7.3 man, but this 6.0 has really out performed all my other trucks put together.
Yeah I love my 7.3, no experience with the 6.0 yet, but I'm trying to talk my buddy into getting one. I think they are great, you get out of them what you put into it you know. Just read how many miles you had only 214? Do you work the truck really hard?


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Yeah I love my 7.3, no experience with the 6.0 yet, but I'm trying to talk my buddy into getting one. I think they are great, you get out of them what you put into it you know. Just read how many miles you had only 214? Do you work the truck really hard?
The truck was purchased in 02' by my father, who should have been a tester for Ford motor company. He pulls ALOT. He has 2 farms and they are 110 miles apart. He has 32' low byz that has carried 100 hp tractors, bailers, cutters, etc. Cattle trailers, boats, fertilizer trailers.... etc etc.... this guy works his equipment, but does his maintenance so that may help as well.

The trannie gave up at 132k, he put another in it and it is still going strong. He gave the truck to me, and bought him a 6.7. We'll see how this hold up to his work ethic....
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Nice, man what a deal.. Nothing is better than free!!


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True... especially if you are just a ranch hand..... I would have to had bought a compact if I was buying! LOL
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Yeah but a ranch hand on dads farm is not just a ranch hand... Sounds like your taken care of... Especially in the future... Keep those farms in the family!! I want land soooo Bad, cant wait till I graduate, make some real money and get out of the two houses I have now... Neighbors are tooo close on either side of the houses, and there both on less than an acre plots. Oh yeah and deed restricted ...


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Exterior: 08 Exterior Clone, 22.5's
Engine Mods: GTP38R WW2, 5 inch exhaust,T500, 6637, TW tunes,DI Up pipes, 6.7 fuel pump fuel system.
Trans Mods: 6.0 trans cooler, JW Valve body,Billet triple disc converter.
Sound Mods: 7" flip out tv, 3-way speakers all around, 12" sub, 500 watt amp.
Misc:dieselsite coolant filter, max ac assist, BRV, IHD,gauges, CCV

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