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post #1 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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maybe trading 7.3 for 6.0?

I'm thinking of trading my 2000 7.3 for a 03 6.0 with 220k on it? My 7.3 has been very reliable and I've heard some horrer stories with the 6.0 what do you guys think any advice? And also things to look for on the truck? Thanks sean
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 05:41 AM
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WHY ? Just kidding! If it were me I would keep the 7.3lpsd!! The newer 6.0 had more problems than the older ones , but just look at all the problems and how expensive they are to repair. 220k how many miles is that? How many miles does your 7.3 have on it?

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Keep the ole 7.3 and put some money back and get you a 6.0 later on with a lot let miles

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Yeah I would keep my 7.3 but its an excursion and it has 225k but i need a pickup and the 6.0 is a crewcab lariat I'm not sure about the 6.0 or not yet though
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Id do it cant bet the sound of the 6.0 i would just save up the money to do the egr delete and flush all the coolant and put the cat stuff in it and you will be find. Also safe up for new hpop later down the road

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It had an exhaust on it so does that mean the she is done already and what is hpop?
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HPOP = High pressure oil pump. Just check the oil smell it good. The 03 6.0s were pretty decent motors. We have had more problems out of the 05 and 06's for some reason

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Okay if it was bad what would the oil smell like? And what about the head gasket and head studs I heard they suck to is that true or no? Can I check if they are bad when im looking at it somehow?
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1.) get an oasis report to see if the truck was a problem child under warrenty
2.) get a car fax
3.) get a scanguage to check EOT and ECT temps on the test drive making sure they are within 15 degrees of each other
4.) flush out coolant and replace with an ELC
5.) EGR delete if you want (if you do do the oil cooler at the same time)

ive been very happy with my 6.0 but I only have 80k on mine. there are some with over 100k and no issues at all here as well, 7.3s arent exactly bullitproof, they still need injectors/glow plugs/hpops trans rebuilds etc, with proper maintence a 6.0 can be just as reliable as a 7.3, with a lot more power and a lot better fuel economy. the nice part about buying a high milage 6.0 is you can get them cheap from idiots that dont know the proper fixes then bullit proof them for what a low milage one would go for


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if you need a truck trade your excursion for a 7.3 truck and keep on smiling down the road.

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