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Hey there new to the site. Been looking at a diesel for a long time now and for awhile was looking at a 7.3 but read up on them and decided to go with the 6.0. I found one and was just kind of wondering what I should be checking on before I buy the thing and get into a load of work. Any input would help.
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You decided on a 6.0 over a 7.3?! Just wondering why??? The 7.3 is #5 on the all time best diesel engines ever produced list... The 6.0 I think is at negative 50 on that list. Why a 6.0??


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well there is the fact that the newest 7.3 is getting to be 9 years old. some people want trucks that are not senior citizens. or they want options features that were not available back then.

Dang I wish I could have met you before I bought my SECOND 6.0 115,000 miles and hasn't been in the shop since the end of warranty better than 3 years ago. such a junky engine

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First off welcome to the org

Second, there is nothing wrong with a 6.0 if you maintain it properly. I would suggest reading up on flushing the coolant and look into deleting the egr. Both will prevent probably 90% of the problems 6.0s have. Also get an egt gauge and you'll be set

Congrats on the truck and the guys here are smart and we will help if you have problems

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You decided on a 6.0 over a 7.3?! Just wondering why??? The 7.3 is #5 on the all time best diesel engines ever produced list... The 6.0 I think is at negative 50 on that list. Why a 6.0??


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If I had the money, I'd go to a 6.0.
Way more power with less money.
Just maintain it.



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The info is all posted in the stickies at the top of the Forum, just make sure that the truck is not already damaged, deltas, EGR cooler,oil cooler, FICM, bla bla bla, buy a scantool, or cts.
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Just make sure you do your homework. The 6.0 is a good motor if it is maintained religiously AND has the EGR delete done. There is a reason I see the 6.0's go through auction averaging 7k while the 7.3 averages 8,500. Just make sure the person before you maintained it. I looked at a 6.0 recently. The previous owner put a tuner on it with no bullet proofing and was trying to sell it with shot glow plugs, injectors and a blown head gasket. Make sure you cold start it. Some people will run the truck before you get there to hide the rough idle and all the white smoke. Good luck to you.


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There is a couple of reasons want something that is a little newer and the power to money ratio from what I've read is better on the 6.0. Well thanks for all the info guys. Is there anything specific for an 07. The one I'm looking at is lariat, 6spd, ext cab, short bed with about 112,000 on it. It did have a plow and was just wonderin if thats really a big deal.
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Check the front end. Plow trucks get tore up a little. The fords are better because of the solid front axle, but can still show wear... Make sure it has a good alignment and pay attention to the bearings... A new bearing in that front end is expensive. They can cost about $500.00 to replace one. Good luck and make sure you get an EGR delete done on that 6.0. If you go on YouTube there is a really good 4 part series on what to look for when getting a used powerstroke. It's done by powerstrokehelp. It was very helpful when I was looking.


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