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Old 05-04-2012, 03:41 PM
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I dont know what to buy!

IM in the market for another diesel. I am trading my F150 in for......thats what im unsure of. I love my 2002 7.3 (work truck) but I want something newer. I was told to stay away from the 6.0 but I want that little bit more power, newer body. But I have heard a lot of stories and was told about a lot of things that need to be done to them. The other issue that worries me is that cold start in the winter because I hunt. My 7.3 have always had issues starting unless plugged in. The years that I was told to definitely avoid is 2003-2004. Any suggestions, comments?
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Until my FICM went bad, my 6.0 would start in 15 degrees unplugged.

Knowledge is your best ally in keeping a 6.0 happy. A lot of 6.0 issues can be easily avoided or fixed with knowledge.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:03 PM
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simple most important question..... are you mechanically inclined and willing to keep up with maintenence?? if you are... 6.0's are an excellent choice in my opinion! i'm on my second 04 6.0 and NO problems because of preventative maintenance
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:16 PM
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Also 6.0's start up ALOT better than 7.3's do. I never plug mine up in the winter time and its been 20 degree weather in the mornings before. I just waited for the glow plug light to turn off and it fires right up.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:21 PM
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Thx guys! Are there any extra maintenance things that need to be done on the 6.0 that i dont know from being a 7.3 owner?
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Yes coolant filter and a MONITORING SOLUTION!!!

That is to watch the exact temps of oil and coolant.. also ficm volts and fuel pressure!




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Old 05-04-2012, 06:25 PM
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You should buy mine since the major things like studs and egr delete are already done on mine
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My 7.3 will start at -15 without being plugged in. I love my 7.3 but I kinda want a 6.0 sometimes because they are a hot rod! so if your willing to do the babysitting they can be worth it.
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I am also on my 2nd 04 6.0, do your research first, get the dianostic tools (scanguage or CTS), create a checklist, and look at at least 3 before purchasing to get the feel for them. Budget in for the reliability stuff, and, enjoy. 6.0s are bargains, just do not get stuck with somebody elses problems.
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