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Old 06-17-2012, 12:32 PM
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6.0L vs 7.3L HELP!!

I'm semi new to the diesel scene and I'm looking for some fairly quick input on the differences between the 6.0L and 7.3L....I'm looking at a used truck and am leary about going back close to 10 years to find 7.3L, I've heard horror stories about the 6.0L and it just so happens those are the only trucks in my price range. I cant afford the newer 6.7L's....So I'm looking for some help from guys who have had the 6.0L's and if they're really as bad as I've heard...



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Old 06-17-2012, 12:36 PM
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They are bad if you don't spend the money to maintain them.
You still might want to spend money doing the so called "bullet proof" job on it.
btw
Lots of reading, you have to do.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:40 PM
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whats the bullet proof job?
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:27 PM
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General 6.0L Discussion - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Started the big bulletproofing endeavor
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
Paramedic Saves 6.0L
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:51 PM
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The link to my bullet-proofing thread (which can also be found in the post above):
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

You need three things to make owning a 6.0L a successful venture:
1) A thorough understanding of the motors shortfalls.
2) A monitor to identify when things are going wrong.
3) The dedication to take each stage of bulletproofing correctly the first time. Whether you do that as the need arises, or right off upon purchase.

The Monitor is the only Mod that is without question required, and you just need to learn what it is telling you from that point.
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My dad and brother both 2002 bought new I have a 2006 bought new we like all three. The 2002 are not quite as particular on engine maintenance but the transmissions are not quite as good as the transmissions in the 2006. The 2006 is very particular to maintenance and has the whole egr system however the 2006 is more responsive truck. So I guess if you want to just drive and not monitor much 7.3 if you more of a hot rodwith better transmission and willing to maintain and monitor things go 6.0. This is all my opinion and all trucks have automatic transmissions keep asking here there are some very knowledgeable people here. As a side note I would rather have six speed manual again my opinion. Good luck
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