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Old 02-19-2008, 03:50 PM
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2003 vs 2001

I found a 2001 today that is a lariat, with cat delete aand tranny temp boos and egt guages, not sure bout chip though f-350 psd with 53,000. I have a 2003 with 64,000 miles and was thinking of trading on it due to warranty and reliability. Do you think that this makes since. I was thinking of doing it because i rarely hear of the 7.3's needing major repair. And my 6.0 hasn't blown head gaskets.....at least not yet and im scared of it happening with no warranty. I have had no troubles as of yet. but i cant afford something as major as a head gasket. Do you think that it would make since to do this. I havent talked about a price or anything with the dealer. Any opinons are appreciated.
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2001 didn't come with a Cat, only a muffler.

With the 2003 7.3 you have no warranty. If it's been taken care of, it will last you a LOOOONG time. I've got 100+ thousand "Chipped" miles on my 4r100 and it's slipping at WOT.. but I can drive it daily with no slippage. It see's WOT probably 3-4 times a day and I've gotten bigger injectors now too... so my tranny will probably be gone in short order. Then again, that's what everybody said about running around with a stock tranny and having a chip. With my new tunes, the tranny actually feels as good as the day I bought the truck, just the 1-2 shift is harsh lmao.

Both have PMR's so I'd go with the 03 since it's newer and is the best year 7.3 if you're not going to mod it more then 400 rwhp.

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^^ the 03 is a 6.0... right?
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:18 PM
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Well the topic said 2001 vs 2003 so I thought he meant 2001 or 2003 7.3...


I knew he had a 2003 6.0, but 2003 also offered a 7.3.
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ya i see what you're saying... i'm guessing we're comparing an 03 6.0 and an 01 7.3....?
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If it is a daily driver or you drive it alot i would stick with the 03 its alot quieter. But i wouldnt downgrade unless hes paying you good money.
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I like a 6.0 they are a good motor just had some bugs at first but you cant be a 7.3!
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