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looking to purchase a psd....

hey everyone,


long story short; i tend to get into to much trouble driving cars + i need something to tow my sleds/jetski and that i can put my track bike into for track days. kinda narrows it down to a truck of somesort, which 110% will be a ford; but im torn between a 7.3 and a 6.0 psd


i know the 7.3 is a tank of a motor, but i really would rather have a newer truck and i love the king ranch package which i havnt found a single 7.3 with.


The issue i have is that everyone i know says to stay away from a 6.0 psd; but no reasons to back it up...


so could someone please tell me what i need to look out for, any recalls that should have been done, and anything else i should know about a 03/04 psd 6.0?



Thanks alot.


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I would stay away from an 03 6.0, but anything march and later 04 you will be fine. I have an 04. It has been a tank so for. 93K and climbing. I cannot complain one bit. & 7.3s are awesome too. If you want more power and a little quicker truck go for the 6.0. If speed and power are not your thing, and you want just a good ol reliable diesel to last 500K a 7.3 is a good choice.
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I agree with KYStrokin, as long as your not gonna get crazy with power adders. The 6.0 is a strong motor but has some issues with EGR and EGR coolers if you start adding go fast goodies and raising exhaust temps beyond the safe limits.
The 7.3 is a dinosaur but very reliable and responds well to chips and other bolt ons.
I would seriously consider a 08 powerstroke just because of the huge rebates and discounts ford is offering.
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would an egr blockoff solve most of the egr issues? someone was telling me the 6.0's leak like no ones business, any truth to that?

i dont see doing more than a turbo back, tune, and an intake; nice stereo and thats it; the 6.0 should take that fine?
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Ok Marshall. I have an 04 6.o with 4in turbo back, sct programmer, k&N intake, Propane injection, cfm intake elbo w/ an egr blockoff. My truck has been super reliable. I have not had any probs. If you do what you want to do, you should not have any problems at all. I have never heard of them leaking. Mine is as dry as it was new.
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Marshall, you should be fine. I would like to add that there is no real need to add an aftermarket intake on the 6.0L The stocker flows all the air you need unless you are gonna start adding higher HP mods. I only recently added an aftermaket intake and that was because of my bigger injectors and turbo. If not for them I would prolly still be running my stock intake. That is just my 2cents. That is money you could spend elsewhere. Good Luck Marshall.

KY, you are a very lucky man. Although, there are some folks who have had no issues with their 6.0L. I was just not one of them, but then again, I have "played" with The Granny Truck quite a bit!

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I would stay away from an 03 6.0, but anything march and later 04 you will be fine. I have an 04. It has been a tank so for. 93K and climbing. I cannot complain one bit. & 7.3s are awesome too. If you want more power and a little quicker truck go for the 6.0. If speed and power are not your thing, and you want just a good ol reliable diesel to last 500K a 7.3 is a good choice.
Thinking of buying a PSD also, the manufactured date is 7/03 but the VIN indicates 04 model??? should I stay away or is it good to go?
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