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7.3 to Chatahooch
As I have made the decision earlier last year to rid myself of my 99.5 dually, 7.3 in lieu of a newer 04' 6.0 both 350's. Couple of things I can tell you in the difference I have noticed and am stuck with. Read all the problems with the EGR's ( common and probably the causes for the following items I will mention)
1st - Less fuel economy in the 6.0 vs 7.3 (both stock) of course in the 7.3 always have an extry CPS in the glovebox. The way I drove 65 Mpg, I got almost 24 Mpg in the 7.3 tops 25. In the 6.0, the best I can get at 65 is 15 Mpg. Could make a difference come Summertime!!
EGR - Always will be in your mind on the 6.0, haven't yet performed the delete but very close to doing it because I have replaced the original and cleaned it many times because of issues. That bugger gets real dirty often, so cleaning it is in my maintenance sched.
I really just "Felt" that I had more power as well as reliability with the 7.3 and wish I would have kept the motor!!!
Still with the Great Fords, but a lil' happier with the older truck in the days of no EGR.
Read the posts and the answers to them--
---Worm your way through to see who is abusing their truck for the problems they have and those of them who ask their truck to work for them and then something goes bad.
---Ford Diesel's still performing very well...Time will tell..... Hope you make the right choice for you in keep or swap.