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Old 01-27-2014, 04:07 PM
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Hi folks I'm new to this forum and a previous 7.3 powerstroke owner. I am in the market for a used diesel truck in the next few months. I have looked online and seen a few 6.7's that are in my budget however they have between 125k- 150k on the clock. What kind of mileage can you expect to get out of these engines before you need to sink a bunch of money into them? My previous 7.3 needed only fluid changes and 1 cps to get me to 260k before I sold it do these new engines have similar reliability.
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6.7 seems to be doing pretty good compared to the **** box 60 and 6.4, should of kept the 7.3, my opinion
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:46 PM
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The 7.3 isnt even in the same category as 6.7. First off an engine actually has to make some power to break so no wonder the 7.3 lasts so long. The V6 in my caddilac srx puts out more horsepower and almost as much torque as the 7.3. And if you take care of anything itll last as long as you want it to. My 6.0 was a great example of that and it would still put a 7.3 to shame. My 6.7 hands down is the most refined 3/4 ton truck i've owned and has been very reliable. All while making twice the horsepower and twice the torque as the 90's technology 7.3. Just sayin

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The 6.7 is a nice truck, but I guarantee you that in the long run the 6.7 will cost you more than the 7.3. It requires the cab to be removed for a lot of engine repairs/ work vs the 7.3 doesn't require cab removal for engine work. So that's something to consider- you got the cash to do pay for cab off repairs? Depending on shops, it runs between $1,000-1,800 for cab removal, or do you plan to do it yourself. Check the price of injectors vs a 7.3. Everything cost way more on a 6.7 vs a 7.3. Yeah I love the newer diesels but I sure can't afford to fix them when they need it. I can afford to fix my 7.3 and I can do the work in my driveway vs a 6.7.


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The 7.3 extremely even in the same category as 6.7. First off an engine actually has to make some power to break so no wonder the 7.3 lasts so long. The V6 in my caddilac srx puts out more horsepower and almost as much torque as the 7.3. And if you take care of anything itll last as long as you want it to. My 6.0 was a great example of that and it would still put a 7.3 to shame. My 6.7 hands down is the most refined 3/4 ton truck i've owned and has been very reliable. All while making twice the horsepower and twice the torque as the 90's technology 7.3. Just sayin
Well my 7.3 was chipped and I was extremely happy with the power, I just really like the look of the new truck. Does the 6.7 have about the same power as a 7.3 with the chip in the 120 setting?
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Well my 7.3 was chipped and I was extremely happy with the power, I just really like the look of the new truck. Does the 6.7 have about the same power as a 7.3 with the chip in the 120 setting?

Not even close lol. The 6.7 will whip the 7.3 like a red headed step child


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zica had a cupped 7.3 in my EX and loved it. It was a very easy engine to work on and did everything I asked of it BUT........

I would not trade my 6.7 KR for a dozen 7.3s even with the "potential" maintenance costs of the 6.7.

The 6.7 will be my last tow truck and I expect to get 15 years out of it. Much more comfort, technology and capability comes with some expense.

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I'm glad you like your truck dude, it looks good and I' sure she runs great. But I dont really see the point of your argument. Of course the 6.7 injectors are more money, they're capable of up to 5 injection events per combustion cycle resulting in a much quieter more efficient burn. The HEUI injectors in the 7.3 are pretty old technology, reliable yes but its like comparing a motorola razor flip phone to an Iphone 5s. And honestly you could have a 150-200 rwhp chip and the 6.7 would still be more powerful. Difference is that 7.3 better have a lot of tranny work done to it for that to work. I guess what I'm saying is that a 78 highboy is easier to work on to but it's no where near the truck either

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I'm glad you like your truck Mts678, it looks good and I' sure she runs great. But I dont really see the point of your argument. Of course the 6.7 injectors are more money, they're capable of up to 5 injection events per combustion cycle resulting in a much quieter more efficient burn. The HEUI injectors in the 7.3 are pretty old technology, reliable yes but its like comparing a motorola razor flip phone to an Iphone 5s. And honestly you could have a 150-200 rwhp chip and the 6.7 would still be more powerful. Difference is that 7.3 better have a lot of tranny work done to it for that to work. I guess what I'm saying is that a 78 highboy is easier to work on to but it's no where near the truck either

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Not even close lol. The 6.7 will whip the 7.3 like a red headed step child


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Wow! I will deffinetly need to drive one then
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