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post #1 of 9 Old 09-16-2009, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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New to the 6.0

Well, finally sold my pristine 1996 F250 extended cab, 4x4 7.3. 241k miles and still looks almost new (no rust either, and in Indiana that's saying something!).

Bought a mint 2004 just like my other one, but of course with the 6.0 (57k miles on this one). I have sure heard a lot about the 6.0 compared to the 7.3. I guess my question is, what can I expect? What should I look for and what will go wrong first? A lot of my buddies have these and have never experienced a problems, but I have sure heard a lot of stories. Is it all myth?

BTW, never did much of anything to the 7.3. Belts, hoses, alternator, brakes and fresh oil and filter every 4k miles. A friend now owns her so I'll see her once in a while!
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Welcome to the Addiction um I mean Org! Drive that thing like you stole it and let the good times roll. My truck is my first diesel and I have to say I LOVE it, no problems to date 56K on the ticker.

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Normally you are only gonna here the horror stories because people love to spread bad news for some reason. Yes there are more things that could possibly go wrong but they can be easily fixed and then in my opinion you will have a better motor than the 7.3

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welcome to the org, what part of indiana are you from?

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I assume as with anything on the internet, a few whiners can make a lot of noise. My other passion is guns/shooting, and it's the same on those sites.

The two guys that work for me have 2004 and 2007 strokers and have never had a problem. Not one. I'll drive this one like the old 7.3 and see what happens. I'm a fanatic when it comes to maintaining vehicles, and I'm sure that will go a long way towards keeping this one running. The '96 was mine for 11 years and 190k miles, and she looked like NEW when we parted ways. I expect no different from this one.

BTW, I'm from the NE part of IN.
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Today while i was filling up the rig, my truck wouldn't start. Good thing i live in a small town and the people are nice. Got jumped, then went to the shop in town and they think it is the alternator goes into shop Monday.

Just bought truck last wed.
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Today while i was filling up the rig, my truck wouldn't start. Good thing i live in a small town and the people are nice. Got jumped, then went to the shop in town and they think it is the alternator goes into shop Monday.

Just bought truck last wed.
The alternator in my '96 went out last spring after 235,000 miles. It was the easiest replacement in the world. Right on top of the motor, in front, three bolts. Took about 10 minutes. I haven't look at the alternator on the '04, but something tells me it's a little harder to get to.
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welcome to the org, dont be too scared of the 6.0 people like to spred doom and gloom. I have had 2 and have had great experiences with them

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I have had 4 of them. I drive all of them like I stole them. They have all been stock and have not had a problem out of any of them. Take it for what you want but it has worked for me. Current rig has 150k on it and weights in at about 14K everyday.JJ

04 F-550 CC 6.0 4x4 cab n chassis 4.88 XLT 193K
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97 F-350 CC 7.3 ZF-5 4x4 4.10 324K
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