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post #1 of 23 Old 12-29-2009, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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should i replace the 6.0 or buy a used 7.3?

I'm in a dilema. my 03 6.0 needs to be replaced and the cheapest replacement engine I can find (installed and fully accessorized) is $13,500 at the local dealership. For that much money I am considering just putting the money towards a used 7.3. This is a work truck so I need it to be reliable. I have an old 7.3 that won't quite and all the 6.0's I have experience with are not in the least bit reliable. Thoughts?
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Dang man, you could by a good 7.3 for that, so I would just go that direction. Then just sell your left over 6.0 stuff I guess.

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Ya if your looking for dependability and not a hot rod it would be a good investment. you could sell your blown up six liter for quite a bit Im sure. 7.3s tow like champs.

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What about a 12v???

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ALSO- did you talk to your local International truck shop?

Built engine, rods, pushrods, cam, springs. Meth, turbo, injectors, fuel system, oil system. 3 disk billet, billet shafts built trans, 6.0 IC, exhaust, intake. Latter bars, gears, system, tint, HIDs. You know the typical stuff to make a 7.3 get out of its own way... dont brake.
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If you like dodge then yeah do 12v.

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I have not spoke to the international shop. Are they usually cheaper?
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thats who I had do my reman. the 7.3 was around 8500 installed. You might check with them. It will be spendy but you wont be sorry.

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go find a wrecked 7.3 and pull it and toss it in!
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I'm in a dilema. my 03 6.0 needs to be replaced and the cheapest replacement engine I can find (installed and fully accessorized) is $13,500 at the local dealership. For that much money I am considering just putting the money towards a used 7.3. This is a work truck so I need it to be reliable. I have an old 7.3 that won't quite and all the 6.0's I have experience with are not in the least bit reliable. Thoughts?
For $13,000 can you get a 7.3?! Shoot i got mine with 94,xxx miles on it last march for $11,500. On your budget you might be able to finagle a king ranch

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