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Old 11-15-2011, 04:31 PM
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should I trade my 7.3 for a 6.0

So we are in need of an suv so why not an Excursion? Love my 02 powerstroke 7.3 with 153K. Was offered a 2003 with the 6.0 all new injectors and egr @ 120K It's got 148K as of now. Any thoughts? Both are 4X4 and loaded up. 7.3 has some bolt on 6.0 stock. Don't know much about the 6.0
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:20 PM
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i would stay away from the 03 6.0 thay had all kinds of problems. personally i would never trade a 7.3 for a 6.0 . i would try to find an excursion with a 7.3.
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first off dont listen to all the people on here saying 6.0 are junk.. mine has 200k on it with stock head gaskets running a tuner.. i have both a 7.3 and a 6.0 if you want a truck where you can skip oil changes and not want to keep up maintanance and want to drive slow get a 7.3 if you keep up maintanace and want a truck that will do circles around a 7.3 get a 6.0..
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:33 PM
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oh yea my 6.0 has the 03 motor in it
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If it's been taken care of you are willing to put a little time into it with studs/deletes etc you will have a wonderful SUV that will run great! I have tried to find somebody to trade for a 6.0 but most people want 4wd that's what is holding me back so I say go for it!
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first off dont listen to all the people on here saying 6.0 are junk.. mine has 200k on it with stock head gaskets running a tuner.. i have both a 7.3 and a 6.0 if you want a truck where you can skip oil changes and not want to keep up maintanance and want to drive slow get a 7.3 if you keep up maintanace and want a truck that will do circles around a 7.3 get a 6.0..
Exactly what he said! 6.0's are good engines once you address all the common weak spots. They are more delicate then a 7.3 but they run so much better. I love a 7.3 and their tough engines, but their slugs compared to a 6.0.

Just about every model year of the 6.0 was a little different. A lot of people say the 03 year was junk but I disagree. 03 and 04 model year engines have some issues with high pressure oil pumps, but they don't suffer from the STC fitting issues that plague 05 up engines. Also 03's have much less issues with EGR coolers then later years.

Since an 05 model year engine was never offered in the excursion you don't have much choice anyway. You are either going to have an 03 or 04 year engine so it doesn't much matter.

Personally I love the Excursion and have been thinking about getting one for awhile. If I was going to get one it would definitely be a 6.0.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:29 AM
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Probably the only way I'd trade my 7.3 is to get a 6.4
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:34 AM
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why do you wana trade? if there the same just a 6.0 and a 7.3 there is a reason the 6.0 owner wants your 7.3!
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my dad had an 03 6.0 with 175k on it and it was kind of maintained, he was a quick lube guy and he never had an issue. Sure some things were going bad when he sold it but it never missed a beat.
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thanks for all the input! We will see what's this weekend and will let you all know.
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