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Old 10-04-2007, 10:59 AM
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7.3 or 6.0

Hi.

This might be a violent topic. I don't want to start a war. Please play nice.
/me ducks

For some reason, when I decided that I was going to get a F350 or F450 a few months ago, I also decided that the 99-03 7.3L was the only thing that I wanted. Now I keep seeing these 03 and 04 6.0 popping up that are very close to what I want except they are 6.0.

Now I can't remember what I read that was so horrible the 6.0. I seem to remember reading that they had terrible gas mileage and massive engine problems, but now I can't seem to find that info.

Does anyone know where I can view a comparison of them?

Thanks in advance to all!

I thought maybe I should edit this and put the following in:
I plan on getting a dually 4x4, and I plan on hauling a Truck camper that will weigh about 4500#s in the bed of the truck.
Would love a manual tranny and crewcab but that doesn't seem to exsist.

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Old 10-04-2007, 12:19 PM
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Nm. I just found a ton of info.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:19 PM
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Manual trucks are hard to find.

Both engines are great. The 7.3 has a better reputation, but most 6.0's do well.

Some early 6.0's ('03-'04) had problems with injectors, head seal, EGR, turbos and some other things. If you find a 6.0 you like, just get an Oasis report ran to see what kind of problems it has had. Usually the bad engines are pretty obvious.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:33 PM
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Looks like pipe covered it pretty much.

Any year 7.3 is reliable. If you're going to get a 6.0 get the auto - it's the best out there.

good luck!
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:47 AM
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I've also read that the 7.3's are a little more stout and that the 6.0's don't stand up as well to a lot of modification. I don't need all the add-ons and monster hp and I'm happy with my bulletproof 7.3.
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