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7.3L or Bulletproofed 6.0

Hey folks,

Just getting back into the powerstroke world after having sold my 7.3l 6 speed a few years back. Should have never done it in the first place but such is life.

Anywho, I have the chance to buy an 2001 F-350 or a bulletproofed 2004 6.0 both running around the same price tag. Both have similar mileage so that point is moot.

The 7.3l is in great shape so I'd have no surprises there.

Deciding on the 6.0, however, is throwing me for a bit of loop. Bells and whistles aside, the seller of the 6.0 advised that his EGR went south. He parked it immediately and proceeded to have it bulletproofed with top of the line parts i.e headstuds, head gasket, egr delete kit, hpop, icp sensor etc etc. While that was being done, he had a professional shop check the heads which showed excellent with no warping, cracks etc.

Now, I'm leaning toward the 6.0 but I'm not sure how the EGR failure prior to the bulletproofing would affect the longevity of the engine? To be honest, I don't even know the 6.0 well enough to even make an educated guess.

Comments from you all would be much appreciated.
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What are you going to do with the truck, Daily Driver, tow rig, race truck, etc? worried about gas mileage?

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For now, just a DD till spring when I get a travel trailer or 5th wheel. Minimum length will be in the 28 ft range.

I'd prefer better gas mileage (money in the pocket right), however, I'm not too concerned about it. Although I am getting up there in age, I still don't mind stompin the pedal on occasion either!!
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Regardless what happened to it before if the p.o. had it studded and deleted with OEM head gaskets and had the heads checked out and decked then that 6.0 would be my choice all day long over the 7.3. The 6.0 willl tow circles around that 7.3 all day and never break a sweat.

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6.0's are pretty awesome once the reliability issues are addressed.
But i like my 7.3

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Have to agree with Joel and Bryan, cause the hard part and the headaches are already takin care of. There is nothing like a newer truck, BUT I do like my 7.3

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stick with what brought ya to the dance 7.3 all the way. there is a reason why they are called legendary. i love my 7.3.

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There is nothing wrong with a bulletproofed 6.0l, why would you send a message to someone like that?

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Thanks for the reply guys.

I do, however, think I found a "fly in the ointment" so to speak with the 6.0L I was considering.

I got sent a list of all the upgrades that were done to the 6.0. I started researching all the parts to familiarize myself with them and then I came to head gaskets. Turns out part of the upgrade was installing a sinister black onyx head gasket. Well, after reading about some of the premature failures of some these gaskets, now I'm not so sure that this particular engine is entirely bulletproofed.

I may have to continue my search for the perfect 6.0L.

.....however, the 7.3's still a candidate. haha
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No worries, Tuscany. I'm old enuff to make up my own mind!!
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