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Old 01-22-2013, 08:20 PM
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most dependable ford diesel?

we all know about the 6.0,, seems like the new 6.7 are having problems especially with turbos going bad.. would you go 7.3,6.4,6.7 then 6.0 in terms of reliability and least problems?
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7.3 first all the rest are a crap shoot.
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6.0 is ok... After you put about 5-6,000 fixing issues
6.4 ok after delete dpf, so if you have emissions no...
6.7 to new, and I herd of turbo issues too...
7.3 keep a spare cps, idm, icp sensor, ipr, and drive it...
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Honestly I would t touch a 6.0 with a 10' stick even if it was bullet proofed.. Unless you want a time bomb


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great info thanks. just wondering what peoples opinions were. i heard that the 6.4 motors were going bad but wasn't sure on them also. thats why i thought 7.3 is way ahead on longevity
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most dependable ford diesel?

It also depends if you want to be able to perform all the work / repairs yourself or not. The 7.3 is WAY easier to work on compared to the 6.4, but it's also how comfortable you are doing certain work on these trucks.
I have 127,xxx on my 6.4, it has all the emission crap deleted, never gives me any trouble (knock on wood).

I'd rather have the 6.4, more power and updated interior but that's just me. Or if I had a 7.3 I'd update the front clip to an 08-10.


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ya i agree. i like that 08 front. i think the 7.3 or 6.4 is the way to go but I'm still learning!
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Me too, hey sometimes you get a Monday built truck and those are the lemons, I like to think I got a Wednesday built truck since its been so good to me lol. But who the fvck really knows!


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Re: most dependable ford diesel?

Is go and did go 7.3. I love ford trucks but to be honest if i was buying a newer rig ans couldn't find a 7.3 I'd go over to the dark side and get a newer Dodge 5.9. Something about a proven motor. Its sad that i don't feel comfortable dropping coin on a new 350 with out the paranoia or getting a crap motor
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Re: most dependable ford diesel?

I believe that we can all say that in stock form the answer is 7.3 hands down.


The 6.0, all it needs is egr delete, BPD oil cooler, FICM by Ed, Edge Insight, and fuel psi gauge. That is as long as you don't tune it. If tuning get some studs. Oh yea and a quality synthetic oil that is changed often.

I loved my 6.0 truely wish that I could have found another one that I liked for the right price in the time frame that I had. If I would have I would not have a 6.7.


The 6.4, I have seen way way to many cracked pistons and holes in blocks from pistons flying out. They make stupid power but you could not pay me to own one.


The 6.7, the C&C and some 2011 trucks have had h3ll with turbo's failing. You have to be real picky about where you get your fuel from. If the CP4 pumps goes out and Ford won't cover it, that's a $11k bill to fix. Also I think that we can all agree that this platform has the most power in stock form.


My 6.7 has just over 10k on it and I have not had a problem one out of it, it is completely stock. I will delete and Spartan tune @ 36k when the bumper to bumper warranty runs out. May I say that is is the best towing vehicle that I have ever towed with.


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