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6.0 or 7.3?

Hey guys, my step mom is looking into buying a powerstroke. She has to drive about 75 miles per day for work. She doesn't mind putting some money into a 6.0 but she wants it to last a LONG time. Any suggestions?

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i mean if you thro 5 grand at the 6.0 and make it "bullet proofed as f***" if you do egr delete, better oil cooler, head studs and head gaskets and a tuner to cancel the EGR code, and then youll probably get around 20 mpgs. At that point the 6.0 is bullet proof pretty much, but the 7.3 on the other hand if you tune it and put an exhaust on itll get about 17-20 mpgs around town, im not sure about highway. IMO 7.3 is the way to go, but there is nothing wrong with a 6.0
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i mean if you thro 5 grand at the 6.0 and make it "bullet proofed as f***" if you do egr delete, better oil cooler, head studs and head gaskets and a tuner to cancel the EGR code, and then youll probably get around 20 mpgs. At that point the 6.0 is bullet proof pretty much, but the 7.3 on the other hand if you tune it and put an exhaust on itll get about 17-20 mpgs around town, im not sure about highway. IMO 7.3 is the way to go, but there is nothing wrong with a 6.0
Until your tranny in the 7.3 goes..... What's a good built one cost now 4-5k?

Fact of the matter is both trucks have their pitfalls, it just depends what you want to deal with. The only problem I see is that everyone is so stuck with the judgement that 6.0s are junk. Anyone on this forum who's done any reading on 6.0s knows that is not the case. But due to this judgement people think that 7.3s are gold and sell for ridiculous prices. Let's face it they're still 10 yr old vehicles other things wear out. Chances are that you can pick up a newer lower mileage 6.0 for cheaper than a 7.3, make sure its healthy, do some preventative works, slap a monitor on it, and come out cheaper than what you would have paid for a 7.3 and did the transmission.

Just my opinion, I may be a little partial to 6.0 cause I own one but its just the way I look at it and how it worked for me.

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7.3 is way more reliable, i own both, have had more problems with my 6.0 then i ever have with my 7.3, never had any tranny or engines problems on the 7.3, bone stock motor

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I say get the 6.0L. I have also had the 7.3L.

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6.0 or 7.3?

I'd say 6.0. The truck's themselves are built really well and the motor is great if you bulletproof it and keep up one maintenance.


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7.3 all the way you can put a lot more miles on a 7.3 compared to a 6.0. and theres a reason you can buy a newer nicer 6.0 cheaper than an older 7.3 they are just a better motor.

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7.3 all the way you can put a lot more miles on a 7.3 compared to a 6.0. and theres a reason you can buy a newer nicer 6.0 cheaper than an older 7.3 they are just a better motor.
Can you please show me where a newer nicer 6.0 is cheaper than an older 7.3? Because I've yet to find one. And the 7.3 IMHO isn't all it's cracked up to be. And where do you get the idea that you can put more miles on a 7.3? There are guys here on the org. with 300k+ miles in their 6.0 and they are still running well.


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Can you please show me where a newer nicer 6.0 is cheaper than an older 7.3? Because I've yet to find one. And the 7.3 IMHO isn't all it's cracked up to be. And where do you get the idea that you can put more miles on a 7.3? There are guys here on the org. with 300k+ miles in their 6.0 and they are still running well.


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i have no clue, and some people just have better luck, but when you own both a 6.0 and 7.3 and the 6.0 has had double the problems, that tells something

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