Originally Posted by zolson
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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