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Old 01-06-2008, 10:37 PM
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6.0 or 7.3 decision

I am in the market for a "new" used truck. I found a very nice used one owner 04 F350 with 65k for only $25,000. It has the 6.0 & I know this subject has been beat to death, but I just wanted some extra input. Due to the related problems with the 6.0, I am a little hesitant. The current owner said that the only thing that was done was a lifter replaced. I don't know if I should seriously consider this truck or look for an older model with a 7.3? Please help me for I need to get a truck soon. Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:55 PM
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what ever you decide get a car fax and a Oasis report...... if it were me i would get a 7.3L but im biased because i own one
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:00 PM
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65k and it had a lifter installed. Listen ill be the first to say 6.0 all the way but put it this way..my truck is an 03 I got it about 3 months ago it had 67k on it when I got it..MINT..Literally, I mean MINT..its got a 6.0, it was bone stock when I had it. I love the thing to death..I would love to get a 7.3 as well, but would never sell/trade it for my 6.0. Both great engines, some will say 7.3 others will say 6.0 But for 25k and it had engine probs already, I would say keep looking, I found a 7.3 and passed on it and about a week later found my mint 6.0. Sealed the deal at 21k tax, title, Extended warranty to 97k. I would say keep looking man

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Old 01-07-2008, 12:36 AM
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7.3L

I have a 96 7.3L with 220,000 miles and I would not trade it for the world. Best friend drives a 2005 6.0L and I can outpull him and get better fuel mileage while doing it. The 6.0 is not all it is cracked up to be. I would say go with the 7.3 if at all possible.
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id say try and drive both and see wut u like and then decide !!!
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what ever you decide get a car fax and a Oasis report......
I also am biased because all I have driven is 6.0's so of course I am going to say get that. Just get what ever you like the best.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:24 AM
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Own a 6.0, have driven both. My impression was that the 6.0 had a little more punch, but that's stock.

When I was looking to buy back in August, I saw several 05 6.0's with 50k-60k miles for $25k, so that price isn't so good that you should jump immediately. I ended up paying 31 for an 06 F350 with crew cab and duallies, and just love it.
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id say try and drive both and see wut u like and then decide !!!
I agree drive both if it was me it would be another 7.3 mine is about to turn 200,000 miles and has been a great truck but either way you can't go wrong just check it over good and get what you like best good luck ! !
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im in a similar situation...
im looking for a truck and found a really nice 2004 6.0...
but im wondering if i should look for a 7.3
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I look at it this way. If you want something you can add a little more power to and still be very reliable...get the 7.3. If you want something you can add a whole lot more power to and has a better tranny but may have to do a few minor things to...get the 6.0. If you do get a 6.0, you can put head studs, new head gaskets, an EGR delete and an SCT with a good tune, I don't think you will have many problems at all.
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