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Which would be better?

Ok well there is a 2003 6.0 and a 2003 7.3.

The 2003 6.0 has 230k miles on it and has been supposedly maintained really well and i was wondering if i should invest in that one or should i invest in a 2003 7.3l instead that has 210k miles on it. I know the 7.3s can last forever but was wondering about the 6s?

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Question is, is the 6.0 head studded or deleted, what are the deltas, that's allot of miles on a 6.0 if it has not been maintained properly, how mechanically inclined are you the 7.3 can take a lot more neglect than the 6.0. There is plenty of good information on here you should read before purchasing a 6.0 I would go for the 7.3 but I myself have been looking a 6.0s but am looking for the right one that has been maintained well but I am also prepared to do the deletes and studs myself these are jut a few questions you have to ask yourself


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Question is, is the 6.0 head studded or deleted, what are the deltas, that's allot of miles on a 6.0 if it has not been maintained properly, how mechanically inclined are you the 7.3 can take a lot more neglect than the 6.0. There is plenty of good information on here you should read before purchasing a 6.0 I would go for the 7.3 but I myself have been looking a 6.0s but am looking for the right one that has been maintained well but I am also prepared to do the deletes and studs myself these are jut a few questions you have to ask yourself


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Im pretty new to diesels, but im pretty decent mechanically and what i dont know my dad would know. It says the 6.0 has been maintained really well with an oil change every 3000 miles and all the other stuff but im not sure if it is studded or deleted though. thanks for the help though
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ask for records on both trucks, whats the end goal? if your looking to go real fast real cheap get the 6.0, if your looking for longevity and never quit get the 7.3, both when maintained are great trucks, but if its not going to be hooked to a trailer often get the 6.0, especially if its cheaper

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ask for records on both trucks, whats the end goal? if your looking to go real fast real cheap get the 6.0, if your looking for longevity and never quit get the 7.3, both when maintained are great trucks, but if its not going to be hooked to a trailer often get the 6.0, especially if its cheaper
Im looking for something to be fast and just overall the best to drive for all situations
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No problem man the 6.0 had tons more get up and go if the temps are in check and has been maintained I would go for the 6.0 and immediately flush it and throw a coolant filter on it you would be surprised how much trouble can come from the coolant and casting sand this is a picture of my 7.3s first coolant filter the second one was spotless Attachment 118177 this was after a flush and about 1000 miles. The 6.0s oil cooler and egr cooler plugs up from this mess the 7.3s oil cooler is allot less forgiving. After owning 3 7.3s I am wanting a 6.0 a friend a I just bullet proofed a 04 6.0 took us about 3 days not full days a Friday evening and sat and Sunday got a kit for 1700 bucks off eBay that came with all the gaskets and studs and sct programmer made sure the heads were good first they are animals when they are done right.


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No problem man the 6.0 had tons more get up and go if the temps are in check and has been maintained I would go for the 6.0 and immediately flush it and throw a coolant filter on it you would be surprised how much trouble can come from the coolant and casting sand this is a picture of my 7.3s first coolant filter the second one was spotless [ this was after a flush and about 1000 miles. The 6.0s oil cooler and egr cooler plugs up from this mess the 7.3s oil cooler is allot less forgiving. After owning 3 7.3s I am wanting a 6.0 a friend a I just bullet proofed a 04 6.0 took us about 3 days not full days a Friday evening and sat and Sunday got a kit for 1700 bucks off eBay that came with all the gaskets and studs and sct programmer made sure the heads were good first they are animals when they are done right.


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Alright sounds good and one more thing. 2003 Ford F250 is 4x4 6.0 crew cab powerstroke diesel has a 4" Exhaust with bullet muffler, AFE Cold Air Intake, egr delete, 6" Lift Kit, 35" Trail Grappler Tires, Black Fuel Rims, New alternator, 2 new batteries, new FICM, new injectors, New Glow Plug Module, JVC touch display stereo with Bluetooth, tinted windows, COLD A/C, automatic locks and windows, step bars, HID Head Lights and has 230k miles. Oil is changed every 3000 miles (Rotella), fuel filters changed every 8000 miles. This truck looks and runs great. Title in hand! $15,000. That is all the info on the 6.0, do you think thats a reasonable price or should i try to jew em down alot more? ill always jew though haha
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Tell daddy to put his pocket book away. You're not grown up enough to own a diesel. You posted in another thread titled the same as this one that you want to know which one to buy based on which one will "roll more coal".


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Ok well there is a 2003 6.0 and a 2003 7.3.

The 2003 6.0 has 230k miles on it and has been supposedly maintained really well and i was wondering if i should invest in that one or should i invest in a 2003 7.3l instead that has 210k miles on it. I know the 7.3s can last forever but was wondering about the 6s? And lastly which would "roll more coal"?

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Tell daddy to put his pocket book away. You're not grown up enough to own a diesel. You posted in another thread titled the same as this one that you want to know which one to buy based on which one will "roll more coal".
To begin with i never said thats what i was basing my buy on... I said which one would do more... learn to read and not to assume stuff a hole...
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That's not to bad of a price With all those extras I would get It do a coolant filter and head studs and you should have a good truck for a while just do all your proper matinance. Plenty of oil changes and fuel filters and the 03 turbo sounds like a jet. Taking off man I want one so bad It's just hard for me to give up my 01 7.3 it's a labor of love


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