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i love my 7.3, with that said it is a 11 years old truck and i had to do injector cups out the gate(common problem on 7.3s)
the 7.3 and the gasers are going to be the most reliable out of the box,
the 6.0 can be made reliable/has the most power out of the options, but it takes some work, so if you have time on your hands and a good set of tools, it can be build into a reliable motor, but there are rare cases in the bunch that are good.
for the 7.3, stay away from the e99(has less power/cat) and the 01(has a diode in the trans that can fry it)
honestly when i bought mine, i looked at a 05 6.0 lariet for 3 grand more than my 02 7.3 xlt, i pulled the oasis for the 6.0(3 pages long) and walked away, i paid 14k for my xlt cclb in april with 116k miles and 1 owner, the 6.0 was going for 17k with 100k miles
as for the gaser, the 5.4 2v seems a little sluggish in the superdutys(they are heavy trucks)(use to drive them all the time in the air force), so if you want gas, go for the v10
2002 F250 7.3/JW Tow master 4r100 206
Mods:explorer heater valve, WR GP relay, RiffRAff boots, lariat overhead console, Hydra chip, 6637 mod, 6.0 cooler, AIH delete and isspro2 trans, egt, and boost gauges. 92 gallon aux tank with a total capacity of 130gallons, 1800 mile range
, 4" MBRP straight Piped. 2" Warrior shackles