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Old 08-26-2013, 06:28 AM
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thinking about getting a powerstroke

i'm thinking about getting a newer truck in the near future, either a 7.3 or 6.0 probably. i wouldn't tow much but i want one and i wouldn't be the only one that drives one for pleasure lol. the problem is my work is only 2 miles away, so it wouldn't reach operating temp. in winter, but if i let it idle for 10min. before i left would i be ok, because i do have a 45km drive to the country once or twice a week to clean her out. what do you think, buy one or forget it?
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:29 AM
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Well what are your purposes for wanting to own a diesel?
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:40 AM
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Sounds like a stock 6.0 would be a decent truck for you. If you want something to tune and build then a 7.3 is a cheaper option. However remember the 7.3 is cold blooded. Mine always starts no matter what in the winter as long as you use the block warmer.
By all means if you want a diesel truck, buy one!
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:44 AM
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However remember the 7.3 is cold blooded. Mine always starts no matter what in the winter as long as you use the block warmer.
What he said. 7.3L, That B!tch is cold blooded, but this past winter I never used my block heater and never had a problem starting. And it was COLD here in New Hampshire this past winter
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:24 AM
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why do i want a diesel you ask? heres why- you only live once and i love everything about them the look, the smell, the smoke, the sound and they haul-*** and i love everything about them. like i said i don't need one but i really want one. so you think if i plugged it in even when its -30 and drove only 2 miles a few times a week i'd be ok?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:28 AM
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Yeah as long as you were religious about plugging the truck in. Let it idle for 10 mins and warm up a little. Maintenance is important as well when only running the truck that little of time a day. Make sure to drive it more than just that in a day, you will love the truck so I'm sure that's not a problem lol
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:30 AM
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Well most people have a purpose of wanting a diesel. I had a F150 when I fist signed up for the forums, I have always wanted a diesel, But I NEEDED one to tow my 13K lbs company trailer!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:24 PM
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its purpose is to haul me and my quad around and look cool doing it XD are 6.0s reliable as long as you leave them stock?
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:29 PM
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Yes and no, some are, and some arent. A lot of people just bulletproof them in order to keep them reliable, and then they are really fast. However if you don't bulletproof them you could have problems of a turbo going bad to a coolant blockage. Look it up on the 6.0 page.

7.3 is all around more reliable and mechanically sound, however they aren't as fast, and they have the 4R100 trans instead of the 5R110. Do some searching on this site for 7.3 vs 6.0 and you should find lots of information.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:35 PM
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"look kool doing it"..................

Want it to roal coal too?
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