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post #1 of 37 Old 09-02-2013, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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changing motor from a 6.0 to a 7.3

I have a 2006 ford f250 with a 6.0L. I have been doing some research and I believe the 97 7.3 will bolt up to my transmission, and i can use some of the parts from my 6.0. If anybody has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated!!!! and if I'm in the wrong forum please let me know witch on i should be in.
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The 7.3 will not bolt up to your 6.0 trans, you need a 7.3 trans, the bell housing shape is different

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The 7.3 will not bolt up to your 6.0 trans, you need a 7.3 trans, the bell housing shape is different
Hmm.. Ok thanks for the info

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Why would you want to do this swap anyhow?

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Well the head gasket blew and the oil is a light brown in color. And i have 2 97 7.3L and 1 99, I've been pricing parts on both motors and the 7.3 parts are a lot cheaper! But I've only owned the truck for a couple of years and I'm still kinda new to working on diesels, and been told the 7.3's are a better motor

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They are a great motor. You'll be miles and miles ahead if you will just go in and do a gasket and stud job correctly. Not to mention that you will be able to bullet proof the 6.0 for a lot less than a 7.3 swap would cost you. Spend a little time in the 6.0 section and you will find some good info in there. PM me if you have any questions. I can help point you to some pretty good threads.

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Ok thanks for the info

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this swap is kind of a downgrade. I would just fix up the 6.0, or if your dead set on a swap I believe a cummins swap might honestly be an easier task.


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this swap is kind of a downgrade. I would just fix up the 6.0, or if your dead set on a swap I believe a cummins swap might honestly be an easier task.
Really... why do you say that?

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Why would it be a down grade?

Hello, I have a 2006 f250, crew cab 6.0 .
58v super swamps ficm
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