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Old 12-01-2013, 09:29 AM
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Hi All,

Well its all down to you guys....I need the honest opinion and survey...Here we go!

2005 F350 Crew Cab Lariet Long Bed 187,000mi...$11k-$12k price

-Seals replaced,tranny flushed,stud under warranty, oil pump done, and mechanically good.

Other option is this:

2001 F250 Crew Cab Lariet 7.3l short bed 155,000mi $12k-13k price

-Truck is in good shape


Note: I need to know which one would you choose and what gas mileage would you get out of both considering Ill be driving almost 100mi a day.

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:19 AM
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They both seem like nice trucks from the information given. The 7.3 will have less power but probably a little more reliable. The 6.0 will have more power a little more up to date interior. They both will probably get about the same mpg. I myself would go for the 7.3
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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What is the truck going to be doing? Only DD? Heavy tow, etc.???

6.0 has a much better trans but the 7.3 engine will be way more reliable. Typically.

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Going to be a daily driver....tow a small 6x12 big trx trailer once in a blue moon...only mods will be a intake and chip..other than that nothing else..
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Going to be a daily driver....tow a small 6x12 big trx trailer once in a blue moon...only mods will be a intake and chip..other than that nothing else..
Do some more research. Get Oasis reports for both. Carfax, etc. I think you'll like the short bed better for parking n backing the trailer a bit better. You'll be able to have a 1 piece drive shaft. 6pos chips are way more convenient than the SCT for the 6.0.

Get or borrow a scangauge II to check deltas on the 6.0. It may have oil cooler/EGR issues without noticing.

I'd say get the 7.3 if thats all your ever going to tow. Down the road get itself a trans cooler for a 6.0.

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I got Vin for the 2005 so I am going to check it out tomorrow...Been researching and comparing trucks....Any idea how long the 6.0l last mileage wise?....I use to have a OBS PS with a 7.3 high miles....Just curious if anyone here could post there mileage on there 6.0l?..

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:21 PM
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I got Vin for the 2005 so I am going to check it out tomorrow...Been researching and comparing trucks....Any idea how long the 6.0l last mileage wise?....I use to have a OBS PS with a 7.3 high miles....Just curious if anyone here could post there mileage on there 6.0l?..

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As long as u monitor ur Delta's closely, keep fresh synthetic oil they can last quite a while. But typically a 7.3 will far outlast a 6.0. Not saying it can't be the other way around, but again, not typically.

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How do I monitor the Delta's.....Seems 7.3l are so much easier to maintain...
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Get or borrow a scangauge II to check deltas on the 6.0. It may have oil cooler/EGR issues without noticing.

I'd say get the 7.3 if thats all your ever going to tow. Down the road get itself a trans cooler for a 6.0.

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