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thinking about buying a diesel...

Hello....I'm considering buying a Ford diesel and wants some real world owners to give me some advice. From what I've read the 7.3 is a fan favorite and the 6.0 is the worst. Let me know what you guys feel
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Check out this forum area for the 99-03 7.3L:
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My 7.3L has been very reliable. I just rolled over 190K and still going strong.
6.0L engines have gained a bad reputation, but there are lots of aftermarket things that can be done to make them reliable. It all depends on what you want, how much you to do to a truck.

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Thanks I'm going to look into the 6.0 upgrades but I may still lean toward the 7.3
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Every psd is good. You just have your handfull of lemons. Bulletproof a 6.0 and you'll have no worries. Buy a 7.3 and you'll have no worries. The 08-10 6.4 is real nice but still costly. Before you buy take someone along that knows what they are looking for. As far as problems they all have something go wrong here and there just pray its nothing ever major. I seen guys on here *****ing about 6.7 having problems. Keep reading and take some notes and you'll be surprised on how much you learn and know what to look for. Good luck on your purchase when it comes time. Eager to hear what you get or look at.

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Thanks guys for the welcome and advice.......I've been taking notes. My Uncle is a dodge man and he is trying to convince me to get a dodge. Claims the Cummins is the way to go.
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