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post #1 of 48 Old 05-19-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ford sent a guy away. But maybe gained a Gal

I had a previous customer in here a few minutes ago, He has a 05 5.9 Fat bottom 4x4 w 4:10's He gets 15 hwy w/ a straight pipe and 40K clocked. Anyway has had 7.3 03 and 6.0 04, All 4x4 cc. I asked him out of all, If he had to purchase a NEW truck and all three motors were still in production, Which would he choose, He can even choose 6.4 or 6.7.
He answered very quickly. 7.3.
What is it with you guy's and the 7.3L. Has it never let you down? Would you put your wife and kid's in it and send them on a 1000k trip?When you get up for a hard day's work, Is it like a puppy wagging her tale in delight to see you. Does she start quick and run hard?
I am very very happy with my 6.0L. Stock I smoked my buddy's 7.3 with a small Eco tune he had. But speed/racing is not why I own my beauty. ( It is a perk)
I just wanted to here from a few that have owned a 7.3L and a few others. Be it the 6.0L/5.9L 12 / 5.9L 24 / 6.4L 6.7L / Dura max.
Whatever your experience's are.
There is a reason for this. My wife and I were discussing fuel prices the other day with her family. I was bragging on the benefits of having a diesel and the benefits they carry ( Bio ). Her brother said, " Why don't you sell Mary's Titan and get her a diesel" Then you would have a reason to produce BIO. Her response to this was Hell no. Or they are to big or even they are to loud. It was. " I do not need the truck bed anymore " So this leads me to believe I MIGHT be able to get her to buy off on the EXCURSION. As everybody knows. These can be purchased w/ a 6.0L or 7.3L
And once again. I love my 6.0L.

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well speed doesn't always matter... we like the reiliablity of the 7.3L... well I don't like it any more cause I don't have my truck but don't hate that more people out their would rather have a 7.3L

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its just a no BS diesel motor(no emissions crap), good power with a few mods, and is as reliable as they get, and i love the way it sounds. Not only that its wrapped in the best truck around. I dont know what it is but I love this truck and this motor

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the 7.3 motor is simply the **** and that is mostly because it is extremly reliable and tough and like scheidt27 said it is wrapped around the best truck
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hey ya'll,

i have a first gen 7.3 ('95 model) and i wouldnt trade it for anything in the world... she has right at 200,000 on the odometer and the worst repair ive had to to was replace the fuel pump and the fuel filter canister ( just did it about 2000 miles ago). she still gets up and goes like when she was a few yrs old......

Im actually looking for a good used '00-02 7.3 powered F-350 to buy....




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well....myy 7.3 may not be the fastest...but i trust it more. the 6.0 has to work alot harder to produce the same or more amount of power. the 7.3 may eat up more money in mods to get it to produce mad power, but once its there its not going to be workin AS hard ya know? Less stress on everything....That just what iv heard.

the 6.0 bodys like 06 05 look alot better IMO tho.

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The 7.3 is a beast and the 6.0 is a dog. 7.3 are relaible and can hold their speed. 6.0's work hard to do what the 7.3 can do and can't hold their speed as well.
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and the 5.9 is just a 7.3 with 6 cylinders packed into a Dodge wrapper.

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Bryan, I have owned 7.3's most all ,y driving life. My first diesel at 16 was a 1991 f-250 ext cab. no turbo. had to stand on that thing to get it to go, but i loved it and fell in love with diesels. Ever since then, i've had 7.3 turbos! I have NEVER had a major problem with one. :knockonwood: They have always gone when i put my foot on the pedal. and yes, i have loaded up the wife and kids numerous times to go on those cross texas trips im always on. I'd put her in it and tell her to go anywhere if i needed to. Thankfully she has her own vehicle

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