What to do?
Ok so first off I know that these options really dont involve a powerstroke but I still would really appreciate your guys honest input
I know that a couple of you know what I have been considering the last week as far as what to do with my truck. Basically my truck hasnt run without a problem for over a month for the past year and a half, Ive done everything including pulling the engine to fix crap and now four weeks after doing that with a whole new mess of problems Ive reached my end with the 7.3
As much as I hate to give up its time to throw in the towel. Now I can do a 12v swap in my truck for a very very good price and have money to play around with for performance parts for it and stuff. Downside is that it will take 2 months or so and since Im in college I can only go to my buddies shop where we would do it on the weekends and its three hours away. The other thing is that with the luck Ive had with this truck who is to say that the rest of the truck wont continue to have issue after issue.
Now the other option is buying a 04-06 3rd gen commonrail cummins (yes I know a dodge, wouldnt be my favorite truck) probably with a 6spd. Now the reason for purchasing that truck is that I would not buy another 7.3, and I wouldnt buy a 6.0 for my own reasons. I would love a 6.4 but at this time in my life it is not something I can afford. So I would want something reliable and new and I could get that with a newer cummins but I would be in debt
So what would you guys do, Im really at a loss as to what I want to do and keep going back and forth, its a tough decision and its hard to have to give up on this truck as Ive completely transformed it over the past almost three years but its time to stop dumping money in an endless problem. Thanks again guys for any opinions, I appreciate it