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Old 02-15-2014, 03:34 PM
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I have held on to the 7.3 for 14 years.It has been a good truck and engine for me.I have replaced the alternator,water pump and the famous glow plug relay(many times),it has been a bear on brakes.
So it is time to upgrade to the 6.7.Not happy about it but it is what it is.
the truck has 170,000 km on it and was used to haul my 12000 lb 5th wheel and the the truck is just to old to trust hauling the trailer anymore(gaskets,hoses,belts etc)
my dealer,after discounts and promotions,23,000.00 off the price of the new one
I am going from a Lariat super cab to a lariat crew cab.
What are the points to look for on the 6.7?
The 6.0 was ,well,the 6.0;6.4 meh did not seem much better,the 6.7 SEEMS to be holding its own?
the 7.3 is hard to give up as it was as reliable as an anvil.
any feedback is appreciated.
I bought the 7.3 new and changed the oil twice a year and changed all other lubes every 50000 km.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:04 AM
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your worried about 105k miles on a 7.3?

seriously, just do all the normal maintenance and you should have no problems for the next 14 years.
when stuff goes wrong on these new trucks its quite expensive.

most 7.3's have close to 200k miles and are running fabulous.
i bought mine with 204k miles and plan on keeping it.
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:35 PM
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not worried one bit about that engine,it will still be going strong after I am gone.
rest of truck is nickel and dimeing me to death.
With what I got with discounts and trade in it was to good a deal to pass up,after 14 years.
who ever gets it will get a good truck.
I would transplanr that 7.3 into the new truck,if I could.I may not have went fast,but it ALWAYS went.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:59 PM
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ya ive been down that road too. the new trucks are nice i agree, they have come a long way in terms of comfort etc.
ive fixed a lot of little things on my truck as well.
but if you replace them with quality parts they last.

ya you wont have any problems selling it
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:53 PM
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Seadog, I feel your pain. I have a 1996 7.3 and a 2011 6.7. I love the old 7.3, but you are right, little things keep popping up that nickle and dime you all the time. Going from one truck to the other, for me, is akin to going from a Sopwith Camel to an F-35 Lightning. I'll still hang on to my OBS truck, but that 6.7 sure is a sweet ride!
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So
I had the 2014 for the day from the dealer
oh my
800 lb of twist is fun when it is attached to 400 ponies.
Super cab to a crew cab and still(if the computer is anywhere near on in rgds to mileage) and with winter diesel,the truck was showing better mileage on winter diesel than I get with summer diesel on the 7.3 and quiet.
Than I looked under the hood...yikes.They should weld that down a give to access to all the dipsticks and fill poing somewhere outside the cab.
I know there is an engine in there because the truck moves but working on anything on that baby is going to be a nightmare.
I also read in the owners manual that the DEF will freeze in the cold.I will have to talf to someone about that as the truck will sit for a month at atime while I am at work.
Also all the stuff on regeneration.I am almost sure that the Space shuttle had fewer instructions on maint.
Should be interesting.I ordered my truck today and should be here first of May.Tried to spec out a King Ranch(I f I have to lokk at it every day for at least 10 years....)and found out that they are balanced out;ie apparently they are producing no more 2014 KR's(at least for up here)
Kind of early to shut of the lights on a 2014 model.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:06 PM
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Seadog,
Where in Canada are you? And if you're in BC, what do you want for your truck?
I'd love to upgrade to a well maintaned, low KM Lariat
Swap all my mods over and then sell my truck.

Seriously. Let me know what they offer you for trade value
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:12 PM
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rest of truck is nickel and dimeing me to death.
Just say you want a shiny new truck... you are probably spending at the very least 20k + your trade in. Youd spend a fraction of that to fix/replace any worn out part on your other truck.

its your money though, car salespeople have to eat too.
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I see you are from Georgia.
Lucky you,12 months of (mostly) summer and very little snow.
Which means very little road salt,which after 14 years plays havoc with everything on a vehicle.
Right now.on the 7.3,I have a service engine light that comes on,off,on,off.
The abs light is on(have replaced sensors and all brakes).
Just had new from stub axle on passenger side and on and on and on
I all I wanted was a shiny new truck,I would have traded when it was 5,not 14.
After a while when you reach a tipping point.
The dealer tells me I have a rusted out manifold bolt
MAY have a leak in the oil pan(have to remove the engine for that one)
We will do the brakes...for 2 grand( I did them my self for 700 in parts),but had to spend another 800 on two seized rear calipers and two rear brake lines that ruptured soon as I hit the brake pedal after putting on the new brake parts(labour in)
It all adds up to more than the truck is worth.I have every work order that was done on that truck,and it is a good truck.
I f I figure how to post a pic here I can show you that this truck is still good looking,but I cannot trust it anymore,as far as a daily around town driver,it would last forever,but lashing the 12000 lb 5 th wheeler to it,no so much.
Replacing everything with quality parts(which I do) is the way to go,but not every other month of the year,i would sooner spend the coin on a new one that rebuild the old dear from the wheels up.
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they offered me 10 grand for the trade in
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