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Not that bill hewwitt is gospel but he claims the 6.4 is a throw away engine and to never get a 6.4.
The 6.0 was a mess but now we know the problems and how to fix them. Do y'all think a bulletproof 6.0 is as good as a 7.3?
I have a 2001 7.3 and was going to buy a new truck. The 6.7 is supposed to be excellent. I looked at a couple new ones and it's like a Cadillac truck. Once I looked under the hood and at all the complexity I went to the Dodge dealer. IMHO the new ram Cummins is a nicer truck unless you are looking for luxury where the Ford is the hands down winner. The ram Cummins looks so much less complicated and easy to work on. I almost bought a new tradesman but decided to keep my 7.3. getting involved in a new truck that would be 50-55k is nuts to me. That's a lot of money and I wasn't comfortable putting that kind of money into a depreciable asset that would be worth half that in 5 years. That's a loss of 5k per year. I got 15 total in my 230k 7.3 and I can probably keep her going for way less than 5k per year and in 5 years easily get 8-10k out of it.
Just the opinion of a poser that has no need for a truck other than to look pretty.
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Just Google "consumer reports 10 most unreliable vehicles". You'll find that the #1 most unreliable vehicle in the U.S. is the Ram 3500.
Anyone who buys a new truck, regardless of brand, is married to the dealership for service. Don't let the inline 6 deceive you as to complexity.
I just gave this advice to one of my friends who was truck shopping. He bought a new Ram diesel. He's going on a big fishing trip up in Alaska and wanted a new truck for the trip. He ended up flying to Alaska while his Ram is being worked on at the dealership. Pardon the pun... He's not a happy camper.
2017 F350 CCSB King Ranch Ultimate 6.7
2002 F250 ECLB, XLT, 7.3 PSD, 4X4, Auto, TW 6pos. Tuner, 4" SS Exhaust, Britebox, EZ Down tailgate assist, Rear Air Bags, 6.0 trans cooler, Wicked Wheel 2, Corey's HPX, Dieselsite Water pump w/built-in filter, 203 degree thermostat, Max A/C assist, Oil drain valve, Non EBV pedestal & Flange, S.S. bellowed up pipes, Dieselsite Lifetime Rad. hoses & Intercooler hoses, New oil cooler