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7.3 11 33.33%
6.0 2 6.06%
6.7 20 60.61%
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:49 PM
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Default 7.3 6.0 or 6.7????

Hi guys new to site and wanting to buy a PS but been spending days weeks on researching so many dif trucks and motors and stock or mods and canít pick one. Main problem is do I go 6.0 since 7.3 are so hard to find that are stick and not beat to death . Do I go 6.0 bulletproof or stick and bulletproof or not at all since I have read so many going 200k miles plus still stick. Or do I dish out the money and go 6.7 if they are even worth it. Type of truck I want is a cc short bed 4x4 diesel lariat. Gonna be work truck and family truck so I want one nice with options. If anyone can help with my choice on what to do or not. I love 7.3 and 6.0 trucks for many reason and very fond of the new 6.7 but just donít know that much of them. Money isnít that big deal just want a good strong truck I can get 10-15 years out of and be reliable . Thanks sorry to run on but give all I can so I can get some good feed back.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:32 PM
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I'll never be without a 7.3, but would love to have another 6.0, and maybe one day a 6.7.

Pick any of them, just have about $5k set aside for any troubles with 7.3, about $10k for a 6.0, and about $8-12k for a 6.7.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:43 PM
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Sure glad I haven't had to spend 8-10 k on any of the six sevens I've owned and put 100s of thousands of miles on....

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Again good buddy, I only get to see the bad! So everything I give is worst case scenario
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:25 PM
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I've got a bunch of miles on several 7.3s, and they are a great platform.
Having said that, they are getting old. If you aren't terribly worried about price, I'd recommend a low mile 12-14 model yr 6.7. They are far and away a nicer pickup. If you don't know the ins and outs of the 6.0, it's easy to get in over your head, and the 7.3s have limitations of their own, for a guy just getting into diesels.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:36 AM
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6.7 hands down. Youíll spend $5,000 EASY off the bat with a clapped out 7.3 to get it up to par. Thatís just facts. I havenít seen a 7.3 that was turn key.


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6.7 i have had them all. Even a cummins swapped 04 f350. 6.7 wins in everyway imagined. Insurance on an expensive fuel system is to install a good prefilter/water separator and dont look back.

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I actually think CT nailed it very close with estimates by motor. Buy whichever you decide on with hopes of the best, but prepare for the chance of not the best.


Have 3 - 6.7s at my shop now that need engines. Miles all 150-200k. 5k def won’t fix any of them. ::
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I actually think CT nailed it very close with estimates by motor. Buy whichever you decide on with hopes of the best, but prepare for the chance of not the best.


Have 3 - 6.7s at my shop now that need engines. Miles all 150-200k. 5k def wonít fix any of them. ::

How long are engines on back order? Ford told us 6-8 weeks last month
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We luckily have a parts yard to get our engines from, but had been hearing they get back ordered. Our parts guy did tell me he dropped one off last week but I think he said it had been on BO for 6-8wks.


I’m sure you know but it’s everything......6.7 stuff in the last month that we’ve tried to get but BO. Fuel system, front cover, and took 4 days to get a new 17 turbo for ambulance. Makes it damn hard to schedule.
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