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Old 12-21-2014, 12:08 AM   #31
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:09 AM   #32
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:58 AM   #33
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junky ole 6.0 ford...


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Old 12-21-2014, 07:11 AM   #34
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379,000 miles wow ! I had 160,000 when I traded mine in nine years and only had to replace the FICM module can't complain
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:13 PM   #35
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379,000 miles wow ! I had 160,000 when I traded mine in nine years and only had to replace the FICM module can't complain
I know several guys with mileage like yours on the 7.3. It was a good motor only now a little under powered. Ford should have kept the 7.3 and added turbos or whatever to increase HP.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #36
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I know several guys with mileage like yours on the 7.3. It was a good motor only now a little under powered. Ford should have kept the 7.3 and added turbos or whatever to increase HP.
That truck there is my dads 04 6.0.
My 01 7.3 has about 180k on it.
Have a 99 7.3 with a bit over 400k on it.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:10 AM   #37
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I just replaced the first injector ($320) on my 03 Cummins at 611,000 kms. The other five are still original. Only other engine related items in that time were a lift pump ($220), alternator ($125), water pump twice ($75 x 2). All the other wear items (brakes, front end, tires) are no more expensive than they are for a gasser.
It was said earlier in this thread and it's been said before.....buy what YOU want and drive what YOU want, life is to short.
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I was a bit shocked when I read much of the labor cost to fix catastrophic engine problems with the 6.0 was pulling the cab off the frame. If you have to pull the cab off the frame to get to the engine, I think that's horrible engineering on Ford's part.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:29 AM   #39
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When I was deciding on which truck to buy as a tow vehicle, I found that each of the truck brands had their own forums and devoted followers who were more than happy to explain why their truck brand was best and the other brands were hopelessly inferior. I test drive Ford, GM, Ram, and Tundra.

I like the driving the Ford best, I liked the looks of the Ford best.

Then I opened the hood. I am sure there are many who are far better technicians than I am who would be undaunted, but one look as enough for me. To quote "Dirty" Harry Callahan, a man has to know his limitations.

I really like my Ram to drive and think it looks OK. The cab is comfortable. It does the job towing my trailer very well indeed. I really like the in-line six cylinder engine. My son and I changed the air filter, fuel filter, and oil in a about an hour, including getting the tools out and cleaning up. I have been able to do all maintenance work myself, and have added some little things which has also been quite easy. Our minivan is more difficult to work on.
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It is my opinion that repair costs have increased on the gassers to the point where the costs are equalizing- The disparity in the cost of fuel seems to be increasing, but the efficiencies of diesel versus gas somewhat reduces the variance- JMHO- DD
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