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Old 07-19-2003, 06:47 PM
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7.3 vs 6.0 psd

I am considering a powerstroke, but cannot make up my mind
which one I want. I found a 2002 F250 with the 7.3 in it, 46000
miles. This truck will be used for towing a 6500+ lbs. of travel
trailer, to the mountains and to the coast. This is my first psd.
Which is the best, old or new?
 
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:40 PM
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7.3 vs 6.0 psd

This is only my opinion, but my answer would be to stick with the proven 7.3 for now. In a few years, my answer will likely be different, once the bugs are worked out of the 6.0.
That's where I'd be putting my money, if I were making the decision.
 
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Old 07-20-2003, 06:53 AM
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I agree with Quad.
 
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Old 07-20-2003, 12:39 PM
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I have been hearing that the 6.0L has problems consistent with an engine being new, i.e. bugs. I think that it is sound advice to never buy an vehicle with a new engine the first year that it is out. For the 6.0L, it may be 2 years. On the other hand, my neighbor has one, and he also had a '99. He says that the 6.0L runs circles around the '99, and he is quite happy with it. I personally would wait until atleast mid to late 2004 to buy one (assuming that I could afford one).
 
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Old 07-20-2003, 12:42 PM
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7.3 vs 6.0 psd

I have read an interesting thread where some people have imperical evidence that a change of oil from 10w30 to 15w40 is causing some of these problems. It will be interesting to see if anybody else can confirm their experience.
 
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Old 07-20-2003, 04:10 PM
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7.3 vs 6.0 psd

I might wait til mid 2004 and see how the new 6.0 works out.
I have been looking at the numbers and they are right impressive.
I am not in need of a new truck at this time. My 2000 F150 pulls
my present camper really well. The 5.4 with the K&N air injection
and the HIPO mass air sensor and the FlowMaster exhaust gets
me 11.4 mpg while towing. The 30 ft. camper I tow weighs approx. 5100 unloaded. I am really pleased with the truck I have,
but thought about getting the 2002 7.3 I found,before they all dissappear
 
 
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