7.3L powerstroke

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerbrad, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Wh401 if we are talking about all brands there is no way a Cummins is the best hands down lol. Your forgetting the other side of the globe.
     
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Depends on how many your doing at a time.
     
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lets just say, price per ball joint...just looking for a rough price.
     
  4. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't know about per but we charge about 300-500 for the four of them thats just labor. ball joints can be bought from 100 for four to 100 each.
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    man ive only had to replace one tranny in a 7.3. and that was cuz i put a 120 hp programmer on it.i dont know where some of yal are comin up with the tranny is the weak point. you must be thinkin dodge.
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  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well The company I worked for Pike Electric Inc. had about 1000 trucks. All were used for towing and most of the foreman trucks were autos. They all seemed to start pouring fluid out or slipping gears around 100k. Rear mains leaked around 150k but overall the engines never gave much problem. We then got a bunch of newer 6.0's the first batch was all 04's every single one of them had head issues , egr , and oil cooler problems. Next batch of 6.0's 05 and later never had much issues with again. I had a squirt boom auto 7.3 think it was a 01 with 300k miles on it. It was on its 2nd replaced transmission and never towed anything. Keep in mind the Engine had more hours then a normally driven 300,000 mile truck as we have to run the engine in order to work out of the bucket (Power take off unit).
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Ball joints are pretty cheap around here i guess. They havent gone out on my 2000 yet, but i asked for future reference and it would be $400 bucks to replace them all.
     
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    My experience with dodge and ford trucks towing heavily loaded trailers on a daily basis
    Ford F250/F350 diesel/Auto trans: All 14 purchased with over 225,000 miles and all maint. records. Every truck had an auto. trans. replaced between 160,000 and 200,000. No trans. troubles after that, through 330,000 miles, so far.
    Dodge 2500 diesel/auto trans: Three, purchased brand new. Every trans. cratered at less than 75,000 miles. Got rid of all of them before 100,000, so no history after that.
     
  9. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where in my post did I say that the 5.9 was the best diesel engine ever put in a pick up? No where.:hammerhead: I simply stated that MowingMan's argument is highly flawed.

    If you want to argue about the "other side of the globe" than I'd take it up with MowingMan as he seems to think that Detroit is the only one that make trucks. But last time I checked, the "other side of the globe" has never marketed a 3/4 or 1-ton truck with a diesel engine, so the argument is mute to begin with.
     
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    I am only comparing Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, and their diesel options. Not talking about other makes around the world.
     

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