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6.4L or 7.3L?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Injured LCO, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. precision8m

    precision8m LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    7.3 is the only ford I would ever own. A buddy of mine had to have 2 engines and 3 transmissions replaced in his 6.4. Not saying they are as bad as the 6.0, but I'm not taking those chances with my money since I haven't heard enough good about the 6.4
     
  2. Injured LCO

    Injured LCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    So the Ford 6.0 is diesel?
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  3. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,280

    Shoot I'd take the 7.3 over the 6.4 and a 6.0 over it to....
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,285

    I'd take a 6.4 over a 7.3. I'd buy a 6.0 before even considering a 7.3
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  5. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    I agree with you the 6.4 is a good motor. The problem was with 6.0 is people throwing programmers on and running high horse power and touqure. Classing the head gasket blow out. The 7.3 were good motor for there time.
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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,285

    Yup. For their time. Not today. Lol

    The newest one is 10 years old. They're loud,under powered, and have just as many problems as anything else
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  7. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    The big difference is 7.3 problems are a few hundred each fix and some people can fix them themselves , the cheapest fix on the 6.0 and 6.4 are a grand each and are not weekend mechanic friendly .
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,285

    Not entirely true. 7.3 oil pans? Lol. All the gaskets that leak etc.
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  9. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    An oil pan job on a 7.3 with 4x4 is a cab off job. It was 1900 2 years ago. Also we had injectors sleeve crack. Everything on my 7.3 has been expensive.
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  10. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Yes 03-08 Only diesel option in a superduty (f-250-f-550) was the 6.0
     

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