7.3 high miles vs 6.0 high miles?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TrinityELC, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. TrinityELC

    TrinityELC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    The body is not attached.
  2. SouthValleyLandscapeMaint

    SouthValleyLandscapeMaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    The 6.0 in a ford is a joke. I trust my 7.3 with 300k more than I trust my 6.0 with 125k. Worst truck purchase I have made!
  3. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Ditto!! Keep the 6.0 if you have an extra 10k burning a hole in your pocket!
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  4. TrinityELC

    TrinityELC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    My 7.3 is so long, and it's illegal to cut frames in Massachusetts. Other than changing an injector and oil cooler lines the 6.0 has been really reliable. I hear the trick is to keep them stock.
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Wait wht? How would they know? I blame obama
  6. biodale

    biodale LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    I made the mistake of buying a 6.0. DON'T do it. Junk the 6.0 as soon as you can. DO NOT drive it as you never know when it will die and it WILL take a lot of money to fix it.
  7. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    That's the trick to avoid blowing head gaskets - keep stock and don't tow heavy through the mountains. However with a stock oil cooler oil will eventually infiltrate the coolant, then the egr cooler flow will slow down, then the coolant will boil in the stock egr cooler and cause leaks, then coolant will enter the intake/egr system, then it will blow head gaskets with potential for hydro lock and damage to internal components.

    Oil cooler is the cheap mod that should be done first on a good running 6.0. Egr delete should be performed on any used 6.0 with some miles already on it.
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  8. TrinityELC

    TrinityELC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I will be getting a kit soon. What is an economical kit to get?
  9. CollegeMowers

    CollegeMowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I have owned four 6.0's with absolutely no issues! All with over 200K miles! Yes, some have their issues but the hype on the internet is freaking ridiculous.

    Infact, I look for the 6.0's now because you can get them for so cheap from tards that believe everything they hear online. People get online to complain.
  10. TrinityELC

    TrinityELC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Haha lol:laugh:

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