I have my 96 7.3 supercab, but the wife wants to try and make babies this year and I'll need the crew cab soon enough. I use the 7.3 sparingly to tow the toy hauler and RZR to the dunes. Fully loaded the trailer may weigh 10k. I have a small tacoma as my daily driver that gets pretty good mileage.
I found an Arizona rust free, 1 owner, garage kept 2003 F250 Lariat 6.0 - He is asking $14,000 obo...
- 165k miles
- original motor and tranny
- everything is stock
- truck has done very occasional and light towing
long bed with 4x4
- never had a chip or gauges
- White exterior and all leather tan interior - looks to be in great shape outside and in
I have heard the horror stories over in the 7.3 forum, but I wanted to get both sides of the story. I dont want to make a ton of horsepower, I just need a reliable tow rig that wont leave my wife and kids on the side of the highway.
The owner says it has had the following "gremlins addressed" haha
in the last year or so the EGR
cooler was "bulletproofed", the Oil cooler, FICM
, glow plugs, fuel filters,and transmission filters ,along with electrical
cables have been upgraded. I guess those were the main issues on this particular motor. Transmission, coolant and oil were all changed out in the last 6 months. Oil has always been Synthetic and changed on a regular basis. Fuel additive has always been used, helps to keep the injectors in shape.
Owner also says he has receipts and service records for everything above.
If taken care of and properly set up, do these motors go 300k + like the 7.3 is famous for? and how much money will it cost me to get it set up and remedy any other 6.0 issues like head gaskets or head studs.
Thanks in advance guys, I know I am asking a lot, but the people in this forum are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable!