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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Unread 11-08-2019, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Last year I sold my 2002 F350 7.3 that's in my signature in order to put a down payment on a house for my family... I bought the truck new in 2002 fresh off the showroom floor... Sold her with 186k miles... Well, I'm now in the market for another big rig and the opportunity might come about for me to buy my old rig back... She has 213k miles on her now with a few additional upgrades and still truckin… I'm caught between buying her back or pulling the trigger on a 2015 6.7... Just looking for some input on what YOU would do...

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Re: In with the new, or back to the old???

Depends on my financial situation, but I would rather get the newer 2015...
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Re: In with the new, or back to the old???

Nostalgia is great, and there's nothing like the love for a particular truck, but I think if the price was right, and it wouldn't pinch the budget too much, I'd go for the upgrade as well.....making sure, of course, that any issues common to the 6.7 had been resolved on that particular truck.
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Re: In with the new, or back to the old???

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Nostalgia is great, and there's nothing like the love for a particular truck, but I think if the price was right, and it wouldn't pinch the budget too much, I'd go for the upgrade as well.....making sure, of course, that any issues common to the 6.7 had been resolved on that particular truck.

What are some common issues? I don't know anything about the 6.7

2002 Ford F-350 7.3

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Re: In with the new, or back to the old???

From what I know (I'm not a 6.7 owner) there were problems with the 2011 and some 2012 turbos (bad ceramic bearings), and for a couple of years there were issues with glow plugs actually impacting the pistons. As I understand it, the 2015 and up model is much improved, and even has the upgraded high pressure fuel pump, so your year should be good, so long as the DPF isn't clogged. I've heard of a few people who have had issues with that. Some delete the DEF and DPF, and add a tuner to compensate, to solve that problem, but you may not be able to depending on emissions requirements in your area. I'd recommend checking out our 6.7 forum and perhaps googling common 6.7 problems to get a better idea of what you may have to look for, but from my reading, the 2015 and up are the best versions of the engine.

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New HPOP/HPO system o-rings; Updated standpipes and dummy plugs
EGR delete; Rebuilt oil cooler; CCV collection mod
VR Black Diamond head gaskets and ARP studs
Oil and coolant bypass filters; Shell EC-1 coolant
Rebuilt turbo; 250 amp alt; 6000 watts of brain scrambling
One giant 240 pound English Mastiff riding shotgun!
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