Re: On the look for a new rebuilt engine for 1997 f250 powerstroke
6.0 over 7.3, eh
? JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS!
Many years ago I bought a lightly used and extremely clean fully optioned '04 6.0 F250 with very low miles. When I bought it I had no clue (who knew you had to get a degree in diesel engines before purchasing one) although the word was out amongst friends that even though the 6.0 was a bit more powerful and updated, it was just not as reliable for hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles as the 7.3. Well.... he he he, I figured what could be the difference? Boy, I sure got an education! After a blown head gasket, failed EGR
cooler, oil cooler failure, ICP
, then IPR
failures sticking VGT vanes and sticking injectors, dash lights perpetually on no matter what or who worked on the damn thing and finally a turbo failure - I got to understand REAL WELL the difference between the 2 motors. I felt like a total MORON because all the information is out there in spades about how much of a POS the 6.0 really is (unless you drop the 4-5000K to "bulletproof" it). But unknowingly, I had to go and experience it for myself subsequently swearing I would NEVER buy another Ford product - EVER! My remedy? I bought an older 7.3! To date I have not had a single #########ed failure of ANY sort! Power? I bought a Hydrochip and Andrew Arthur tunes for it larger exhaust and an S&B CAI. Yeah... anytime you have to drop many thousands of dollars on a motor just to bring it up to the reliability level of the previous generation of motors, you have yourself one BIG PIECE OF SH*T on your hands!
Did I mention the almost 200,000 trouble free miles on my 7.3???? He he he he he