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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 02:41 PM
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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

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