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lilfoot
09-07-2011, 10:22 PM
which diesel engine is better 7.3L or 6.0L

longhorn
09-08-2011, 08:01 AM
7.3 are great engines

jordanbennett
09-08-2011, 11:26 AM
7.3 ftw[36]

BuckNaked
09-08-2011, 06:10 PM
7.3 for sure

Hellboy
09-08-2011, 06:47 PM
7.3 is better imo

fullsizebronco
09-08-2011, 08:55 PM
if you can even find a low k 7.3 buy it have beat the crap out of mine for years with no problems

vajayjay
09-09-2011, 05:10 AM
A cummins :D

Nutbar
09-09-2011, 08:29 AM
A cummins :D
[stupid]

longhorn
09-09-2011, 01:38 PM
[stupid]



Cummins are Ok if you cant afford a Ford...............

Troy
09-10-2011, 02:02 PM
6 liters are a good engine, its just the factory emission garbage that causes them all the issues like blowing head gaskets and burst egr coolers.

There are kits and things you can do to the 6 litrers to make them 'bulletproof'

They also use a variable geometry turbo which spools up quicker than a 7.3 turbo.

That being said i still own a 7.3 truck :)

4skin
09-11-2011, 10:57 AM
6 liters are a good engine, its just the factory emission garbage that causes them all the issues like blowing head gaskets and burst egr coolers.

There are kits and things you can do to the 6 litrers to make them 'bulletproof'

They also use a variable geometry turbo which spools up quicker than a 7.3 turbo.

That being said i still own a 7.3 truck :)
[15] [15] [15] [15] [15] 6litre good
yea good for ford makin money on waranty work
those trucks need velcro cab mountsbudys has been off at least 7 times
and the turbo rebuilders love the variable vane turbo it keeps them buisy
oh and i drive a cummins to bad about the full of plastic shit box it comes wraped in
and if you think ford or gm are any better give yor head a shake

Troy
09-12-2011, 11:32 AM
your right , everythings is junk unless it is a 5.9 cummins

longhorn
09-12-2011, 03:00 PM
[15] [15] [15] [15] [15] 6litre good
yea good for ford makin money on waranty work
those trucks need velcro cab mountsbudys has been off at least 7 times
and the turbo rebuilders love the variable vane turbo it keeps them buisy
oh and i drive a cummins to bad about the full of plastic shit box it comes wraped in
and if you think ford or gm are any better give yor head a shake

Everything about your Dodge is junk.
Just because the motor is half decent its still a piece of shit........

Ive owned my share of trucks and my 02 F-350 with a 7.3 pulls and goes better than any cummins junk.

So you should shake your head and remember your opinion is only a opinion and not the gospel the way you make it sound.

I think theres good points and bad points in all of them.
How they are looked after makes a diffrence , plus where they are used and what for.

regulate34
09-13-2011, 07:42 AM
these conversations never go well. i am a 300 I6 guy. lets see if the jeep guys think their 4.0 is better then my 4.9l. fuck you

vajayjay
09-13-2011, 08:59 PM
My motor is just a little smaller :D

longhorn
09-13-2011, 09:00 PM
6 liters are a good engine, its just the factory emission garbage that causes them all the issues like blowing head gaskets and burst egr coolers.

There are kits and things you can do to the 6 litrers to make them 'bulletproof'

They also use a variable geometry turbo which spools up quicker than a 7.3 turbo.

That being said i still own a 7.3 truck :)

You sound like you know a bit about the 6liters?
How much would it cost to fix one before it blew up.
Im looking at a couple of nice trucks at a decent price but I would want to do the engines.
Ones a 06 and ones a 07.
Wheres a good place to phone for a quote?

4skin
09-13-2011, 11:18 PM
dont know much about gospel aint much into church
did lots of research into repair costs
and my owning something that i cant repair myself didnt make sence
thats why my truck is a 12 valve standard trans
shure the 6 litre will out pull my truck up a hill
but 3 out of the 4 6 litres i deal with are constantly being towed in to ford because they wont run shure glad there on extended waranty
fords spent more on labor on one of them than i paid for my truck
its to bad id rather have a ford but i went with something that was afordable to fix
oh yea the full of plastic shit box i was refering to was my dodge

Troy
09-14-2011, 04:36 AM
You sound like you know a bit about the 6liters?
How much would it cost to fix one before it blew up.
Im looking at a couple of nice trucks at a decent price but I would want to do the engines.
Ones a 06 and ones a 07.
Wheres a good place to phone for a quote?
a friend is just blew the gaskets in his 07. hes getting new heads, studs, gaskets, a chip/tuner, egr delete kit all done at a local shop for 8k. Its all labor, they pull the cab and tear down the top end.

theres a guy on youtube called powerstroke help, look it up. He shows you how you can test an engine for head gasket leakage before buying. You basically install a pressure guage in your cooling system and run the truck under load. He also sells his own device he created to warn you before you damage the engine. Its a electronic version of the pressure guage for the cooling system.

85chevy
09-14-2011, 04:23 PM
try checking out these products http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/ they only work on 6.0L

Ginger Snaps
09-14-2011, 04:25 PM
stowe blow gaskets?

iv had 8 injecters done and thats it.. under warrenty how many times will the front end of a dodge wear out or how many times will there tranny go.. and there interior is lacking..... im still in love with my 6.0 good thing i work for ford :D

Oh and Bernhausen Diesel is who u wanna deal with longhorn good friends of mine there bc's powerstroke specialists

and the new cummins motors are junk 6.7 cummins are blowin up left right and center!

Trailjunkie
09-14-2011, 04:53 PM
i have the 2003 f350 dually 4x4 crew cab long bed with a 7.3 and its awshum period. what a excellent engine . i have been a gmc guy forever but im sold on ford with this rig.

BUY THE 7.3 NOW YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!

oh and doges blow goats. its not there fault there built buy the same people that gave us the k car.plus you get to fill up 10 time more due to there ridiculously small tank.

85chevy
09-14-2011, 05:00 PM
Leave it to Ford to ruin a good motor though International has had no problems with that motor its just all the crap ford did to them that ruined them

longhorn
09-14-2011, 06:28 PM
i have the 2003 f350 dually 4x4 crew cab long bed with a 7.3 and its awshum period. what a excellent engine . i have been a gmc guy forever but im sold on ford with this rig.

BUY THE 7.3 NOW YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!

oh and doges blow goats. its not there fault there built buy the same people that gave us the k car.plus you get to fill up 10 time more due to there ridiculously small tank.

Ive got a 7.3 in my 02 F-350 I want a newer truck but I cant afford a 2011 so Im going to try and buy a 06 -07 and do whatever I have to do to the motor.
Lots of clean 05-07's at a decent price out there because everyones scared of them.

wildstyle
09-15-2011, 12:47 AM
2007's had the least amount of warranty claims out of any of the 6.0L's.

The trick to these trucks is good clean oil and use only Motorcraft or Racor oil filters. After market filters are NOT the same dimensions and have been known to cause starting/running issues with the high pressure oil system. I prefer to run 5w40 full synthetic in my 2003 6.0L. It has 230,000kms on it and has never been out of the truck, original head gaskets and coolers. It has had 3 injectors changed. Synthetic oil helps keep the injectors clean and prevents stiction and cold start issues with injectors sticking from varnish deposits from regular oil.

Change the fuel filters every 10-15,000 kms and drain the water separator frequently (once a month) Dirty/contaminated fuel wreaks havoc on the fuel injectors.

Most people like to run a coolant filter on these engines as there is knows to be a fair bit or casting sand left in these blocks. Also helps to protect the oil and egr coolers from plugging. A lot of people like to switch out the Ford Gold coolant for an EC-1 rated Extended life coolant which can be found at most truck shops.

A well maintained and properly running 6.0L makes for an excellent diesel pickup that will get decent mileage and will pull like a bastard.

I'm a tech in a ford shop and work on these things pretty regularly. Most of the crap wrong with them is due to neglect/lack of maintenance.

4skin
09-15-2011, 01:03 AM
a friend is just blew the gaskets in his 07. hes getting new heads, studs, gaskets, a chip/tuner, egr delete kit all done at a local shop for 8k. Its all labor, they pull the cab and tear down the top.:confused0006: 8grand what a deal does he at least get a courtacy spit
shure you dont want to stick to your 7.3 there longhorn
sure could do alot of stuff to the one you already own
for what it aparently costs to fix the 6 litre so it maybe dosn"t blow up:dontknow:
just sayin

4skin
09-15-2011, 01:26 AM
a friend is just blew the gaskets in his 07. hes getting new heads, studs, gaskets, a chip/tuner, egr delete kit all done at a local shop for 8k. Its all labor, they pull the cab and tear down the top end..
8 grand to fix it
must be nice to have that kind of coin to spare
stick with your 7.3 longhorn your pocket book will like you more
the 2011 is aparently a new design buddy got one seems good so far
he got good trade in for his 2010
it was in dealer ship geting new motor no 2 when he traded it in lol

Apathy
09-15-2011, 07:07 AM
i had a conversation with a FORD diesel tech about this subject a few years ago.
this is what he had to say.
the 7.3L was a great motor, witha poor auto behind it.
The 6.0L was a crap motor with a good auto behind it.

In addition, he informed me that ford had intended to keep teh 7.3 in production, then the new emission laws came out. They could not get the 7.3 to comply with new emission standards.
At the time, they were using the 6.0 as a test bench.. lots of power would meet emission standards. but had alot of issues.
Ford decided to use the 6.0L and fix the issues along the way.

take your pic.

i love my 7.3..

94Ranger
09-15-2011, 01:33 PM
The 2011 6.7 L Is supposed to be bullet proof like the 7.3 is and have great power too. was really disappointed to here you can no longer get the stick tho :( 6 speed auto is cool and all but i'd much rather have the 6 speed manual. and the 2011 seems like it has WAY too many electronics to fail. better off to stick with the good old reliable 7.3 avoid the 6.0 head stud/gasket issues and the crappy fuel milage of the 6.0/6.4
7.3 f350 all the way!!

Ginger Snaps
09-15-2011, 02:23 PM
in my 6.0 i get 23mpg.. shittyest i got was 18mpg get rid of the emission shit egr and cat do the normal upgrades exh, intake and sct tuner and your golden and do the headgaskets when you need to

Apathy
09-15-2011, 04:12 PM
in my 6.0 i get 23mpg.. shittyest i got was 18mpg get rid of the emission shit egr and cat do the normal upgrades exh, intake and sct tuner and your golden and do the headgaskets when you need to


how many injetors have you had to change?

and yes, i know on warranty.. but warranties don't last forever.

I get that kind of milage in my 7.3 as long as i keep my foot out of it.

Ginger Snaps
09-15-2011, 05:11 PM
theres reasons why the injectors failed poor maintence iv only had this truck 7 months im happy with it there good trucks when you take care of them use ford filters and the right fluids and your good

redwingfan_number19
09-15-2011, 07:37 PM
Whats the word on the 94 7.3 idi turbo, anything bad about it to look out for. decent fuel mileage? power?

Matt

fullsizebronco
09-18-2011, 12:08 AM
been bagging the shit!!!!!!! out of mine for almost 4 years now love it and would have a hard time ever getting rid of it my set of injectors where cheaper than one power stroke injector