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For some of us Ford Powerstroke guys

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Scottscape, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    ok boys lets hear it. 7.3 or 6.0?? I like my 7.3 but have never driven a 6.0
     
  2. rcracing17

    rcracing17 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    i would take either LOL....i love ford's
     
  3. Jray3369

    Jray3369 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    havnt heard to many good things about them, the 6.0 that is. They have alot of software problems. They are supposed to fix the problem with a new design next year so i have heard. 6.4, new programs and bored out version of the 6.0. I wouldnt buy a 6.0. I am planning on getting a 03 7.3 some day. We will see. Just me .02 Jordan

    The 7.3 has been out for a long time and has had plenty of time to gat the bugs worked out, if the 6.0 was so good, why am i hearing things about a 6.4 in the future? just food for thought.
     
  4. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    I've driven both, and I like the 6.0 better, but I am hearing a lot of not-so-good things about them. Supposedly, IHC raised the boost pressure on the motor and made it a smaller displacement and has since caused problems. I have more faith in the 7.3.
     
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I think they stopped making the 7.3 in 2002, and launched the 6.0 platform in 2003. I have never driven a 7.3 but love my 6.0. No problems. I would probably prefer the 7.3 but I wanted my truck...:rolleyes: Wanna drive a new 6.4 Twin Turbo the day they hit the lots though....:D :D
     
  6. beungood

    beungood Member
    Messages: 91

    7.3 reserected

    I heard they werer dropping the 6.0 and bringing back the 7.3
     
  7. Go Pats

    Go Pats Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    7.3 vs 6.0

    I've had a 2 of each, the 7.3 was a good motor, but it did have its problems. I had a few different glow plug problems, it was always a chore to start in the cold, and my favorite - to change the oil pan in a 4x4 you had to take the motor out of the truck. The new 6.0 has more horsepower and feels a lot more like a gas motor. There's not as much of a power delay when you first step on the pedal, its a little quieter, and better on gas. So far the only problems Ive had is the radio shuts off a few times when I first start the truck and Ford can't explain it, and the $100.00 air filter. All said though, I like the 6.0 better.
     
  8. pools&plowingct

    pools&plowingct Member
    Messages: 73

    i got a 7.3 and love it, it does what i want it to do and handles the work i give it and in a couple weeks i will be able to hang with the 6 slo . the 6.4 is supposed to be a mean motor we will jsut have to wait and see
     
  9. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    You couldn't give me a 6.0. 7.3 all the way baby. YAHOO!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. DistinctiveDave

    DistinctiveDave Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    NOT TRUE 6.4 liter twin turbo is the next motor.
     
  11. DistinctiveDave

    DistinctiveDave Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    7.3 all the way, better for towing, better on fuel than the 6 leaker. The 6 leaker made me a Dodge man now. Still have my 7.3, but my 6.0 only lasted a year in the driveway, then came the mighty cummins. With the 6 leaker I had headgasket problems, wheel bearing problems, clunks, EGR....etc. Id be here all day if I go on.
     
  12. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    They are both awesome.

    -Thann
     
  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    7.3 is the way to go! :gunsfiring: 6.0
     
  14. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I swear by my 7.3L

    Hi

    I know a few guy's with the 6.0L they swear at it!

    and I swear by my 7.3L!
     
  15. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I have a 7.3 all stock with about 230,000 miles on it and it still runs great and the towing power :nod:
     
  16. Boycea

    Boycea Member
    from MA
    Messages: 31

    The reason why they are coming out with the 6.4L is due to stricter emissions standards. I am currently running both and I have to pick the 6.0 over the 7.3
     
  17. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees Member
    Messages: 85

    I think I would test drive something else!! I have hade both the 6.0 and 7.3.. It is waorth the extra money. I wish FORD would just close their doors, the world would be a better place, with one less unrespectable company.
     
  18. ferdelance

    ferdelance Junior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 2

    6.0, only way to go.
     
  19. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    6.0 all the way. I have 2 - 7.3 and and new 06' with the 6.0, the 6.0 is faster and stronger than my 7.3 for regular driving, towing, and plowing. Dont get me wrong I like the 7.3 but compared to my new truck, if it was up to me when plowing 12 hrs straight I'll take the 6.0

    Ken
     
  20. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Never drove the 7.3 but I have 55,000 on my 6.0 and love it. Plenty of power decent fuel mileage. I have had to have fan clutch replaced last year. This year fuel pump went on it. Other than that flawless.