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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: 1,724

    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.

  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

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

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I swear by my 7.3L


    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

  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.