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ford diesel guys

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dieselpusher, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    whats up

    as you know idrive a 95 f250 7.3 and i love it. but its jsut getting old and its not to fun taking the girlfriend to the fancy restaurants in it as well as the comfort of long trips

    saw two trucks a guy was selling from his landscaping company its an 02 f350 60kmiles ext cab 8ft bed. with a 2008 ultramount and snowex spreader that hell include for 17000 and an 04 same thing for 20000 with 70k miles

    all maintained and no abuse

    what do you think of the 02 7.3 L as well at the 04 6.0L i know theres problems with that one

    any input is apreiciated

    times ticking away for snowfall :)
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Quit taking the girlfriend out to fancy restaurants.
  3. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    Of those two, I'd go with the 2002 with the 7.3 engine. The 7.3 has the reputation of being the most reliable Powerstroke. While there are plenty of good 6.0's out there, I wouldn't put one in my driveway.

    Just my opinion. I'm sure the 6.0 liter guys are ready to attack...:gunsfiring:
  4. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    hey. im young. if i stop doing nice things for her like that than i stop getting nice things in return ya knowwwwwwwww
  5. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    and gps i agree. although its alittle old it still a great deal.
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    x2. I'd drive a 7.3 any day of the week. While I've driven a few different 6.0's both good and bad and use a good 6.0 on the farm, there's a 99.9% chance that I'll never buy one. I prefer the 7.3 over the 6.0 any time.
  7. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    My vote is the 7.3. if you want the 6.0, 2007 was the best of its years.
  8. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    If your existing truck is solid and makes you money, keep it and buy a car to go out with. You'll only end up with another old truck in a few years again.
  9. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I think that is the way to go.
  10. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    the trans its on its way out the door, there are no bearings left in the steering wheel. there is more rust than actual body, and the beds ready to fall off
  11. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Sounds like you gotta plow truck.
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Beater with a heater.:redbounce
  13. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    pretty much ahhaha so a new truck is needed

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Go 7.3 i got a 99 158k on it still goes strong.Has had hpop o-rings,gasket common on these when they get old.Now i got a 04 550 w/6.0 has 20k 4 turbos,oil leak at the glow plug harness all fixed under warrenty but 4 turbos come on?:realmad:My 99 got the orginal turbo,probably shouldn,t have said that. :dizzy:
  15. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    go with the 7.3 and you will not be sorry.
    we have over 100 F series trucks, and the 7.3 trucks run circles around the 6.0 trucks. never break, and most have over 400,000 miles on them.
    the 6.0's are always breaking down, and they all have less than 150,000 miles on them
  16. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    A plow truck that was not abused?????????
  17. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    7.3 all day. my 2000 has 163k on it and no issues. mine a reg cab and the gf loves it that i drive a truck and not a bi*ch car lol
  18. dieselpusher

    dieselpusher Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    hahaha i hear ya

    thanks for all the imput guys

    not to get all squishy squashy....:waving: but hows the interior on the 02s
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I like the '02 interior alot better than the pre '02.
  20. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I Love the 6.0 I drive at work. It's had a few EGR problems but it's a great engine. The 7.3 is the best choice. I have never had one die under me, other then a bad oil leak on one. A few cam sensors that went bad. But that's an easy fix, carry one with you and the wrench to change it.