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Old 03-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #29
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I have 7.3 in my bus well they call it t444e 1998 modle hooked up to a alison 545 tranny, the motor has 200000 kms runs great, easy to work on no heavy electronics, you can get parts anywhere for them. the 6.0 is junk from day 1 our work truck had 1 we got rid of it in 8 months fuel pump, then total meltdown of the motor.
Its like anything else in life 1 guy can buy the same truck as you and never have a problem, the next guy blows up in the drive way, If it was me I would take the 7.3I think its a better looking truck anyway

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Of the 3, the 01 Duramax would be my choice, injectors have been done, and that was the weak thing on those, the Allison is the 5 speed but that was just one less OD. Dodge was chipped with a lot of miles, while a chip is not all bad, could mean it was run hard. There is a reason you see a lot of 6L fords for sale.

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:22 PM   #31
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Bought a lease return 2005 F250 with 70k miles on it in 07 and $20k. And after an other 70k and 6 years I will never trade it for anything else for a while. It tows like a monster and very fuel efficient and only flushed the junck antifreeze and replaced the plugged oil cooler myself. Stay away from Ford and use Hyperteck programmer for the last 6 years to keep my system updated. Also tow a 15500 lbs 5th wheel RV for the last 5 years. Would never tow without my programmer.
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2005 Ford F250 SD, XL F250 4x4, Long Box, 6.0L Diesel, 6 Speed Stick, Hypertech Max Energy for Fuel mileage of 21 MPusG empty, 12.6 MPusG pulling the BC. ScangaugeII for display..
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #32
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Based on what we've learned, we've decided to stay away from 6.0l Fords. We've also decided that now is as good a time as any to look for a 1 ton dual rear wheel crew cab truck. We're in Billings, MT and plan to take a couple days to do some shopping. Wish us luck!

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