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Old 01-06-2012, 10:33 AM
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Was wondering what would be the best year if one were to be buying a 6.0l powerstroke. what year had the lest problems and stuff.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:59 AM
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I have an 06 F350 Super Duty 4x4 Auto with 156,000 plus on it - until just recently I had no problems as far as engine.

Now it won't start on cool/cold mornings unless plugged in and runs rough until warm.

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jcfuzzdog29 View Post
Was wondering what would be the best year if one were to be buying a 6.0l powerstroke. what year had the lest problems and stuff.
I'd find a 03 7.3

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:36 AM
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i have an 03 6.0 with 170,967.

it has had VERY MINIMAL problems, I LOVE MY 6.0

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jcfuzzdog29 View Post
Was wondering what would be the best year if one were to be buying a 6.0l powerstroke. what year had the lest problems and stuff.
06/07 would be my vote, but really once you know the in's and out's of these trucks they're pretty similar. Aside from reliability the 05+ trucks got a lot of updates, better looks, better handling due to the coil sprung front end over the leaf's of the 03/04 trucks, bigger brakes, stronger front axle, etc....

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I'd find a 03 7.3

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I guarantee this guy could be a truck a few years newer with a 6.0 and still have money left over to do all of the "bulletproofing" to the 6.0, and STILL be ahead of buying an 03 7.3. 03 7.3 is one of the most sought after years, and also one of the most expensive used superduties to buy still... good luck finding one with lower miles than a newer 6.0 and for less price, cause it ain't happening. The 7.3 market right now is just silly. People are asking $15k for trucks with 200k miles on them and rust. That's just my opinion though, and that's not even weighing in the better trans in the 6.0, and the newer body style, as well as the performance capabilities. To each their own. An 03 7.3 would be a really nice truck, but at what cost?

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:59 AM
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The 7.3's around here don't seem to outrageous. Lbz duramaxs on the other you can't touch
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:51 PM
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Where are you fox2boost? I don't see many LBZ's around here anyways. One of my buddies has been trying to sell his 07 LBZ, 700ish horse to the wheels, full built trans etc, with something like 50k miles on it for $31k Not a bad deal at all.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:44 PM
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1. I've read that 99-00 7.3s were the ones to get for the better connecting rods and to avoid the rest if big power is your goal.

2. I really think the problems have more to do with how well they are maintained just like any other vehicle. I mean, c'mon, everyone cringes when they hear that I have an early 03 6.0, then they think I am lying when I tell them that the only problems have been an injector stuck open and the FICM.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:49 PM
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1. I've read that 99-00 7.3s were the ones to get for the better connecting rods and to avoid the rest if big power is your goal.

2. I really think the problems have more to do with how well they are maintained just like any other vehicle. I mean, c'mon, everyone cringes when they hear that I have an early 03 6.0, then they think I am lying when I tell them that the only problems have been an injector stuck open and the FICM.
x2, exactly

the only issues with mine was a FICM, IPR, and 1 bad injector
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:58 PM
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The problem with the 6.0's are you either get a good one or a bad one. I got lucky on the 2 6.0's I have owned. But I will never own another.

Ya its hard finding a 7.3 with less than 150k miles but you can find them unless your looking for a 6spd.
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