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Old 06-17-2018, 06:19 PM   #101
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I had a 7.3 and a 6 and now a 6.4. If you wont a truck to run forever get the 7.3. Only problem they didn’t have any power. I liked the 6 L. I like my 6.4 better. It has no pollution controls on it and has 600 HP. Nice!
I cleaned it up this weekend and it still looks like new.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:07 PM   #102
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Most of the Chevy trucks are made in Mexico too. Fords 6.7 is made in Mexico.
It’s a common myth Ford owns Cummings, just ain’t so.
Ford owned 10% in 1990 but your are correct in 1997 Cummins bought it back.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:30 PM   #103
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The 6.0 is still the best engine since 7.3. If you want to keep and you are no subject to emissions testing, delete the EGR cooler, do the blue spring upgrade, swap headbolts with ARP bolts and if you really want pull the Cat converter. I have an 05 6.0 and I feel confident that it will haul my rig for many years to come
Yeah, don’t forget
Oil Cooler Failure. ...
FICM Failure. ...
ICP & IPR Sensor Failures. ...
Sticking HEUI Injectors. ...
High Pressure Oil Pump Failure. ...
Turbocharger Lag,
Sticking VGT Vanes,
Turbocharger Failure.
Etc etc etc

But other than that...
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:09 PM   #104
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It has no pollution controls on it and has 600 HP. Nice!
You have done some serious mods to it. The latest version (6.7) only puts out about 400hp.

I have had all of them except the 6.4. As stated the 7.3 was the most reliable.
I chipped mine and had John Wood build up the transmission. It was a great truck with good power; but not as much as my 6.7. Of course, after chipping, you have to be real careful with temps. I almost wish I still had it, but it is hard to keep them forever. The 6.7 has not given me a minutes trouble.

The 6.0 was a different story. Had two of them; none chipped. Blew up at least three turbo chargers and on the last one thru the rods out of the block. Couldn't wait to get rid of them.

Not withstanding the title of the thread, this has kind of turned into Ford bashing. Not really necessary. All of the big three diesels are great trucks and I would not have a problem owning any of them. My decision usually comes down to having a great Ford dealer in the area.
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