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Which Ford Diesel?



I am going to buy a new (to me) truck. I have been shopping for a Ford Diesel. I don't have a whole lot of money to spend, so I won't be getting the new 6.7. So, I'm trying to decide between the 7.3 6.0 and 6.4. Anybody have some good advice for me on which one to choose? TIA


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Motorboat
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re: Which Ford Diesel?


quote:

I am going to buy a new truck.

quote:

I don't have a whole lot of money to spend


does not compute



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yellowfin
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7.3>6.4>6.0





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lv2bowhntAU
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7.3 and the others shouldn't even be considered. Myself it'd be a Cummins





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VetteGuy
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Every Ford diesel previous to the 6.7 is a crapshoot if not a downright mistake.

We'll get some folks chiming about how with this mod or that mod they can be made reliable, but I ain't a believer.

if you aren't buying the 6.7, go Duramax.

Oh, and that loudass Cummins sucks, too.

(just to make sure I piss off everybody (






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FelicianaTigerfan
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7.3 or better yet if you can find an old good one, a 6.9





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lv2bowhntAU
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quote:

VetteGuy

Are you serious Clark? So much fail in one post






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Bleeding purple
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buy the one with a cummins engine and an Allison tranny





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Thatguy...
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7.3 if you find a clean one. Just traded mine for a 6.4 I like it so far bit the 4.30 gears are not cool





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LSUFootballFANATIC
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What kind of fuel mileage are you getting out of the 6.4 with 4.30??





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canyon
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1999 F250 7.3
Winner






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Haughtonboy
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I had the 6.4, never again. If I were to do it again... I'd look harder to find the "right" 7.3





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VetteGuy
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Serious as a heart attack.

DD is a 2011 6.7, love that truck.
Great power and quieter than a church mouse.






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MrCoachKlein
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If you go 7.3, look at excursions too


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7.3>6.4>6.0


That said, I have a 6.0 that's already had all the problems corrected, and it's a great motor. But it costs thousands to have the problems corrected...so...



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7.3 with a chip in my grandpas dually was GOAT





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LSUFootballFANATIC
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I would love to be able to afford a 6.7. It's just out of my budget for now. Thanks for the input. The shopping continues.





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Chad504boy
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how much money is not much money?





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I would love to be able to afford a 6.7. It's just out of my budget for now. Thanks for the input. The shopping continues.



I'm in the same boat as you. I'm looking for a tow vehicle and not going to spend 40k plus on a thrid vehicle, especially with the amount of money I have tied into my jeep.

Whats your budget? Why a diesel? and how long do you plan on keeping it?






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LSUFootballFANATIC
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I plan on also buying a fifth wheel camper for the family, which is why I want a diesel. I had an 06 Dodge Megacab with a 5.9, and probably shouldn't have sold it. The air conditioner sucked really bad and after many attempts to fix it and modify it, I gave up. I will not buy another dodge. I am looking at spending less than $30k on the truck and will probably keep it a while. I drive a company car, so I wouldn't put a whole lot of miles on the truck except for camping and hunting trips.


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