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I am looking to buy a Ford F350 truck I would like to know which engine is better the 7.3 diesel or 6.0 diesel

Which engine has more horsepower? Also, which is better for the long haul?

Asked By: Naz N - 12/21/2007
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The horsepower and torque specs for both engines are as follows... More
Answered By: Ford Girl - 12/21/2007
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7.3 is better for it all
Answered By: jordan r - 12/21/2007
 
Before everyone has a chance to bag on the 6.0, I will say I have a 2003 6.0, it makes smooth power, it responded real well to bolt ons, its quiet, and I haven't had any major problems with it. It also gets 14 in town and about 20 on the highway, unloaded... More
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Answered By: k_loper2002 - 12/21/2007
 
Ironic....I own a steel building company (along with a restoration shop), we just picked up another F350, 08, 7.3 liter diesel. It's a monster of a truck to say the least... More
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Answered By: mrharris32 - 12/21/2007
 
7.3 diesel is better
Answered By: Sierra W - 12/21/2007
 
Well the 6.0l was the improvement from 7.3l, and many will say the 7.3L is more dependable, although that is a bit untrue. When the 6.0L first came out in the 2nd half of the 2003 model year, there was a problem with the computer that Ford didn't have a fix for right away, but they fixed it with a reprogram. It gets... More
Answered By: pabcm21 - 12/21/2007
 
7.3 Liter is a better motor all day.
Answered By: wcowell2000 - 12/21/2007
 
Buy a 6.4l, or a 7.3l, the 6.0, (although there are a few exceptions) is a problem prone boat anchor, hasn't been a worse diesel since the 6.9. 6.4 hauls freakin @ss! the 7.3 will out live the rest of the truck. 6.0 will make you want a gasser next time!
Answered By: tiresmoker2003 - 12/21/2007
 
6.0 has the more horse power, but 7.3 has more people willing to work on them (I know a lot of independants that won't touch a 6.0) and they have issues with the EGR and coolers on the 6.0s as Ford girl stated to the point that some have blown head gaskets with chipped trucks or trucks people didn't get the motor... More
Answered By: gearbox1 - 12/23/2007
 
I have a 99 7.3 . I have 205,000 miles on it. Runs great , I pull a 2 car wedge trailer,and do hotshot work part-time. Has been very dependable.
Answered By: sheryl w - 12/23/2007
 
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