I have 2 friends with 2000 7.3 6 spds and they are about as good as any of them get. The 7.3s have problems with glowplugs/controls. A camping friend couldn't start his 7.3 on a 50* morning when his controller and most of the plugs were bad - they are crucial. I think that's the weakest point on them. The 98.5 - 2002 ctds don't have a great rep for their fuel system either. I had a 97 ctd and now an 03 and they are awesome. They all have good and not so good models. Craig
Thanks for the info. When I pull the trigger, I plan on replacing almost all consumables right up front to hopefully stave off something like this.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 4x4, D/A
New: 2014 Outback 323BH
Still Have: 2007 Fleetwood Nitrous 23ft Toy Hauler
Wow, didn't see that coming. Im new to this forum, is it as bad as the AR-15.com
Here is a good piece of advice for you.
This is a RV forum. It is a GREAT forum about RV's. But alot of the guys on here think they are pickup truck engineers or mechanics. Of course, very few actually are. And the few that actually are dont post very often. (probably because of all the know-it-alls in here)
If you want to learn about pickup trucks, this isnt the website. If you want to learn about RV's, this is a great website.
Of course, feel free to read some of these threads still, like I do. Its a great source of free comedy!
I am tracking what you are saying, but the RV forum is the place that has the most people using a truck for the purpose I need. Once I am able to draw a conclusion, then I will move onto that certain truck forum. With my less than dial up internet speed, I can really only gather information from one source at a time...
Also, while I have found some nice Ford 6.0 trucks cheap, I just do not have another $5k to stick into a vehicle. A decent truck at a decent price will allow me to work on it without having to dump a******ton into it. Well, at least that is the plan anyway.
Also, I do not mind the banter about the Ford 6.0 from the "Ford Engineers", this is about the funniest stuff I have read in the last 8 months...
There is only one good thing TTY bolts have going for them. They are CHEAP.
So are you saying that any major shop that is recomending ARP's is stupid? LOL Or are padding their rates? LMAO
Remember what "FORD" said about the 6.0 engine:
We unfortunately exceeded our own cylinder pressure specs in normally performing engines. We don't wnat to have our cylinder pressure specs published or documented by having them subpoenaded or we might face a class action. When we have a defect, we have to honor our warranty....I recommend we all delete these emails.
So do you know more about this engine than Ford does News? ROTFLMAO
Here is the challenge to you:
Start a new thread on the merits of the Ford 6.0, and state your case in the best possible case you are capable of making(chuckle).
We will debate the merits of the 6.0 and see what a loser REMF you are.
The challenge is on the table.
If you are as smart as you think you are, run away.
Or start a new thread, and be made a real fool.
I think you are the fool News. First saying buy a 6.0 (you would in a minute)
Next putting them down...
Why don't you tell us what you really believe? All your posts are contradicting .
In my life I've spent my money on women, booze, Harleys, guitars and traveling, the rest I just wasted...
2007 Ford F-350 diesel/dually & Sunnybrook Titan KSRV 39-1 Toy hauler 5th wheel hauling my custom Harley