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I am towing with an 02 6.0 GM. I rolled 54,600 miles this winter I only use it to tow.
I have been getting the itch to upgrade. Since I only tow with the truck and there in no rust out here I am going to wait a few more years. It is a fourth vehicle and I can't justify a payment for something that gets 3000 to 3500 miles a year put on it.

The 7.3 looks promisiong, but I am waiting for the GM 6.6 gasser. I will give both of them a year or two before I take the plunge.

I think these new gas motors will work for a lot of people who don't want or need diesel.


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I'll be replacing my 5.4 L 150 with a superduty, so the 7.3L will probably be my engine of choice. I hope to see good results in the real world before I plop down the cash. Fingers crossed.


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It sounds like a well designed tough engine but I'd go with the 6.7 diesel for the few extra pennies.


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filrupmark wrote:

I have been reading and watching videos about Fords new 7.3 gasser. I feel that it will be a very capable and dependable engine for the Super Duty line. I am still running a 2004 6.0 and it has been on of the good ones. It will be interesting to see what ratings Ford puts on this new Gasser. I was wondering what people on this sight thought of this new engine.


I think it's going to be a jewel and with the 10 speed it's going to be the engine the 6.8V10 wished it could have been.


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FishOnOne wrote:

filrupmark wrote:

I have been reading and watching videos about Fords new 7.3 gasser. I feel that it will be a very capable and dependable engine for the Super Duty line. I am still running a 2004 6.0 and it has been on of the good ones. It will be interesting to see what ratings Ford puts on this new Gasser. I was wondering what people on this sight thought of this new engine.


I think it's going to be a jewel and with the 10 speed it's going to be the engine the 6.8V10 wished it could have been.


You mean the 7.3 is hoping it can be everything the V-10 was and still is.......bullet proof and reliable as hell!


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FishOnOne wrote:

filrupmark wrote:

I have been reading and watching videos about Fords new 7.3 gasser. I feel that it will be a very capable and dependable engine for the Super Duty line. I am still running a 2004 6.0 and it has been on of the good ones. It will be interesting to see what ratings Ford puts on this new Gasser. I was wondering what people on this sight thought of this new engine.


I think it's going to be a jewel and with the 10 speed it's going to be the engine the 6.8V10 wished it could have been.


x2. Looking at the specs and design, it is looking like it will not only be more powerful that the 6.8L, but just as if not more reliable. Being mated to a 10-speed with three overdrive gears is another huge plus.

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Can you say 7.3 Boss Mustang?
Good bye Hellcat....


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dodge guy wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

filrupmark wrote:

I have been reading and watching videos about Fords new 7.3 gasser. I feel that it will be a very capable and dependable engine for the Super Duty line. I am still running a 2004 6.0 and it has been on of the good ones. It will be interesting to see what ratings Ford puts on this new Gasser. I was wondering what people on this sight thought of this new engine.


I think it's going to be a jewel and with the 10 speed it's going to be the engine the 6.8V10 wished it could have been.


You mean the 7.3 is hoping it can be everything the V-10 was and still is.......bullet proof and reliable as hell!


Ford didn't go through this development process just to match the V10. The 7.3 is expected to exceed the V10 in torque and fuel economy plus probably power and may be less expensive, at least to build.

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Ford didn't go through this development process just to match the V10. The 7.3 is expected to exceed the V10 in torque and fuel economy plus probably power and may be less expensive, at least to build.


That is true. Plus, I don’t understand the comment about not testing it. Just because you are not seeing Superduty trucks driving around with an overt 7.3 badge doesn’t mean they are not out on the roads this very minute.

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mich800 wrote:

Groover wrote:



Ford didn't go through this development process just to match the V10. The 7.3 is expected to exceed the V10 in torque and fuel economy plus probably power and may be less expensive, at least to build.


That is true. Plus, I don’t understand the comment about not testing it. Just because you are not seeing Superduty trucks driving around with an overt 7.3 badge doesn’t mean they are not out on the roads this very minute.


As is quoted above! “Expected” that does not say “it will”. We don’t know how well it is yet. As of right now, it’s only guesses as to how it’s longevity is going to be. Until it’s proven other wise, I will hold off on calling it a better engine!

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