View Poll Results: If you were going to purchase a 2003 F-350 Dually, which engine would you pick?
Ford 6.0 L Power Stroke Diesel
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which engine and why? Fords new or old diesel?

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Old 11-01-2002, 08:38 AM
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Ford 6.0 L Diesel

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Old 11-01-2002, 08:44 AM
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The 7.3L has tried and true technology used over several years of service in many commercial applications. I have nothing against the 6.0L. But with anything new and pushing the envelope I will give it a few years to prove itself out.
 
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On paper the new 6.0 should be the cat's ass.

But until they are out in the field with mileage it's impossible to tell. The first 6.0's are due out in early 03' is what I hear. Maybe Audacity can chime in, he works at Fo'moco.

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Like any new procuct on the market, it will take time to get the bugs out.

Despite that, I'd have no problems with buying one in '03...I'd prefer buying an extended warranty however.

On a side note, how are the pink motors doing? Where are they? Dyno time this weekend or next?
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Yo Daze,
Yeah Dyno week from tomorrow
the twin hookers are ready for some action I guess.
(going to work them over big time)
I saw a dually the other day when I took the wife's old explorer back to the dealer to drop it off cause lease was done.
Saw the F350 there, GORGEOUS
The new brochure I read said they have the following options.
Interior with the heated seats and leather, crew cab the 4 bucket captains chairs the inset wood in the door panels, optional moon roof power freakin everything, dude it is as nice if not nicer than the wifes new Sl500
Man oh MAN Ford has their stuff together.

Now do I trade in the Ram Air trans am on a 2003 F350 dually or do I hold ON TO the trans am and finish paying it off (another year on loan) and then get the truck?
Decisions decisions
All I know is that dually is one mother F'er of an impressive rig
I want to drive one and see how they are out of the hole and just cruising around.
My present 1990 F350 is good but man is she a hog on the fuel
I get 3 mpg towing on the highway
9 MPG in the suburb areas with no boat on back
I drive this thing everyday.

What would you guys do, Nix the trans am or keep it?
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You got that right, Dude!

Ford's trucks when decked out are absolutely beautiful! I'd take a Ford 3/4 ton or 1-ton any day over anything else! I'm a truck guy...I've never owned a car, nor will I.


Sounds good on the motors! I'm really pullin' for ya man! I hope all goes well. You deserve a helluva spring first splash after all the **** you went through!
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I love the f350 dually and as soon as i sell my f250 i am gettting one. I will probably go with the 7.3 since it has proven itself.
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I work at KTP, where they are built, but since my area of expertise is in materials handling and not engineering I don't have much inside info on the new engines. I do know that they are supposed to be considerably quieter and more efficient, and mor powerful than the old PS. Ford is also releasing a new tranny to go with it. Have to keep up with the Jones', I guess.


Jay, I can't tell you how much I'd like to have one of those bad boys when I watch them rolling off the line day after day. They wouldn't miss just ONE, would they?

And of course, since I'm just a lowly contractor, I don't get the benefit of A-plan pricing like those lucky-bastard Ford employees are getting!
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International has been using the 6.0 for quite a while now.My understanding is Ford didn't want to use their fuel system and developed their own,that's why it has taken them a little while to get it to the market.
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Good points, Budman...I forgot about the new tranny.

It's not the new 6.0 I'd be worried about, it's the new Tranny...

It'll be another 10 years by time they get this new one finally figured out...
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