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post #1 of 44 Old 06-01-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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I`m in the market for a used truck. looking at Ford F250 years 01 thru 06. I would like deisel but I remember reading somewhere on this site that there are some crapy powerstrokes that should be avoided. Can anyone help me out?
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if diesel, go with cummins. If gas, chevy.
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I have a dodge now but they have crapy transmissions, 2 rebuilds in 10 years
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If you want a big truck... I like the dodge ram with the cummins!
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if u got a f250 get it with the 7.3 powerstroke (best) cause the 6.0 powerstroke (crappy) sucks. ant get it with the 6 speed manual... dodge is smart to use cummins but the truck will rust to bits in 10 years after you have got a few rear diffs and trannys....hint hint
i want a 7.3 f250 but the closest diesel pump is bout 20 min away and if u put the right stuff on the 7.3 u can get 23-25 mpg highway.

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The 6.0 powerstrokes due to their design are more prone to injector problems than the 7.3. They are quiter and pack about the same punch as far as power in stock form however i would recommend the 7.3. By the way i am a chevy guy but the boss at work is a huge ford nut so i'm forced to learn lol
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the problem with the 6.0 is that it was made in europe where diesel is very clean but in the us diesel is the dirtiest in the world so all the extra carbon from the sulfur caused problems with the auto adjusting turbo and the injectors.....plus just to replace a simple part like a push rod u gota take the whole engine apart.
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My dad has had both 2500 Cummins Ram and currently the 2500 Chevy Duramax. He absolutely loves the Duramax. He pulls a 26" steel car hauler on the receiver with the rod or bobcat all the time, hardly knows its there, also a 29" 5th-wheel with same feel. He traded the ram for the chevy about 4 years ago since cummins are too expensive to work on and he didnt need a true medium duty deisel for his purpose.

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If you are looking at ford, then you have a few options. The 7.3L is the best powerstroke they ever made. If you can find one thats an early 2000's with not many miles on it, you will be doing great. The other diesel option in those years is the 6.0L. The first two production years of it sucked, but the 06's had significantly less problems. With a ford, both manual and automatic trannies are decent. i've done a lot of research on all these, I had a 7.3 for a while and loved it, but when I went overseas I couldn't see keeping it when someone else can use her.
I've also had a cummins, which IMO is pretty much the best diesel you can get, I had it in a FORD LOL. It was a HS project, and it was awesome. Only problem, dodge's tranny's suck, and if you put a juice box on them they have a tendency of the injector pump going. As far as Chevy's, well they are Chevy's LOL. I dont have anything bad to say about them really. All the trucks/companies have their problems. But do you need a diesel? What will you be hauling? And I see you are from PA, check these guys out. http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/dd...countryent.com They are up towards scranton, off I-81 a little ways. They usually get some decent stuff in there, and they are pretty knowledgable if you have questions.

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Stay away from the 6.0 Fords!! 7.3's are tolerable if you just accept the fact that every now and then it will leave you stranded (no start) below 40 degrees F. Reason being either a relay or solenoid in the glow plug system or the glow plugs themselves. Fords automatics are just as prone to failures as Dodge/Chevy, they all have to be well taken care of (not abused) to hold up. I am Mopar all the way but there were a few Cummins blocks with in the '98 1/2 - 2000's to stay away from. If looking at one of these years Cummins, check on the left side of the engine under the high pressure pump for the number 53 to be stamped in the block. The 53 blocks were cast thin and are prone to cracking length wise along the block below the exhaust manifold. Cummins did send me a brand new engine for the cost of shipping even though I had 170,000 miles on my '99. If you are not brand loyal then it comes down to staying away from known problems and finding the best deal. Me, I like the 40% fewer moving parts of the inline 6 and cannot stomach the thought of a V-8 diesel under my hood.

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