You have NO idea what you are talking about on The 6.0's reliability.You raining on anyones parades is Heresay and what he said crap you choose to be facts.
FYI, I do my research on diesels. Have been for years. I don't have to own and drive every one on the road to know what works and what doesn't. If my friends say it's crap, I don't have to go buy one to prove it. Of about a dozen people I know personally who own or have owned 6.0's none of them have good things to say about them.
The friends I speak of are people I know and work with, including some major hauling with all our trucks, and working together on repairs and upgrades.
I'm sure there are some exceptions out there, but the odds I've seen aren't very good.
I know of 7.3's, several in fact, with over 500k mi on them, so I'm not anti Ford. The guy who just did the swap has a '99 with 850,000 miles on it, and 2 others with 300k+ and 400k+. In fact, a '99 or '00 7.3 might be the best diesel pickup ever, but the cummins is better on fuel.
Yes, the cummins has a few bugs, but mostly confined to the fuel system. You can double the hp on a cummins and never break anything inside. The 24 valve 2nd generation has the vp44 injection pump which will absolutely fail eventually, and the 3rd gen commonrail has injector issues. But generally they don't eat turbos, or EGR coolers, or drop cylinders for mechanical reasons. Can't say the Dodge "truck" is as good though.
I don't see much talk about swapping TO a 6.0.
But the cummins swap seems fairly popular.
I'm not a Ford basher. But where I come from the 6.0 doesn't have a good reputation. The local dealer doesn't even want to trade for one.
(That's a fact direct from the sales manager).
I understand you don't like it when someone downs what you're driving. And I didn't come to pick a fight.
I wish you guys the best of luck with your 6.0's.