Re: 6.0 PowerStroke Motors – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Here's my opinion:
99 Dodge w/24 valve Cummins, 5 speed, only minor problems, throttle position sensor, etc. Sold it in 2002 with 38,000 miles, needed a crew cab, this was my first diesel.
02 Ford 7.3 PSD, auto. Also only minor problems, alternator,etc. Great truck sold it in August with 24,000 miles, wanted a 6.0 because my wifes 03 Excursion is a 6.0 and I like it better than the 7.3. Hers is the dreaded 03, no problems except for alternator, romps (had it flashed) and an egr. Other than that it's all stock and great. My new F-350 in my sig will go before the Ex will. Now here goes. I drive a 2004 Chevy DMax everyday, it's my work truck. I drive it 200 miles a day, the gvw is 11400 I think, I weighed it a Flying J, 12400 lbs every day of it's life. The truck has 36500 miles on it. It has been in the dealer for electrical problems several times, speedometer, fuel gauge 3 times, check engine light, thats it. In my opinion, aside from little things, all three are pretty equal. I had Diesel Dynamics do my Dodge, Edge box, injectors, no failures. I had a TS Performance 6 position in my 02, no failures, 03 Ex and Dmax are stock. I think as long as you take care of your rig, dont abuse it they are all pretty good, they all have some bad ones, Get the one that has all the things and room inside you want and need. 06 Crew Cab 6.0 was perfect for me! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
2007 Mega cab 3500 4x4, 6.7 Cummins, 6" SuperLift, 35" Toyo M/T, 20x10 chrome wheels
2003 6.0 Excursion XLT, 4" Pro Comp, 315 Nitto Terra Grapplers on AE 16x10 111's, gauges, all stock.