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ACZL

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Posted: 05/25/20 12:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our school district wants to get several new 65 passenger GAS buses. No specs on them, but I'm willing to bet they are this motor. If it is, they must know something I don't cuz their current fleet (which is a LOT) currently is all diesel.


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I have an appointment at the Ford Dealership to check out my 2003 Ford F250 V10 with 124K one owner miles. It has been a great truck. Just have to find out
why it dies for no reason. Supposedly they have a Tech with 34 yrs experience. For $60 hopefully he can tell me what's wrong. If I cannot get my V10 repaired I will buy the 2020 XLT with the 6.2L for $40K out the door. Nearly everyone I talk to think my problem is the fuel pump which will cost $800 plus
You can take the bolts out of the bed and lift the bed for complete access to the fuel pump without dropping the tank. My old 2000 V-10 still runs good at 206,000 miles but thinking about a new 7.3 gas truck. The 6.2 is actually a more advanced engine then the 7.3


The 6.2 is more advanced in that it is an overhead cam. However, the 7.3 has some improvements in the combustion chamber for more efficient swirling leading to better fuel mixing and improved efficiency. It is also designed for use in medium duty trucks as a diesel alternative and is extremely robust. It was also designed to fit into the E450 leading to getting away from the overhead cam. At the rpms expected in these applications there is little benefit from an overhead cam anyway, just extra expense and bulk.

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The FORD 7.3 Gas is Fords knock off of the GM LS engine line. It certainly has proven an effective design, why fight with an overhead cam, especially for HD use.


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samsontdog wrote:

I have an appointment at the Ford Dealership to check out my 2003 Ford F250 V10 with 124K one owner miles. It has been a great truck. Just have to find out
why it dies for no reason. Supposedly they have a Tech with 34 yrs experience. For $60 hopefully he can tell me what's wrong. If I cannot get my V10 repaired I will buy the 2020 XLT with the 6.2L for $40K out the door. Nearly everyone I talk to think my problem is the fuel pump which will cost $800 plus


Is this your real reason, or just what you’re telling the wife so you can get a new truck? Lol


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ksss wrote:

The FORD 7.3 Gas is Fords knock off of the GM LS engine line. It certainly has proven an effective design, why fight with an overhead cam, especially for HD use.


Exactly right. It’s pretty tough to argue the durability of the LS engines. It is one of the main reasons I bought a Yukon 5.3L instead of a Ford with the 5.4L.


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Can we say Stoichiometric ?,Look it up and you see how the 7.3 engine runs

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The Ford 5.4 was a problem child for sure but GM has had a lot of trouble with cams being destroyed by the variable displacement motor. The mechanic I use has replaced several motors and repaired others. Before that GM had torque converter problems that took out the transmission. No brand is immune from problems or they would not need mechanics at the service center. The Ram I had before the Ford had to have ring and pinion, transmission and ball joints replaced before 100k miles.

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colliehauler wrote:

The Ford 5.4 was a problem child for sure but GM has had a lot of trouble with cams being destroyed by the variable displacement motor. The mechanic I use has replaced several motors and repaired others. Before that GM had torque converter problems that took out the transmission. No brand is immune from problems or they would not need mechanics at the service center. The Ram I had before the Ford had to have ring and pinion, transmission and ball joints replaced before 100k miles.


It is AFM/DOD that had failures and it is rare that it takes out an engine. The 3/4 ton and up trucks don't have that issue as those engines don't have AFM/DOD. It was some 5.3s and car 6.0 engines. A failure involves a CAM and lifter swap. I just did it on my Caprice, no failure, but wanted a larger CAM.


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Just ordered this week.


2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 LARIAT Crew Cab®, 8’ Box, 176” Wheelbase, 7.3L 2V DEVCT NA PFI V8 Engine, TorqShift® 10-speed Automatic Transmission, 4.30 Electronic Locking Axle Ratio, 4X2, SRW

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ls1mike wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

The Ford 5.4 was a problem child for sure but GM has had a lot of trouble with cams being destroyed by the variable displacement motor. The mechanic I use has replaced several motors and repaired others. Before that GM had torque converter problems that took out the transmission. No brand is immune from problems or they would not need mechanics at the service center. The Ram I had before the Ford had to have ring and pinion, transmission and ball joints replaced before 100k miles.


It is AFM/DOD that had failures and it is rare that it takes out an engine. The 3/4 ton and up trucks don't have that issue as those engines don't have AFM/DOD. It was some 5.3s and car 6.0 engines. A failure involves a CAM and lifter swap. I just did it on my Caprice, no failure, but wanted a larger CAM.
I should have been more clear, thanks for the clarification. The mechanic I use bought a used late model GM 1500 with this issue with only 70k miles. Since he had to tear it down he just put in a new crate motor. He has done several engines with this issue for contractors just replacing the cam and lifters.

The point was no company is problem free no matter how much brand loyalty you have.

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