6.7 diesel to 7.3 gas

Boat Man

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Hey guys I'm new to the forum, I currently have a 2016 F350 with the 6.7 in it. It has been a good truck just trying to see if I really need a diesel this go around.
I am a boat dealer so I do tow a lot but most everything I tow is 12k and under, and more like 7000 weekly. I made the decision to buy a tremor, just undecided about which engine as a lot of my daily
driving is 10 miles or less to work, so not ideal for a diesel (my current dpf has given me problems). Gas mileage is not a real big concern, just don't want to regret my decision buying a 7.3. what are your thoughts for guys that tow a lot under 10k pounds?
 
Hey guys I'm new to the forum, I currently have a 2016 F350 with the 6.7 in it. It has been a good truck just trying to see if I really need a diesel this go around.
I am a boat dealer so I do tow a lot but most everything I tow is 12k and under, and more like 7000 weekly. I made the decision to buy a tremor, just undecided about which engine as a lot of my daily
driving is 10 miles or less to work, so not ideal for a diesel (my current dpf has given me problems). Gas mileage is not a real big concern, just don't want to regret my decision buying a 7.3. what are your thoughts for guys that tow a lot under 10k pounds?
Get ready for a storm of 6.7 guys!

I had a 6.7, it was a monster, but I had lots of emissions issues with it, EGR coolers, DPF plugged, DEF heater issues.
I now have a 7.3, and it tows 14k trailer ok.
 
Diesels are for the highway and heavy long haul. Your driving habits describe perfectly the worst kind of driving for a new diesel. Slow driving, stop and go and idling produces more emissions. The emission systems are the Achilles heal of the new diesels. The 7.3 will be in its element the way you will use it.
 
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Coming from a diesel to the 7.3 myself. The 10 speed transmission makes up for a whole lot of what the gasser lacks vs a diesel.

For what you describe, the 7.3 is actually the easy choice. You won't be disappointed.
 
Hey boat man, i’m a boat man too. Love my 7.3. Towed a 28’ Grady, twin 300’s this week on a 32’ hydraulic trailer. Don’t know what the package weighs, but its heavy. Trailer alone is heavy. Off the line up hill, no problem. Low gears and 10spd are a winner. I’d buy another 7.3 in a heartbeat.
 
I believe the 6.7 is the best available diesel anywhere but they wanna work to be reliable.
If your putsn around , the truck sits some or short drives........California laws make the 7.3 a viable option. Lol

I pull a 7600# trailer every other weekend and the 7.3 paired with the 10 spd excels in every category.
 
Tow the 60hp Kubota pretty much every day and couldn’t be happier!
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Cant go wrong with the 7.3, your usage lends itself to it, I may be biased... but I was a 6.7 driver and converted to gasser for same reasons others mentioned above. No regrets, and that isnt a ding on 6.7. Loved that engine and truck, it just likes to be worked.
 
Renegade, noticed your scout. Had a Silver Cloud. Great bikes and can't beat that generation.

My dad had a '48 or '49 Scout
 
Hey Big Jack...

How often do you see Brett Favre around?
He stays in his mansion mostly, except when he’s doing Copperfit and Wrangler commercials. ??
 
Get ready for a storm of 6.7 guys!

I had a 6.7, it was a monster, but I had lots of emissions issues with it, EGR coolers, DPF plugged, DEF heater issues.
I now have a 7.3, and it tows 14k trailer ok.
I was just going to say the same thing and get ready for the 7.3 guys there beasts !!! Dont go with a diesel my last one back in 1984 gave me trouble ?
 
I believe the 6.7 is the best available diesel anywhere but they wanna work to be reliable.
If your putsn around , the truck sits some or short drives........California laws make the 7.3 a viable option. Lol

I pull a 7600# trailer every other weekend and the 7.3 paired with the 10 spd excels in every category.
I can't find any evidence to support the claim that you're basically hurting the 6.7 by not working it hard. I hear this all the time but it seems like BS to me. Seems to me a diesel, like any engine will work just fine as long as it is taken care of, allowed to get to operating temp etc before mashing the throttle.

The only risk I'd see to having the big diesel for a putzing around vehicle is if you never drive it long enough to get through its regen cycles. There are plenty of passenger cars out there with diesel engines that are meant to be daily drivers. Yet for some reason people think you're hurting a diesel truck by not towing a massive load regularly. On its face, that just doesn't make sense.

Certainly an argument can be made that getting a big 6.7 diesel to use as an around town vehicle is wasteful and inefficient but there's no way that you could hurt this thing but working it too lightly. I'd bet 2 identical 6.7s, one that towed 10K every day and once that was a commuter, after 5 years the commuter engine would be a lot less worn and have a more reliable future that that one that was worked.

I could be wrong, but I'd love to see some verifiable facts to support these claims.
 
I can't find any evidence to support the claim that you're basically hurting the 6.7 by not working it hard. I hear this all the time but it seems like BS to me. Seems to me a diesel, like any engine will work just fine as long as it is taken care of, allowed to get to operating temp etc before mashing the throttle.

The only risk I'd see to having the big diesel for a putzing around vehicle is if you never drive it long enough to get through its regen cycles. There are plenty of passenger cars out there with diesel engines that are meant to be daily drivers. Yet for some reason people think you're hurting a diesel truck by not towing a massive load regularly. On its face, that just doesn't make sense.

Certainly an argument can be made that getting a big 6.7 diesel to use as an around town vehicle is wasteful and inefficient but there's no way that you could hurt this thing but working it too lightly. I'd bet 2 identical 6.7s, one that towed 10K every day and once that was a commuter, after 5 years the commuter engine would be a lot less worn and have a more reliable future that that one that was worked.

I could be wrong, but I'd love to see some verifiable facts to support these claims.
Yea some one in the 90s started that rumor I tow with both my diesels and use them as commuters never have had any problems Volkswagen all the big companies are going to diesels in cars i’m sure they don’t require them to put sandbags or a trailer behind it
 
I can't find any evidence to support the claim that you're basically hurting the 6.7 by not working it hard. I hear this all the time but it seems like BS to me. Seems to me a diesel, like any engine will work just fine as long as it is taken care of, allowed to get to operating temp etc before mashing the throttle.

The only risk I'd see to having the big diesel for a putzing around vehicle is if you never drive it long enough to get through its regen cycles. There are plenty of passenger cars out there with diesel engines that are meant to be daily drivers. Yet for some reason people think you're hurting a diesel truck by not towing a massive load regularly. On its face, that just doesn't make sense.

Certainly an argument can be made that getting a big 6.7 diesel to use as an around town vehicle is wasteful and inefficient but there's no way that you could hurt this thing but working it too lightly. I'd bet 2 identical 6.7s, one that towed 10K every day and once that was a commuter, after 5 years the commuter engine would be a lot less worn and have a more reliable future that that one that was worked.

I could be wrong, but I'd love to see some verifiable facts to support these claims.
100% Dude I honestly get sick of typing it and I no longer contribute to these discussions. We have a large fleet of Pstrokes, you hit the nail on the head.
 
Why are hordes making the switch to 7.3's ?
Not because the 6.7 is not a great engine but because of all the emissions attached to the engine.......green earth.

Go to Fords BIG forum and you'll see.

Big displacement gas engines are stealing sales for a reason.
 
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