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Old 11-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Tfort View Post
I love the 7.3L. Mine has 180k on it and my dad has one with 300k and they both run like a top and they both work hard. Much better than the 6.0. It's just going to be tough to find one with a 7.3 that didn't have a million miles on it or has not been beat to death. I wish they were still making the excursion so you could get the 6.7. It is also a good engine from what I have seen.

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I've got a buddy who's brother's company does excursion, 6 door and raptor conversions. I guess they make them for people all over the US and even local dealers will have him convert new trucks. Its . He has his shop just north of Edmond, Ok, in Guthrie. You will have about as much in one of these as you will a new escalade.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dandrew10 View Post
That's awesome. We had two kids then adopted 2!! Does your nephew's excursion have a 6.0 or 7.3 Diesel engine?
His is the 6.0 but it's had all the mods and fixes... and has been bullet-proof for the last 400K miles.

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:16 PM   #13
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The biggest problem with it is the 6.0L. If it has been "bullet proofed" then it should be ok but if not they have had some big issues.
AGREED do your research BEFORE you buy a 6.0 PSD so you can make an informed decision

BULLET PROOFING isn't cheap but nothing with any diesel is
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:08 PM   #14
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Thanks for all of your help. I have a few options that have a 7.3 and I have a buddy that's a mechanic that offered to check it out thoroughly before I make a purchase. Thanks again!

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