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    Need some input on the used diesel's. looking for a used 1 ton 4 door, I know to stay away from ford's 6.0, and I currently have a 7.3 which I am keeping, any thoughts or experiences with, chevy, dodge or ford, any year preference? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiewind View Post
    Need some input on the used diesel's. looking for a used 1 ton 4 door, I know to stay away from ford's 6.0, and I currently have a 7.3 which I am keeping, any thoughts or experiences with, chevy, dodge or ford, any year preference? Thanks
    I disagree but would only recommend a 6.0 if "bulletproofed"...with 2006-2007 being preferred. No first gen 6.0...wiring harnesses and such.
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    my 2003 dodge ram has been awesome, 300,000 miles on it the 5.9L has performed fantastic

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    Gm with Duramax/Allison is a nice truck. Like any truck, there are know problems with each year to look out for. 01-04 have injector problems. Make sure they have already been replaced. 01-07 have a transfer case issue that can be prevented with an inexpensive fix. The engine and transmission pulls well and are generally very reliable.

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    6.0s are good engines as long as they are not abused or molested. A genuine stock 6.0, a later version as stated above, will make a very reliable truck.

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    Kade21 - I have a 6.0L that has been babied and I made it to 150K before I needed the 6K surgery.
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    As a car dealer I would recommend the Dodge diesels over any of the above if you want pure work out of one. The 5.9L and the 6.7L are great engines. The 5.9L with a standard tranny is your best bet. You cant go wrong with a duramax either but for pulling things my choice is a Dodge. The new 6.7L fords are also good but havent been around long enough to get alot of high mileage ones around to find their quirks.
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    I just very recently bought a used 2007 F-250 with a 6.0 and 53K miles, thus far I really like it. I have owned a 2006 silverado 3500 duelly with the duramax and allison tranny. I liked it very much as well.
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    For 2012 or newer Dodge with the 6.7 Cummins. Ford 6.7 is good motor and ford has more options. Only reason to get GM is the Allison trans.

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