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Grit dog

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S Davis wrote:

blofgren wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

The 7.3 is a $1700 option and for an additional $8800 you can have the Powerstroke. Even though the gasser is probably all most of us would ever need I think it would be very difficult to go from diesel to gas.


I think it would be much easier after dealing with a CP4 failure not covered by warranty.... [emoticon]


Just got rid of my 2013 Duramax for that reason, it started acting funny.


Just a thought, but $350 would buy a CP4 bypass that prevents the catastrophic damage if the pump gives up. $1000ish buys a new CP4, or $1500ish buys a complete CP3 conversion. (But you have to be deleted for the conversion I’m almost certain).

Several not so expensive solutions compared to buying a new truck. And you have a 2 out of 3 chance of getting a CP4 again unless you stuck with GM. Which again, he11 of a lot more $ than fixing the issue.
But makes for a good excuse for a new rig if that’s what you’re after ....


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Grit dog wrote:

S Davis wrote:

blofgren wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

The 7.3 is a $1700 option and for an additional $8800 you can have the Powerstroke. Even though the gasser is probably all most of us would ever need I think it would be very difficult to go from diesel to gas.


I think it would be much easier after dealing with a CP4 failure not covered by warranty.... [emoticon]


Just got rid of my 2013 Duramax for that reason, it started acting funny.


Just a thought, but $350 would buy a CP4 bypass that prevents the catastrophic damage if the pump gives up. $1000ish buys a new CP4, or $1500ish buys a complete CP3 conversion. (But you have to be deleted for the conversion I’m almost certain).

Several not so expensive solutions compared to buying a new truck. And you have a 2 out of 3 chance of getting a CP4 again unless you stuck with GM. Which again, he11 of a lot more $ than fixing the issue.
But makes for a good excuse for a new rig if that’s what you’re after ....

My thought is this - as a customer, I shouldn't have to re-engineer a truck I paid $60, 70, or 80k for because the factory screwed it up. I don't care what badge is on the front. These things are way too expensive to not be durable and correct when they leave the lot.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

Don't like the new grille of the King Ranch. The grille on the 7.3L looks much better.

Calm down Cummins12V98. He has every right to be excited. They are new versions of his favorite brand and he is excited just how you would be if it were a Ram.



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Grit dog

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My thought is this - as a customer, I shouldn't have to re-engineer a truck I paid $60, 70, or 80k for because the factory screwed it up. I don't care what badge is on the front. These things are way too expensive to not be durable and correct when they leave the lot.


I totally agree.
But I also wouldn't go pay another $60-70-80k just because the old one had a problem that cost 2% of the price of a new vehicle to fix.
That's throwing the baby out with the bath water.....

Of course unless you need to justify to the ole ball n chain why you need a new truck, then "Absolutely, send that p!ss poor, unsafe, worthless sack of monkey chit to the car crusher!"

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ib516 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

S Davis wrote:

blofgren wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

The 7.3 is a $1700 option and for an additional $8800 you can have the Powerstroke. Even though the gasser is probably all most of us would ever need I think it would be very difficult to go from diesel to gas.


I think it would be much easier after dealing with a CP4 failure not covered by warranty.... [emoticon]


Just got rid of my 2013 Duramax for that reason, it started acting funny.


Just a thought, but $350 would buy a CP4 bypass that prevents the catastrophic damage if the pump gives up. $1000ish buys a new CP4, or $1500ish buys a complete CP3 conversion. (But you have to be deleted for the conversion I’m almost certain).

Several not so expensive solutions compared to buying a new truck. And you have a 2 out of 3 chance of getting a CP4 again unless you stuck with GM. Which again, he11 of a lot more $ than fixing the issue.
But makes for a good excuse for a new rig if that’s what you’re after ....

My thought is this - as a customer, I shouldn't have to re-engineer a truck I paid $60, 70, or 80k for because the factory screwed it up. I don't care what badge is on the front. These things are way too expensive to not be durable and correct when they leave the lot.


I totally agree; I did that with my 6.0L PSD and I refused to do it again in 2013/2014 when I bought a new truck which is why I passed on the 6.7L PSD and headed down to the Ram dealer.... [emoticon]


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Nice article, but what I want to know is when are these new engines and tranny's going to be in a F-53 Class A?


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Grit dog wrote:

S Davis wrote:

blofgren wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

The 7.3 is a $1700 option and for an additional $8800 you can have the Powerstroke. Even though the gasser is probably all most of us would ever need I think it would be very difficult to go from diesel to gas.


I think it would be much easier after dealing with a CP4 failure not covered by warranty.... [emoticon]


Just got rid of my 2013 Duramax for that reason, it started acting funny.


Just a thought, but $350 would buy a CP4 bypass that prevents the catastrophic damage if the pump gives up. $1000ish buys a new CP4, or $1500ish buys a complete CP3 conversion. (But you have to be deleted for the conversion I’m almost certain).

Several not so expensive solutions compared to buying a new truck. And you have a 2 out of 3 chance of getting a CP4 again unless you stuck with GM. Which again, he11 of a lot more $ than fixing the issue.
But makes for a good excuse for a new rig if that’s what you’re after ....


I guess I should have said it was one of the reasons, the other was the L5P. I got $27,000 for my 2013 and $11,000 off msrp on a 2019 2500HD CCLB So that made it easier. I had thought about doing the CP3 conversion but then I would have had to tune and delete.

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Williebago wrote:

Nice article, but what I want to know is when are these new engines and tranny's going to be in a F-53 Class A?


It looks like Ford is now advertising this new engine for their F 53 chassis so I would say they should be available very soon.

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Has anyone commented so far on the amount of room around the new 7.3 vs the old mod motor? Forget about the 6.7, so much packed in there for that one.

That is one thing I never liked about the newer Ford trucks, how far under the cowl the engine was. This one looks like it could be much easier to work on.


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parker.rowe wrote:

Has anyone commented so far on the amount of room around the new 7.3 vs the old mod motor? Forget about the 6.7, so much packed in there for that one.

That is one thing I never liked about the newer Ford trucks, how far under the cowl the engine was. This one looks like it could be much easier to work on.


If you want a truck to work on I've got an old Duramax I'll sell you for cheap.??


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