Originally Posted by FISHBREATH
At the risk of upsetting the 6.0 guys I would not own one, I have herd to many negative things about the 6.0. To be honest I don't know if the poor rep for the 6.0 is justified. That being said I have a 2002 truck with the 7.3.......0 problems with 132,000 miles this truck is used to haul a 10k trailer, the truck is 100% stock. I also have a 2000 4x4 van with the 7.3 with 153,000 miles on it. I would purchase a van with the 7.3 or gas engine.....or maybe a duramax if you could find the van you wanted.
All things being equal, I would have far preferred the 7.3L over the 6.0L, but things weren't equal, and I didn't have choice. I'm sure Ford would have preferred sticking with the proven 7.3L, but Federal emission laws made that too hard.
The first year or two of the 6.0L were the most problematic, and they've been fairly reliable since. As reliable as the 7.3L, no. Would I rather have a gasser over the 6.0L, no.