7.3 Ford Gaser

tailchasers

Long Time Member
My '04 Chevy Duramax is nickle and diming me more and more with the latest being worn injectors. Really not in the mood to fork out $6k to replace them and figured the money might be better spent on a something newer. Not really sold on getting another diesel so I've been looking at the newer Ford 7.3L gaser catching my interest. Figured with an opinionated group like we have here on MM I'd get all kinds of responses. So? What say you?? Any one driving one of these new big blocks?
 

257Tony

Long Time Member
Don't have one, yet. That will be my next truck. Unless you're pulling 15k+ regularly the diesels just don't make much sense. The new 10 speed is a real game changer, there is finally a viable option for guys that don't want to pay the $8500 extra for the diesel. Here is one with the 4.30's pulling 16k up I70 to the Eisenhower tunnel.

 

Apexmtnman

Active Member
Hey Bess, you're wound too tight! I ordered a new Super Duty in March for my business and picked it up about a month ago. I ordered the 7.3 gas motor with 4.30 gears in an F350 and I'm very impressed. It has loads of power and tows a 12,000 pound trailer very well, no it won't beat a diesel but it's no slouch. Before you jump all over me Bess I also own a 17, 6.7 diesel so I know how impressive they are towing big loads. We have a 14, 6.2 gas Super Duty with 4.30 gears and 240,000 miles and all we've done to the motor is put in one set of spark plugs along with regular maintenance. The 7.3 tows way better than the 6.2 so far but only has 1600 miles on it. And yes the gassers have to rev to get to the power but these new motors are built to take it. We also own a 15, 6.2 with 3.73's and it just got a new set of plugs at 140,000 miles nothing else done to the motor. To say I'm impressed with the new gas motors is an understatement. Flame away all you diesel lovers, but remember I love mine too.
 

elkassassin

Long Time Member
Well Apex!

After You've Pulled Heavy Loads with a Diesel It's hard to go back to a Gasser!

I'm Not Sayin the Gasser Ain't a Bad Rig!

But Pull that 7.3 up to an Eco-Boost with Lower Gears & You'd Best Have your Sshhiittt Together!
 

Apexmtnman

Active Member
Remember the OP and 6k to replace injectors. The Ford 5.4 spark plugs were terrible to replace, I know I broke a few of them off and that was a mess to fix. Had to borrow special tools from a mechanic friend of mine. My boys replaced the plugs in the 6.2's and they're better mechanics than the old man.
 

tailchasers

Long Time Member
What I tell ya! Theses MM SOB's
never let anyone down. Keep it coming beat that $55k truck up. I agree, not diesel power but not necessarily need diesel power all the time. If I get 15mpg-ish i'd be happy considering the off set. Buy need some power 50% of the drive time which is 10k miles per year through rocky mountains.
 

Alwayshunting

Active Member
Thats good. I wish I was a better mechanic... I have one of each, 5.4, 6.2 and a 6.7 power choke. They all have their place.... To the OP; If you're used to a diesel, you will probably miss it! But I'm sure the 7.3 will get you by. My 6.2 is stupid quick but it lacks the brute force power of the diesel when pulling ANYTHING....
 

grizzly

Long Time Member
Don't have one, yet. That will be my next truck. Unless you're pulling 15k+ regularly the diesels just don't make much sense. The new 10 speed is a real game changer, there is finally a viable option for guys that don't want to pay the $8500 extra for the diesel. Here is one with the 4.30's pulling 16k up I70 to the Eisenhower tunnel.

Thanks for the video.

If only TFL had a tailgate score so Chevy could get back in the game a bit 😉
 
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elkassassin

Long Time Member
What I tell ya! Theses MM SOB's

Easy There Tail!

You Know We're Just RAZZIN Ya!:D

The Big 3 in the Diesels are 900-1050 ft lbs of Torque!

Delete the BS & a Nice TUNE & that's Power that Can't be beat!

But Don'r Get PIZZED when You Realize your Old Wore Out Diesel will Out Pull the Gasser!

Pulling with a Gasser = Get Your F'N Checkbook out!

One more thing?

Anybody know How Big a Fuel Tank You need when getting 2.2 MPG?:D




never let anyone down. Keep it coming beat that $55k truck up. I agree, not diesel power but not necessarily need diesel power all the time. If I get 15mpg-ish i'd be happy considering the off set. Buy need some power 50% of the drive time which is 10k miles per year through rocky mountains.
 

hossblur

Long Time Member
The real question is 14 or 16" screen? Vibrating seats? Fine Italian leather? A tailgate that transforms into a fighter jet? You know, the important chit.

I mean lets be honest. Big toyhaulers and horsetrailers. That's what 99.9% of dudes tow. If you have horses you can't afford $90k trucks. If you have a big toyhaulers its maybe 1/2 dozen times a year? Diesels are $$$$$. Hell new trucks?are $$$$$. Maybe its because I bought a pair of Crispis last year, but im thinking a Tacoma looks pretty good.
 

tailchasers

Long Time Member
Spoke none to soon. Here I am sitting at the Colorado Springs chevy dealer after getting a tow because my truck decided it wasn't going to start now. SMH...
 

tailchasers

Long Time Member
LoL!! Told the wife she might see something different when I come pick her up since I'm a few blocks from the Ford dealership. Checked their inventory and no 7.3 on the lot.
 

mtmuley

Long Time Member
Funny. GM did the big gas engine 20 years ago. The 8.1 LS was a beast of an engine especially with the Allison. Bad timing as diesels were the cool thing. They should bring it back. LS engines are the best gasoline powered engines made. mtmuley
 

Shadow

Active Member
Funny. GM did the big gas engine 20 years ago. The 8.1 LS was a beast of an engine especially with the Allison. Bad timing as diesels were the cool thing. They should bring it back. LS engines are the best gasoline powered engines made. mtmuley
I’d be all over that 8.1, if they still made it.
 

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