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Old 06-11-2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Ford 2001 e-350 7.3L or 2005 F-450 6L ?

Hi everybody!

This is my first post so thank you for ę*welcoming*Ľ me on skoolie.net 🤪

Iím hesitating between 2 buses and I would love you guysí pros and cons of the two! Of course, Iíll do an inspection and check with my insurance before buying it but Iím having trouble finding good info on the internet:

- Ford 2001 E-350 7.3L diesel, 150 000km, gutted already, 4500$

- Ford 2005 F-450 6L diesel, 196 000km, not gutted, 3960$

I havenít seen anyone of them in person because theyíre both super far away from me (which is also why Iím looking for info before choosing one to go look over). Based on the photos, I canít see rust on the exterior body of both, I asked for photos of underneath and the 2005 had only surface rust (still waiting for the other one's photos). I should mention that Iím in Ontario so thatís bound to be a problem no matter the bus.

Thank you for your input, and have a wonderful day!
Juliette

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Old 06-11-2020, 11:01 AM   #2
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7.3 is a way better engine than the 6.0!!!! Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy better.
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7.3 is a way better engine than the 6.0!!!! Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy better.
Can you tell me why a little bit? I saw a couple articles saying why the 6.0 reputation shouldnít be as bad and not being a mechanic, the mumbo jumbo kind of lost me haha 😅
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:39 PM   #4
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If you're not a mechanic avoid the 6.0.
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Been a diesel tech most my life. Avoid the 6.0L unless you like to wrench.
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