texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Valsus, Eddie Noore, CALLEN, bshort, Jacob Taylor
115021 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 101,361
hopalong 95,518
Pilothawk 80,772
John175☮ 78,846
Bigbob_FTW 72,528
JDavis7873 67,402
Derek 🐝 66,290
Mark Perry 62,470
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,144,528
Posts15,640,752
Members140,021
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
New Ford 7.3 gas engine #13926852 03/18/21 01:13 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
G
Garland A. Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
G
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
Anyone have some experience with this motor in an F250? Cant justify the extra $10k for the diesel & the 7.3 would pull what I’d need to. Have seen good reviews of the 7.3 so far.

Gracias!


Garland
2013 Bass Cat Pantera II, 200 Merc Pro XS
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13927477 03/18/21 03:33 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,293
Fourjs Online Sick
Extreme Angler
Online Sick
Extreme Angler
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,293
I just bought a 2021 motor home that’s got it. Like you, the reviews I’ve seen are good. It’s replacing the V10 and folks are saying it’s better. Better performing and better mileage.

We’ve only taken one trip in it. Leaving again Monday.

Jimmy

Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13927509 03/18/21 03:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,889
texcajun Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,889
I don't own one, but from what I've seen and read, it looks pretty danged cool. There are a couple independant testers on youtube that review it, and most like it for what it is. It looks like it will be a beast.


2002 Scandy White, 2002 Yamaha 90
Point me towards the water!
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13928071 03/18/21 11:16 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,796
G
grout-scout Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
G
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,796
Been trying to find one in a long bed, just about impossible down here.

Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13928349 03/19/21 04:23 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
G
Garland A. Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
G
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61


Garland
2013 Bass Cat Pantera II, 200 Merc Pro XS
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13931812 03/22/21 01:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,370
R
redchevy Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
R
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,370
I think its a good motor for what it is. Seen a lot of reviews on them all positive.

I haven't even driven one, but its not a diesel and its not going to tow like one. It will do the job fine, but if your going to use the power it is going to downshift like any other N/A gas v-8 out there. The engine makes its max power at 5500 rpm and torque at 4,000. It is not goign to chug up a hill below 2000 rpm with 10,000 lbs behind it.

Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: redchevy] #13931858 03/22/21 02:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
G
Garland A. Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
G
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
Totally agree that it won’t have the low end torque of a diesel, no comparison. But thinking it could be a viable option for someone that doesn’t tow heavy loads on a regular basis, but wants more than the typical 1/2 ton can do safely.


Garland
2013 Bass Cat Pantera II, 200 Merc Pro XS
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13931911 03/22/21 02:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
G
Garland A. Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
G
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 61
Here’s another YouTube review while towing a pretty heavy load...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=le_CdRGAmvg


Garland
2013 Bass Cat Pantera II, 200 Merc Pro XS
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13936974 03/26/21 03:01 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 842
TITANIUM-BACK Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 842
We have put 2 sets of heads on 2 trucks and a engine in one truck. They still have valve issues burning a exhaust valve or dropping a valve. From what I seen so far the valve issues were running loaded and stopping and just turning the truck off never even letting it cool down for not even a minute after a heavy load.

Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13950438 04/07/21 06:07 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,602
krawlin 47 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,602
I cant imagine a 7.3 my AT4 has a 6.2 and that dude will flat boogie...gas mileage is another story roflmao


Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right.
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13950512 04/07/21 11:25 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 21,809
P
patriot07 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
P
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 21,809
Yeah....I'll never tow with a gasser again if I can help it. The 7.3 gasser maxes torque and horsepower at 4000 and 5500 RPM, respectively. That's insane - do you really want to be running a 7.3L gas motor at 5500 RPM? My duramax hardly gets over 2000 RPM pulling my travel trailer.

I also think the diesel add cost is overblown - you get pretty much all of that back on resale. It does cost more to maintain and more to add DEF, but you also get significantly better mpg than a heavy duty gasser truck. If I was going to go with a gasser, I'd get a half ton. If I wanted a 3/4 ton, I'd bite the bullet on a diesel. I tried really hard to convince myself to get the 6.4 hemi in a Ram 2500. I had a deal arranged on a brand new 2019 CCSB 4x4 model for $33k. When I got there and did the test drive, I backed out. They're so gutless compared to a diesel truck. It had 20 less horsepower and 40 or so less ft-lbs of torque than the ford 7.3, which is borderline unnoticeable.


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13950969 04/07/21 03:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 8,729
BigDozer66 Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 8,729
For a gasser Godzilla is the best you can get. cheers

If you are towing heavy and / or you are towing through the mountains on a regular occasion then the diesel engines are going to perform better. welcome


2016 Ranger RT188 Charcoal Metallic Dual Console
2017 Yamaha 115 VMAX SHO (VF115LA) SS Prop
Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Link 45" 80 lb.
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BalZout Console
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BBT Bow Mount
Trick Step

[Linked Image]
Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13951006 04/07/21 04:16 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 5,185
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 5,185
I drove a 7.3 before I bought my '20 F250. It's impressive for a gas motor but when you mash the throttle on a Power Stroke there's no going back.

Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: Garland A.] #13951310 04/07/21 07:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,796
G
grout-scout Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
G
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,796
I’ll go back to gas eventually. If you trade in often and can afford it, diesel is great. But if you tend to keep them for awhile, these new emission parts just cost too much to repair. Yeah, delete...but then it’s a new can of worms.

I look every week on fords site for a 7.3 with the configuration that I’m after, seems to be very elusive right now. Starting to think I should just order one.

Re: New Ford 7.3 gas engine [Re: grout-scout] #13951530 04/07/21 10:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,370
R
redchevy Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
R
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,370
Originally Posted by grout-scout
I’ll go back to gas eventually. If you trade in often and can afford it, diesel is great. But if you tend to keep them for awhile, these new emission parts just cost too much to repair. Yeah, delete...but then it’s a new can of worms.

I look every week on fords site for a 7.3 with the configuration that I’m after, seems to be very elusive right now. Starting to think I should just order one.


Agree. I also think the way things are going deleting will be less and less of a viable option. Many tuners are being shut down, I see the end of it coming.

I had the DPF replaced in my RAM 1500 diesel last week. Fortunately it was all covered under warranty, but the dealers cost if I was going to have to pay for it was $4,300. Gas looks better by the second.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3