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looking to buy a 2003 f350crew cab 4x4. ran the vin and it shows a 6.0 diesel but its a 7.3. possibly the wrong vin number from the factory when changing from the 6.0 to the 7.3 mid year.
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
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  1. Can I get the vin#?
  2. Are you sure the vin# ***** wrote down correct?
  3. What concern do you have about the truck?
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1FTSW31PX3EC24551 -Yes -The truck only had 50 miles put on it in a year and a half. wanted to make sure the motor had not been changed
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks, ***** ***** check the dash and door vin# ***** make sure they match. Also make sure you read the vin right. The 8th # (F=7.3) (P=6.0)

Although the 03 6.0 was a problematic engine and the 7.3 was much better, I find it hard to believe someone went through the hassle of installing a 7.3 in place of the 6.0, that is not easy.

Look at the end of the shifter, if it says OD cancel, then its a 7.3 transmission, if it says tow/haul then its a 6.0 transmission.

I have only seen 3 vin#s that truly had the wrong engine labeled so that is a possibility especially on a mid year swap. If it has a 7.3 and always was a 7.3 then that is a great engine to have.

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago

Hello again Chris here,

1) When customers come to Just Answer the website and the experts want them to have a great 5 star experience.

2) We also want them to be so pleased that they come back for future needs.

3) I have the feeling you were not pleased with my help and or need me to help more. If so please do reply.

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Thanks Chris

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