For those out there that are looking for a replacement... maybe on the "cheap" (over time)...
I purchased a 2003 F-250 7.3 Turbo Diesel... the cross over year for engines. I couldn't be more pleased. If you find a low mileage version, regardless of model year (assuming proper maintenance), that engine will carry you through. Bullet proof, and when pulling the AS, not too bad, ~16 mpg.
'00 Safari 27' Rear Twin
'03 Ford F-250 7.3TD/CC/LB 4x2 Bio-Diesel
"Hmmm... Smells like French Fries!"
/ WBCCI FCU 8579