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Old 12-18-2009, 08:25 PM
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Worried? Last 85 6.4 PSD Fords, 07-09 builds, Problems list...

Report: Actually, a really great performance on the Australian trucks...

Since the early builds from 07 through to 09, the last 85 trucks for the record have VERY few problems here in Oz...

One Turbo, not Fords fault, foolish child did not change the oil enough, did hot shut downs with no Turbo cooling time, gunked up the turbo bearing and sheared a shaft... Serves him right in my book ....

2 EGRT Probes, the little one out at the end of the exhaust system, they just throw a code, shorts to ground, truck will not start. I have a spare..

One they thought was injectors, changed three, did not cure the problem, serviced the truck, did a VIN Download from Ford and a reflash, cured the ghost, what ever it was.

One bad injector, put off to mismanufacture defect.

One bad EGR valve, another replaced that was not bad.

One cavitation type blow out of the water pump location front timing gear cover. This was not an oil cooler problem plugged up with aluminum casting flakes/dust, which is evidently a rare problem but has occur in America... This was put off to a flawed casting itself on the one here in Oz..

And that is about it. These 6.4 motors are very good. The track record here with the last 85 trucks has been excellent.

We hear of problems, plugged oil coolers, cavitation blowouts, turbo failures, expansion of oil with diesel solvents, and things like this, but not here in Oz. I think overall it must be VERY rare occurances if you look at the total number of 6.4s built in tens of thousands/ against the rare complaint here on this Forum. None of those general complaint areas have occured here in the 6.4 in Australia.

It sounds to me like the 6.4 PSD is a very good engine. Mine is running like fine watch at 2600 kms now. Got a pre-emptive oil change. Puuuuuuurfect... F-450 King Ranch, CC, DRW, LWB, 4x4, White over Tucson Beige or whatever that tan colour is.. AND I LOVE IT !! In 45 years of driving this is the nicest truck I have owned.

How many thousands and thousands of these are there out there? And count up the relatively few problems? = pretty good engine in my book.

Your Friend in Oz, Hobby Interest Techie in Training, Own the VCM/IDS (Vehicle Communications Module/ Integrated Diagnostic Scanner) VCM/IDS and plug into a standard laptop... Come on down, beer is on me..
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I am having very good luck with my 08 (knocking on wood right now). I think that people come to the forums to find out what is going wrong or to tell what went wrong on the forum (which is what it is for, in my opinion...along with talking about the good aspects of our trucks). So, what you tend to get, is a lot of problems threads that outweigh the good threads.
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Lone Ranger, refresh my memory, please. Are the trucks in Australia required to keep the DPF?
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Lone Ranger, refresh my memory, please. Are the trucks in Australia required to keep the DPF?
Officially yes Lucky Dog. Technically yes. However, I think most realize that from a Global perspective it is a really sh*t of thing that does the world more harm than good... To clear up the little puff of carbon in the inner cities, overall the DPF harms the world because it makes all trucks burn AT LEAST 15% more fuel overall, and towing more like 30%...

Now, there is passive civil unrest... And the poor DPF is a sad victim of our "quiet riot"... So yes, you go ask a Public Servant, you know the type, a mindless greenie follower of the popular Socialist movement that has to push paper BS to justify their existence and live off us hard working Taxpayers... You know the type that could not hold a job in the real world, if you ask them they would say: "It is unlawful to alter any of the Manufacturers Emission Controls"... But they would not recognize the average DPF if it was sitting on their dinner plate...

And, besides that, there is not program for emissions testing in Australia, and after your truck is Registered they pretty well leave you alone unless you are doing something blatantly stupid, jacked up too high, blowing too much smoke, or something waaaaay out of the ordinary. That is how it is in the sensible States in America as well, from what I can gather from you Folkes.

Best Regards, lone Ranger in Oz, Techie in Training..

Just another Aussie, sept I gotta new F-450 for Christmas
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the reply, and Merry Christmas!
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Yea, hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and stay safe for the New Year..

My 09 King Ranch, F-450 CC DRW is going like a Freight Train!!! Had its first oil change, mag plug was a little gunky with swarf and metal chaff.... Changed the filter too, even though is was a waste it made me feel better... Silly old Bugger that I am...

NO REGENS YET!! WAT? 3500 kms, about 2500 miles and no regens? MAYBE IT IS A MIRACLE.... Yea right.. Must just be a factory clean DPF, and has not gathered enough soot yet...

Stay safe everyone, and Thank God we can still be like little Children in the sandbox, enjoying our new trucks! Vrooom, Vrooom !!

lone Ranger, leaning on 60, still lovin Ford Trucks...
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