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..