well i found a 08 f350 6.4 with less than 70k on it...should i buy it or let well enough alone...what should i be on the look out for...heard alot of horror storys about the 6.4s...any help would be greatly appreciated
I recently (within a month) just picked up a 2008 F250 XLT SuperCab ShortBed with 21,000 miles for 32k. Personally it's the best truck I have owned, the power is great even for being stock. I knew I would pay more on gas, however for my daily 35 mile one-way drive to work I actually am getting better gas mileage than my 2006 F150 Lariat 5.4 3V 3.73 rear end. That thing I was getting 13.6mpg hand calculated, and the 6.4 is getting me 15.5mpg. Keep in mind I'm in Alaska and drive up and down hills about 1k feet in elevation change on my drive.
Like others have said ask for an Oasis report to see what has been done to the truck, mine was a page and a half of which only one was an issue that the dealer fixed under warranty. The other visits were for normal maintenance.
Myself I have a travel trailer and towing it with my F150 just wasn't comfortable enough for me. I like having "more than enough truck" rather than "it can do it". If everything checks out and your happy with it I would say jump on it. I looked at a lot of 6.0 2005-2006 model years and they were modded all to hell and half of them wouldn't even turn over. This one was completely stock with all of the upgrades for an XLT and have no regrets from coming from the Lariat trim package.
I myself will not purchase a used truck that's modded. Lift Kit, Banks Six Gun, Air intake Kit, aftermarket anything. To me investing that kind of money on a truck that is three years old just to turn and dump it makes me really question the reliability of that truck. The dealer looked up in their computer for me to see what the guy traded my truck in for, and he upgraded to a F350 Dually 6.4, so wanted more payload I'm assuming. Bone stock makes me feel like I'm starting with a clean starting line.
i have one right now with 71k on it, it has been through injectors 2,4,6, and 8 also rockerarms for cylender number 4. This truck is sitting at the barn right now as we speak. I am a field tech for cat/mustang, i spcialize in diesel engines and this one has me baffeled, i miss the 7.3