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Had to replace headgaskets

Well I have always been a Chevy guy and decide to buy a Ford to check them out. I had heard the 6.4 didnt have the problems the 6.0s did but 6k miles after I bought the truck headgaskets went out. I replaced headgaskets, installed arp studs and deleted EGR. Hopefully it will be good now...........
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Re: Had to replace headgaskets

I have never owned a 6.4 (you couldn't pay me to) but I know quite a few people who says that if they had it to do over again they would have kept/bought a 6.0. That's saying something right there. Between the HG's that everyone wants to deny happening, the constant radiator replacements, and the cracked pistons, failing trans, etc, most of them hate thier 6.4's. I also know a few Ford mechanics that will tell you that the 6.4 has every problem that the 6.0 didn't have.

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I hear 6.4 have expensive fuel issues too amounting up to 10000 dollars


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I have never owned a 6.4 (you couldn't pay me to) but I know quite a few people who says that if they had it to do over again they would have kept/bought a 6.0. That's saying something right there. Between the HG's that everyone wants to deny happening, the constant radiator replacements, and the cracked pistons, failing trans, etc, most of them hate thier 6.4's. I also know a few Ford mechanics that will tell you that the 6.4 has every problem that the 6.0 didn't have.

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...and you and those few mechanics would be wrong.

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...and you and those few mechanics would be wrong.
We might be wrong but every time I go by either of the 3 dealerships and BS with my friends who are all head diesel mechanics they are always tearing a 6.4 down for one or more of the above reasons. Most of the F250's around here work hard everyday on farms, 90% of them are deleted and on no or very little power tunes because they always have big trailers or farm equipment hooked to them. Also all 3 of the dealerships are very mod friendly because the farmers won't buy from them any other way.

It may be different in other parts of the country but down here that is how it is.

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All I know is the 6.4 in my driveway has only been to the dealer for 4 oil changes and 1 ECU flash. So in my experience... It's friggin' awesome.

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How hard do you work the truck? Do you use it as it was designed or is it just a DD? The trucks that I am speaking of work hard but never over their advertised capability.

By the way nice looking truck. I don't really like the 2008-2010 trucks, but yours looks real good. Are your wheels 0 offset correct? Going to do pretty much the same thing you have done to my 6.7 and I like the stance of yours.

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It's my 1/2 DD (the other is a 370Z), and I tow with it as well, but no farm work. Thanks for the compliment! The wheels are -12 offset and the leveling kit and fender flares were a must IMO.

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I'm gonna get the Carli 2.5" lift. How much trimming did you have to do?

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Probably 6 inches off the lower/inner part of the liner...

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