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2008 6.4 L problems

Hi, Im considering a 2008 superduty with the 6.4L powerstroke.
I hear lots of bad things about this engine, mainly that they blow at around 100K miles.
How true is this and what kind of problems can I expect with this engine?

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There are plenty of guys with 100k + miles on their 6.4's. they seem to last longer tuned and emissions deleted. Just search and scroll thru different threads on here. The 6.4 modified or stock is powerful and reliable. It all comes down to maintenance and fixing any small problems before they lead to catastrophic failures.


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I blew a head gasket at 98k. But that's because I was running the hell out of it. Luckily I got it warrantied. I have a whole new respect for the truck. Great trucks, you just gotta delete the EGR and the dpf. That's the minimum

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Keep in mind that people dont get on forums to bi*ch about how well thier trucks are running, they get on to complain when their are issues. I have an 08 with 165K on it and other than a sensor on the DPF, have never had a single issue with it.
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If I could thumbs up Jim I would but isn't it weird fir every 2009 and 2010 you see there's three 2008s I'm guessing its because loans are up right about now and it Tim for aa new truck and the 08 was popular cuz of the redesign. Y'all got any theories

I couldnt have said it better myself.
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176,xxxmi and counting here. DPF deleted at around 90,xxx+ 2008 Lariat, 4x4, Crew Cab, sb F-250 6.4L.
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I don't know about others but at 108k my 08 f-450 started to dink about 2 gal of water a day and the motor went out on the way to the dealer. Now they want 17k to replace motor.


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Mine was deleted DPF/EGR. Something blew at 139,000 bad. It's getting torn apart today. I'd never own one again. If it's the motor I'm looking at a minimum $10,000 to rebuild or even if I go with a remanned unit.

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If I could thumbs up Jim I would but isn't it weird fir every 2009 and 2010 you see there's three 2008s I'm guessing its because loans are up right about now and it Tim for aa new truck and the 08 was popular cuz of the redesign. Y'all got any theories
It's because the 2008's covered two entire model years. I have seen an 08 with a late Dec 06! build date. So the 08 cmodel year overed the entire 07 & 08 calendar years. Meaning there are roughly as many 08's out there as there are 09 & 10's combined
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I don't know about others but at 108k my 08 f-450 started to dink about 2 gal of water a day and the motor went out on the way to the dealer. Now they want 17k to replace motor.
That probably could have been avoided by shutting it down at the first sign of an issue.
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