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Old 04-05-2013, 06:27 AM
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6.4l engine

Is the 6.4l engine really as bad as everybody says it is? I hear about all these things that can happen but I want some more input.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:41 AM
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it's a badarse platform... lose the mandated crap, and you have a solid performer with a long life expectancy.. leave them on there, and it will be a brief frustrating experience..

this era of diesel is precisely like the era gassers went through in the 70's.. our smog pumps are in the form of DPF's and EGR coolers/valves..
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For Ford, it's the platform to make the highest hp/tq numbers with simple bolt on mods. 6.0s need injectors, MTW turbo, fuel upgrades, "bulletproofing" and some other things and they still fall short of the power a 6.4 can make with just a tuner, exhaust and intake. The 6.7 is a better platform than a 6.4 IF YOU PLAN TO KEEP THEM STOCK.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:39 AM
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Okay but are the 6.4 engines a good engine or is it a truck that I'm going to be sending to the shop every month
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pretty sure your question has already been answered.
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Okay but are the 6.4 engines a good engine or is it a truck that I'm going to be sending to the shop every month
it is not a truck for a lazy person.. maintenance must be kept up to date.. you'll get out of it what you put into it.. sorta like you would have gotten all grades of information if you'd have put the effort into using the search feature.
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Pretty sure your truck will be tore up and in the shop all the time, prolly have to buy a new short block after a couple thousand miles also
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Pretty sure your truck will be tore up and in the shop all the time, prolly have to buy a new short block after a couple thousand miles also
LOL.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:24 PM
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Is the 6.4l engine really as bad as everybody says it is? I hear about all these things that can happen but I want some more input.
I've owned (5) of them and have never experienced any problems other that having a heater-blend door replaced.

My current 2010 F250 Crew Cab Lariat 4x4 with 47,000 miles has been the best truck that I've ever owned. It, like the four others, has had the Diesel Particulate Filter removed from day-one and I've run a Spartan DashDaq tuner with 250 tune.

The early 2008's (not mine thankfully) had some radiator problems, but other than that, it's been pretty much a Bullet-Proof motor. Of course, if you dial-up the tuner and keep your foot in it all the time, you will probably blow the head gaskets, warp the heads or worse.

As far as a "stock" truck, my friend's 2009 with 175,000 miles on it, hasn't ever had any drive-train related problem. He also pulls some heavy trailers & equipment behind his truck, so it hasn't been "babied", but it has been well maintained. The only penalty that he's paid keeping the truck "stock" is at the fuel pump. The "tuned" trucks do get better mileage, but don't believe the stories from the guys saying 15 in-town and 23 on-the-highway. It ain't going to happen!
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Well my 09 250 has 64.5k miles on it. I have not had any major issues to date. Only had to change a battery and repair a leaking hose to power steering reservoir. So the 6.4 has been reliable to me.
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