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post #1 of 15 Old 02-06-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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The dreaded 2008 6.4-liter

I've been looking for a 3/4 or 1 ton, 4wd powerstroke and found a sharp 08. This guy has records of replacing the rockers, lifters and radiator at the Ford dealer within the past tenthousand miles. The truck now has around 175k.
For all you guys who really know this truck, should I still stay away from purchasing this thing or are they good to go once these repairs are done?

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The radiator was a common replacement for awhile in th 6.4. So no big deal. The rockers, lifters are something to be concerned about. Just my observation. Trucks with low gear ratio that Will run the RPM's high seems to have this failure. Other times someone is running very high RPM's before something breaks. ie, "I just past 100 mph when it went". I would be very cautious with this one.


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Skip it. Rockers and lifters aren't a normal replacement thing on 6.4s, so something happened to it.

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I replied last night using my phone, but it obviously didn't take. Thanks for the replies and advice fellas.

My "new" truck will be used as my daily driver, it will pull our 32' camper half a dozen times a year (~500 mile family camping trips) and it will be a rolling billboard for my small business.

It sounds like I am in fact going to run away screaming from this turd.

What's y'all's take on the 6.0?

Thanks!!
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best decision i ever made was to get rid of my 6.4 for a 6.0. it seems like every powerstroke since the 7.3 has its issues, but the 6.0's are well know and quite cheaply fixed... if you ketch it in time. just my 2c, i'm sure y'all are about to have a field day with this post.

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pass on it. these failures are not common on an engine that wasn't overworked or under maintained

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