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To Be or Not to Be an 08 F250 King Ranch 6.4L Owner

Have an opportunity to get into an 08 F250 King Ranch with 78K miles. With all the talk it sounds like its a gamble. So do I toss a coin and hold my breath or are these motors pretty reliable. Besides the emissions equipment holding this thing back and kinda killin the fuel economy is it safe in regards to head gasket issues, overheating etc. Owner has had no issues its just to much truck for him and he is steppin down into the F150. I wanto to be a Powerstroke Owner without being a part of the experiment. Please advise.
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experiment?.... they're proven

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i love my 08, clicked 66,666 today. Was kinda weird so i noticed.

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With the study from a few Dealers in Texas, and the last 85 trucks coming to Australia, there is not much difference in 08 to 09-10 except for a few little emission controls bugs that can be sorted out... If you are getting a good buy on an 08, it would not hold me back. Job 1 6,4 vrs Job 2,3 does not appear to be that big of a deal in the engines themselves. By now, most of it would be sorted on your truck... Get a report printed out...

Overall, the 6.4 has a good track record and is a solid engine, I LOVE mine...
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If all of the fluids have been changed on/ahead of schedule, and the normal service performed, it should run for a long time. 43k mi on mine and its a dream. ENJOY!

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should be good to go noticed a post in the problem section and i think it was his first major problem and he had like 280,000 miles on his truck... and the problem came from running his oil to long and having sand in it

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If its a good deal go for it, 08 Job 1, will turn 90k miles by friday. I usually get tired of trucks after 2 years, but love this one. Plan on keeping her till the wheels fall off.
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I bought my 08 F250 King Ranch with 81k on it and Ive loved every minute of it. I havent a single problem. (88k miles now)
I did a dpf delete like everybody else.
The only complaint I have with mine is the color (the white with puke two tone) and one of the interior lights has been out since the second day I bought it. I just havent gotten around to fixing it yet.

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Battman 4312,

Please just keep thinking that way.... Of all the colours (my third King Ranch) I love the White over Pueblo Gold the best in the hot weather of Australia. So, you just keep on thinking that way, and convince as many as you can to think that way, so we can keep on getting the white over Pueblo Gold... It is the coolest, the safest at night, the best in the desert, and the truth is it is the easiest colour to maintain and keep clean.

A like coat of dust or road grime after a rain, and the Oxford White still looks clean and good at 20 feet...

Thank you, and convince as many as you can that is puke colour as we LOVE OURS!!!

Thank you from Australia!!
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Thought it was a great truck while it was stock.

Now that it is spartan tuned I think I am in love!!!

Still trying to figure out which spartan tune is my favorite.

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