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Newbe....Did I screw up??

Guys,

One month ago I purchased a 2009 Superduty 6.4L with 19,000 miles. I love this truck. This is my first diesel and the pulling power is unbelieveable. Now for the past two weeks I have been going through this forum and am terrified. Have I bought a truck with a motor that is trash?? I thought the 6.4 was ok and it was the 6.0 that gave everyone problems. There seem to be so many problems at such low mileages. Not just small problems but major stuff. It is really scary.

After reading about the water in fuel problems I crawled under and drained the seperator. When I opened the valve fuel started dripping out. It never got more than a drip. It never stopped but never got fast enough for a stream. It was a very slow drip. I let it go for a long time to get a good sample. I did not see any water in the fuel. It looked good. Is this drip something I need to see about or is the drip going to be enough to keep the water out. I don't mind doing it frequently but certainly don't want problems with water. Any suggestions?

Thanks and this is a great site. Scary but great info and honesty.
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if you arent expriencing anything dont worry about it. they are great trucks. every vehicle has its issues its to be expected.

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It is amazing, I feel the same way. You read these forums it makes you seriously think about what we bought. I just traded in my 04 F250 for a 2010 F250 and I have to say, I love both my trucks, but reading these forums makes me crazy about all the premature breakdowns on these trucks. Sort of makes me nervous if something breaks will it be covered under warranty. I guess time will tell?
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The 6.4 is a strong engine. These forums are great and I have learned a lot of information off here but sometimes it will make you hear knocks and bumps and shudders that aren't really there. Maybe I just get overly paranoid but that probably comes from my lack of funds if something was to break.

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i think every brand has a little something that aint up to par, i got a lb7 2500hd, i been holding my breath on the inj. issue that every complains about, my brothers dodge has been thru 3 transmissions, enjoy your truck, it'll be ok
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Look at the number of members on here, and the number of problems with these engines, you only hear the problems, not the everyone that loves their trucks and no problems.
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Think of the thousands sold and the small amount of problems reported. The odds are in your favor. Mine has had small problems but I love it

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You have to realize that most people only come on these forums because they have an issue. People to log on to tell people about how much they love their truck. You will be fine quit scaring yourself.

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Guys,

One month ago I purchased a 2009 Superduty 6.4L with 19,000 miles. I love this truck. This is my first diesel and the pulling power is unbelieveable. Now for the past two weeks I have been going through this forum and am terrified. Have I bought a truck with a motor that is trash?? I thought the 6.4 was ok and it was the 6.0 that gave everyone problems. There seem to be so many problems at such low mileages. Not just small problems but major stuff. It is really scary.

After reading about the water in fuel problems I crawled under and drained the seperator. When I opened the valve fuel started dripping out. It never got more than a drip. It never stopped but never got fast enough for a stream. It was a very slow drip. I let it go for a long time to get a good sample. I did not see any water in the fuel. It looked good. Is this drip something I need to see about or is the drip going to be enough to keep the water out. I don't mind doing it frequently but certainly don't want problems with water. Any suggestions?

Thanks and this is a great site. Scary but great info and honesty.
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I would get that looked at because it should be a steady stream. Dont let a 200.00 job mess up your truck. I got a 2008 job 1. It has been a \pretty good truck. I got 28000 miles on it and it runs all day long..... Make sure you check that water seperator at least once a month and make sure to change out those fuel filters every 15000 miles.

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Thanks guys for the relpy. I guess I just need to drive it and not worry so much. I do enjoy the driving it part!!!

Thanks drifterdawg I will get it checked. I was hoping it would break loose but if it doesn't this week I will take it in to be checked.

Thanks again and thanks for such a great site.
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