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post #1 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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im looking to buy a new truck and i would love to have another diesel but i know the fuel mileage isn't as good as my 7.3 but i was wondering if you guys that have them could give me your opinion on them. i will be buying a f350 ex cab short bed. i will be putting my plow on this truck and if i decide to put a hitch in possibly my parents fiver. thanks in advance
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What exactly do you want to know? I bet if you use the search function you will find a lot of info on the 2010 6.4's.


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okay i will do that. i was looking for how people liked them and what kind of fuel economy people were getting and how the overall performance was.

2003 F350 7.3 diesel FX4 ex cab short bed
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keep the 7.3

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the 6.4s have been a great truck. they have definitely proved themselves. stock, they dont get great gas mileage. but with a tuner and DPF delete you can drastically improve your mpg.

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let's keep it simple, The 7.3 is known for having CPS problems & oil M U S T be changed every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. The 6.4 is super delicate, must change the two fuel filter every 15,000 miles & can't add any additives to the fuel or oil, BAD MPG, DPF will clogged, You'll will have problems with your 6.4 !!!

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The 6.4 is super delicate, must change the two fuel filter every 15,000 miles & can't add any additives to the fuel or oil,

Why can't you add add additives to the fuel? I add Motorcraft diesel fuel additive to my fuel every tank. So do many others.
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Why can't you add add additives to the fuel? I add Motorcraft diesel fuel additive to my fuel every tank. So do many others.
Yes, I too am very curious about this. I have been adding a fuel additive as well

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okay i will do that. i was looking for how people liked them and what kind of fuel economy people were getting and how the overall performance was.
I love my 6.4, puts out over 500RWHP, gets anywhere from 14 - 18mpg(just depends on how hard you dog it), and has lots of cool features. However, the 7.3.......you just can't beat the reliablility.

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No way in hellll would I ever go back to a 7.3.....I have had 4 of them and a couple 6.0s and the 6.4 rocks them all....

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As far as actual HP numbers I have no idea. It don't snap your neck but.....It feels good.
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