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post #1 of 11 Old 09-21-2010, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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alittle help on deciding

Currently I am the proud owner of a 2004 4x4 ford f250. At 179,000 miles, it is on its second motor, third egr, and has had the head gaskets, high pressure fuel pump, egr valve, and several injectors replaced. The truck has no engine mods, and i dont do just a whole lot of work with the truck.

that being said; I have heard differing reports on the 6.4. I have heard that its a great truck, and I have heard that it has the same problems as the 6.0, with twin turbos that go out on top of that. I'm getting ready to buy a new to me truck, and I really dont want to get back into the same boat I'm in. I also dont plan on switching brands. So with a budget of 35k, should I find a 6.4, or buy an older 7.3 and set 5k aside for a new transmission. My diesel mechanic (who I have become very good friends with, because I have been paying his bar tabs for the past six years) said that he didnt like the 6.4 because 99 percent of the repairs are done with the cab off.

I'm not talking bad about the 6.4, I just cant buy another truck that cost almost 20k to keep on the road. I have found an 08 that I like a lot. What should I look for, and what should I avoid to keep from making the same mistakes?
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I made sure I got a job 2 or later 08 when I bought mine...I just bought mine a few days ago. I'm happy with it. 104k miles on it, zero problems to date.

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If you buy a 6.4, make sure you change the two fuel-filters every 15,000 miles, any engine work will require to remove the cab.

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I made sure I got a job 2 or later 08 when I bought mine...I just bought mine a few days ago. I'm happy with it. 104k miles on it, zero problems to date.
Curious....Am I reading your sig correctly? Why would you sell a 2011 for a 2008?

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whats a job 2? like a second generation? How do you tell?
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whats a job 2? like a second generation? How do you tell?
Each year the truck was made if they change something then it's a JOB 2. My 2008 F250 was made in AUG/2007, AUG was the start of the JOB 2

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thanks gunman41mag, do you know if there are the same head gasket problems, or was that fixed?
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look for a 09-10 truck and you'll be fine. they have fixed 98% of the problems the 08s had by then.

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thanks gunman41mag, do you know if there are the same head gasket problems, or was that fixed?
The 6.4 have more head bolts than the 6.0, it'll be hard to blow the head gasket

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Ok, last thing. What about the twin turbos going out? My buddy is convinced that they go out like Paris Hilton, and cost 5k to fix.
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