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?