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Old 04-10-2011, 01:16 PM
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2008 6.4 or 2007 6.0?

Hi guys, I'm in the market for a new (to me) truck, budget is around $30K and i want a king ranch crew cab so that puts me on a 07 with 6.0 or 08 with 6.4. Am I better off with a last year 6.0 since most problems have been figured out by then or with a first year 6.4? I currently have 2 7.3s at work and love how reliable they are but looking for something with a nicer interior.
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i had a 2006 f-350 dually with 6.0. i added afe cai,sct tuner and banks exhaust and never had any pro. with truck. i sold at 100,000 miles. 1 have 2 2008 6.4, one a 250 crew cab bought new and other a f-350 dually. both trucks have dpf/cat delete, afe cai and tuners. the 250 has been a pro. from 11000 miles. hpop/starter/flywheel and now a 1200 radiotor that fmc would not cover (truck has 45000). this has just been my experience with the two motors. i also had a 99 7.3, went 205,000 and all i fixed was a belt.
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as far as interior, the 6.4 is worlds beyond the 6.0, so much nicer and quieter.
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i went from a 97 7.3 to a 2008 6.4l king ranch 4x4 crew cab...and i absolutely love it if anything i would try and steer clear of the job 1 08' model they had a few problems but my truck has done me nothing but good i put 25k mile on it stock and i have now had it tuned for about 5k miles i love the nicer interior and how smooth the ride is of this truck mine is a F350 but still a smooth ride...even though the 2007 is the last year of the 6.0 i still say you would need to drop about $3k into the motor to make it as dependable as the 6.4 with egr delete head studs head gaskets and all that good stuff thats just my opinion though
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I agree that the 08+ interior is years ahead of the 99+, specially the king ranch. Thirdcoaststoker, how can I tell what job number a truck is?

@Madeline, what year is your F250?
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:17 AM
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look at the build date on the truck inside the door if it say it was built in 07 i beleive that is a job one, then early 08 like 01/08 to 06/08 job 2 and 07/08 and later job 3...i would be comfortable with the 01/08 and newer all i really think happened with the job 1 was the radiators had alot of problems
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My '08 job 1 has been flawless, not even the radiator issue(veturi T installed under warranty).

Not saying job 1's are problem free, but they're not necessarily bad because they're job 1's.

Happy hunting!

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Old 04-11-2011, 05:32 AM
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thats good to know tim hopefully he has good luck in his hunt
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I have a Job1 (3/07 build) that is flawless. The radiator was covered under warranty. As with any used vehicle, check the service history. These trucks need to be properly serviced with 5k O&F and 10k fuel filter changes.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm just used to the older diesels like 7.3psd or 12v cummins where you bought it and you could own that truck for life but the feeling I get with the new diesel trucks is the same that with German cars that you own them til the warranty is out the trade them for a new one. Am I just being paranoid? Is it worth givin up the peace of mind of a 7.3 for a nicer ride?
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