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post #1 of 8 Old 06-08-2011, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thought I'd introduce myself on here; been a member for awhile now but I've never really posted. Much like a lot of the new guys I have some questions. lol. I recently sold my old truck (2004 Lightning) and I've been really contemplating buying a 6.4 as its replacement. I've been trying to do as much research as I can and I believe that the 6.4 is the way to go. Just had a few general questions.

I'm currently looking at an 08 F250 XLT SCSB 4x4 with 88k on the clock with a build date of 04/07 for 24k. I haven't run an Oasis Report on it yet but I plan to..

How do these trucks hold up to mileage like this with all the stock emissions crap still on it? Is it worth considering or should I wait out for a job2 or 3? Any major things I should be on the look out for?

I plan to leave it stock until I muster up some cash and decide what tuner to go with. Also, should I swap out the whole exhaust or just the DPF? And how about the EGR? Is there much of a difference performance wise? Any other major mods to be done to increase longevity, reliability and performance? I plan to use this truck as my DD for the next decade. lol.

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As I have not taken possession of mine yet I cant be much use to you in the knowledge department. I am going with an 08 also though.

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welcome to the org. I would go with an intake, exhaust and h&s programmer. Its up to you if you want to do the full exhaust or just delete the doc/dpf. I think you will love the truck.

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The price seems somewhat reasonable. I have a job 1 truck (july of 07 I think) and haven't had many problems. Replaced the radiator as it was over 60k and the only factory warranty you have from there is 100k on the engine itself. Radiator was $1100 and that was somewhat of a discount. $1300 is the typical price for a new radiator.

I drive freeway to work (stop and go some) about 20 miles one way and get about 14.5 or so. I get on it sometimes, but mostly just cruizing. Mine is still stock with 92k on it.

Check to see if the truck has the new radiator. Some of these trucks have a bad ticking in them. It supposedly doesn't hurt anything, its just really annoying. My job 1 has not had this. My drivers side hub stuck in the locked position. . . . . it got replaced under warranty. Also my EGR valve stopped reacting to the signal the truck was giving it and that got replaced under warranty. - of corse these are some things to look out for and see if the problem has arisen on the truck. If not, it is what you may be up against sometime.

I was thinking of swapping just the dpf until i noticed dpf delete pipes are $200 and entire 4" exhuast systems are about $400. So after you buy a $1300 programmer you might as well spend the extra $200 for full exhaust plus an intake to make it an even $2000. don't buy a cheapo programmer either, H&S is the way to go I think. When guys block off EGRs they have problems blowing hoses depending on how much power they run, this is typically easily fixed from what I have read.

Sorry it was long, hope it helps
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The price seems somewhat reasonable. I have a job 1 truck (july of 07 I think) and haven't had many problems. Replaced the radiator as it was over 60k and the only factory warranty you have from there is 100k on the engine itself. Radiator was $1100 and that was somewhat of a discount. $1300 is the typical price for a new radiator.

I drive freeway to work (stop and go some) about 20 miles one way and get about 14.5 or so. I get on it sometimes, but mostly just cruizing. Mine is still stock with 92k on it.

Check to see if the truck has the new radiator. Some of these trucks have a bad ticking in them. It supposedly doesn't hurt anything, its just really annoying. My job 1 has not had this. My drivers side hub stuck in the locked position. . . . . it got replaced under warranty. Also my EGR valve stopped reacting to the signal the truck was giving it and that got replaced under warranty. - of corse these are some things to look out for and see if the problem has arisen on the truck. If not, it is what you may be up against sometime.

I was thinking of swapping just the dpf until i noticed dpf delete pipes are $200 and entire 4" exhuast systems are about $400. So after you buy a $1300 programmer you might as well spend the extra $200 for full exhaust plus an intake to make it an even $2000. don't buy a cheapo programmer either, H&S is the way to go I think. When guys block off EGRs they have problems blowing hoses depending on how much power they run, this is typically easily fixed from what I have read.

Sorry it was long, hope it helps
Definitely does, thanks a lot. The radiator seems to be the only big problem really on the job 1s? Was their a recall for them or was it just a general problem that the individual owners had to deal with?

I was viewing and pricing and it seemed better to just get the full exhaust as well. Here in Florida we don't have emissions inspection yet so all of that crap is coming off!

For tuning I was thinking of a Spartan or a H&S XRT Pro. Anyone had experiences with both? I want some simple and easy to use. Do I constantly have to be changing the tune if I add more mods?

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I think the 6.4 is a good motor. Here is a link to a post after I got rid of the DOC/DPF. I do believe mine will last well past 300,000.

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I did an Oasis report on the truck and it came back as having the radiator leak problem and an issue with the coolant and oil. They replaced the radiator and changed the thermostat. Just curious What are peoples thoughts? Would it be worth contemplating or pass?

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If the radiator was replaced that's good as long as it was replaced with the newer model. this one supposedly fixed the problem who really knows though. I am not sure the damages caused with the oil and coolant issue. I do know Ford put out a recall and put a valve in the coolant line or something to prevent this from happening anymore. That was probably 2 years ago or so. Again if that happened to that truck I don't know the damage that would have been caused. Maybe somebody can chime in here and update us. I would be sure that problem was fixed with the new valve and verify no or minnimal damage was done. If that is true I would go for it.
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