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Old 08-25-2011, 11:33 AM
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Buying a 2009 6.4

Guys I need a little help. I am kind of new to Diesel. Owned an old one ,1986, but that was a while back. I am looking to buy is an 09 F350 short box 4x4, not sure if i should by a stick or an auto. The one I am looking at has 58,000 miles on it and is a 6 speed stick. My question is, are the 6.4's as good as some people say or are just another problem child like the 6.0? Tks for any advise.
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The 6.4 was designed to address the problems associated with the 6.0. These engines are very strong and can take allot of abuse. The downsides to these engines have to do with the emissions equipment.

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The 6.4 was designed to address the problems associated with the 6.0. These engines are very strong and can take allot of abuse. The downsides to these engines have to do with the emissions equipment.
there ya go i fixed it for you

but yeah, these trucks are great, designed to take the beating, def. delete all the emissions stuff asap
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Thanks for the advise, now I just need to figure out if I want to shift gears all the time or just put in gear and go.
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there ya go i fixed it for you

but yeah, these trucks are great, designed to take the beating, def. delete all the emissions stuff asap
Whoops, good catch.
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Thanks for the advise, now I just need to figure out if I want to shift gears all the time or just put in gear and go.
I wanted to just get in and go, that's what decided it for me.
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I wanted to just get in and go, that's what decided it for me.
yeah what he said, the only reason i ever wanted a standard tranny is because the automatics wouldnt hold up as well with all the towing, but with the 5R100 tranny we have no issues really any more
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