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post #1 of 14 Old 09-10-2011, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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problems with 6.4?

i'm looking at buying 2009 f350 6.4 turbo to pull 5th wheel... i have no experience with diesels... are there known issues with transmission or 6.4 engine?
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The transmission in these trucks are pretty strong and can handle quite a lot of power in stock form. Granted, if you're beating on it, doing boosted launches in four high, it will hate you. However, for the most part, it's a solid tranny. The only downfall on the 6.4 and any newer diesel is the emissions stuff. Delete the DPF and EGR and you're good to go.

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Get to know your truck first before you start deleting the DPF/CAT and adding tuners. These engines are very strong as is, even more powerful with tuners and the trans holds up very well assuming your not beating your truck up.

Pay attention to fluid levels and routine maintenance. Research diesel smog issues in your area and when your comfortable with how she's behaving, then hit up one of the vendors regarding tuners.

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dont expect its to be a mileage king lol .....single digit towing with dpf in place is more then common


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Thats sound advice smoters. I liked my 6.4 ok until people started flagging me down and telling my truck was on fire when it was in regen, plus i got to know the guys at the shell station real well due to all the fuel fill ups. Four trips to the dealer later and i was told it was "normal". Black maxx and dpf/kitty delete and i`m in love again. I don`t thrash my truck with the extra power, no more white smoke and waaaay better fuel milage.
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if you have no experience with diesels, you will LOVE the ford 6.4. take off all the emissions stuff and get a programmer. way more power than youll ever need, and you wont really think anything of the mileage....

I went from a dodge 5.9 24v cr diesel (22 empty 14-16 towing) to ford 6.4 (16 empty 8-10 towing) but the ford is a MUCH nicer truck and i wouldnt go back to dodge.
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i love the 6.4l! i ended up taking a guess with my 550 used with 70k miles and i deleted and tuned nd egrs are off also from the reserch i did and its amazing, i love the truck! acctualy so much that im selling my f-350 7.3l to build up my new f-250 6.4l!

sold..2000 f-350 sc sb/ hualer/dd 2008 f-550 crew cab and 9ft aluninum flat bed. job 1 spartin tunes, legal dpf system.... banks speed brake and full egr delete. new f-250 2008 cc sb 6.4l stock tip side dump and home made dpf delete. home made full egr delete. h&s 300 afe stg 2. air bag/ seat belt de active mod, dry rotted tires, front bumper mia.

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Thats sound advice smoters.


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yeah ... def the best affordable truck to date ....it will move mountains and you barely notice ....

on a serious note ...... if mileage is your concern trucks are for you anyways lol .... but i warned you fair and square .....

now that will be a 25 dollar fee


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what are you talking about?
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what are you talking about?
serioudly bro


his s/n is one letter off from my last name and it scared me .......


i didnt notice til after hahahahhahaha

somepeople jokingly call me smoters ahhahahahahahah


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